Friday, March 25, 2011

Vogue summer favorites

Its the time for summer patterns to start rolling out, and Vogue has their newest summer patterns on display here.  Overall, I was not as impressed with this summer line as I was with their spring additions.  There just weren't many styles that "popped" for me.  Part of that may also be my excitement with the Tim Gunn Sew Along (see sidebar at right).  Since I have been concentrating on sewing pieces for my wardrobe, I haven't been enticed by the acquisition of other patterns.  I have enough on my plate right now, I guess.

Well, here are the ones I found interesting...

Vogue 1236

This is a DKNY design, and I love the simplicity of it.  If you haven't figured out that my style is more classically modern with splashes of trends, then I'm sure you understand now why I like this pattern.  Also, it doesn't look like it's that difficult to sew.  My issue would be getting the gathers just right (I really do loathe gathering).

Vogue 1249

This pattern is a Badgley Mischka design that I find effortlessly beautiful.  I don't think I have worn a jumpsuit since childhood, but I would be willing to consider one that looked like this!

Vogue 1245
These two loose-fitting peasant-style tops have a certain spiciness to them.  My favorite is the one on the right in red and black.  The see-thru arms are a nice effect.

Vogue 8727
Vogue 8727 is a pattern with many choices of design.  The shape of the bodice is what I like the most.  I don't think I would wear it that long, so I prefer the dresses shown with the shorter length, and slimmer silhouette as opposed to the more flared version.

Vogue 8732
This one is just a jacket I thought was cute.  I love the pop of color, though I'm not crazy about the buttons.

These two are Vogue 8723, Very Easy Vogue Custom Fit.  I really like this one.  I love the detailing of the neckline, and the mix of the different prints as pictured on the woman above.   

Here are some more Custom Fit Very Easy Vogues...

Vogue 8724

Vogue 8725
I leave you with a great bag(s)...

Vogue 8741

Bags are something that I have yet to make now that I have a year of sewing under my belt.  Actually, there are still a great many things I would like to venture into and bags is one of them.  One day.  

Thanks again for catching up with me! 

Stay sew-filled!


  1. Thanks again for highlighting the latest patterns. I always appreciate reading about the new patterns.

  2. I love your pattern choices - I shall definitely have to pick up one or two of these ones when they finally arrive here in the UK!

  3. OOO LA LA! I think those will look great on you! Lots to sew you better get busy. And tell the hubby to schedule a fantastic vacation to wear all these beautful new clothes on.


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