Tag Archives: Butterick

Butterick Summer/Fall Preview 2012

27 Jun

After I was surprisingly impressed with Butterick’s Early Summer offerings, I was looking forward to their new patterns.  I didn’t like as many patterns, but I still think they have some good ones!


Butterick Summer 2012 B5780

I really love the look of this dress in white.  The black version they have the model wearing is no where near as stellar as this illustration.  It does make me wonder if the illustration just makes the garment look better.  Ever looked at a pattern illustration and had it come out nothing like it?  Yeah, me too.  Although I think with this one it is the definition of the pleats that I’m in to, which should stand out more in a lighter colored fabric.


Butterick Summer 2012 B5782

Call me a sucker for bows. and pockets.  I just couldn’t resist a dress that offered both.


Butterick Summer 2012 B5778

Oh yeah, make love to the camera Misses’ Dress.  This dress has a cowl neck, but also bust seams, which should make shaping around ample (or not so ample) bosoms a breeze.


What are your favorites?


Butterick Summer 2012

16 May

Somehow I never considered myself a “Butterick” girl.  Or maybe it’s just not the first thing that pops into my head when I’m thinking about sewing patterns?  But I was pleasantly surprised when I checked out this summer’s offerings.  I happen to like 4 of them!  Maybe I should take a closer look at Butterick in the future…


Dress pattern by Suzi Chin maggy boutique.  Love the crossed front and the modesty panel.  I imagine this made with a light chiffon to give the floaty skirt some movement.  I even love the slight v on the back.


Another dress by Suzi Chin maggy boutique, this time with a drapped cowl front and gathered waist band.  Made out of a comfortable jersey, this would make an awesome casual summer dress.



I like the lifestyle wardrobe option.  It makes you feel like you can make a million different outfits with less work.  I need to use one of these to make myself a tried and true pattern I can quickly go to when I want something new.


And my last pattern pick is (yet another) summer-y dress.  I love the pockets!  I hope they don’t stick out when you wear it though (hate that).

I guess I have a thing for summer dresses, even though I don’t have many in my wardrobe.  Do you ever find yourself drawn to something, but never seem to wear it?

Spring 2011 Butterick Patterns

11 Apr



Lifestyle wardrobes are always good.. many options in just one pattern envelope!



Dress by Suzi Chin maggy boutique. I like the crossover lines under the bodice



Another dress by Suzi Chin maggy boutique. Trench coat style is always a classic, I just wish the sleeves were a little different