Sunday, May 4, 2008

New Buttericks are here!

I was on Patternreview.com, which led to Candyo's blog, which in turn led me to pictures of Butterick patterns I had not yet seen. I'm not sure how long they've been up. Maybe I missed them since I've become so obsessed with Vogue lately.

Here are some of my favorites. (My computer is acting up so I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to get the pictures posted)

Chetta B wrap dress. How many of these patterns do I really need? I have this style in Hot Patterns, Vogue and I scored some vintage wraps on Ebay. On top of that it's not my most flattering look since I lack the body parts that make this dress flattering. ;o)
I like this dress, but again if not made correctly, this too is not my most flattering look. I actually look much better when I add a cami or modesty panel...go figure!!
The jury is out on this little jacket. I have a weakness for jackets in general, and most especially for little jackets, but my gut instinct says this will hang like a paper sack.
Again, like wrap patterns, how many tee-shirt patterns do we need? I do want to see how this fits, but I will have to change the neckline. This "U' shaped neckline is one of my worst looks.
Yes indeed, I do have a weakness for short jackets. Add puffed sleeves and I'm sold. ;o) I will be adding this one to the pattern stash.
I never care for the "See & Sew" line, but this dress I like. I have a similar dress in RTW and it is surprisingly flattering to my pear shaped figure. The empire waist draws attention to my shoulders and smaller upper body and the gathers hide the bottom half. The fabric needs to have a lot of drape. Rayon/lycra or a lighter poly/lycra would be a good choice.




1 comment:

Bonnie D. said...

I was searching your blog for a link to the SG "contest" and found this post. I highly recommend this Butterick dress! It is a reprint of a Vogue pattern. I made the Vogue one and I love how it turned out!

Here is my version (scroll down)
http://tresbonbabble.blogspot.com/2008/02/sunday-ramblings-v8351.html
And here is the comparison of the line drawings:
http://tresbonbabble.blogspot.com/2008/05/new-buttericks-and-some-research.html