It feels like these pattern releases are coming more and more often, and fewer and fewer are knocking my socks off - which is probably a good thing.
I love that the vintage reproductions are branching out from the standard mid-century silhouettes - the cape on this coat is wonderful! But in reality, the garment is probably not very practical for my life.
This 1920s dress I made has been worn once. One of the main reasons is that I feel like I am wearing a costume. (And yes, I realize how ridiculous that sounds considering the rest of my closet.)
In theory, I love the idea of a wardrobe full of easy-to-wear flapper frocks, but these particular designs do not look to be very flattering for the wide of hip. And this blouse is a real fabric hog, although I would not mind getting my hands on some of that cut velvet . . . yummy! Perhaps I need to find a design with some asymmetrical detailing.
I really like something about McCall 7243 – if I ever get over my fear of sewing with knits, I may have to try this one. It is difficult for me to resist a fabulous collar treatment.
And speaking of knits, I am also drawn to this Tracy Reese Plenty design. But what on earth is the model trying to tell us?