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Everyone loves a Bad Girl (Butterick 5895)

March 23, 2015

I feel really late to the party sewing up Gertie’s Butterick 5895 – better late than never though!

I’d wanted a pair of 1950s fitted pants for ages, but wasnt sure a bigger gal like me could pull them off – I was so wrong!

With a few mods (full list on my blog) to make adjustments for a big booty and large calves, they fit perfectly.

I used a stretch cotton chino (had it for 10 years in my stash) and would recommend using a heavier weight stretch cotton so it won’t hug your bumps and lumps.

Verdict – perfection! I need these in ankle length, in demin, and in novelty prints! I can also see these pants being the basis for little shorts, and maybe even a playsuit.

Bigger girls – definitely add these to your sewing list! xxx

  1. Oh these look great!

    I totally agree about having a pattern like this as a go to – so versatile, and easy to make into shorts or longer slim (or wide leg) trousers. Once you have that good fit, you can do so much.

    I have a similar pattern which I plan to team up with a tie up skirt for the play suit look.

    Thanks for sharing.

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