This is the Butterick offering available now, brought to my attention by Carolyne Cafaro, the Merchandising Manager for Butterick and Vogue Patterns. A Winter, and presumably heavier set, will be available in November, B5299. There was no indication that the suggestions would be included in future release plans. I have no idea what the winter release will be. I wasn’t given a pre-sale peek at the pattern.
Ummmmmm, I don’t think we need go that far back in history to recreate the styles longed for. We may not be able to buy Olga’s BodySilk fabric by the yard but we can buy the nylon and the stretch laces.
I wonder why current sewing patterns don’t use the stretch laces and improved nylon tricot now available.
I wonder why Olga stopped making these sets and what happened to the BodySilk fabric. Why were these decisions made? I am curious! I wonder about a lot of things 🙂
As Claire suggested I went to ebay, searched, and found beautiful, graceful and womanly nightgowns by Christian Dior, Miss Dior, Olga, Vanity Fair, Vasarette, and Cinema Etoile of the bewitching styles no longer available. They are selling for more money than they originally sold 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
Ah well, I’ve spent more time on this paper chase than I had planned but obviously the market is there, the home sewing interest is there, the fabrics, laces and trims are available. SewSassy is a seller I can vouch for, her elastics are fresh and stretchy.
I wonder if I’ll have time to drape a power dry nightgown and bed jacket for the coming fall/winter? I hope we will see some wonderful pattern “packages” in the future.