|Butterick 5953 and 5962|
Readers, I have two new patterns released from Butterick!
The first is B5962, and it's directly inspired by Dior's iconic Bar Suit of 1947.
I've spent many an hour on the internet looking for a pattern that would replicate the structure of the Bar Suit, to no avail. So I decided it would be the perfect starting point for one of my Butterick patterns!
HUGE applause to the stylist of these Butterick photos!
The hourglass shaping is achieved through side panels and darts.
Next up is B5953, a simple wrap dress with lots of vintage flair.
I made the sample in wool gingham, with black gabardine contrast. The edges are finished with facings, and the pattern rating is Easy.
These designs were both very challenging and satisfying to design--I hope you enjoy them!