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Letís Ad-Dress the New Buttericks!By DianeSev on 6/4/13 3:26 PM

Warm weather means that we don’t need to wear pants so much.  It also means we can wear dresses.  Let’s hear it for warm weather!

The new Butterick patterns give us lots of dress choices (not to mention tops, accessories – like a corset, and other things.  See them all.).

But let’s talk about the dresses…

There's a definite salute to the past in the styles we're showing here (thank you, Noelle Mac, for the selection!).

Butterick 5916 Misses’ Dress

Butterick 5916 Misses’ Dress

Difficulty: Easy

Sizes: 8-16, 16-24

This is a 50’s style dress with a modern twist.  The skirt is narrow, ideal to wear with high-heels, and we love the peplum.  Change it up for cooler weather (this is a fall collection too) and sew it with ¾ length sleeves.  Don’t like the pencil skirt?  Make View C with the godets.  View C doesn’t have a peplum, but you can set your waist off with one of your own contrasting belts.

Description:  Semi-fitted dress has lined yoke fronts and mock wrap bodice, and back zipper. A: self-lined sleeves. A and B: single-layer peplum (wrong side shows) with narrow hem, and back hemline pleat. C: side front and back seam, and godets. A/B, C, D cup sizes.

Suggested Fabrics; Designed for lightweight woven fabrics.  Crepes, Faille, Linens, Challis.

 

Butterick 5917 Misses’ Dress

Butterick 5917 Misses’ Dress

Difficulty: Easy

Sizes: 6-14, 14-22

This dress is so much fun.  The ruffles frame the neck in just the right way with the empire waist, and you have the option of three sleeve types (none, short, and ¾ length with ruffles).  And you can change the skirt from narrow to gored, another salute to the past!

Description: Dress has ruffles, semi-fitted, lined bodice and inset, raised waist and back zipper. A: self-lined sleeves. A and B: semi-fitted skirt and stitched hem. C: lined sleeves and narrow hem.

Suggested Fabrics: Designed for lightweight woven fabrics.  Silk Tweed, Crepe, Seersucker.

 

5919 View B

5919 View B

5919 View A 

5919 View A

Butterick 5919 Misses’ Dress

Difficulty: Easy

Sizes: 6-14, 14-22

This dress is unique in its open back and its interesting front neck on View B.  Choose View B’s full skirt, View A’s pencil skirt or View C’s back flounce.  Are you sensing a theme with these dresses?  Full or pencil? Angel or devil, as a 50’s song says?  Sleeves are varied too: none, capped, or ¾ length.  That back is cool in more ways than one!

Description: Lined dress has fitted bodice with side front and side back seams, skirt variations, and back button, loop and zipper closing. A: back bow and knot. B: collar, and purchased petticoat. C: back drape. A and C: semi-fitted skirt, and back hemline slit.

Suggested Fabrics: Designed for lightweight woven fabrics. Broadcloth, Taffeta, Brocades.

 

5922 Views C and D

5922 Views C and D

5922 View A

5922 View A

Butterick 5922 Misses’ Top

Fast and Easy

Difficulty: Easy

Sizes: 6-14, 14-22

OK, we lied.  We’re not all about dresses.  We couldn’t resist these tops, especially View C, the lace with the yoke peek-a-boo.  View A salutes the past with the Peter Pan collar.  View A has a peek-a-boo yoke and sleeves with a collar thrown in.  View B is a collarless, long-sleeved version of D.  You’ll definitely want to make at least one of these (guess which is first on my list!). 

Description: Close-fitting, pullover top has back neck slit, narrow hem and hook & eye closing. A and D: collar. C: purchased trim.B, C and D: underlay.

Suggested Fabrics: Designed for lightweight moderate stretch knits only. Jerseys, Lace, Illusion.

 

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4 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
HDWen said...
Love the B5917 Dresss with cute ruffles for the neckline, BUT I adore the cute blouse with the Peter Pan collar and the way it almost hugs the figure - Thanks! Debbie
6/6/13 9:39 AM
OhSewLaDonna said...
Yes, I love the blouses!
6/9/13 4:10 PM
snyderhill said...
I just love the way fashion design seems to be going, especially as illustrated in these patterns! I like all of them but the blouses I love! Thanks for sharing! Linda S.
6/12/13 6:57 PM
WhyNotSewIt said...
Love the details - Cool, chic and comfortable! Is that a pleated sleeve cap on 5916, too? And 5922. Love the blouses - classic but updated styling, too!
6/12/13 7:38 PM

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