Sunday, March 27, 2011

Betsey Johnson For Butterick Part Two

Today, we are continuing the three part post about Betsey Johnson's 1970's designs for Butterick patterns, featuring patterns and images from Seventeen Magazine.
Pattern #6529:
And the pantsuit made from a gorgeous corduroy:
And the other version in green ( I LOVE all of the shoes these models are wearing in today's post, by the way!)

Pattern #6530:

Constructed in a pretty floral with an aqua background:

Same fabric, with a peach background this time - the long skirt and top:

And aqua again- a shorter version this time?

And pattern #6532:

In aqua - so that's what they mean by "a roll in the hay"?
Maxi-length in blue:
And short, in red this time- and she's back in that hay again!

More to come - watch for Part Three, coming soon to a blog near you!


Tina Dawn said...

Love all the patterns. Don't see pantsuits around much lately, especially ones as cute as that. I forgot how popular knit fabrics were for a while. Great post. Love T

Jennifer D said...

Heidi you have got start sewing up some of these beauties. I love that you collect them and you don't sew, you just appreciate the loveliness. ;0)

jungle dream pagoda said...

I would adore having one of those patterns and ACTUALLY being able to whip a frock up!!!
Love seeing Betsy in the day!!!

yosemite faith said...

great post - i love the shoes too.

Gerry said...

I still have 6530! Made the two piece in the 70's, recently resurrected the pattern, cut it out as a dress and then looked for the instruction sheet ....w-a-a -gone.
Now I have to figure out how to put on that tie casing.....

Ariel said...

I simply adore Alley Cat dresses. Have recently bought several patterns from Etsy sellers and fabric, too. Am currently finishing work on the dress with the long wraparound ties and learning how to use my new Singer Patchwork. Back in the 70's and 80's I had a clunker of a machine with no fancy stitches or choices. Love your blog for its shared interest.

Ariel said...

Ariel, you could be me! That's exactly my experience. I now have a Singer Patchwork, and had a Singer my dad had electrified in the 50's? It was in a suitcase and weighed a ton! The sizing of those old patterns is so different from what pattern sizing is today, as far as I can tell.