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5 Memorable Springtime Patterns

Upgrade your closet with memorable spring fashions from Butterick.

Feb 07, 2014
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Butterick pattern B6025

If you’re getting tired of winter, jump-start your sewing with appealing spring pattern options from Butterick. These ever-popular styles from past spring pattern collections, include a fit-and-flare top; tunic and dress design shaped with pleats; and a boxy jacket with waterfall lapels, in three lengths. The tunic and jacket can be paired with classic tapered pants. For those who like the ease of a dress, Butterick offers a sleeveless shirtdress with a knife-pleated skirt, and a knits-only pull-on dress with an asymmetrical peplum and a choice of sleeveless, short-sleeve, or long-sleeve bodices.

A PRETTY PLEATED TUNIC
Put a spring in your step with this flouncy tunic from Butterick 6025.

The pattern includes a lined top, tunic, or dress with pleats and a back zipper. View A has a subtle high-low hemline.

Recommended fabrics for these garments are broadcloth, linen, challis, faille, or crepe. Notions needed are a 22-inch zipper, a package of 1/4-wide, double-fold bias tape, and a hook and eye.

 

butterick pattern b6025

butterick pattern b6025

A LIGHT AND AIRY JACKET
Cover your shoulders to keep warm during unpredictable spring weather with this fast and easy jacket from Butterick 6029.

This pattern includes a very loose-fitting, unlined jacket with a collar, lapels, overlays, and stitched hems in three lengths. Views B and C include patch pockets.

This pattern is designed for light- to medium-weight wovens such as sheers, gabardine, twill, broadcloth, or damask.

butterick pattern b6029

butterick pattern b6029

KATHERINE TILTON PANTS
Walk around this spring in comfort and style with these classic pants from Butterick 6028.

This pattern offers semifitted, tapered pants that have a mock waistband, an elasticized back waist, side-front pockets, side-back seams, a hook and eye, and a mock fly zipper.

The pants are designed for light- to medium-weight woven fabrics such as stretch twill, stretch poplin, or broadcloth. Notions needed for this pattern are a 7-inch zipper, 3/4 yard of 1-inch-wide elastic, and two hooks and eyes.

butterick pattern b6028

butterick pattern b6028

SHIRTDRESS AND BELT
Shirtdresses have a big presence in spring fashion this year. Express your style with this version from Butterick 6020.

This dress is lined and has a stand collar, front and back yokes, a pleated skirt with a high-low hemline, and a self-fabric tie belt. The bands, bodice, skirt, and belt are cut on the crosswise grain. The collar and yoke pieces can be made from contrast fabric. Threads Insiders can find out more about handling pleats  in “Hem a Pleated Skirt.”

This pattern is designed for lightweight woven fabrics such as faille, challis, or crepe de Chine. Border prints are suitable for the skirt. Notions needed for this pattern are one 12-inch to 14-inch invisible zipper and three 1/2-inch buttons.

butterick pattern b6020

butterick pattern b6020

 

A PRETTY PEPLUM DRESS

Look great on a lunch date or at work with a one-piece dress that gives the illusion of a  two-piece outfit.

This Butterick 6014 is a pullover dress that’s close-fitting, lined, has a pleated bodice, two peplum options, an elasticized waistline, semifitted skirt, and narrow hem. View A has self-lined sleeves.

This pattern is designed for lightweight two-way stretch knits such as jersey fabric, with tricot for the lining. The required notion is 1 yard of 1/4-inch-wide elastic.

butterick pattern b6014

butterick pattern b6014

What will you be making this spring? We’d love to hear what you have to say, so leave a comment below and have a splendid spring.

Originally published Feb. 7, 2014.

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  1. user-6935627 April 18th

    I thought that if a pattern was out of print but still shown in the catalog that you could still buy the pattern and just print it with your home printer or print it at a copy place like Staples or Kinkos.

  2. user-2492131 April 18th

    I agree with Katherine. I like the jacket and the pants. I am not even looking to see if I can buy the pants pattern after learning the jacket pattern is out of print. Disappointing.

  3. Katherine Dols April 17th

    Why would you include an out-of-print pattern in your article highlighting springtime patterns? The jacket is cute, and I was interested in making it, but come to find out that it is no longer available. Very disappointing. I would expect an article like this to include available patterns.

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