Butterick have released some new patterns. I don’t actually own many Butterick patterns – not quite sure why, maybe they don’t go on sale as often as some other pattern lines – but there are quite a few that I fancy for me in this release. I always find it more helpful to look at the line drawings of the garments than the photos, since then I don’t get as distracted by the model’s pose or the fabric they’ve made the item in or how it has been styled.
Butterick 5862 – although someone has had a problem with knowing the different between a drawing of the front and the back. I know, it’s yet another wrap dress, but I think that this one looks a little more flattering than many, and I like the sleeve length options.
Butterick 5858 – I love the dramatic sweep of the skirt combined with the long top. It’s styled in a very 20s way in the photo. I probably wouldn’t make this, but I like it.
Butterick 5848 – rather dramatic, interesting seaming, loose and comfortable. Ignore the fact that they say it’s also suitable for maternity….
And last but not least, Butterick 5856 - all that ruching and draping would be quite flattering in the right knit.
But I do have to ask, what were the designers of Butterick 5853 thinking with that bow placement on an otherwise lovely dress?