Because I was pleased with the outcome of Simplicity 3835, I thought I would go through my pattern stash and find another 1940s pattern to work on. As, I went through the boxes, I found this one:
Hmmmm…it looks familiar………
In fact, doesn’t it look rather like this one?
You know, the one I just finished?
Okay, so there are some slight differences but the effect is really the same:Butterick has a 4 gore skirt and Simplicity has a 2 gore skirt
Simplicity has ties and the Butterick has a sash
Butterick has a variety of neckline options, Simplicity does not
Simplicity has gathers at the bust, Butterick has gathers at the shoulders
Simplicity is a little shorter
I never looked at these two patterns together. I had the Simplicity pattern for AGES! The Butterick pattern I bought last year for a lot of money at a vintage show. I saw it and HAD to have it. Hmmmmm…..I guess I really like this style. My first instinct was that I need to make up the Butterick pattern now.
However, I have decided not to make a clone but try something different. Off to continue my search through the patterns.