Oh, I just bought a bunch of Vogue patterns on sale at my local JoAnn’s a couple weeks ago. You might say I have a pattern problem (so many patterns, so much fabric, so little time!) I’m going notions shopping this weekend so I can get to work on my fall essentials wardrobe and skirts plan. No sooner do I think, “Finally, Butterick and Simplicity are going on sale soon and I’ll be done buying new patterns for a while,” than I get an email from Vogue’s newsletter announcing their new winter and holiday collection for 2014. And there’s some good stuff!
I really, really, really love the Badgley Mischka, Vogue 1426, but being a realistic person I know of nowhere I would be able to wear it.
Unless, of course, I had a James Bond party – complete with formal dress and martinis. Now there’s an idea.
Did I mention I LOVE this dress? I may go ahead and pick up the pattern anyway just in case… you never know. Heck, I’d sit around drinking Silver Oak Cabernet in it. “No, postman, I’m not going to a gala. This is just my hanging out drinkin’ wine with my husband dress.”
I also really like the Tom and Linda Platt – 1428.
It’s more practical, something I’d probably wear on Christmas, but I’d lengthen the hem just a little. I like this a lot though.
The Donna Karan, however… (Vogue 1427)
Does anyone else think that she looks like someone used nail polish on plastic wrap and then wrapped her in it? Aside from the poor choice in fabric, I really don’t like the whole one shoulder tight dress thing. Come to think of it, I’m not a fan of the one-shoulder thing.
The Pamela Roland is fine…yawn…
I will most definitely pick up the Tracy Reese. (Vogue 1422)
Love it. I’ve found that I like a lot of her stuff lately.
Both Vogue 1423 and Vogue 1424 were “meh” for me. I mean…
They make me think of The Fifth Element for some reason…but not in a good way.
I really like the DKNY (1421), but I’ll be adding a few inches to the hem.
I’d have happily rocked the shorter look as a teenager and someone in my 20s…but with a baby, bending over in a really short skirt…not really my thing. Still, it has really great seam lines, and an interesting shape. I think I’d do it up in a bright, lipstick red.
I’d also lengthen 1420 a little and rock it in a tweed.
The funny thing about this one is that when I first saw it I thought “ew, I don’t like the neckline. but it has really grown on me, and I think it would be a fun dress to wear.
I’m also a fan of 9050. It is a good, basic shape that you can do a lot of fun stuff with.
I may use it to make a NYE dress. Did I mention I like to throw a rocking NYE party?
I’m in love with the suit 9066.
It’s just really sharp.
HUGE fan of 9051. Of course…I like the vintage patterns.
I think I could have a lot of fun with this one and with 9052.
Though on 9052, I’d skip the top pocket plackets…they just wouldn’t look good on a gal with a robust chest.
With 9049, I had the opposite happen. Upon first sight, I thought “Cute!” Now I’m like “meh…”
Not only does the collar in 9065 look like it’s going to take off on its own and start orbiting the earth or something…but check out the styling…
It’s like an ad for valium.
Vogue 9067 is a hot mess.
Nothing says “I just got out of bed and threw on this thing I spent hours on because I don’t care how I look” like ill-fitting loose clothes.
Vogue 1430…stop it already. Seriously.
I couldn’t find my coat so I threw on my bathrobe -er – the coat I made from Vogue 9069. Yeah, no.
There isn’t a single thing I like about my body, so I made a tent and slapped some pockets on it. (Vogue 9071)
I’m not even going to comment on the Marcy Tilton stuff. It just really isn’t my style or taste at all.
As with the first dress in this post, I’m in love with this one Vogue 9053. Nothing says “fabulous” like a long, flow-y dress.
I’m also a big fan of 9047. I think I could do a lot with this one.
9056 will be a good knit peplum to add to my collection.
Finally, I have to have this big bag. Vogue 9057 will be outstanding – AND it will fit all my baby gear, my current book, my tablet, my makeup…
I skipped over a bunch of patterns, mostly because they were either boring or tents.
What patterns will you pick up from the collection?