Gerties Butterick 5895 and Butterick 4685

by Reika on March 31, 2014 · 16 comments

in 1950s,1960s,Vintage Sewing


Long time, no see :)

In the past few weeks I’ve been incredibly busy with school but I managed to take a break from learning and squeezed this cute capripants in my schedule. The pattern I used is Gertie’s Butterick 5895 which doesn’t seem to be very popular. That I don’t really understand because the pattern is amazing! It leaves so many options to adjust the trousers to your liking.

For example, I made heart shaped pockets for the back and sewed a one-sided zip (I hope that’s what you call it in English :/ ) in the back. The waistband is a tad bit wider than the pattern suggests but that is okay (only about 1/2”) and in the end I wish I had made beltloops…well, next time!

I will make one more adjustments at the hems. I plan on tightening them around the knee area and sew slits on each side, so they’re more summery.

The top is Butterick 4685 which I shortened to waist-lenght.


Pants: denim-stretch

Shirt: Cottonblend (used for blouses)

(whoops forgot to take out some basting stitches ;P )

Hope you like them :)

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Hello there, I'm Reika, 22, from Germany and I'm a trained seamstress, cosplayer, retro and vintage lover and fabric hoarder ;D Unfortunately I blog in German so I thought it'd be a good idea to share my sewing projects on here, as I always try out old/vintage/reproduction patterns and would like to share my opinion on them :)

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Sassy T March 31, 2014 at 2:20 pm
EmeraldErin March 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm

This is the perfect summer outfit! SO CUTE- and the heart pockets!! Love it! – I do agree with you about taking it in at the knee and adding a slit- that would make it even better- Looks great!


Stephanie March 31, 2014 at 4:08 pm

This outfit is fantastic! Great pants!


Colette March 31, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Love that combination of polka dots with heart shaped pockets ;o)


Erika March 31, 2014 at 7:56 pm

So cute! Great fabric selection and I love the fit. I’ve seen a couple creations from this pattern and it makes me want to try!


anthea April 1, 2014 at 4:17 am

This is such a cute outfit! I love the heartshaped pocket! Well done!


caroline April 1, 2014 at 4:49 am

These fit you really nicely – was it difficult to get such a good fit? What kind of adjustments did you make?


Reika April 1, 2014 at 9:45 am

no not at all! I didn’t alter anything regarding the pattern except the width of the waistband. The pattern doesn’t include pockets so I drafted them my own. All in all I cut the fabric with the pattern right out of the envelope. No adjustements in hips, waist or leg width or length :3


Marie April 1, 2014 at 9:21 am

What a great outfit, I love all the adjustments you made like the heart shaped pockets and the cropped top!


Reika April 1, 2014 at 9:44 am

Awwww thank you all so much! :D I’m very glad you like the outfit!!


sorbetsurprise April 2, 2014 at 12:48 pm

I LOVE this! You look fabulous in this outfit and the heart is such a good idea!


Reading Goddess April 2, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Adorable! You and the outfit.


T J Hanks April 4, 2014 at 11:22 am

Soooo cute. I love those little heart pockets!


Claire April 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

I love your capri trousers. I have this pattern and want to make them. I hope mine fit and look as good as yours.


Catherine Alekna April 6, 2014 at 8:05 am

super hot! these are such a fantastic pair of trousers! I think i will need to look into this pattern a bit more


ShirleyDont July 6, 2014 at 3:51 pm

This is adorable! I love those heart pockets!


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