Last night, I impatiently scrolled through the new releases in Vogue’s sewing pattern line. They are so much fun to look at when they get released. I find that I either love the designs or hate them, there’s very little in between for me. I have to say, as with McCall’s spring release (which I’ll have to talk about in another post), there are a lot of good patterns here that I’ll probably pick up and put in my stash. Because you know, I need more patterns.
Let’s start with the good. I find myself loving V1435. Just look at the back of this jacket! Now, it’s not something I’d ordinarily pick up and say, “Hey, I want to wear this!” But I think it would be really chic in a navy blue wool crepe. I’d so wear this when meeting with clients or out to dinner at a nice place with Wining Husband.
Here’s the front:
The dress is a sheath, and isn’t really anything super-spectacular – but that jacket!
Moving on, we have the other Tom and Linda Platt, V1431. I really like this one.
The Isaac Mizrahi (V1434) is also quite nice. I *think* that I have a yellow floral fabric that would make this into a great Easter dress for church for myself.
Not surprisingly, I’m a fab of Kay Unger’s dress as well (Vogue 1432). I LOVE the detail on the bodice. I’d probably use either a deep eggplant color or a royal blue for this one and make a statement. I think it would be great in scarlet too. We’ll see what I wind up using on it!
Tracy Reese’s (Vogue 1433) also is fun. I have a pattern that’s very similar to this one, though, so I’ll probably be skipping it. (Though it does not have the princess seams on the bodice or back closure this one has.
I also really like the dress (can you tell I love dresses?) and short jacket in Vogue 9094. I’m not a fan of the longer jacket or pants, though.
Vogue 1440 is a nice one. I have some ideas for executing this one. It’s Donna Karan, and I just love it. It would be great for working at home in.
Add 1439 to my list. I like this one by Anne Klein. I especially like the pocket details on the pants.
It’s the little things, really.
I like Anne Klein’s other outfit, as well, though I think I may have something very similar to this one in my stash. I have to double check.
Big surprise, I like the two vintage patterns in the bunch. I already have a fabric picked out for the second.
Behold, Vogue 9082:
and 9083 (Which I think would be SPECTACULAR in this white and light blue stripe shimmer denim I found yesterday at a thrift store)
Vogue 9085 will be a good workhorse. In fact, I have a fabric that has horses jumping that would work well for this one. I also have a blue fabric that’s kind of sheer (it’s a very lightweight linen) that would probably be a good fit as well.
I don’t like jumpsuits. I really don’t. When I saw Vogue 9075, I thought “I must have this super-simple looking dress” then I saw the line art – it’s a jumpsuit! I LOVE it! I could totally chase after baby girl in this – those are wide-leg pants…but it totally looks like a dress. I’m going to have to find some super fun fabric for this one.
I also rather like 9091. I recently did two pairs of Palazzo pants by E-Beth designs (I’ll be posting about them soon, so keep your eyes open), and I really liked how they looked.
I also like 9076…but I actually think I have a vintage pattern that this one resembles. I’ll have to take a look through my stack of patterns I haven’t yet entered into my cataloging system and see if this is different enough to merit picking up.
9079 caught my interest.
So did 9095
There were four patterns that I think I’ll probably grab, because I think if they’re done up in reasonable fabric, they’ll look really nice.
The first is the Ralph Rucci (1437). In fact the more I think about this one, the more excited I get about it. I just saw some great blue on white floral fabric on sale, and for the accent I’d use a blue linen. I HATE the styling they did on the piece for the lookbook – but I really like that the pattern is something “different.” I just really think that this one could look nice – given the right fabric.
(Besides, I really like the top…)
The Marcy Tilton (9081) is another fence pattern for me. The more I look at it, the more I like it. I think it needs to be done in something…different though.
Vogue 9078 – I really want to see someone make this one. So please, make this one! I want to see it on a curvy first.
Finally, I really want to see someone make Vogue 9077 – particularly someone like me, who has broad shoulders. I just worry that it won’t be a great look for someone with broad shoulders and a large chest because of the inverse “V” seaming.
Maybe I should be more charitable…I don’t know. Let’s start with Wining Husband’s quote, “Oh look, a peacock exploded.”
Are you sure?
It’s Vogue 1441. I think that it would probably be more attractive if it weren’t in insane fabric. As a curvy, I won’t wear something like this. It’s a tent, and I strongly suspect it would make me look about 10 sizes larger than my own size. I have curves. I am a woman. I’m meant to be soft and snuggly. I don’t need to hide under a tent.
Joseph called…he really would like his coat back.
Okay, enough with that one. This next one is sponsored by Diane Keaton via the year I was born, 1977, in Annie Hall. Seriously. It just needs a tie. I think she actually looked less sloppy.
I now present you with Vogue 1438.
Seriously…Annie Hall and Marty McFly’s stylists had a baby and they created V1438.
Whoo! High-waisted pleat pants with taper legs. Just what’s attractive on…well no one. I think it would look better if she’d pulled up a paper bag and tied a string around it.
Sometimes, rather than sewing, I like to take fabric, wad it up, staple it in random places, and call it a dress.
Vogue 1442 sure likes like that, though.
I mean…it seriously looks like the Vogue Pattern marketing team were like “Hurry up! We need 1442 like yesterday” and the sewer responded. It’s the pattern though, and I’ll be skipping it.
And then there’s Vogue 9084 – because you know…you need a drop waist asymetrical peplum…and that will look…flattering (or something).
No. Just…No. Put down the peplum. There are some reasonable patterns with peplums…this is not one of them.
Well, those are the patterns that stood out to me. What ones stood out to you? Do you agree or disagree with some of my choices? Will you be making some of the ones I’m on the fence about?