Ok, so I have been stalking the Vogue pattern website for about a week because I knew it was going to be time for a new release soon. So I wasn’t surprised when I got the announcement email from BMV website. Upon inspection of the new patterns I was, however, extremely underwhelmed. I mean I am trying to find something redeeming in this collection, but I am struggling. There is only one patter I am actually really liking:
|V8868 – Yes, the only thing I liked were the hats!|
It was clear that Vogue is very much following the trends – color blocking, peplums, and VOLUME. None of which are trends I am especially digging at the moment. I mean, I have enough color blocking patterns courtesy of Burda, I am on the fence with the whole peplum think, and the voluminous Vogue patterns are just too much. I mean large to the point of being crazy. Makes me feel like I am very on trend with my recent wide-legged trousers I suppose. Although, compared to some of the new Vogue patterns, my pants might as well be leggings! Anyway, I actually found a majority of the collection to be too boring to be worth mentioning, but there was enough to laugh at I figured I might as post those.
Ok, first, these patterns are ok, but not terribly exciting:
|V1328 – Kay Unger dress.
It is ok, but so similar to the October Burda pattern, I don’t need another.
|V8845 – Claire Schaeffer’s Custom Couture Collection
I like this on the model and the line drawing, but I feel like if I wore it, it would just look wrinkly and messy.
|V8865 – Vogue Wardrobe collection.
I like the jacket. But, again, I feel like it just won’t translate well into real life.
|V8858 – Marcy Tilton Design.
I think the skirt is super dramatic. This pattern also comes with more “wearable” versions.
I am not interested by the practical designs, and not really in need of such a dramatic skirt.
There were also some new “Vintage Vogue” patterns:
|V8851 – Vintage Vogue.
Ok, but not something I would wear.
|V8850 – Vintage Vogue.
Again, not something I would wear. I do think this dress is interesting though.
Just not my personal style.
On to the trends. Color blocking:
|V1326 – Tom and Linda Platt design.
Makes me think of a black widow spider?
|V1329 – Kay Unger design.
I actually like this color blocked design. I don’t know if I *need* it.
Hmmm… maybe I need it. The line drawing is nice – lots of seam lines for fitting.
|V8849 – Vogue Easy Options.
Selection of basic sheath dresses and peplum options.
|V8866 – Vogue Wardrobe Pattern.
This is a case of two trends (peplums and volume) smashing together and
making something a bit… over the top.
|V1327 – Anne Klein.
Something just seems… off… with the proportions of this dress?
|V8846 – Custom Fit with Cup Sizing.
Sack dress. Even if the sack is draped well, it is still a sack.
|V8853 – Very Easy Vogue.
Can you say dowdy?
|V1331 – KOOS Couture.
|V1335 – Guy Laroche.
|V1332 – Pamella Rolland.
So… ummm… yeah. Not impressed. Amused, in a way, but not impressed. The Kay Unger color blocked dress is growing on me though. And I still like those hats. But other than that… Well, I suppose I can always look forward to the December Burda? What do you all think? Feel free to discuss in the comments.