Newsflash(ish): New Butterick Patterns

Ok, somehow, despite being on the mailing list AND obsessively checking the Butterick website, I managed to totally miss when the new Butterick patterns came out a few weeks ago.  Work’s been more than a bit crazy of late, what can I say?  Anyway, looking through this collection, it seems that I haven’t missed out on much.  There are a few cute dress patterns, but, on the whole, this is possibly one of the dullest collections that we’ve gotten from BMV in quite a while.  Let’s take a look:

B6168 – A Lisette pattern.  I think this dress is pretty cute!

B6169 – Lisette.  The jacket looks pretty cool.
Actually, is anyone else getting a modernized Downton Abbey vibe here?
The dress… kind of meh.  
B6182 – Lisette.  Sort of meh on the boxy shirt.
The skirt looks a lot like a recent Burda offering.
B6183 – Lisette.  I feel like this is a perfectly fine outfit, but not much interesting detail
B6167 – Patterns by Gertie with cup sizing.  Normally I love the Gertie patterns,
but not so much this time.  Imagining that top on my bust… yeesh.
I think this dress could be rather cute on a younger girl though.
B6186 – Connie Crawford.  Basic color blocked dress.  Comes in Plus sizing.
B6187 – Connie Crawford.  Color blocked tunic.  Comes in Plus sizing.
B6177 – Katherine Tilton.  I feel like we’ve seen similar in this pattern line already?
B6180 – Katherine Tilton.  I like the use of stripes in this skirt pattern.
Saw someone wearing something similar (but dichromatic)
in a parking lot recently, and it looked pretty cool.
B6172 – This top looks like it should be a designer pattern, but it isn’t.
I feel like it looks cool in the photo, but seems a bit impractical to wear in reality.
B6166 – Love this dress!  This one is going on the list.
B6163 – My initial reaction was “pretty!” but I think I was responding to the color.
I’m not overly fond of the dress in and of itself, but the blue/black lace combo is inspiring. 
B6164 – Another dress pattern I don’t need, but one I sort of want.
It is a simple sort of dress, but would be great for spring.
B6185 – Wardrobe pattern.  Sort of meh on this one.
The collars on the tops and not on the jacker is sort of interesting though.
B6184 – Another wardrobe pattern.  Not loving the outie seams.
B6181 – Bomber jacket.  Butterick is a bit late to the party.
B6173 – I’m oddly drawn to this tunic.  I can definitely see my sister wearing it.
B6179 – Fast & Easy skirt.  Nice, simple, basic.
B6176 – Fast & Easy.  Another pattern where we’ve seen a lot of similar styles in the past.
B6175 – Boxy top.  Meh.
B6178 – Fast & Easy culottes.  Apparently culottes are going to be a thing this year.
Not loving this super voluminous variation though.
The streamlined version is a bit better.
B6170 – Not that I particularly loved this pattern to begin with,
but the unfortunate color choice leaves me thinking “hospital gown.”

 The following are the See & Sew patterns, which are essentially pattern re-releases with new numbers.  They are all pretty decent, but for most of them the original patterns were fairly recent releases, so I don’t have much to say about the re-releases.


The highlight of this collection (for me at least) is the historical costume pattern:

B6190 – Pretty!  Love the draping on the bodice.
This version is pretty too!

And that’s it!  On the whole, this collection is kind of a snooze.  Possibly the most interesting thing is that Lisette has changed from Simplicity to Butterick as a distribution brand.  There are a few decently cute spring dresses, but there wasn’t really a stand out in this collection for me.  I will be getting the costume pattern for sure, and 6166.  A few of the other dresses are maybes for me.  Otherwise, it is mostly a pass.  What do you think?  See anything I’m missing?  Or is this a fairly dull collection for you all as well?  Feel free to discuss in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Newsflash(ish): New Butterick Patterns

  1. I loved so many of them! I already picked up about 5 for the stash and have already sewn the Lisette top in 6183! LOL!

    I really like the moto jacket too and a couple of dresses. The Gertie dress is a disaster.


  2. I just recently made Butterick 6185, the little double collared blouse. I really love it! I'm not usually a fan of Butterick as I think some of their patterns are really old fashioned looking, but the blouse is actually really nice! It definitely does scream “church lady” at first, but I wore it with skinny jeans and wedges and I think it actually looks a lot better than how they modelled it. Not sure I'd make any of the trousers though.

    This was my version:


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