First up, the dresses:
|V1398 - A Mark + James Badgley Mischka pattern.|
I like the top, and the scalloped skirt is interesting.
Perhaps a bit sweet for my taste?
I can think of several other bloggers who would own this look though.
|V1399 - A Badgley Mischka dress pattern. Actually I think this is quite clean and chic.|
Normally I am not a fan of peplums like this, but here the proportions work.
|V1392 - A Kay Unger New York pattern.|
I like the off the shoulder neckline, though in my experience,
they are the most practical the wear. Skirt... meh, but it has pockets!
|V1393 - Another Kay Unger pattern. I really like the contrasting bands,|
though I am not sure the seam line details show up well in this lace fabric.
Cute, but I feel like I have seen similar designs before.
|V1394 - Rebecca Taylor pattern. The gathering on this dress is cute,|
but nothing sensational. Not sure how comfortable/practical the button-up back is.
|V1395 - Another Rebecca Taylor. Nice to see a draped dress for wovens.|
Again, nothing amazing, but it would be easy to wear during summer.
|V1396 - A DKNY pattern. I actually sort of like this, |
but I also know it wouldn't look good on me. Hoping someone else is inspired to make it...
|V1402 - A Lialia pattern. Interesting use of the print on the dress,|
but the pattern itself isn't terribly exciting to me.
|V1397 - Tracy Reese pattern. This actually reminds me a lot of |
the dress from the October 2012 Burda...
|The deep-V back is the most exciting part, I think.|
|V8998 - A Vogue Easy Options Custom Fit dress.|
I wasn't super excited by the photo...
|...but I do like some of the variations on the line drawings.|
The cup sizing options don't hurt either.
|V8997 - Another Easy Options pattern.|
I wasn't very excited by the photo of this dress at first either...
|But the line drawings won me over again.|
Especially for the sheath dresses. And more cup sizing - yay!
|V8995 - The drawing isn't super inspiring on this Very Easy Vogue pattern.|
But imagine it color blocked (and sleeveless) and you have a total winner.
|V8993 - Another Very Easy Vogue. |
Actually I think this dress is quite cute.
|V9001 - Not sure how I feel about where all the |
bust seam lines are located on this one...
|V8996 - Another Very Easy Vogue.|
The basic shape of the dress is quite simple, but it has awesome pocket placement!
|V8992 - I feel like this coat dress could be quite cute, especially if styled appropriately.|
And the long-sleeved version could probably be re-worked into a coat if one was so inclined.
|V8991 - A Claire Shaeffer Custom Couture pattern.|
Might have to get this one just for the instructions and the sleeves.
|V9009 - I like the line drawings of this jacket pattern, but I don't know |
if I like it more than other patterns I have in the stash. The collar is interesting though.
|V9013 - A Very Easy Vogue pattern. I like the skirt, and I like the jacket,|
but I don't know if I would like how this translates in real life.
Might have to wait and see if anyone else makes up the jacket in this pattern before I invest in it.
|V9016 - An Elizabeth Gillett NYC pattern. Love this little shrug! So cute!|
|This slightly edgier version isn't too bad either.|
And I know exactly what I would wear it with. Might have to add this to the stash...
|V9005 - A draped tank top for knits. In theory it is pretty,|
but I feel I might get annoyed wearing it. I am sure 20 million versions will pop
up on the blog-o-sphere and I will be proven wrong though...
|And I think the other versions look quite voluminous.|
|V9003 - I think the peplum is just a bit too full on this top.|
The collar on he neck looks a bit small too...
|V9004 - Color blocked blouse. Not sure I am loving it.|
Mismatched neck seam - cool or sloppy looking?
(I do like the more basic view A - but I feel I could draft it myself using a stash tank top pattern.)
|V9002 - I could see this simple top with flutter sleeves becoming quite popular.|
Not sure I really love it myself, but it seems like simple tops are all the rage on Pattern Review lately.
|V9006 - A Cowl neck for wovens. Usually we see this sort of thing for knits,|
but I am still not particularly excited by this pattern for some reason.
|V9008 - These shorts actually aren't too bad!|
|Actually there are some nice variations in style and length,|
while still having classic lines and the sorts of details you would want in a pair of shorts.
|V9015 - A lingerie/sleepwear set pattern.|
|Actually, I love how the belt is attached to the robes!|
And I like the slip variations too.
|V9000 - This shirt dress is fine, but not the most exciting vintage reprint ever.|
|V8999 - This dress looks deceptively basic in the photo...|
|...but actually consists of a million seams!|
|V1401 - A KOOS Couture pattern. It's just... so... big.|
|V1400 - A Guy Laroche pattern.|
Normally I am a fan of the Guy Laroche pattern, but without the belt, this is just...
|A large baggy sack. Boring.|
|V1390 - A Today's Fit pattern. |
Again, this is just sort of shapeless looking on the model.
|V1391 - Another Today's Fit. Not exactly baggy, but not exactly exciting, either.|
|V8994 - Two words: Potato Sack.|
|V9010 - The tunic top is just so big!|
The pants aren't bad, but what is the sudden fascination with zip-back pants?
|V9012 - Ok, I feel like I would wear the top, and I would wear the pants,|
but I would never wear them together. Too much volume all at once!
And again with the zip-back pants!
Shouldn't be too hard to change to a side-zip though...