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which patterns to take?

When I head off to Sewjourn I usually take a box full of pre-cut garments with me, just waiting to be assembled.  This time I decided to take the pressure off a little and just take fabric and patterns.  These are some of the patterns I’m considering.

Vogue 8813

I adore the look of this dress. It is designed for drapey knits or soft wovens. Check out the line drawings.

Vogue 8813 line drawings

Nice details with the shirring across the bust, and it is fitted enough in the upper body to be flattering. Love the draped pockets too! Actually, I have high hopes for this pattern. Because the weather is rapidly cooling down here, I’m only planning on sewing garments with sleeves or ones that can be layered over sleeves. Other dresses under consideration are these:

New Look 6071 & Butterick 5676 long sleeved dresses

and these:

Butterick 5522 and New Look 6000 dresses

and these:

Vogue 1210 & 1297 dresses

I’ve had these two Hot Patterns in the stash for a while – they have to be traced before use, and you know how much I hate tracing patterns! Hence them still being in the stash unused. Take note for future reference!

Hot Patterns Deco Vibe Delicious Dresses & Metropolitan Good Times Dress, Tunic & Top

How about some Jalie tops and cardigans?

Jalie 2806 tops, 2794 tops, 2919 cardigan & vest

And because it is getting pretty cold, I should consider a cape or a jacket.

New Look 6007 cape & Vogue 8480 jacket

Clearly, I have absolutely no intention of trying to sew all of these patterns while I am away! They are a nice selection to take with me so that I can sew as the mood strikes. And despite my theory of not cutting out in advance, I noticed this afternoon that I have almost filled my cut-out-awaiting-to-be-sewn box. Which I suppose I will also take with me! Now that I’ve got the patterns sorted, I’d better move on to the fabrics…

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8 thoughts on “which patterns to take?

  1. I say take the drapey Vogue! I’ve seen it blogged a few times now, but never made and I find it a bit odd with the drapey pockets and want to see it on a real person!
    I’ve got fabric ready to go for NL6007, just need a trip to DCF for some lining – look forward to seeing what you do with that! So take that too…

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