Friday, November 22, 2013

New Buttericks...Zzzzzz...





Okay they aren't all a snoozefest...but kind of blah, bleh, meh.

I always get a little annoyed when I realize they are just rehashing old patterns. And then someone pointed out how the Butterick See & Sew patterns are only $2.99 so it's a great way to snag some of the designs. And then I feel bad because we in the US are really spoiled with our $.99 and $1.99 pattern sales (and $1.40) so $2.99 might be a deal. But I get annoyed again when they're introducing a "new" pattern with an old one, and it's across pattern lines.

"New" Butterick 5977

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"Old" McCall's 6519
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Bonus with the dress and skirt!

"New" Butterick 5975
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"Old" McCall's 6711
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Bonus skirt and pants...and shirt! Which, why not include the shirt in the 'new' pattern? It's just the dress, shortened!

Ahhhh. Anyway, My picks of this release:

LOVE this jacket and want to try color-blocking camel body and black sleeves. What's up with the half colored collar?! 5994
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Love. 5971
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5998 has beautiful lines

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5995, I only like the jacket. Well and the skirt...but that skirt exists in 237 patterns already.
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5982 Love the shape...but I'd never wear a skirt that full anywhere...
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5976 - I sort of like this. But then I am like...hmmm...

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Blah. 5973
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WHY?! 5985
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And, what in the sam hell!?! 5986
 
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9 comments:

  1. Wow! I know that they reuse old patterns, but I've never seen it side-by-side.

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  2. oh wow - good call with realizing the "new" ones are recycled! I have both of those old patterns so I wouldn't get the new ones. I haven't tried any of them yet though. I do want to try making a shirtdress but the new one just looks so sad. It's like they didn't even try.

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  3. I've made that 6519 top 4 times -- it's my 1 yd of woven fabric go-to. I recognized it immediately. And then the blazer from the other pattern I considered heavily when I was looking for an unlined jacket.

    That shirt dress is downright depressing. It is just...bland.

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  4. I thought those patterns looked familiar. That annoys me as well.

    Adult onesies are never fashionable. 5986 looks so sad. I never thought a garment could have an expression.

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  5. I have a ton of patterns.. and If i get to looking back at them, I can't tell them a part. Except maybe the colors of the dress,etc.
    Even some of the independent pattern makers, seem to be making things I have seen before..

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  6. Yes, you do see all the same patterns rehashed across Vogue-McCalls-Butterick. I do love the jacket you have picked out - it's on my list too, now :)

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  7. JA is having a Butterick and Vogue sale today so I was making up a list of must have patterns. It's pretty short, but I did add the jacket (5994) to the list. I totally thing Katherine's new dress design is awful. Horrible and way too artsy for anyone to wear comfortably.

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  8. My "must have" lists are getting shorter and shorter too Mary. I didn't see the new Butterick's at my JoAnn yesterday...hoping they're at Hancock next weekend at their sale.

    I love it L, lol! Poor sad pattern.

    I hear you Judy. I don't mean to be a fuss but it's the exact pattern repackaged and offered as "new"!

    I am sure you'll make it look amazing SarahLiz! :)

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  9. I like the red jacket, Butterick 5994.

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