Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Spring Buttericks!

Butterick Spring Release

Well, let's just start out with what we love, shall we??

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Love the raglan jacket...would never do just one button though...but it gives a great opportunity for a somewhat structured, casual jacket. Okay, I don't know about that cropped top but it is dang cute.

Maybe if I meet my weight loss goal?? :)

This shape would work great for me

The butt bow? It will not work. Will not work...

'Yes. Yes please!

What do we like but will not buy??

I like the idea of this but it is intended to be lined and it takes a lot of fabric. I'm not going to make a dress that needs 4 yards of fabric. I know I wont.


I love a peplum and LOVE the pleating but I don't like the neckline and I have 3 or 4 peplum top patterns already.

Love the waistline pintucks...the neckline pintucks? Not so much

These are iffy. I bought a Vogue pattern for a tapered, casual pant. These have elastic in back. MAYBE at a $1 sale...

Cute. Just cute. And it takes like NO fabric to make tiny knit things!

The Meh:

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Not me...and look at this horrid fabric choice. Poor model

The irons must be out of service at Butterick...

And my favorite category...Repeat that Pattern!

"New" Butterick 6008:

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"Old" Butterick 5947:

"New" Butterick  6007:
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"Old" McCall's 6520:
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Out of Print 6678
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"New" Butterick 6010:
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"Old" McCalls 6083:

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I get it...the See & Sew patterns are only $3. If you don't have access to the cheapie sales at JoAnn and Hancock (and Hobby Lobby??) then you can get a pattern that you like for $3 versus the full price. AND I could actually see preferring to get something when there's only 1 or 2 items in the envelope (if you like them) versus an envelope full of stuff you don't need. I have seriously contemplated throwing away the pattern pieces for the "slim" and "curvy" fits of my Simplicity 2700 pants. It makes it so bulky and I will never need them.

I digress.

Definitely getting that wardrobe pattern and Gertie's nightie pattern at the next sale!


  1. These are out early - you must all be freezing over there - still, it's nice to look forward...

    You are right, the pattern companies do keep rehashing old patterns - the raglan blazer is a variation on , I think, a Vogue pattern.

    1. OMG it's about 5 degrees F in Minneapolis right now! :)

      I mean, I get it...I do...but it's still annoying that they do it!

  2. LOL @ "butt bow"

    I like the skirt variations with this dress (minus the butt bow). I just wish it had sleeves. I loathe sleeveless. I'm kind of meh about the rest of the patterns.

    Simplicity also has some new patterns out. They're not on the website yet but I was able to buy a couple @ Joann. Some are cute but most of them are just variations of patterns they already offer.

    1. I think the pleating is realllllly cute on the back of that dress.

      I think I saw the new Simplicity patterns on Pattern Review, there really wasn't anything in that release that I liked. Well...there was a shirt pattern and then the skirt pattern with the inverted pleats(?).

      I have to ONLY get the ones I REALLY want. I'm at like 260 patterns. Good grief.


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