Butterick has just released their new patterns for Fall 2014. Let’s take a look!
Gertie has 2 new patterns. I like the back detail of 6094, but probably not with the full skirt. Crinolines are not my thing.
The wrapped jacket in Butterick 6105 is pretty but looks a little too costumey for me.
Butterick 6088 looks like a poor imitation of the OOP McCall’s 6278. Theoretically it should be slimming but the color blocking at the neckline and across the bust just looks strange.
The pleating and top stitching look really interesting on Butterick 6089, but overall it looks a little matronly. I’d be interested to see one of these in the wild and find out if a better fit would make it look more contemporary. The sleeveless version has potential.
Oh, I love when they sew up samples in fabrics that totally obscure the design features! Butterick 6090 actually has a very unique shawl collar that is a nice change from your standard shirtwaist dress but you’d never know from this photo! I like the skirt which I’m hoping is pleated and not gathered, but whoa..that’s a lot of buttons!
Butterick decided to head to Downton Abbey for their Retro Butterick releases (6018 & 6093), which are both interesting but definitely costumes. It’s a little disappointing because usually the Retro patterns are very wearable and with the fall release these seem like they are destined for Halloween costumes.
There are a few more patterns but nothing that really caught my eye. Overall I was rather underwhelmed, with just 2 or 3 patterns that I am somewhat interested in.
I adore these videos from Dior of making mini dresses for their Le Petit Théâtre Dior exhibition. I can’t imagine working in a couture atelier! So much time spent on making tiny flowers or sewing on sequins.
Patterns and pattern photos don’t always catch my eye. Case in point Simplicity 1652 from the Amazing Fit Collection.
I wouldn’t have thought much of this pattern until I saw the yellow dress below in my Pinterest feed. I love those pockets! I did a little more searching and found lots of awesome dresses made from this pattern so it’s definitely on my to-buy list at the next Joann $1 Pattern sale.
Follow Lorene Voskinarian’s board Simplicity 1652 on Pinterest.
I’m working on my second Vogue 8787 dress. Thankfully I did most of the body adjustments on the first one, but this is a thinner knit so I’m finding I may need to make the armscye deeper. I also added side pockets but they are distorting the side seams so I need to rethink them.
I can’t say I buy many Burda patterns, but since I was browsing the Simplicity website I figured I would take a look and I found a few great patterns.
Burda 6968 – This is a vintage pattern for a very cute top. It’s nice to see some retro patterns from the 1970s, and Burda has 4 in their new collection.
Burda 6970 – I just love the vavavoom style of this sweetheart neckline dress. The bustier/skirt combo seems very Kim Kardashian to me.
Burda 6916 – I’m intrigued by geometric construction of these dresses. I do worry about trying to do an FBA.