Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 11/4/2015
I got the feedback that my latest review of the new Vogue Patterns was a bit negative for some of you nice people who read my blog. So, I am trying to keep it positive this time when I write about the latest offerings from Butterick.
I am pleased to say that there is one dress pattern that I would love to sew - #6280, which is a style that can be flattering on many different women. I love the opportunity to use a combination of fabrics - like a solid ponte on the sides and a print on the front and back. The neckline is a nice detail that adds interest and you can either include the side pockets or not. Iím seeing this in a black ponte like Maggy London's Jet Black Ponte on the sides and a print like the Red Volcanic Eruption in the front and back. Or you could use Betsey Johnson's Geometric print on the front and back - that would be a real stunner for the right sewista with a bit of silver in her hair.
Butterick 6296 is a lovely version of the classic pajamas for women - every classy broad needs a pair like this, perhaps out of silk like the Some Like It Hot Silk Charmeuse. I am definitely going to sew a pair of silk pajamas out of Mid Century Mod Rhombi with black piping.
Most of all, I am thrilled to see a pattern for a dog vest and bed from Waverly, B6303! Just what I was looking for. And I am pleased to report that Pumpkin is doing well in getting adjusted to her new home. She is one sweet dog and I have been concerned that she will need a vest or jacket this winter. It is already raining here in Medford, Oregon and we are hoping for a bit of relief from drought conditions of the past couple of winters. So Pumpkin and I expect to be doing a lot of walking in the rain.