I've made 51 dresses from an OOP dress pattern that I've been using for at least a dozen years. When the new Butterick patterns came out, I realized that if you're a plus size woman (or even if you aren't) you can now own a pattern that is very similar to the pattern that I've been using forever.
It's Butterick 5706:
...and except for that weird extra long back view, this pattern is pretty close to mine. The u-neckline is a little deeper, but the pattern includes a v-neckline version, cap and elbow length sleeves. What really makes this dress a winner in my book is that it only has side bust darts on the dress front piece. If you're supporting a little extra abdomen like I am, this really is a flattering look.
For those who don't have the booty issues that I do, there are even back darts for some additional fitting, so you won't feel like you're wearing a great big ole tent. Now even though I have my well used TNT pattern, I bought this pattern. I really want to make a version and see how this pattern works...so sooner or later a dress from this pattern will be showcased here...
While purchasing patterns during the last Club BMV sale (well actually the sale before this last one!), I also bought Butterick 5719.
Not only did the princess seamed jacket appeal to me but the princess seamed dress did too. I'm sure that if I dug around in my extensive pattern collection, I probably have a princess seamed dress like this but honestly, I was just too lazy to look...especially since this look wasn't in the set of patterns that I've just recently organized. Anyway, this is the pattern that I want to use for the purple sheath dress I'm feening for.
I still have no idea what I'll be making this weekend...just that I will be sewing! Yeahhhhh!!!
...as always, more later!