I have three new patterns out in my Butterick line for summer! An evening gown, a collection of Hawaiian resort separates, and a dirndl-inspired dress.
First, the evening gown! This is B6353.
As you may have guessed, this is almost entirely Sabrina inspired. The fabric, an embroidered organza, is part of my new special occasion fabric collection from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
The gown has boning throughout, felt underlining for the bodice (that's how those pleats stay perky), a satin lining, a removable train, and a contrast belt.
Here's the line drawing and pattern envelope.
B6352 is a dirndl-inspired dress for every day wear. Dirndls: they're not just for October fest anymore!dirndl-obsessed after my recent trips to Germany and Austria, and loved the idea of making a dirndl-ish dress that could be worn everyday. This design is my answer to that idea.
I used mini pompom trim in the sleeve cuffs, neckline, and back princess seams for a fun take on the traditional use of piping in dirndls!
The skirt length is almost tea-length for a retro look.
The fabric is a lovely rayon challis with allover roses and strawberries, also from my new collection.
Lastly, here's B6354, a collection of four tiki-inspired resort separates that can be worn layered or on their own.
The idea here is that you can wear the bustier and shorts out on the beach . . .
. . . and then add a wrap skirt and perhaps a bolero on top for a little coverage on the town!
You can see the details, as always, in the included line drawing.
These pieces were sewn in a tropical print sateen.