If you haven't heard, Vogue Patterns Fall Collection 2014 is out.
The first pattern in the line up is Vogue 1416, WOW!
Listen, I truly can't go there right now....
My initial reaction was "they play to much, who is going to wear this?"
So, I will come back to the designer patterns in the next post because I'm not even ready for it and you are probably baffled as well.
Easy Vogue, not bad!
Let's take a look:
Vogue 9024 is a must have for me.
I immediately thought about the Proenza Schouler Fall 2013 collection that featured the outfit pictured below.
This style of dress incorporating the bias cut colorblocking sections can be found in many collections from Preen by Thornton Bragazzi to Dior.
The illustration of this skirt is exactly how I would wear it with a simple tee. Looking at the recommended fabric choices from leather to wool, I can see the possibilities and I love the back with the centered draping used to create the flounce. I can even see this made out of layers of chiffon which will give lots of movement when you walk.
Is one of those dresses that is simple yet sophisticated. All you would need is a piece of substantial fabric of good quality and a good fit to make this pattern work. A flounce on the shoulders followed by a well-defined waistline is always flattering.
You know they must do a knit cardigan. I like the darts used as the design detail apart from the asymmetric hemline. This would be great for a textured ponte or sweater knit, the ones you always lust after but have no idea what you would do with it.
I like View A, I can see the potential with the shoulder yoke but the long sleeve version looks dowdy, I wouldn’t make it.
This reminded me of Vogue 8921 which I made last year. I was on the fence when I got that pattern but it ended up working out and this one has similar design lines. The Mccalls company in general like to release updated versions to patterns from other collections, so no surprise here.
I’m calling it the “token sweatshirt”, every collection is going to have one. But it’s the bread and butter pattern and you know you are going to see a bunch of reviews come this fall; this one isn’t that bad. Its illustrated with an 80’s color-blocking effect that may be a disaster in the wrong hands, lol. I will be looking forward to all the versions coming down range.
This illustration reminded me of the star trek uniform, my goodness, not a good image. But once again, I can see the potential. I like the idea of doing a sleeveless version with a contrast color at the upper bodice, a little piping to define the midriff and a darker color for the skirt, best illustrated in this dress by Narciso Rodriguez in his pre-fall 2013 collection.
Of course I had to leave the worst for last.
Patterns like this is where Vogue patterns fail. What is this?
I find it truly hard to believe that this travesty made the final cut.
Who can decipher this mystery?
If you have pinned a “haute” version of this pattern as a garment, please send me the link, this mess needs to be explained.
Lawd, my chest hurt, HORRIBLE!
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