Vintage Butterick 1973 circle jacket and 2009 Circle Vest
Originally uploaded by Sharon Sews
But oh so true.
When I arrived home yesterday afternoon, the latest issue of Threads was waiting for me. (Folded in half with a rubber binder wrapped around it - which drives me nuts because the magazine will always have a slight crease in it. It's such a minor thing that it annoys me that I'm annoyed by it...)
Eagerly, I plopped myself down at the kitchen table and began flipping through the pages. Usually I just flip through and set the magazine aside for a more in-depth reading later. However, I found myself pulled into many of these articles from the start. (I especially liked the designer denim Vogue 1052 photograph. Honestly, sometimes I amaze myself at how uncreative I can be as I would *never* have thought this jacket was sewn from that pattern...)
Anyway, when I got to the Quick to Make section I saw this great circular vest. And was thrilled. You see, in one of my vintage pattern catalogs - Butterick Fall 1973 to be exact - I had come across a photograph of a circular reversible jacket that I always had the intention of recreating. Not out of the faux fur mind you, but something sleeker, with less bulk, more up-to-date.
And voila! There it is, right in the pages of Threads, complete with full instructions and photographs.
Just goes to show...everything old is new again. Pin It