Sassy I know. This Butterick 5895 pattern by Gertie is so figure flattering. I kept eye balling it when pattern shopping. After looking at reviews on PatternReview.com I was sold I had to give it a try. I love the Retro high waist pant and the tie-front top. It is so flirty yet clean.
I used a light weight stretch super blue denim fabric that I found at this local fabric outlet SAS Fabric Store . I wanted a clean, sassy retro look I didn’t find any buttons that made my heart melt so I decided to try making self covered buttons. I’m so glad I tried the self covered buttons. I bought the little kit from Joann’s super easy to get the look I wanted. I felt like a little expert while making them. It gave my sewing confidence and extra little umph!
Now the whole experience wasn’t easy breezy the collar shoulder area was a little struggle I think I missed a mark before I unpinned the pattern from the fabric. So it was all my fault, next time I will pay extra attention and make sure I make that little circle.
My other crazy moment was the button holes, it’s been a fear of mine for a long time. In school at LATTC we learned to use a button hole machine. It was very loud and intimidating but its was easy to use. So one of my fears on a home sewing machine is the button hole operation. I called myself practicing on scrap fabric to learn how and when to place my fabric under the button hole foot. So I did well on my practice but the button hole on this beautifully created top are a whole other story. I shouted in laughter and had to send my grandma a photo (we laughed about it when I saw her in person). The button holes are all over the place as you can see.
My Bona-fide THEORY: This pattern is four those that dare to be sassy, the back end is definitely on display in these high waist pants and the waist line may say peek-a-boo. Oh one more thing I will shorten the torso next time, and maybe take an inch out of the front rise and zero to my side-seam.