Aargh! The Vintage Vogue pattern line is going downhill, fast. I can sum up the new designs in one word: boring.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a cute dress. But such a basic design is easy to find in any modern pattern catalog. If you are bothering to reproduce something vintage, it should be spectacular (in my opinion). And as much as I love the styles of the 1950s, would it be possible to get a little variety every once in a while?
And then there is Vogue 8999. What the heck were they thinking?! This has got to be one of the most unflattering examples of a Vintage Vogue pattern I have ever seen. Let Molly Ringwald cut this thing up, and leave that adorable pink polka dot vintage piece alone! Pretty in pink this is NOT!
The illustrator got so bored they did not even bother to put any color on their sketch! But, to be fair, that bolero looks pretty cute.
Most of the time I eagerly anticipate picking up the new patterns as soon as they go on sale, but I am certainly not going to rush out to buy any of these. There are a few of the modern designs that interest me, but for now I think I will hold off.
The Shaeffer jacket, for instance, is not my style, but I may have to peek inside at the directions to see if they are worth the price of purchase. Couture details are something that I can get behind! So where are the couture vintage pattern reproductions?! I thought Vogue was for the advanced sewer - please leave the basic reproductions for the Butterick line.