Monday, March 5, 2012
New Butterick Retro Patterns for Spring: 5748 and 5747
What we have here are the latest new "Retro" Butterick patterns out for spring.
The first pattern, Butterick 5747, is from 1960, and has it comes with two great skirt options. We love the wide shawl collar with notches. This pattern should be easy to sew. It has only 4 main pattern pieces: bodice (front and back) and skirt (front and back). The simple bodice is darted for fit, and doesn't have set in sleeves. Either skirt is basic, and both styles button down the center front.
This second pattern, Butterick 5748, is also dated 1960. Finally the "Retro" pattern series from Butterick has a classic fit bodice with circle skirt! It's about time. Nothing complicated about it, and there are so many ways this style can go. In the meantime, there's no reason why a narrow fit straight skirt couldn't replace that circle skirt that comes with the pattern, if that is what you want (or a simple gathered skirt as well).
My blog post on FLAT LINING could come in handy when sewing these styles, since either dress would look great with flat lining.
I have another blog post on ”S” DARTS AND FLAT LINING that looks into flat lining in detail, and shows a technique for making well fit bodice darts. The demo dresses are similar to the #5748 dress pattern.
I think you'll find these dresses a fun addition to your sewing stock. I look forward to trying these out soon myself!
One last thing: the new Butterick "look book" is available online, HERE.