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Butterick: Winter/Holiday 2015

Butterick B6243

The new year means new patterns from Butterick. These new designs can help you stay stylish all year. 

Timeless ensemble: B6243

1This misses’ semifitted jacket and fitted dress pattern features an unlined jacket with a collar, side-front and side-back seams, and a back button closure. The dress bodice and midriff band are lined, and the skirt includes a back zipper and vent.2

This pattern is designed for lightweight to medium-weight woven fabrics such as gabardine, broadcloth, crepe, and linen.

NOTIONS: A, B: Four 5/8-inch buttons and one hook and eye. C, D: 22-inch zipper, purchased belt, and hook-and-eye clsoure.

Stylish dress: B6209

This pullover dress is close-fitting through the bust. It has bodice insets following the neckline for optional color blocking, curved bodice seams, side pockets, a shaped hemline, and a narrow hem.

3This dress is designed for lightweight to medium-weight woven fabrics such as crepes, faille, and linen.

It is unsuitable for obvious diagonals.



Versatile dress with princess seams: B6053


This lined dress has bias neck and sleeve binding, princess seams, fitted bodice, wide waistband, side pockets, hem band cut on the cross-grain, cap sleeves, and exposed back zipper. 

6This dress is designed for lightweight to medium-weight woven fabrics like gabardine, linen, twill, broadcloth, and denim.

NOTIONS: A, B: 20-inch exposed zipper and hook-and-eye closure.

Straight skirt with princess seams: B6060

This semifitted, lined skirt has princess seams and a back zipper. Four variations include options for a waistband, belt carriers, inverted pleats, or peplum.7

The skirt is designed for medium-weight wovens such as gabardine, sateen, and poplin. 

NOTIONS: A, B, C, D: 7-inch zipper. A, C: Seam binding and hook and eye. B, D: hook-and-eye closure. B: 1-inch purchased belt. C: 1-1/2 yards 1/8-inch piping.


Modern Coat and Jacket: B6255

9This unlined, close-fitting coat has a self-lined front that extends into collar variations, princess seams, shaped front hemline, two-piece sleeves, and a snap closure.This jacket is designed for medium-weight woven fabrics such as mohair, wool blends, and tweed.11NOTIONS: A: two 5-inch zippers, 8 yards 1/2-inch flexible fold-over binding; 5/8-inch snap (Optional). B, C: two 5/8-inch snaps.

What is your sewing resolution? Are you planning on sewing more items for yourself or for others? If you’re expanding your wardrobe, which one of these designs would you like to make? Let us know below in the comments section.


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