Vogue has just released their Winter/Holiday patterns. When I get that email I stop what I am doing and have to check out the new offerings. I am mostly looking to be inspired. But why do I still feel the need to purchase more patterns when I have a houseful of them?! That is a mystery.
There is this lovely dress. The print is amazing, unfortunately, the dress design itself is rather boring. Definitely interested in the fabric if it is not synthetic, but I do not need another basic pattern. Note to self: do not be fooled by pretty prints that disguise boring style lines.
There are a fair amount of 1980s inspired garments, which is in line with current fashion trends (not thrilled about that, but what are you going to do). At least they look to be somewhat complex.
This Anne Klein design is very interesting. If I could figure out a suitable sleeve, I think it would make a very nice Autumn/Winter appropriate dress, although I would definitely lengthen the skirt.
Vintage Vogue 9510 is taking a step in the right direction. There are quite a few fabulous little details that I love to see. The skirt pocket that becomes part of what looks to be a pleat is gorgeous!
Now I just need to find the perfect fabric.
Vintage Vogue 9052 is a little less wonderful, in my opinion. Those do not look like functioning pockets, or if they are, what would possibly fit in there?
And is it just me, or does the placement of those pockets throw the proportion of the design off? Perhaps if you are looking to elongate the torso, this is good, but mine is already long enough, thank you very much.
And what the heck was the model thinking when this photo was snapped? Any guesses?
The dress portion of the pattern is nice, even if it is a bit basic. But I do like those shoes!
I also find myself strangely attracted to this coat. It looks a bit 80s, but I think it would also work rather well with some of my 1950s full-skirted frocks. I adore the scarf collar, and the button detail on the sleeve is pretty wonderful.
And a hooded coat is always fun.
Claire Shaeffer has a new couture offering.
The design is not my favorite, but I am intrigued by the waist stay (looks like two pieces of grosgrain stitched together and darted into shape) . . . this one might be worth the price of admission for the instruction sheet alone.
Which are your favorites this time around?
And just a reminder to submit your two all-time favorite McCall, Butterick, or Vogue vintage pattern designs to facebook [at] mccallpattern [dot] com for reproduction suggestions if you have not already done so! More information about the specifics may be found here.
If you would like to see some wonderful examples of vintage goodness or are looking to be inspired, check out the group board over on Pinterest. If you would like to join the group and add your own favorites, "follow" the board, and send me your Pinterest name or leave a comment here with that information.
And now I need to get back to the sewing room!