Butterick Holiday 2012 – Spring preview

Here is the Holiday 2012 – Spring preview collection from Butterick.

33 patterns with retro looks, maternity, plus sizes, special event dresses for girls patterns and accessories.

To see the collection, you can browse the lookbook at the end of this article.

Here are the patterns I “spotted”.

Retro patterns

Retro dress, 40’s style I think. The pleats at the waist that give definition there and ease at the bust, are the same design element that can be found in the Sencha blouse, from Colette patterns, that I adore.

Patron couture années 40

Retro dress Butterick – Ref. B5846

I like the dress below and its clean lines. It has a V neckline front and back, short kimono sleeves, the skirt can be “pencil” or “A line”. I can see myself wearing it. Despite it being stamped “retro look” I found it has quite a modern edge.

Patron vintage

retro dress Butterick – Ref. B5851

A fake wrap dress (the bow is only decorative), the pattern can be made with a semi-fitted or gathered skirt. I’m not fond of this one.

Robe rétro Butterick - Réf. B5850

Retro Dress Butterick – Ref. B5850

Maternity patterns

This patterns all are not exclusively designed for pregnant women, but they will all fit pregnancies very well. To sew in stretch jersey :)

patrons couture grossesse

Top or dress ref. B5848 on the left – Dress ref. B5860 on the right

patrons couture maternité

Tunics Ref. 5855

“Soirée” dresses for girls

Patron robe soirée enfant fille

Dress Ref.5845 on the left – Dresses ref.5843 on the right

Isn’t this “Chanel” style jacket cute for a little girl? The pattern also includes pants and a skirt.

patron veste style chanel enfant

Jacket, skirt and pants Butterick – Ref. B5844


Browse the lookbook

And that’s it for this collection !

Deer&Doe : new French patterns

Deer&Doe is a new French sewing patterns company who launches its very first collection today.

And I have to confess right away : I’ve already ordered a pattern !

The patterns and the packaging do remind me of Colette Patterns : same quality in the visual presentation of the instructions and nice detail oriented patterns. And the patterns do have some vintage feel to them… Well some of them.

Without further ado, here is what Deer&Doe offers for its launch :


The patterns


Three dresses, one blouse, and one jacket/coat.

These 5 patterns are sold for 12,5€ each.

They are available in sizes 34 to 46 (French sizing), all sizes are included in the pattern envelop.

The patterns have a sewing level classification : débutant = beginner, intermédiaire = intermediate and avancé = advanced.

All patterns are named after plants.




Of course I encourage you to visit the Deer&Doe boutique right away ! It’s not available in English yet but it looks like it might be soon.

I ordered the Airelle blouse :)