The latest round of Butterick patterns can be seen here. It seems like the biggest trend for this spring is oversized baggy clothes. Though I will admit that the new Gertie and retro patterns buck the trend somewhat. Overall there isn’t anything I find totally drool-worthy, but there are some nice dresses for spring. Let’s take a peak…
The major trend of this release seems to be oversized pattern, which we all know is not exactly my favorite look. But, well, I will try to be as fair as possible to the new looks.
|B5884 – A Suzi Chin pattern.
I feel like the fabric choice makes for a great photo,
but I don’t think the sleeves would be super practical in real life.
|B5884 – I suppose the sleeveless version is a bit more versatile?
But also pretty boring.
|B5883 – Another Suzi Chin pattern.
I want to like the drape, but it really just makes the dress look like a rectangle with a cowl neck.
|B5881 – a kAtheRine Tilton pattern.
I appreciate that the patchwork quality of this top doesn’t look too forced.
Still not a fan of the baggy shape.
|B5891 – another kAtheRine Tilton.
Not really a fan of the super wide hem – it makes the top look like a tent.
|B5889 – Generic oversized tunic top.|
|B5893 – Even the pants are oversized and baggy!
I mean, typically I am a fan of a nice wide-legged trouser,
but these look like giant rectangles with an elastic waistband.
(Also – floral placement over the crotch is a crisis only partially averted.)
|B5874 – A See & Sew pattern.
I actually might get this one because it looks like one of my
sister’s favorite RTW tops and she has requested a re-make.
There are also a few cute Gertie and Retro looks:
|B5882 – A new Gertie pattern.
I predict this will be a popular look, especially with the vintage lovers.
|B5895 – Another Gertie pattern.
The top and high-waisted pants are cute, but not really my style.
|B5880 – A Retro Butterick pattern.
I like the top and hip drape, but I think the length would be quite awkward on me.
I think this will be another pass for me, but I do hope to see some of the
vintage lovers out there make this one up though.
There were a few other patterns of note in this release:
|B5886 – A Muse pattern.
A rather basic pattern but I sort of like it. I really like that the back is
covered and not an open halter neck, and that this is designed for
non-stretch fabrics and is meant to be lined.
|B5886, again. Actually, I think I like the even hem better though. And I might
have some stash fabric that is calling out to be made into this dress…
|B5885 – A Maggy London pattern.
Not sure how I feel about the zig-zag hem.
|B5887 – Another Muse pattern.
I am sort of liking the color blocking on this knit dress, but I don’t exactly find the
dress in the picture super flattering on the model. Something to ponder…
|B5894 – A nice party dress.
I am a bit torn on the scalloped detail, but I think I sort of like it.
|B5870 – A See & Sew easy knit dress.
I predict this could be a popular style and it looks pretty easy to put together.
|B5873 – Another See & Sew pattern.
Very simular to some Vogue and McCall’s patterns I already have, but I do like the style.
|B5900 – How cute is this children’s historical costume?|
|B5901 – They even have the accurate undergarments.|
|B5879 – Maybe it is a combo of the fabric, the skirt, and all the ruffles,
but am I the only one who thinks “frumpy?”
And that’s about it. Well, that’s not entirely it, but the wardrobe patterns were snooze-worthy, and I don’t care to review the children’s patterns. Overall I have to say it seems a bit blah. I mean, sure, there are a few patterns I think I might pick up at a sale, but nothing really spectacular for me in this release. What do you all think? Anything here going to be added to your spring sewing? Or do all of these patterns remind you of things you already have in your stash? Feel free to discuss in the comments!