Saturday, August 24, 2013

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

When you can't sew, what's a girl to do? Shop, of course. Well. actually I am not shopping shopping, but rather just browsing. The thought did cross my mind to go hit Fabric Depot one.last.time. as they are having 30% off this weekend, and that's about as good as it gets anymore, but my fabric stash is truly deep and after a week of packing up and cleaning, I don't want to deal with any more stuff. So snoop shopping it is! Was anybody else impressed by Buttericks pre-fall offerings? Usually when the new patterns come out I may see one or two that interest me, but usually I'm a little meh. I have so many patterns, a ton of BWOF (or BS if you prefer) and some mad skills, so I could adapt something from another pattern if the mood struck, but I saw several patterns that I actually will buy. Perhaps it's just lack of sewing making me crazy, but here's what has inspired me:
Butterick 5950  I love the silhouette of this dress and see the long sleeve view as something nice to wear with boots and tights; the sleeveless will be great next Spring with a jacket.

 Butterick 5956 I didn't notice this top my first go round through the offerings, but upon closer inspection see this as a great pattern I can modify for some interesting scrub tops for work.
 Butterick 5957 This is a seemingly basic vest pattern, but I love the yoke and in seam pockets...perfect for layering in my new habitat!
 Butterick 5954 I love the lines of this tunic. I know I have lots of sweater knits in the stash that would be perfect for this pattern!

 Lastly is Butterinck 5951 I chose to show the line drawings because the beauty of the design is lost in the print of the drawing. Love the gathers at the waist darts. If there isn't crazy fullness there, I think it could be very flattering.
So there you have my five top picks. Did anything jump out at you as a "must sew" pattern?
Only a few more things to pack and then tomorrow I'm on the road again for the final time. New job starts excited to get back to work and a routine! We haven't set up our internet over there yet, but I'm hoping Tom will sort that out while I am at work. See you on the other side...


Linda Lee Steaples said...

Yes I was looking at them all yesterday on line and I made a list of the ones I want and these are all on my list I can't remember the number of the little button down peplum shirt and I HAVE TO HAVE THAT ONE ITS #1 on my list!!!! LOL!! LINDA LEE

Faye Lewis said...

Very nice pattern picks.

Nothy Lane said...

I love Gertie's two patterns - the wrap dress with contrast at the top and the blazer and skirt combo. ANd that tunic...very nice pics.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Good luck with the move! There is nothing like packing up to motivate against more shopping.