The new Simplicity patterns are great . . . too bad their new website is not working. But someone over there has obviously been watching Agent Carter - and I am just fine with that if it means we get more patterns like this one.
A couple of weeks ago, the Simplicity Facebook page included a picture of this 1960s reproduction. At first glance, I assumed it was one of their "Jiffy" patterns that keep getting released, and which I do not find very interesting. But now that I see the sleeved version, I am slightly intrigued. There is the issue of how wearable this actually is - does that back overlap snap or button in place? If not, how is that shoulder going to stay in place?
And here is a wrap pattern from the 1970s. It is definitely cute, but I will probably pass.
The blue version of this cutie showed up on Facebook, and I was thinking it was another vintage reproduction (that print makes it difficult to see the style lines). I am not familiar with the designer, Theresa Laquey, but so far I like what I see.
And I find myself strangely drawn to this pattern. Is it a waste to attach this kind of overbodice to the dress when you can make a skirt and top that has so many more wearing options? I kind of feel like it is, but I still like the dress. If the perfect fabric came along, I might have to give this one a try.
And as for the recently released Vogues . . . there are no new Vintage Vogues. Boo. There were no new designs for their last release, either, so I am hoping this is not a sign of no more vintage goodness to come. That would make me very sad.
But I love this skirt! Yes, the suggested fabrics are knits, but I think it would totally work in a woven. The top has some unfortunate darts and a poorly sewn hem, so I am having trouble deciding if I do not like the design, or if I am just distracted by the poor choice of fabric.
And Donna Karan is once again singing that siren song. I cannot imagine wearing this dress, but I really like the dress.
Do you have any new favorites? Are any of the designs tempting you to to break your New Year's resolution to stop buying patterns? No . . . just me, then.