First up is the good stuff:
|V1381 - A Ralph Rucci design. |
A bit difficult to see all the lovely top stitching details in the photo.
I think this is a really lovely dress, I love the design, and the detail.
I just don't think I would wear it, so I will admire from afar.
|V1384 - A Donna Karen design.|
I really like the simple elegance of this dress, but, again, maybe not something I would wear.
|V1389 - Another Donna Karen. |
The jacket is ok, and the top has a lovely wide collar band detail.
|But all the fun details are on the back of the skirt! Which is covered by the jacket.|
Hmmm, I like it, but I don't know if I love it. Or if I want to put that much detail
into something that will be hidden a lot of the time.
|V1388 - An Anne Klein design.|
Not sure of the photo really highlights the details of the jacket...
|It looks really interesting in the line drawing though!|
|V1382 - Another Anne Klein.|
Looks like color blocking is still a trend.
And I have seen a lot of those hidden pockets popping up too.
I actually sort of like this dress, but not for me.
|V1386 - A Today's Fit pattern.|
Actually looks like a more relaxed (more forgiving?)
version of the ubiquitous V1250 pattern.
Not sure if I like the relaxed fit though - perhaps a bit baggy for my taste.
|V8975 - A Marcy Tilton pattern.|
Mary Tilton patterns just aren't my style,
but I can appreciate the interesting seaming and fabric manipulation.
|V8982 - A Marcy Tilton jacket pattern.|
I actually really like the collar on this jacket.
|V1380 - A Pamella Roland dress.|
Seems a bit... generic.
|V1379 - This Tracy Reese dress makes me want to break out in song.|
|V8973 - I am in love with this Vintage Vogue pattern! |
The pleating on the top is lovely.
|V8974 - This Vintage Vogue would actually be a great dress for a summer picnic|
(it has open back with crossed straps), but the jacket makes it much more elegant looking.
|V8972 - An Easy Options dress with cup sizes.|
I like it, but it very similar to older Easy Options styles.
|Here is a look at all of the options...|
|V1387 - A Rebecca Taylor top.|
I actually really love this. The delicate gathers are just so pretty!
There is also a short sleeved version included that I like as well.
|V8970 - The Very Easy Vogue shirtdress is probably the most interesting |
pattern from that category this time around. Simple, but fine.
|V1383 - A DKNY pattern. |
Usually DKNY is more tasteful. Or sophisticated. Or something.
This dress sort of looks like it got dragged to a sweet sixteen party.
|V1385 - A Today's Fit pattern.|
The collar ruffle was sort of interesting at first, but then with the dots I got a clown vibe and I just can't shake that from my brain.
|V8984 - I'm just going to point out that most of the Very Easy Vogue pattern look like this.|
I didn't bother posting most of them, and now you know why.
I thought the men's pattern were pretty snazzy this time around though - check out this suit!
|V8988 - This men's suit pattern comes with a single and double breasted jacket pattern, |
and regular and skinny legged trouser. Might have to add to my tuxedo stash!
|V8987 - I also think this vest pattern is really sharp.|
Do men still wear vests? They should... It looks so classy.
It totally needs to come back and be a thing.