Thursday, August 23, 2012

Newsflash - New Butterick Patterns Announced!

Butterick has finally joined the party and announced their new fall patterns.  While there are a lot of baggy shirts and giant cover-ups, there are also some great retro and retro-inspired patterns.  Overall I think this is a great set of patterns, so let's take a peak.

Firstly, there were a lot of basic (dare I say, boring?) patterns chasing the trends:

Neon lace! (B5812)

Peplums! (B5811)

Color blocking! (B5825 - only in sizes 18W and up)
However, the I thought Butterick rather made up for their boring trendy patterns with some lovely retro and retro-inspired choices:

B5813 - a Retro patterns, also has a poofy 50's skirt option.  Love this one!

B5814 - A "Patterns by Gertie" pattern.  Cute!

B5824 - Another Gertie pattern!  LOVE this coat.  Another must-buy for me!
There were also a few other patterns of interest:

B5818 - Pants!  There are 5 options for style, so I think it might be worth buying this pattern.

B5823 - A nice classic coat, with collar and pocket options.
Oh, and because we all know I have a thing for costume patterns:


B5832 - The bodice detail is lovely!

So, I am pretty sure I am going to go for the retro, Gertie, and costume patterns, probably also those pants and maybe that second coat pattern.  So, what do you all think?  Anything you are dying to make up?  Did I miss anything good?  Why does it seem like fall pattern releases are always the best?  Discuss!


  1. The Gertie dress and coat are at $2.88 until tomorrow! :) Dress is super classy imho

  2. The Gertie dress and coat are at $2.88 until tomorrow! :) Dress is super classy imho

    1. Sorry for the double comment! Not sure what happened there! :)

  3. My mom is the designer of B5831. I'm pretty proud of her. :-) Thanks for your kind words!

    1. I'm getting ready to sew up that pattern (B5831) for a show we have today. Thank her for making lovely historical patterns. I grinned when I saw the cartridge pleating instructions- been doing that for my renaissance faire garb for years. I just wish that butterick would put finished garment sizes on the pattern envelopes. I can never use the measurements they provide b/c they always turn out too large.