This week I went crazy buying patterns. Six patterns may not seem like a lot, but for me, with my usual lack of follow through for craft projects, that is a little ridiculous; especially when you consider that I already have a few projects in mind that I plan to make my own pattern for, and some projects from free patterns/tutorials I have found on-line.
The two patterns I bought that I am most excited about are Butterick dress patterns 5748 and 5605; I love the vintage look to them, and the full skirt that is begging for me to wear my petticoat under.
I don't think that Butterick's product image for the 5605 showcases the pattern very well. When I did an image search for dresses other people made with the pattern, I didn't find many dresses that I loved from it either. I felt that the prints on the fabric that most people chose overwhelmed the style of the dress. When/if I make a dress using that pattern, I am going to either use a small print fabric, solid color fabric, or at least a printed fabric with more "white space."
The 5748, on the other hand, seems to do well with flashy printed fabric. I already have several fun fabrics in mind for 5748.
You can find both of these patterns for purchase on Buttericks web-site, however, I found these patterns cheaper on Ebay and Amazon.