Friday, August 23, 2013

Dior's New Look: Retro Style Sewing Patterns



Isn't this fun! Butterick 5962 is a Dior New Look inspired pattern that has just come out. It is designed by Gertie at "Blog for Better Sewing". and it's really a charmer. As you can see here, like the original jacket, Butterick 5962 has an extreme hourglass fit with the darts and flared peplum hips. This is going to be a cute jacket to sew up in a variety of textiles, from wool worsted to silk shantung. The retro-style circle skirt shown with this jacket makes up the perfect New Look ensemble, for Fall 2013.



Two more vintage inspired looks are also new at Butterick. You can see that these dresses have lots of great retro-style details. The black checked sheath (Butterick 5953) with black 'wing' detail is also by Gertie. The shirred 40's look dress (Butterick 5961) would be gorgeous in a super drapey fabric like jersey or crepe. With either, it would be possible to re-capture a vintage look in your own fit and color scheme for something special this fall.

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