I got an email from BMV this morning and immediately ordered some new patterns--like I needed any new ones. I can never contain myself though when I get one of their emails. The closest Hancock's or Hobby Lobby to me is 1 hour away and the closest Joann's is 2 hours, so I order from BMV when they have a sale. I got some goodies. I always love to see what patterns other bloggers buy, so I will share.
First up are the Butterick patterns I ordered. I adore the triangle open back of this dress. I have some fun stretch cotton sateen fabric from fashionfabricsclub that I might use to make this dress.
possible fabric for B5601
I also considered going in a totally different direction and trying a knockoff of anthropologie's Windowpane dress. I would have to draft a flounce for that, though.
back view of Windowpane Dress
Next is B5455. I have long had my eye on this dress. I have no clue what fabric I will use, but I probably won't use a large print like the one pictured first. I want something that will show off the lines of the dress better.
Onto the McCalls patterns... First up is M6024. I really like the sleeveless version of this dress.
M6024I have the fabric I want to use for this dress. It is a red polyester charmeuse with white polka dots that I bought on sale on a rare trip to Hancock's. However, I don't think I have enough of it. GRRR!!! I may have to get inventive in the way I cut it, or use a different fabric for the ruffle of the dress.
The next pattern is a top. I want to use it to do a knockoff of anthropologie's Volante tee.
The last three I ordered are Vogue patterns. I have long had my eye on this little beauty. There are some gorgeous renditions of it on Patternreview.
The jury is still out on what fabric I will use, but I am thinking strongly about a watercolor cotton sateen I recently ordered from fabric.com.
I also ordered a skirt pattern. It is too long for my taste so I will have to shorten it a bit. I will probably wait and sew this up in a small plaid for fall. I really like the middle view of this skirt best.
Lastly, I ordered only one of the new Summer patterns that just came out. Honestly, this was the only one that appealed to me.
My favorite view of this dress is the lovely cream version of it.
I made two dresses this past week that I was off for Spring Break. It might be a couple of weeks before I debut them, because I like to take pics when I am actually wearing the dress somewhere. One is my Easter dress, so it will be Easter before I blog about it. In the meantime, I am working on another dress that I hope to finish by this weekend.