Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fall Vogues!

First, thanks for all the encouraging words about my recent wadders. I actually have just as many wadders as most of you, I just don't always do a post about them. It's depressing, and I don't like to dwell on depressing thoughts.

Anyway, the new fall lineup is online for Vogue patterns. Vogue is my very favorite pattern company, and this new collection didn't disappoint. I'm also especially excited because I've been concentrating on making fall and winter garments lately, and I could start on these designs right away.

Up first is 1189, a Rebecca Taylor dress. I love the braided fabric trim around the neckline and the fact that it's a wrap dress for a woven fabric. I'll probably make the sleeves long with buttoning cuffs at the wrists.

Next up is 1190, a darling dress by Tracy Reese. It features a bunch of gathered ruffles along the front neckline and an interesting back. I actually have the perfect fabric waiting in my stash for this design, but it will have to wait for spring or summer.

The blouse is my pick from 1199, another Rebecca Taylor design. The ruffles are a bit too much for me, but I like the overall design without them. I can see this flowing over skinny jeans tucked into tall boots.

Included in 1200 is a really neat jacket from Anne Klein. I like the dramatic collar and bias sleeve and waist bands. I will probably attempt to make it a little more fitted, as is it looks rather boxy. What do you think of it made up in this houndstooth?

I keep going back to the website to look at 1202, a design by Donna Karen. I absolutely love the dramatic back of this top. The skirt is pretty awesome too. But I'm thinking they're really not my usual style. This might be one of those patterns I buy and just drool over for a few years. Or I'll wait to see one of you make it before I take the plunge.

I really adore the fitted cowl top from 1203, another from Tracy Reese. The skirt is lovely as well.

I may or may not buy this next design, 8663. It reminds me a lot of this dress sewn last December, and is very simple. I like complex and intricate. However, I have recently purchased several cuts of wool knits and doubleknits on sale at This dress might be perfect for one of those fabrics. I'd extend the sleeves to my wrists.

8670 Has a great mock turtleneck top with buttoning front side closure that I'll for sure be making for winter. So cute!

And that about wraps it up! Now all I have to do is wait patiently for a good pattern sale and go snatch these all up. Hurray for Vogue!


  1. Ooh I love the two tops! The ruffled one will look great 'casualified' with jeans and boots, and I love the side buttoned one. In fact I might check my stash now.....!

  2. I posted the exact same thing about 1202 yesterday! I like your selection :)

  3. I thought of you when I saw that Tracy Reece zig-zag dress. That really does look cool. I think that jacket pattern is perfect for that houndstooth.

  4. I have just found your site, and I just love it. You have a wonderful sense of pattern and fabrics. I love your pattern picks for the winter.

  5. That's so funny you should mention wadders, because I'm about to do a post of about 5 or 6 of them. I try to review my bad experiences too. In hopes of helping others avoid them. Thanks for sharing and I love your fall pics!

  6. Yeah, there are some good ones from this collection. :) I really love that first dress you posted. I can't wait to get my hot little hands on that pattern!

  7. I love your winter pics! There's a couple here I'd love to work on as well. You're way ahead of me, I'm still trying to complete my summer wardrobe! I could really learn from you! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  8. I love all your picks! I need to go peruse them too . I may have to have those Rebecca Taylors. :D