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Butterick Fall 2011 pattern collection

I think we have another winner, ladies and gentlemen! The Butterick Fall pattern collection is darn good, IMHO, and there are definitely several patterns that I am considering adding to my considerable pattern stash.

This is my absolute favorite dress in the whole collection – hands down. Chic, feminine, with a slight retro vibe. What’s not to like? The fact that it is a knit (aka simple and fast to construct) is a double bonus.


I bought some thoroughly gorgeous red wool coating last year and just may make it up in this beauty. I love big, dramatic  collars on coats, and Butterick 5685 nailed it with this one.


Capes are big for fall, and I think View CF (shown in pink) in 5684 is darling.


Here is another knit dress that I think has terrific design lines, Butterick 5676 by Muse. Depending on the fabric this one could definitely be casual or more sophisticated.



What do you think about this collection? Find any “must make” favorites?

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen