Friday, May 13, 2011

Butterick favorites?

Hello all!

I had the weirdest thing happen on my blog.  I posted a page 1 day ago with my Butterick favorites and an update on how I've been doing, published it, and check my blog today to find that my post has disappeared!  I can't find it anywhere!!  Well, I did get the comment from Jenna about liking Butterick 5638, and asking me whether or not I was considering Ottobre for some sewing I was going to do for a friend (more on that later).  Anyhow, thank you Jenna for your comment!  You've been doing some great sewing, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!  You can check out Jenna's blog here.

Okay, so here are my favorites for the new Butterick summer patterns (there are only a few):


I'll start with the dress Jenna liked.  It's a sheath dress with a V-neck accent, and princess seams.  It has a pretty silhouette, and it is part of a new type of pattern Butterick is introducing that includes cup sizing for a better fit.  The pattern has a fabric tie belt, but I also love the pic where they have accessorized with their own belt.  A very cute style!

Next is a tunic and dress.  I really like the shape of the neckline on this top.  It is reminiscent of what I am working on now (NL6034).  The length of the dress in the top right corner is what I am drawn too, and the gray top on the bottom right hand corner as well.

This top is so cute with the accent on the shoulder.  For me, it is what makes an ordinary top like this special.
Here is a pic of all the styles offered:

I must say that I like the way a lot of these patterns are incorporating border prints.  The border print makes the top on the far left stand out a little more.  I would love to try this one day.

My last two favorites were kids patterns, only because I haven't sewn a thing for my children in months now.  It feels weird, because I was used to sewing for them so consistently and not for myself.  I definitely used a lot LESS fabric!!! 



And just for fun, why not go green and sew a shopping bag for those trips to the store?  I have been doing some serious couponing at the drugstores, and my reusable bags come in handy.  Although I got my bags from my mom, I wouldn't be opposed to sewing something as pretty as these:

Cute, right?  That one is Butterick 5635.  If you are interested in looking at all the summer patterns, then click here.  I didn't see as many patterns that I'd like to sew as I usually do, but then again, that may be a good thing!

Update on me: We are all doing well.  We just got back from being out of town, and have been thrown into the things of life, as always.  I have been a little overwhelmed with finishing up NL6034, but I am trying to take it in manageable pieces.

I still love and treasure my blog and my blog followers, though!  Thank you all for coming by and reading about my "sew-filled" life.

I have a baby shower that I am hosting June 4th for my bestie, who is pregnant with her first baby, a boy!  So, I have plans to sew something special for her little man.  Of course I haven't even picked anything out yet.  I just know I want her to be pleasantly surprised.  She is always talking about the things I sew, and she is such a supporter of every garment I have made.

To answer Jenna's question about whether or not I will use Ottobre, I am not sure yet.  I have perused the two issues I have, and I don't remember seeing anything that would work well for a summer baby, unless I made something in a bigger size for later.  However, I am contemplating using Kwik Sew's Sewing for Baby.  If that works out well, I will probably sew a couple of things from there.  Somewhere in this month I will finish NL6034 and my bestie's baby clothes project so stay tuned.  There may be some rearranging of my plans, but stay tuned...

Stay sew-filled!  


  1. I like the one shoulder 5644. Everything else I feel like I have since I hunt down a lot of OOP or vintage patterns. I seem to buy very few Buttericks in general. Simplicity and McCalls are tied for the top,then Vogue, New Look, and Butterick account for the rest in that order.
    I know how easy it is for life to get too busy but breaking it up in small non frustrating chunks you are sure to have it done before you know it.

  2. I love that Butterick dress 5638 I actually ordered fabric for the dress before I purchased the pattern lol...I love those ruffles :)

  3. You have a nice sewing lineup Ms. Vanessa! and I don't know how I missed New look 6034, your current project!!! Those are the kind of tunics I love!!! I really want that pattern. I can't wait to see how your's turns out and will be waiting for your review of this pattern before I purchase it! Good Luck.

    By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comments! That's why I like the tunic you're currently working waist definition!!


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