The latest collection from Butterick can be seen here. Overall I have to say I’m a bit mixed on my feelings about this collection. I’m intrigued by a few of the Vintage/Retro/Reprint patterns, and I’m liking a lot of the dress patterns in this collection, but most of the blouse and sweater designs aren’t overly exciting.
B6240 – ABCD Cup Sizes. Ok, this is one of the few definitely making my wishlist!
B6241 – I’m willing to admit this dress looks pretty cozy. And I think it would look really cute paired with leggings or tights and boots. Not sure how it will look over my hips, but, maybe I’m willing to give it a try?
B6243 – Not sure how I feel about the odd backwards jacket (would I put out my back trying to get it on?) I do love the style of the dress though – simple, flattering, and it would look great layered under a blazer.
B6244 – Lisette. It’s odd, because I don’t think I would but the patterns for either the coat or the dress separately (as I already have similar patterns to each), but for some reason pairing them together has me considering adding this pattern to my collection.
B6260 – Lisette. Another pattern that is fine, but similar to pattern I already have (in some of my older Burda magazines). The skirt especially is cute, but I don’t think I need to add it to my personal collection.
B6254 – Katherine Tilton. I love this style! It looks like a nice swingy loose-fitting coat that should be easy to construct. I’m really digging the cut on the sleeves, and the high collar. Must ponder my stash to find the right fabric…
B6256 – Jacket/skirt combo. I’m a bit torn on this pattern. The collar on the jacket is an interesting design detail, but, on the other hand, it almost seems a bit awkward? I’m getting a very Princess Aurora vibe from it. The skirt is nice, but nothing new.
B6257 – Lifestyle Wardrobe.
B6258 – Lifestyle Wardrobe. Looks like this one is for knits. Love the styling in the photo, but I don’t think I need to add any of the patterns to my collection. It does look like a great set of styles if you are on a tight budget, especially if you can snag it at a pattern sale.
B6250 – I’m finding this quite similar to the Lisette pattern above.
B6251 – Fast & Easy. Another pattern that looks very wearable and cozy, but similar to patterns already available.
B6252 – Fast & Easy.
B6253 – Katherine Tilton. This style feels very youthful. I think it could be quite cute, but I don’t think it is something I would really wear.
B6245 – Fast & Easy
B6249 – Fast & Easy
B6261 – Connie Crawford
B6262 – Connie Crawford
B6231 – See & Sew
B6232 – See & Sew
B6233 – See & Sew
B6234 – See & Sew
B6235 – See & Sew
While I wasn’t overwhelmed by a majority of the patterns in this release, I am rather excited by many of the Retro and Costume patterns:
B6242 – Retro Butterick. The pattern info says this pattern is circa 1960, and it definitely has a late 1950s vibe I’m really liking.
B6266 – Making History Nancy Farris-Thee. I think this retro-inspired look is really cute!
B6259 – Retro Butterick, circa 1960. I really love this classic coat!
B6267 – Making History. This could be a great pattern for a lot of awesome cosplays.
B6264 – Gloves and bags.
B6265 – Retro Butterick, circa 1957. Love this – it looks like something my mom would have had.
B6237 – Love the hoodie for dolls. Great pattern for kids who want to dress like their doll.
And that’s about it! Overall I’m not too interested in the large selection of voluminous tops and sweaters, but there are definitely a few of the dresses and costume patterns that I’m looking to add to my collection. What do you all think? Are you excited by these looks for fall? Or are you going to spend the season sewing from stash? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!