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