Friday, November 11, 2011

New Vintage Reproductions from Butterick!

There are not one, not two, but three new vintage reproductions in the Butterick Winter/Holiday 2011 collection.  How very exciting! 

So let’s take a look, shall we . . .

Butterick 5708

I am a bit unsure how the fit will work with this one when there are so many shoulder tie options, but I love the look.  Maybe some boning added along the side seams?  And maybe a bit of interfacing on the lower bodice pieces?

Butterick 5716

The swing jacket is super cute, but I have a couple of coats planned for this season and I must not let this distract me.

Butterick 5707

My favorite is this lovely shift.  How fabulous is the cutout and bow tie.  Love it!

My only gripe is that I would like to see more complex vintage styles reproduced.  When will Vogue bring back all of the Couturier designs?

I cannot wait until the next sale at JoAnn Fabrics.  And I will have to go through the stash to find the perfect fabric for 5707.

And, of course, there are quite a few new contemporary patterns for those of us not completely obsessed with the past.


  1. It's not an era that generally appeals to me, but that shift dress looks amazing. I like the slight cowl, but that bow and cut-out is stunning.

    Then I looked at the version Butterick sewed up... what the?? Their neckline is higher and not nearly as flattering, the bow is huge and you can barely see the cut-out. It looks about a size too big for the model, too.

  2. @EmmaEmma,

    I generally avoid looking at the mocked-up versions of these vintage reproductions for that very reason. They are often too big for the models, or the fabric is somehow wrong for the style. And I agree, the bow seems a bit oversized, but that is an easy fix.

    Besides, no one really looks like those vintage fashion illustrations, except a supermodel who is 6’ tall with an 18” waist – not even Dovima looked that tall and lean!

  3. oooo I love the tie-shouldered dress, especially the one shoulder version in an hawaii print, that looks awesome!

  4. YAY! Glad to see three patterns this season! I'm with you my favourite is the shift...though I do like the tie bow dress as well!

  5. My favourite has to be also the 5707 with the cutout detail.

  6. Ooh, my favourite has to be 5708, I love the bow ties, they balance out the dress perfectly.

  7. I love the 5707! Though they made the sample dress in a horrible, odd looking print I can imagine this being a pretty dress. I've always wondered how those sleeves would look on me. Usually I prefer more fitted/tailored sleeves.