First, thanks to everyone for their concern over my recent trials. One comment from June really stuck with me. She wrote, "... my mom says that problems that can be fixed with money are not serious problems, and she's right (assuming you have the funds to fix everything)." This is so true. We feel extremely blessed to have all that we do.
I kind of set the goal of not writing any more posts until I had some new sewing to show you. But I just can't help myself.
Excitement!!! Have you seen Vogue's new website overhaul? It is awesome! You can click on all the small pictures on the envelope fronts to enlarge. Almost all the new patterns have detail pictures and back views. Additionally, the new spring lineup is fantastic! Lots of garments with interesting construction lines and complex details. LOVE IT!
Up first is this Tracy Reese dress, 1157. Love the faux wrap front, front & back peplum, high back neckline and princess seamed skirt. I'll probably leave off the ruffly cap sleeves - those never look good on my non-spaghetti arms.
Here's another Tracy Reese design, 1158, that I'm totally smitten with. You can't tell from the garment very well, but it has bias bands all around the neckline, armholes and sewn on front tying belt. I like it in the stripe to show off the cute bias skirt. Perhaps I'll use a contrasting color to set off the bias bands. This dress has a gorgeous neckline, especially at the back.
Dress 1161 is another favorite. Love the extended shoulders, interesting seaming details, keyhole back opening and flouncey back skirt. Awesome. I wouldn't change a thing on this one.
WOW! That just about sums up this next design, dress 1162. Not that I have anywhere to wear it, but it is Beaut-I-Ful! I heart those rose sleeves, pleated neckline ruffle, self-fabric piping along the front neckline and front waist pleating. I might have to buy tickets to some fancy-smancy event just to make the dress.
What do you think of this next fabulous offering, suit 1169 by Rebecca Taylor? It has some beautiful detailing with piping and hand-picked stitching galore. What a special suit. The neckline looks too low for me, but I don't think raising it would be a problem. I'd also eliminate the back gathered flounce on the skirt. The back pleats of the jacket peplum combined with the back skirt flounce are a little too much for me.
This is another Rachel Comey design, 1170. Who I've personally never heard of, but I live under a rock when it comes to designers. I sure love her stuff, though. The blouse buttons up the back with an interesting knotted neckline and sleeve ties. WHAT a cute skirt. It reminds me of dress 1161 with the interesting seaming and back flounce. The wide waistband is a nice touch as well.
I'm loving this little top, 8635. It's a wrap top out of knit. What's not to love? The cap sleeve version without contrasting bands in my pick.
Augh!!! These are almost all dresses! Do I need more dress patterns? NO! I do not! I actually liked a few more of the new designs, but am telling myself to be super picky. What are your favorites? And what do you think of this new Vogue website?