More new patterns have appeared in the Butterick Catalog! I heard rumors of new retro designs, but never remember to check the pattern section at JoAnn Fabrics - I actually just got back from an emergency Bemberg rayon run and forgot, once again. But there was the email about the new Buttericks when I checked my email.
Regarding the vintage reproductions: are they the most amazing things I have ever beheld? Not even remotely. But I do like the off-the-shoulder-collar on the bridal design.
The other is very familiar to any lover of vintage patterns, although the empire bodice with the princess seamed skirt is something I do not have in my stash.
Love the cuffs!
This lovely design is classic Alfred Shaheen, and I am positive that Gertie was inspired by some of his vintage pieces. It looks a bit like her bombshell dress.
This slip is fabulous, but I would never want a knit slip - too much cling factor to deal with. Perhaps a few alterations and some bias would make it possible to use a woven? And it really drives me crazy when lace embellishments are only placed on the front (but that would be easy enough to fix!).
I am going to study the line drawing a bit more before making any decisions.
And speaking of line drawings . . . the mock up and pictures of the dress are nothing special, but the french dart design is very classic (and flattering!) and a welcome change from the standard sheath.
Not that I have children to sew for, but would it not be more interesting to have a children’s pattern for this fabulous coat, not just a doll? I would actually love a version for myself. Then again, I look nothing like a six year old Shirley Temple, so perhaps I should let it go . . .
And this is either completely charming, or really very scary. Anyway, I think I need a fruit novelty outfit, complete with matching sunhat and rick-rack!
Are any designs tempting you this season?