Sewing Patterns for Autumn

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It’s time to start thinking about my autumn wardrobe.  Early Fall patterns are slowly being released by the major four pattern companies, and I’ve found a few interesting picks so far.

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I love the ruffle detail of Butterick 5917.  I’m not a huge fan of the straight skirt – it would need fabric with more of a stretch.  But the neckline is to die for.

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Butterick 5919 is interesting.  You can’t see a lot of detail in the picture, but here is the drawing.

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All the dresses have the interesting gathers below the bust instead of darts.  A & B have the back opening, although back C would be more work appropriate.  Version B leaves room for a petticoat underneath, and version C has the interesting fishtail, although I seriously wonder what it would look like in real life.  Along with the sleeve and neckline variations, there are plenty of details to make the dress interesting.

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I’m a little iffy on Butterick 5930. It reminds me very much of Butterick 5747, except that 5747 has a button front and pleated skirt, while 5930 has a circle skirt.  I already own 5747, so I don’t think I would purchase 5930.  I can, however, incorporate the circle skirt into 5747, since I like circle skirts better than pleated.

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Finally, there is this super cute pajama set, Butterick 5932.  It’s the first cute cami I’ve seen in sizes 24/26 (which are real world sizes 20/22).  I’m definitely getting this to make some cute lounge wear for around the house.  Most of my lounge wear is several years old, and ready to fall apart.

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Simplicity 1699 vs 1800

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I saw this lovely little dress on the Simplicity website yesterday.

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I love the raglan sleeves, the princess seamed bodice, and the circle skirt.  Unfortunately, I don’t look that great in a high necked dress (makes my bust look HUGE), plus, this pattern doesn’t come in my waist/hip size.

But I have this pattern:

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It’s got the raglan sleeves and the princess seamed bodice.  A circle skirt is super easy to hack, so that’s basically the only change I’d have to make.  The lower neckline is flattering for me, and it comes in my waist/hip size.  

So this is my project for the next week.  I’ll need to lengthen the bodice of pattern 1800, and then add a circle skirt.  I’ll take pictures as I go.  I have some brown polka dot fabric sitting around, and that would perfectly match Matt’s brown satin vest (that I need to finish…erm….)