While I have been neglecting this blog as of late, I have been accomplishing quite a lot on the sewing front. I have not turned on my computer in over a week because I would rather spend my time sewing or knitting, which is a good thing! But I am definitely excited about the new Fall Butterick pattern catalog, so I decided it was time to turn on the computer and take a good look at the new designs.
I am quite enamored with the new vintage reproductions. This suit is something I can absolutely see myself wearing. The pocket detail is fantastic. I do wonder, though, how simplified the instructions will be. That jacket is going to look best with some tailoring and I would love to see the instructions reflect that.
And then there is the issue of proportion. The vintage illustrations and the technical drawing show a jacket that ends at mid-hip and from shoulder to waist is about twice as long as it is from waist to hemline. However, on the model, the waist to hip length looks significantly longer, making the suit silhouette appear more 1940s to me. The pocket appears to be quite a bit farther from the hemline than is shown on the illustration and the line drawing as well. So which version is actually printed on the pattern tissue?
Butterick 6374 is lovely. It reminds me of Vintage Vogue 2787 that I stitched up back in 2009 (I should really pull that dress out of my closet because I have not worn it in some time!). But I do really love the neckline treatment on this one.
I am going to take issue with the fedora hat that was attacked by some russian veiling and the shoe choice. But paired with a tilt hat, this one is a real winner!
Gertie’s new dress design is a classic. I have other patterns that are similar, but I really like the neckline treatment on this one. (Coincidently, I have been working on a dress made from that floral fabric which may be one of the reasons I am so drawn to this dress.) Gertie also has a new cropped jacket design which I expect will be very popular. I am not sure I will ever be a jean jacket kind of girl, but when I start seeing everyone's versions made up, I may change my mind.
There is also a new hat pattern. I always like to add these to the pattern stash because they really come in handy, not necessarily for their original look, but for the base pattern pieces.
The glove pattern is intriguing. It would be great to be able to make up a pair of matching gloves to complete an outfit, but I cannot ever recall coming across fabric that feels anything like the cotton stuff used to make vintage gloves. Does anyone know where to find that textile, or what it might be called?
So, in addition to the three projects currently residing on my sewing table and the massive catalog of ideas that is constantly floating around in my head, I can now add at least two more items to that list.