Thursday, December 13, 2012

Two Dress Patterns; Certainly Similair

There are many patterns out there that are quite similar in appearance.  A slight change in collar, sleeves slight different, one round neck and the other v-neck.  I always envision designers, when stumped, just pulling something from the previous years file, making a quick change and tossing it back in the current fashions pile to move to the design table. 

I was flipping through the pages in my shop when I noticed the direct similiarities on this Top Skirt (Two-Piece Dress) combo.  

Simplicity 6287, Copyright 1983
This is cute and quite comfortable looking.  A loose fitting top with a boat neck, short kimino sleeves and waistlength.  The skirt, is gathered, big patch pockets and contrast side panels, just below knee length with a back zipper.    Simplicity also released this etact pattern, picture and all, as Super Saver 6287 the same year.  

See & Sew 5148 (By Butterick), Copyright 1995
Almost the same, just slightly different.    Let's see.  A cuff is added to the Komino Sleeves, and on the skirt, instead of side contrast panels we have a bottom band.  Even the stripes, just a switch between the vertical and horizontal.  

Although, they are different brand names, definitely a recycle.  But, I like them both and I must admit, there are only so many designs to go around.      

These patterns are in my shop (at the moment, anyway); just click the link over the picture to see.     There are also several other pages of 'Two Piece Dresses' should you be interested in browsing.   

Thanks for stopping by, 

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