Vintage Sewing

1950’s blouse and capri pants – Butterick 5895

August 20, 2014
I'm so happy with how these fit :-) I read on various posts that this pattern has a lot of ease.  I made them as to my measurements on the pattern envelope but did take the side seams in quite a bit.  I've used stretch denim so this may be different with unstretchy fabric.  I chose to use an invisible zip on the back seam so everything is nice and smooth.
Butterick B5895 capri pants. I’m so happy with how these fit 🙂
I read on various posts that this pattern has a lot of ease. I made them as to my measurements on the pattern envelope but did take the side seams in quite a bit. I’ve used stretch denim so this may be different with unstretchy fabric. I chose to use an invisible zip on the back seam so everything is nice and smooth.
This is my 'umbrella's' blouse.  I used my Enid Gilchrist book again to draft this pattern. A simple blouse to make and even easier with the grown on kimono sleeves.
This is my ‘umbrella’s’ blouse. I used my Enid Gilchrist book again to draft this pattern.
A simple blouse to make and even easier with the grown on kimono sleeves.
This is the pattern for my blouse.  I love this book as there are lots of variations and the patterns are simple to draw out and make. Enid Gilchrist - Women and Teenagers.
This is the pattern for my blouse. I love this book as there are lots of variations and the patterns are simple to draw out and make.
Enid Gilchrist – Women and Teenagers.
These are made using Butterick B5895. I used black and white gingham to line the pockets to avoid bulk and because they look nice!
These are made using Butterick B5895.
I used black and white gingham to line the pockets to avoid bulk and because they look nice!

 

As the capri pants have turn ups I chose to hide the seam edges with some strips of micro gingham in my stash.  I think this gives a little extra detail and keeps it all looking tidy.
As the capri pants have turn ups I chose to hide the seam edges with some strips of micro gingham in my stash. I think this gives a little extra detail and keeps it all looking tidy.

 

 

 

 

  1. excellent – I want to make capris and a top like this too (I have a Burdastyle magazine patterns and vintage Style pattern picked out!). LOVE the gingham seam binding ;o)

  2. Lovely outfit!
    I think the gingham details in the capris are really nice. And the fit…
    I want capri’s like that!
    From my experience, fitting trousers in stretch or non-stretch fabrics makes a lot of difference. Stretch allows you to fit a style like this to the look you really want without compromising comfort too much.

  3. I love, love, LOVE this. The blouse is just perfect, and I’m glad to see your review of the pants. I have had the pattern in my drawer & stretch cotton sateen since May.

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