Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Butterick winter faves

Hey everyone!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

I can honestly say that I am!  Every year I like to take the day before Thanksgiving to do some cooking prep work, such as baking the cornbread for the dressing, and assembling what I need for my various desserts.  Of course this is all usually a big undertaking that takes all of Wednesday, and early rising on Thursday, until Thanksgiving dinner around 3:30 or 4:00.  Well this year I decided that simple is best.  I am still making a wonderful meal, but I won't be investing all of the time into preparation and cooking.  Instead, the hubby and I decided to get a pre-cooked turkey (from Popeye's chicken), frozen desserts that only required either thawing them out or placing them into an oven, and simple sides.

So I am spending today with a smile on my face!  Partly because of the ease of the day, and partly because I know tomorrow will not be hurried and crazy, either.  The only way this year could be better is if I didn't cook at all, and got invited to dinner, but alas, I do love to cook!

Okay, okay, so I didn't post today to talk about Thanksgiving, but I just had to.  If you want to share what you are doing for the holiday, I would LOVE to know!

As many of you may or may not know, Butterick released their winter patterns a week or so ago.  I got around to looking at them today, and there are a few really good ones.

Line Art
Butterick 5700

This first one is Butterick 5700.  It is a See & Sew, or a easier to sew pattern for a top and dress.  I like the loose fit of the top with the neck gathering (though I hate gathering) and drawstring casing around the waist.

Butterick 5700

Butterick 5711 is also another fave of mine!  It is a petite sized blouse with four different variations.  I think all of the blouses are quite flattering, especially since I do not own many blouses.  I really like the one to the lower right (below) with the tie in front.

Butterick 5711
This next one is a cute top with belt.  It is from the Butterick Fast & Easy series, and my favorite is the orange top.

Butterick 5709
Simply lovely
The last one I noticed is another See & Sew, though it looks a little more complicated upon first glance.  What caught my eye first was the beautiful seafoam color of the outfit, and then the beautiful details:

Butterick 5699

Line Art
Butterick 5699
I like the appropriately placed darts, and the bias yoke at the waist!

That does it for the Butterick winter collection.  If you want to check out the rest of the collection, you can see it here.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and you find many things in your life to be thankful for!  As for me, I am thankful for each and every one of you, my readers.  I am also thankful for my family, and each day I wake up with breath in my body.  And whether I sew tomorrow, or next year, I am thankful for the ability to creatively express myself!

Stay sew-filled!