I’m a bit late getting around to posting the newest pattern releases. I just finished 11 skating costumes last week, and I’ve got 6 more to work on before nationals, but I think I’m going to make it. I may even have time to sneak in a sewing project for me! I’ll be posting progress photos to Instagram, and hopefully have something worth blogging about by the end of the week. I’ve also got posts in-progress for the August Burda and the Burda Fall/Winter envelope patterns, so hopefully those will be on the blog soon.
In any case, the fall Vogue patterns have been released. On the whole I’m a bit underwhelmed, though there are a few standout designer patterns. I’m not sure if I’m reaching pattern stash saturation or if I’m just not impressed by this collection in particular. I sort of feel like I’m coming to the realization that there are only so many pretty dresses I can wear in a lifetime, and even less time in which to sew them. In any case, there are some patterns of interest from the new Vogue collection, so let’s take a look:
V1513 – I’m actually really liking this Badgley Mischka design. I’m not usually much of a ruffle person, but here I think it really is the perfect accent for this otherwise basic dress.
V1514 – I’m also rather liking this Bellville Sassoon design. The cutout and gathered design looks quite flattering.
V1511 – I’m not sure I need to add this Rachel Comey design to my stash, but I do rather like this design – it’s a nice take on the shirtdress and has lots of interesting details.
V1512 – This Tracey Reese design uses color blocking in an interesting way to create the illusion of a smaller waist.
V1510 – The Sandra Betzina pattern isn’t really my style, but there are a few other bloggers who could totally rock this.
V1515 – Not really loving the neckline or pocket on this Sandra Betzina design.
V1516 – This Tom and Linda Platt design looks pretty cozy (view A). The view B shirt could be a fun way to mix interesting fabrics too.
V1517 – Love the jacket in this Anne Klein design. The pants aren’t bad either.
V9196 – This Very Easy Vogue design looks like it would be flattering and pretty easy to sew. Not sure I love where the seam crosses the bust, but that might just be me.
V9197 – Custom Fit, Very Easy Vogue. Looks like a pretty basic dress design, but the Custom Fit options are always nice to have in a pattern.
V9198 – Not much to say about this Very Easy Vogue pattern.
V9199 – Another basic Very Easy Vogue pattern.
V9200 – I’m actually sort of liking the interesting curved detail on the front of this dress design.
V9201 – Another cute take on the shirtdress.
V9202 – This dress looks similar to others Vogue has produced before, but the fact that this is a Custom Fit pattern is nice.
V9204 – Interesting how the tie detail also works as a back collar on this blouse pattern.
V9205 – Not sure how this gathered top would look in real life. It’s a Very Easy Vogue pattern, so it should be pretty easy to construct.
V9206 – Not really loving this shape of this tunic, but the asymmetric buttons are an interesting detail.
V9207 – This Marcy Tilton top looks a bit odd in the line drawing, but has an interesting drape on the model.
V9216 – I actually rather like this Marcy Tilton pattern though. The vest creates an interesting shape, but those leggings are well fit.
V9209 – This is an interesting wrap skirt design. I’m sort of digging the pocket details.
V9210 – Also loving the options on this legging pattern.
V9211 – Very Easy Vogue poncho. Meh.
V9212 – This jacket pattern has some interesting design features going on. I might get it just for the collar, though the pocket placement looks like it is in a really comfortable sport.
V9213 – Another long draped cardigan. Meh.
V9214 – Not really loving the pants in this Very Easy Vogue pattern. The jacket could be an interesting take on the peplum trend.
V9215 – I’m liking the skirt in this Wardrobe pattern. Not much else here of interest.
V9217 – Kathryn Brenne wardrobe. I feel like the top or the trousers could be of interest, but I’m not sure how I feel about all of these pieces together.
V9218 – Sort of loving this Vogue nightgown pattern.
V9219 – This Malia Janveaux children’s coat pattern is sort of adorable. Of course, I may just be obsessing over it because I’ve recently been watching the Great British Sewing Bee.
V9220 – Nothing particularly new about a man’s shirt pattern, but the different fitting options here are nice.
V9221 – A Kathryn Brenne accessory set. The bag looks great for when you want to travel light.
V9222 – TaFa belt pattern. I really like adding belts as an accent piece, so this looks like a pattern I’d get a lot of use from.
And that’s it. On the whole, not a lot of patterns I feel like I need to add to my stash, but there are a few stand outs that will probably join my collection. What do you all think? See anything that is going on your fall sewing list? Or is this release a total pass? Feel free to discuss in the comments!