There are lots of new summery dresses:
|V1351 - DKNY. Simple and pretty, but not anything I haven't seen before.|
|V1349 - DKNY. Pattern blocking dress. Again, not exactly something new.|
|V1348 - Tom and Linda Platt. Another pretty dress, but yet again nothing I haven't seen before.|
|V1350 - Rachel Comey. Cute, but not my style.|
|V1353 - Kay Unger. At first I was mad over this dress, |
but after really looking I have decided I am more obsessed with the fabric choice
than the actual pattern. I am pretty sure I have a few options
from Burda with a similar silhouette.
|V8900 - Not exactly a fan of the cut-outs... though I do like the neckline on this dress.|
|V8895 - Those sleeves make me giggle. The rest of the dress is ok though.|
|V8898 - Ok, I have to admit I do sort of like this dress. |
But maybe not enough to actually buy the pattern.
Mostly because I think the dress is pretty much a sack
and the only thing giving is shape is the waist tie.
|V8896 - This is probably my favorite pattern in the bunch, |
and the one I would be most likely to wear.
On the other hand, I have a lot of very similar patterns already,
so I don't really think I need to add this to my collection.
|V8904 - Marcy Tilton. Interesting, but I don't know how the style will work for me.|
|V8904 - Though the solid version is actually quite pretty.|
This is the one pattern that is really tempting me,
though my inner voice of reason and logic is telling me to stay away.
Apparently the maxi dress is going to be quite popular again this summer:
|V1354 - Anne Klein. Does this not look almost exactly like the |
maxi dress from the February Burda magazine?
|V1352 - Rebecca Taylor. Maybe I am a bit off on this one, |
but the only thing I can think is "mumsy."
|V8901 - Not really a fan of the double slits on the skirt... |
And maybe it is just the stripes, but I can't say I find the overall cut of this very flattering at all.
|V8899 - I sort of feel like this is a pattern that has been resurrected from the 1970s.|
|V8894 - Not a fan of this crazy hemline.|
|V8897 - The world didn't really need a pattern for another sack dress...|
|V8905 - Poofy tunic top with crazy big sleeves.|
|V8908 - Maybe a bit hard to see with the pattern, but am I the |
only one who thinks the last thing a ruffly skirt needs is an even more ruffly peplum?
I do sort of like the more work-related patterns this time around, though they aren't anything I don't already have in my stash:
|V8916 - A Vogue Wardrobe pattern. I like the jacket and the skirt.|
|More V8916 - I think the neckline detail on this dress is super cute as well.|
|V8893 - A Claire Shaeffer pattern. I am not sure if I am a fan of this style, |
but I do know the instructions with her patterns tend to be fantastic.
In other sewing news, GLP International has announced the pre-orders are up for this year's Burda Classics. Last year it sold out quickly, though I know many people weren't entirely satisfied with the result. I haven't sewn anything from my copy yet, but I did appreciate a lot of the patterns and I think the classic shapes are the sorts of things that would suit me if I had more time to sew them. So I think I might give Burda Classics another shot this year, to see if the patterns are any more inspirational than the designs from last year. If you are interested as well you can pre-order a copy here.