Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Newsflash - New Vogue Patterns!

I have been stalking the Vogue website for the past few weeks just waiting for these to go up.  Of course, they go up on the day when I am stuck at school/work and can't look at them right away.  Such is life.  Anyway, you can check out all the new Vogue-y goodness here.

Overall it looks like an ok release - only a few patterns I really love, a few more where I am on the fence, a lot that I can't decide if I like it or hate it, and a few that made me laugh out loud.  It might not all be beautiful, but at least it isn't boring.

Ok, so here are the ones that I really loved:

V1302 - a Kay Unger design. 

Here is the line drawing - devine!

V1303 - another Kay Unger

1303 line drawing - I really like it, but is it too similar to some of my other patterns?

V8808 - A Very Easy Vogue Pattern.
Of these I am for sure going to buy the first one, maybe the second, but probably not the third, only because I recently got this Burda pattern:

And this Patrones pattern:

Patrones No. 295 style #41

Both of which I am more likely to use than a Vogue.

Ok, moving on, here are some new vintage (ha!) patterns:


I don't think the first pattern would be particularly flattering on me, but I am debating on the second pattern - I do like the top and the shape of the skirt.  Hmmmm....

Also, while I have more than enough Burda magazine patterns in the style of a Channel jacket, there is a new Claire Shaeffer pattern, which might be good to buy for the instructions, if not for the pattern itself:

V8804 - What is up with the gloves and helmat?

Close up of the details - it might be worth it for the detailed instructions
Also, can't help but point out the color blocking trend going strong:

V8805 - Hmmm, where have I seen these colors before?
Oh yeah!

I am on the fence with these following patterns:

V1304 - a Lialia pattern - the top is LOW, but I like the shoulder/sleeves

Not sure how I feel about the open back...

V1305 - another Lialia.  Do I love it?  Do I hate it?  I just don't know...
And, finally, a few patterns worth mentioning, not because I liked them, but because I didn't:

V1300 - The new DKNY sack dress.  After my experience with the last one I WON'T be getting it.
But I do expect it to be the new popular pattern on Pattern Review...

V1301 - A KOOS Couture Pattern.  When I saw this picture I thought it was ok...

But the 1301 line drawing confused me muchly...

Apparently 1301 can be worn many ways?

Many many ways?

V1308 - A DKNY Jumpsuit.  After looking at that behind who cares what the front does?

V1307 - Today's Fit Sandra Betzina pants.  I think I snorted up some water when I saw these.
So, all in all, not a bad release, but not a great one.  I think I am definitely going for those Kay Unger patterns though.  Maybe a few others...

Oh, and the Vogue website is also having a $3.99 sale but today is the last day!  I will be waiting for my local Joann/Hancock to have a sale, but that shouldn't stop the rest of you!


  1. I LOVE the top half (front and back)of the low cut red Lialia dress, but am "meh" about the bottom half.

    I am totally with you on all the rest. I usually love the DKNY patterns but these don't seem very DKNY-ish, and that's coming from a girl who can get down with a jumpsuit.

    I have big issues with the whole "Today's Fit" patterns - shouldn't they be more mainstream patterns (great trousers, jackets/coats, blouses/tops) that have a really good and modern fit?? Not weird pants and skirts/dresses that have loads of volume at the hips?

    1. Yeah - Today's fit is always so weird! I have a few of the shirts, but I can never seem to appreciate anything else in that line...