Today’s Pattern Story: Butterick 7101

by Erin on April 5, 2011


Brown: Don't you think we should help her out of that hole? I would, but my right arm is broken and hanging at this awkward angle.

Blue: Look! Hummingbirds!

Black: I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a rope and winch today.

Pattern via Lisa at the Vintage Fashion Library. (There is SO MUCH good stuff there right now, peoples!) 

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan D April 5, 2011 at 7:31 am

Brown: Did you say “wench”?


Jennifer April 5, 2011 at 8:20 am

Totally one of my favorite pattern stories. So far.


the doodler April 5, 2011 at 11:22 am



tammy o. April 5, 2011 at 11:58 am

it’s nearly impossible to climb out of a hole while wearing a pencil skirt.


Steph April 5, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Unless you hike it up above your waist and clamber out. I guess it’s a question of how badly you want out of the hole.


Lisa April 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm

And you get 15% off from now till tax day with coupon code BULLDOGS. Pass it along to your friends, too.

Thanks for the shout out, Erin!


Martha April 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm

You make me laugh so hard! I love your dialogs.


Courtney April 18, 2011 at 11:03 am

I agree! I love to stop by and crack up at your pattern posts! Maybe one day, I will attempt to sew a dress again. I seem to have gotten stuck in quilting mode, which I find so much easier than actually making clothes. You really inspire me though…


Miss Kitty June 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I know I’m way late to the party on this one, but I featured a very similar Butterick pattern in a recent post on my blog:

Two of the stylish Vintage Pattern Envelope Ladies in my blog post are wearing dresses in the same shades of blue and brownish-tan, and the style of the dresses are kind of similar. I don’t think there’s a date on my pattern, but my guess is mid-1950s.


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