I am also weak. I am completely out of black and white thread, so decided to stop by Joann Fabrics after climbing since I would be in the suburbs anyways. It turns out that there is a $0.99 Butterick pattern sale, so I had to check out what was available.
My preconceived notion that Butterick patterns are intended for a Woman of a Certain Age has been turned on its head. Or perhaps, I have reached a Certain Age myself (I actually think that chronologically speaking, I have about 10 or 15 more years to go.)
I got two dress patterns. A Maggy London design, Butterick 5559 and a retro design, Butterick 5281.
|Butterick 5559. I love the front and back seaming details.|
|I will probably make the elbow length sleeved dress as shown on the model.|
|Butterick 5281 with interesting seam details.|
|I am actually a little worried that it may be on the matronly side in real life.|
|But the envelope illustration (and I am a total sucker for this) looks amazing!|
Butterick 5292 almost came home with me as well. I love the asymmetrical collar on the jacket. But I decided that I need to be honest with myself -- I have a long list of projects already, and don't need more patterns!
|Butterick 5292 line drawing. The jacket of interest is C.|