There have been a few round-ups on the web of people’s thoughts on the latest crop of Vogue patterns. I am always rather fascinated to see which patterns people love, and which ones they dismiss. I have come to the conclusion that most of us filter the patterns according to whether they fit with our own style aesthetic, body shape and lifestyle – which makes sense, of course! These are the ones that I really like from the last lot (and they are often the ones that others have criticised).
There is usually something that I find to like in most of the DKNY patterns – especially the fact that there is often a little rectangle in Vogue’s “figure flattery” box! This has room to play with interesting fabric combinations. I’m also interested to see how it is constructed. Don’t be surprised if this pattern somehow creeps its way into my collection at some stage.
When you look at the line drawing this is actually quite similar to the Tessuti Eva dress, that I have made twice before. I like the sleeves and the relaxed shaping, as well as the detail on the front. I think the instructions would be an enjoyable read, even if I didn’t actually make the dress!
This is the view that I prefer from this pattern, and it’s the only view that wasn’t photographed. Those are lots of tucks on the front, I love the v-neckline, and the pattern has the potential for loads of interesting fabric combinations and fabric or colour blocking. The overall shape is somewhat reminiscent of Vogue 8805, a pattern that I have now used four times.
I’m sure that I have seen this pattern bagged on a few other sewing blogs, but I really like it! All three views! It’s just the sort of thing that I would like to wear in summer.
It was actually the line drawing that interested me in this style. I love the gathered details and the tie in the front. It’s not quite the sort of thing that I usually wear but it has definite possibilities.
There are others that I appreciate, but these are the ones that I would consider purchasing for myself. There are plenty of pretty dresses with fitted bodices and fuller skirts (whether gathered or flared or circle) and plenty of defined waists. The most divine bias cut slip and matching robe. Some wonderful uses of lace overlays, and dresses with seamlines that allow for plenty of fitting opportunities.
So basically, I have just presented to you the best of the new Vogue patterns from the perspective of a mid-forties, plump, short, works out of the home two days per week, Australian woman.