Monday, March 27, 2017

Vogue Patterns, Summer 2017

Vogue 9255

The new Summer Vogues have arrived.  There is a single Vintage Vogue design this time around, so they have not done away with the line entirely, but they do seem to be phasing it out.

Vogue 9255

I certainly do not anticipate ever needing a bikini, but this pattern is pretty darn cute, just the same.  If only the hat and purse were included in the envelope . . . because I would definitely make those!

Vogue 9255

I am intrigued by the new Rebecca Vallance pieces.  I have never heard of this designer, and while the garments are not really my style, I really appreciate the details.  Would I ever make this dress?  Probably not, but I love that this is a complicated piece of design.  A dress like this makes me want to pull out the pattern instruction leaflet just to see how everything is put together.


Vogue 1545


The fit on the second Rebecca Vallance is atrocious, but the style lines are very interesting on this dress, as well.  I really like the skirt detail.  What is clear is that this designer really likes her separating zippers, and is very anti-bra.  But I would be interested to see more of her designs in the future.


Vogue 1546

We now know from McCall Pattern Company that these are the original garments from the designers, but for goodness sake, find a model that fits the dress, or use a few binder clips to make it appear like it fits!

Vogue 1546

Vogue 1548, on the other hand, is a basic design that has been around for years in many different incarnations (hello, updated black Audrey Hepburn dress from Sabrina), and I would guess that Butterick and McCalls have also produced a similar pattern, if not currently, somewhere in the not so distant past.  But the fit is spot on, and it almost makes me want to pick up a copy of the pattern, even though really don't need it.  The Very Easy Vogue selections continue to impress!  I also think using the original designer garments for the Vogue Patterns cover art is often a mistake, especially when compared with something like this. 


Vogue 9252

Many years ago, a dress on Pattern Review used this bias tube detail along the neckline of a green linen dress.  It is a lovely technique, and I still remember that dress quite vividly.  I am now wondering if Patricia Jeanne Keay was the designer of that green linen dress?  If not, I am quite certain that Patricia Keay has seen that very dress! 


Vogue 1542

And there always has to be a little bit of crazy.  This Guy Laroche dress is reminding me of the fencing inspired looks on the Dior Ready-to-Wear runway for Spring 2017, crossed with a soup├žon of military detailing.  If I ever take up the sport, I may have to try this one on for size, although I suspect that the short skirt might prove to be problematic.

Vogue 1548

So, nothing that has me clamoring for the next pattern sale, but when the next one comes around, I may pick up a couple of the new Vogues.

12 comments:

  1. I think you are right about that red dress. I found the dress you must have been talking about: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8740/mother-of-the-groom-dress and I'm pretty sure it is the same designer. I love that idea of the bias tube detail.

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    1. The Threads link (and yes, I too instantly recognized the green dress, but couldn't place it - thanks Lucy) is authored by "trishapat", and the design was credited as her own, so I'm going with Patricia Jeanne Keay as the designer. Hopefully we'll see more of her designs in patterns, she has a wearable sensibility, without hum-drum.

      Without Vintage Vogue, or only a trickle, someone is going to have to get creative in her pursuits (but that is where someone excels).

      Testosterone

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    2. I love that red dress!!!!

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  2. this was a very strange collection of patterns, veering from boring to crazy. So nothing in my shopping bag this go round!

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    1. Opposite reaction here. I found many, many interesting details and designs. I want most of the patterns from this collection but reality is that I couldn't and wouldn't wear most of them.

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  3. That last white dress would be lovely on my 6' tall redhead daughter! Very dramatic & edgy. We'll see if it entices me enough. ~Kym

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  4. I was actually intrigued by the Guy Laroche dress. I would make it a little longer and leave out the weird band on the bottom. I would also not make it in white. I think the bib in the front has some possibilities with the right fabric. This is certainly not a "summer" dress. One of the suggested fabrics is wool. While there is summer-weight wool, this is definitely a more winter look.

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  5. I am kind of in love with that bikini! Bring on the next sale!

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  6. I'm so sad to see what seems to be the great trickle-out of vintage repros being popular. It felt like they slammed in all at once across the brands and went out as quick as they came in! At least Vogue is still producing semi-complicated patterns here and there, even if they are modern in style.

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  7. I was searching my brain for what i thought seemed strangely familiar in the Guy Laroche design...YES! Fencing!! However, the line art has me intrigued enough to want to try it.(interesting seam detail on the sleeves) Especially by incorporating some Ukraine folk embroidery...and i would pair with cigarette pants..Although, I dont know what makes it a summer design, then i remembered...Fall/Winter is approaching in the southern hemisphere..:) Kristine~

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  8. I remembered that green dress too. Those details!
    You didn't like the pink dress with that long tie in the back?
    Fencing, yup. Couldn't quite place their inspiration, but now it is obvious.
    Mary in Thailand

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  9. I love the pieced sleeves on 1548, almost bought it for them. Still might. I am a sucker for a plastron bodice piece, but I have eleventybillion of those patterns from the 40s already.
    Another vote for that bias tube trimmed dress. This is a beautiful version of it, and thrilled that it's turned into paid work and a pattern credit. More power to her!

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