16 Nov 2013

a contemporary, early 40's style sewing pattern!

I haven't bought new sewing patterns this year, partly because there weren't really interesting retro-tyle patterns released, partly because I was more concentrating on knitting. The big 4 Vogue, Simplicity and Butterick didn't have many vintage reprint patterns this season and certainly nothing for us, 1930-40's fans. However, one contemporary pattern,  Butterick 5951 stands out. It looks totally like an early 1940's dress, don't you think? Why on Earth is this one not listed as a retro pattern?!

Above the envelop picture and technical drawings next to a similar 1938 dress. The Butterick dress has a flattering V-neck, interesting vertical gathering in the front, totally 40's sleeves and two equally flattering skirt options. It's a pity you can't see any details because of the busy print of the sample dress.

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