Butterick B5895: The Gertie Capris – 3 Different Ways

by Stacey Stitch on May 5, 2014 · 2 comments

in 1950s,1960s

Gertie Capris - 3 ways

Shirt absence from WSR but I have indeed been Sewing for Vegas as I promised a few weeks back, it’s just been terrible weather here and combined with Timothy working away, and out of town visits to friends and family, I haven’t been able to get some photos until now.

So where did I start? 4 metres of stretch slub denim going for a song on ebay. Perfect, I thought, this will be a good foundation for my day wear when I’m pounding the pavement and looking at the wonders the strip has to offer.

So I got out my Gertie capri pattern and cut out the pieces (in a bigger size than my test pattern a few months ago) and got to sewing. I found the tips over at Handmade Jane’s blog on denim sewing tips a great help and before you knew it (and in a day) I had a pair of denim capris.

If you’d like to find out more about the shorts and skirt hop over to me blog post! 

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Hello I’m Stacey, 30 something, Manchester residing. This (and my blog) is to chronicle my onward plodding adventure into sewing and knitting. I have always been a lover of crafts, from a young age I have embroidered and dabbled a little with sewing and knitting. I have made a couple of garments and would like to share what I have learnt and what I will be learning as I go along in the hope that you can help me and I can help you (more of the former than the latter I think!)

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Housewife Betty May 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I love all three lengths! That pattern would look good in a summery plaid.


EmSewCrazy May 5, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Nice! Looks like a great fit on all the pieces. You’ve got some great basics now!


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