I made my own version of Gerties butterick 5895 this week and I am absolutely thrilled with this pattern. So easy and so cute!!  Thanks to Rochelle, her version inspired me to go buy the pattern and make my own.  Apart from too much ease (as usual for most of the big pattern companies….WHY?) the pattern is very straight forward and super easy to sew. I very much recommend it and will be making it again in the future. I already have a mint stretch denim on its way to . YEY!!!

For my first version I went with a dusky pink stretch denim for the capris and a red gingham for the blouse. I hope you like it and will want to make you own version now, too. I haven’t seen this made up enough in sewing-bloggerland yet.

There are more pictures and details on my blog 

Thank you for reading, have a wonderful weekend.



A few months ago I came across this beautiful picture on Pinterest and loved everything about it. The dress, the styling, the model of course.

source on pinterest, taken from I recommend ths blog.

I pinned it to my Pinterest and forgot about it for a while. I dug it back up when looking for some sewing inspiration and made my own bodice inspired by the picture. I paired it with a full gathered skirt and this is the finished result.



I like the bodice pattern so much, that I made it again with a circle skirt and straps

and my third version with straps again and pencil skirt


I like all three versions for different reasons. My favourite is probably the circle skirt version. I like mixing and matching bodices to different skirt variations. I makes the most of the patterns I have or make myself. I think I could add an A-line version in the future. What do you think? Or any other shape?

If you are interested here are all three versions on my blog:

version 1

version 2

version 3

XO Thank you.






You might have already seen this if you are following my blog as I wrote about this dress on there last week.

I am currently working my way through my so far unused pattern stash and this pattern caught my eye. The unusual front flappy button detail got me interested in making a version of this dress. I’m sometimes unsure about such details as they can look a bit over the top when they are actually made up but I’m quite happy with the final result.

I think I will use the pocket on other future sewing projects. It’s such a simple design with the added buttoned down bar.

There are more pictures over on my blog if you are interested. Thank you very much.


Maybe someone here can help me date and name this pattern. I haven’t got the actual envelope for it and therefore only the pattern number but not what make it is. It looks like a mailorder pattern to me but Vintage pattern Wiki wasn’t any help to confirm my suspicion. Maybe one of you lovely reader can help.

But onto the dress. I made it from a black and white floral cotton, that I got when visiting my in laws in Leicestershire last month. I wasn’t sure what to make from it at first and decided I want to make one of my vintage shirt waist patterns that I haven’t touched yet. After a little help from Twitter and Instagram friends I decided on this pattern.

I opted for sleeves and shortened the hem by about 9 inches. I’m really happy about the way it turned out although I wasn’t too sure about the collar on me at first. If I make this dress again I would probably make a circle skirt instead of this center seamed one.

Please visit my blog for more pictures and details here.

Thank you XX