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Friends! I just heard on Steam Ingenious that Butterick has just released two new Edwardian patterns. One of them reminds me of Jen's Hooverette dress (even though it's quite a bit earlier, hah!), the other is a suit.

What do y'all think about them?

Butterick 6093. The artist's rendering of the one I like:


Line drawing:


Butterick 6108



And line drawing:


Edit: Ok! At my PC. Heh.

Date: 2014-08-06 02:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaesha-nikovana.livejournal.com
I can't comment as to their historical accuracy since Edwardian is still a relatively new era for me, but I can say I like the way they look! I'll be hitting up JoAnn's on Thursday because Butterick patterns will be $1.99. These will be mine!

Date: 2014-08-06 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
I am totally with ya. JoAnn's on Thursday! WOO!

Edwardian is relatively new for me, too, and I have to admit my interest is.... only vaguely for historical accuracy? I think because I see a huge potential for *actually* wearing Edwardian as normal clothes. Especially the teens. I mean, it's kind of close enough that people would just think I was quirky (which, they probably already do, so may as well live up to it). Oddly, I think I'm starting to love the look of the teens over the bustle era, which I didn't think I'd ever do. With my time constraints, I need to pick and choose my eras, and the multi-use possibility of the teens is very appealing.

So I'm fine if they're "historical-ish," ultimately, but I am curious to hear whether or not they're a close interpretation...

Date: 2014-08-07 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
Wah! They did not have them at my JoAnn's! Guess I will have to grab them the next sale.

Date: 2014-08-07 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaesha-nikovana.livejournal.com
They didn't have them at my JoAnn's either! They must not have rolled out the new product yet. How disappointing. :(

Date: 2014-08-06 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com
Hi! I asked fancyfrocks, who knows a HUGE amount about this period. These patterns are incredibly good! Here's the specific low-down:

6093 dates 1912-1914. She said lose the belt, which makes it look more 1960s. And the dickey is a 1940s thing; just sew a triangle insert. Other than that, it's great! Super nitpicky suggestions: Changing the angle of the shoulder seam to go from the current spot on the neck to about 1" behind the shoulder. And instead of princess darts in the skirt, moving that shaping to the side seams, and/or gathering the back skirt slightly. But really only someone who knows a HUGE amount about specific construction would know that, so really, do it and be happy! (Just leave off the giant synthetic swathes of lace.) She was particularly happy to see this pattern, because it's a common style but not one that has many patterns for.

6108: Due to the combination of big-collar jacket and slim-looking skirt, this is pretty much exactly 1912. Again, lose the dickey; this is a suit, so would be worn with a full blouse. Also, the shoulder line is a little too broad and defined; so leave off the shoulder pad. If you're really ambitious, move in the armhole slightly (definitely less than 1") and adjust the sleeve head if/as needed.

Hope that helps! As far as I'm concerned, these look great and I can't wait to see what you do. :D

Date: 2014-08-06 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] christylee.livejournal.com
This is good info! I know enough to know things aren't quite right but not enough to know exactly what to change.

Date: 2014-08-06 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com
Great! I hope it's helpful. :)

Date: 2014-08-06 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
Oh, great! Tell your friend fancyfrocks THANKS from me. I am with Christy - I knew the patterns had to be off, but the over all look was so good to my eye that I knew I was going to end up buying the pattern anyway. It's too hard to pass up a $2 pattern, hah!

I have a pattern for a 'teens blouse already, so yay. One of those simple, high necked blouses.

Date: 2014-08-06 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nuranar.livejournal.com
I have! :D She has lots of pictures of an original 1910s blouse and other things at her Wearing History blog, too, so that might be helpful.

It's a seriously great deal for $2!

Date: 2014-08-06 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashamanja-babu.livejournal.com
This. I love the coat but the one thing that sticks out to me is the shoulder line. Lose the pad and make that shape a little smaller and softer and it's pretty close!

Date: 2014-08-06 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m-of-disguise.livejournal.com
I was really excited when I saw someone post about these patterns earlier on FaceBook. They look pretty darned good for a Big 3 pattern, and I'm definitely going to pick them up for myself! That's saying something, since I've come to shun store-bought patterns. lol

Date: 2014-08-06 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
I just don't have the time to teach myself how to draft patterns, nor the tools. ;) So I'm tied to patterns, and those JoAnn's sales are fun sometimes. Heh. I do love watching your progress, though!

Date: 2014-08-06 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jenthompson.livejournal.com
I like them too! There are some nitpicky things about the way they are made up that look more modern to me, but they have really great bones. I especially like the suit. Put a high-necked blouse under it and tweak the collar a little and it would be rockin!

Date: 2014-08-06 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaelie.livejournal.com
Excellent! "Great bones" is good enough for me! Plus with the tips from fancyfrocks, I can tweak things a bit. I won't be out of place for any Edwardian events we do/go to. ^_~ I love the top one, since it's always so hot here. It'd be nice to have at least one winter-ish and one hot weather dress.

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