Oh, dear . . . Spring pattern catalogs are being released, and I still have a ton of winter sewing I want to get done before the weather changes. On the other hand, I am definitely getting sick of cold weather wear, so perhaps it is time to pull out the springtime florals!
The new Retro Butterick reproduction is less than thrilling, and a pretty close copy of the recently released McCall 7086 from The Archive Collection. The striped illustration looks pretty darn cute, but it really is pretty basic and blah.
Gertie’s recent obsession with dirndls is very evident with Butterick 6322, but it also reminds me very much of Vogue 8728.
She also has a one shoulder dress that is nice, but the design is pretty basic and not tempting enough to make me drop my current sewing plans.
The Lisette offerings are intriguing. But, in my opinion, there is something off with the petal bust detail on the dress – I think the center band has something to do with it. Maybe if the contrast flaps met at center front? Or perhaps in a single fabric I would like to the look better.
But I do love this jacket. The back flap and elastic waistband is a little too sporty for my taste, but this design has some real possibilities. I have no idea what is going on with the styling, but the double breasted jacket is enough to make me overlook it.
My favorite pattern, though, is Butterick 6320. No, not the jumpsuit - the dress version. The print hides the bodice style lines, but I really like the cap sleeved dress!
And if I could get away with wearing them, I think a pair of jodhpurs would be an awesome addition to the wardrobe. But, seeing as I am not a terribly chic 1930s English noblewoman with a country estate, I don't believe I can get away with puffy pants (I can't even pull off regular trousers). Thank goodness the pattern is made for men so there is no chance I will be tempted.
The main issue now is, will I finish that wool coat on the sewing table in time to wear it before Spring and Summer sewing takes over? Only time will tell . . .