Firstly, I have to say that if I were going to any fancy dress parties I would be totally set.
|So pretty! Actually this would be a great holiday dress - |
not too over the top, but still fancy enough for the occasion.
|Not super exciting, but still a nice party dress.|
|The long version of the gold dress - probably not as versatile, but still so pretty!|
|Hmmm... I think I like the shorter version of this better.|
|This is supposed to be a dress, but I think the fabric makes it look a little nightgown-ish.|
Though not everything in this issue was all fun and sparkles - there were a lot of "every day" wearable sorts of things as well:
|Bright happy skirt.|
Is anyone else craving watermelon now?
|I actually really like this, though perhaps not in Pepto Bismal Pink velvet.|
|I feel like this skirt would be fun to swoosh in.|
|This tunic/dress is pretty, though it was not styled well in the magazine.|
|A bit Puritanical? Perhaps a bit dowdy for my taste.|
|I do like this vintage dress though.|
|Here is a look at the line drawing.|
|This dress I love! It feels very unexpected when compared to other patterns in this issue.|
|Line drawing - it looks like it might require a fair bit of really precise sewing.|
|Oooooooh! I love everything about this.|
|This one feels a bit... Steampunk? And yet, I still rather like it. And more yummy piping!|
|I can't decide if the poofy peplum looks messy or cute.|
|Swoon! I LOVE this coat. Classic, chic, stylish. This is totally on the must make list.|
|I also really like this brocade jacket - very pretty.|
|The seaming is quite interesting as well.|
|And it is also available in a longer style too!|
|I also really like this happy coat.|
Though I can't decide - if I made one out of fleece would I look fabulous or crazy?
|I must admit, I do like the curved seams at the top.|
|Another interesting jacket, though I am a bit confused - is this the back?|
|The line drawing seems to make a bit more sense.|
|Though, really, this blue jacket is probably my favorite of the three bright ones.|
It would make a great casual piece for running errands and the like.
|I don't even really mind the giant patch pockets.|
|Pretty or crazy?|
|Here I question fabric choice, not the pattern.|
|I do love this vest though.|
|And the VaVaVoom dress!|
|I thought this looked sorta familiar...|
|But after I saw the line drawing I realized...|
|It is the same as last year's dress!|
|The dust ruffle sleeves... ugh. The fabric choice doesn't help one bit either.|
|The vest alone would be fine, but the sewn-in sleeves just make me shake my head. |
I mean, if you are going to sew on sleeves to reduce bulk, why make them so puffy?
All in all though, I think this is a pretty great issue. I mean, I was worried about getting a totally drab and uninspiring issue. But the one section of bold colors and the other section full of metallics make it a bit more happy. Not to mention, there are some great patterns in this issue. I thought this issue was going to be really depressing, but instead it is more like this:
|I feel like I just got a pony!|
|Gold party dress!|
Now, for the worst of this month. I thought this was pretty obvious, though I could see why others might disagree with my choice, but I have given BWTF December award to:
|Vest with sleeves!|
And that is that! Hard to believe this is the last issue of 2012. I mean, I know we are going to get the January issue before the year is out, but, still, it is strange to think that the year is almost finished. Time is flying and I really wish it would slow down for just a bit, because it feel like I have too much to do and not enough time to get it all done.
In any case, what do you all think of this issue? Are you happy with the patterns, or do you find it all rather boring and dull? Are the few patterns using bright colors, metallics, and sequins enough for you to forgive the fact that a majority of this magazine is featuring dark colors and conservative styles that would have shown up at the first Thanksgiving? What is the final verdict - December, yay or nay? Feel free to discuss in the comments!