I took advantage of one of McCalls pattern sales and bought all Butterick as I know exactly how they fit me and it makes it easy.
It seems that I feel more dresses are in my future. Might be a spring-thing as many sewists are turning to thoughts of spring. See Tasia’s post.
Here is what I bought along with some fabric wishes.
Butterick 5880. Isn’t this beautiful? I love the long length and the little sleeves and the gather on the side. *Le sigh.*
In the technical drawing you can see the neckline with notches. And doesn’t that…ahem…hip area look generous for those of us with large…ahem…sit-upons?
Butterick 5894. I couldn’t decide if this was too juvenile but then I decided to just go for it. I love the high neck and contrast scallop skirt detail.
Here are the technical drawings. I love the princess seams. Especially in the fitted skirt version. Very much like this pattern that I already have. But the version with the scalloped skirt is likely the first one that I will sew.
Butterick 5886. This beauty. What sold me on it was the full back. I love a summer dress that you can still wear without showing all your skin. Seriously we have a short summer and bare back weather is approximately 2 days out of 365. Also, “mullet hems” are all the rage. Aren’t they?
Butterick 5878. Sorry for the crummy iPhone photo. I bought this for a summer dress too. I like the 3/4 sleeves and the lace trim on the tiers. What a great vacation dress.
The only non-dress pattern that I bought. I love everything in this wardrobe pattern. The high-waisted trousers, the high-waisted skirt, the bow-tie blouse and the jacket. I’m going to look for fabric in London for all of these.
Just a question, why do women love high-waisted trousers/skirts/shorts and men (usually) hate them? Do you have men in your life that don’t hate this look? My hubby hates them. That being said, I’m still going to make them. I just don’t get why they react so strongly to this look.
What are your spring sewing wishes?
What I’m listening to: Wooly Mammoth by Local Natives