Friday, March 16, 2012

help me pick a pattern for my commercial pattern class, pretty please

hey everyone! so my commercial pattern class starts in a few weeks. i need to take a pattern to make and i just cannot choose! i want it to be easy enough for my first dress, but challenging enough to actually learn while im with my teacher. i think it should definitely have darts since i still feel awkward trying to make them and can sure use the practice.
so i narrowed it down to 6 patterns and would love some help with picking which i should use.
 in no particular order...
 Butterick B5315: view B
semi-fitted mid-length dress
has collar, darts, back yoke and pleat,
uses buttons, zippers, bias tape, and elastic
 Simplicity 3833: view D
retro 1960's dress
has darts
uses eye hook, zippers, and a button
 Butterick B4790: view B
Retro '52 dress
has darts
uses buttons, snaps, and bias tape
Butterick B5605: view C
Retro '56 dress
side pockets and back pleats
uses hook eyes, zippers, bias tape, button, and a buckle
 Butterick B5603: view A
retro '56 dress
has princess seams, side zipper, bateau neckline
uses zipper
Butterick B5209: view B
cap sleeve retro '47 dress
has fitted bodice with gathers
uses zipper, and hooks & eyes

well there you have them...
i am leaning towards simplicity 3833, butterick 4790, or butterick 5209 after reading all the details to write them out.

i would really love to hear your thoughts and opinions!
Lily Bean


  1. Replies
    1. thanks. and its fitted so it should be challenging enough even without darts =)

    2. All of them are cute! I like B5315 for you, and Simplicity 3833 for summer dress.