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New Butterick Patterns


Five pant styles in one pattern is featured in Butterick’s latest pattern collection. The wide-ranging collection covers the basics, and more–from chic dresses to warm and fashionable outerwear.

Multi-Style Jeans

Pattern 5682 is a complete jeans wardrobe. From one pattern make pants slim-fit, straight leg, boot-cut, flared, or trouser style. Jeans aren’t your thing? Make these pants in any almost any bottom-weight fabric.

Chic Dresses

Pattern 5672 is an easy-to-sew, close-fitting dress designed for knits with moderate stretch. This otherwise simple silhouette becomes chic with left side pleats that create a stylish drape. Make it sleeveless or with elbow-length sleeves.

Pleats and a beautiful drape come together in pattern 5674. This above-the-knee dress has shoulder pleats extending just over the arm to create a faux cap sleeve. Color-block the front overlay for added interest.

Fabulous Outerwear

Connie Crawford’s parka, pattern 5689, combines comfort and a unique style. Oversized to layer over cool-weather clothing, this jacket has slightly dropped sleeves, pockets, and an asymmetric collar. In keeping with Connie’s complete line, it is sized for misses’ and women’s sizes.

Pattern 5683 is an outerwear wardrobe. The two vest styles and two jacket styles are all easy to sew and have two collar and pocket variations to choose from. This pattern is perfect for comfy fabrics such as Sherpa, fleece, double-sided pre-quilted fabrics.

Find these and other great patterns in Buttericks Fall 2011 Collection.


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    Jen_NYC | | #1

    It's unfortunate, but American pattern companies seem to be stuck in dowdy mode. I guess it equates with trying to appeal to the "average" consumer and cut costs at the same time. The European and Japanese patterns are so much more on trend. I haven't bought a pattern of one of the major domestic makers in years (and the last one was so imprecise that it was maddening). Sorry, but this is my reaction to the story. Although I'm approaching mid-age, the jackets here remind me of something that would be too old for my mother. I try to avoid negative comments generally, but I hope that more critique of the offerings might encourage change...

  2. nobodysgrandma | | #2

    I'm still searching for a mother-of-the-groom dress. I find that both dress patterns and ready-to-wear offer two choices: pole dancer or Queen Elizabeth. Perhaps pattern companies are trying to convert the quilters to garment construction. Most quilters know very little about anything off the quilt. Not to mention rayon everywhere. Rayon drapes well and colors beautifully, but I am not going to pay a dry cleaner more than the dress is worth. Wahtever, I have two weeks to resolve this.

  3. carolrv | | #3

    This is directed to Nobody's Grandma who is looking for a mother-of-the bride/groom dress that is somewhere between pole dancer and Queen Elizabeth. I recently made my first Christine Jonson pattern, her Princess Dress. I really love how it fits and it is both stylish and ladylike. It fits well in the shoulders and bust but then drops straight down, skimming over the parts of me that usually need shapewear.
    Did you know that Helen Mirren, who played Elizabeth in The Queen, sews her own clothing?

  4. quiltingfinn | | #4

    I really liked the dress pattern but.......the pattern size only goes to size 22 pattern sizing. So I have run into my biggest two complants about sewing patterns in this article. The first is the sizing of patterns. I wear a ready made 20 - 22. In patterns I wear a 26. The second point is the lack of stylish patterns in the 'bigger sizes'.I am an intermediate sewer and when at a smaller size regularily used Vogue patterns. I find no patterns in fitted styles in patterns in the plus size sections of the pattern books.

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