I have a weakness...for 99 cent patterns, sure, but also for the vintage repro patterns that Simplicity, Vogue, and Butterick produce. I don't usually go for Butterick patterns - fit funny on me - but there were just so many cute ones I couldn't resist! I would have bought MORE if they'd had them all in my size packet.
|can never go wrong with 50s dresses, as if I don't have enough patterns for them...|
|I'm getting more into the 40s lately. I don't have many original 40s patterns, so I thought I'd try these out.|
I also got the Butterick fitting shell. I read about fitting shells in The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns, and a little online. Basically the fitting shell is the master pattern block for Butterick. Vogue also makes one - apparently it's exactly the same. You are supposed to fit this thing to you, following the adjustment guide in the instructions, record all your alterations, then make those same alterations on every Butterick pattern you sew with henceforth.
So now I've got all these new patterns...guess I'd better start sewing!