Have you had a look at the newly released Vogue patterns? For me there are two clear winners:
Makes me think of a new and improved OOP Butterick 5780:
V9145 by Claire Schaeffer, though I admit that 4 meters of fabric for a dress is a lot:
Patterns I like with a “but” are
V1472 by Lorcan Mullany by Bellville Sassoon, but I would use a walking foot for those side seams.
In principle, it reminds me of OOP V1195 by Badgley Mischka that I also liked at the time:
V1475 by Badgley Mischka, but without the sleeves:
V1474 by Tom and Linda Platt, I like but I haven’t gone bra-less since I was like 13…
V1480 by DonnaKaran I like the tech drawing of pants but the top makes me think of a maternity garment, and the fabric choice is patently wrong for both IMHO:
And then this last one just confuses me/leaves me perplex, V1470 by Tom and Linda Platt:
A dress that wants to look like a tunic and skirt? But what’s the sense of that spiraling hem? This one, for me, is like an accident: you can’t look at it but you can’t look away.
All in all I think this a not as festive as I’m used to seeing for the Holiday collection. I’m a little sad not to be wow-ed by the new designers, Nicola Finetti and Zandra Rhodes.What’s your take on the new collection?
Simplicity latest release newsletter hit my inbox yesterday, and this is what I saw first:
It’s a child’s minion costume. Well, DM will be back in school in less than a week and this was our summer holiday project:
OK, they’re no costume, they’re worry eaters, but I think after sewing these and eating all things minions this summer, the hype will be over come Halloween. This was a fun summer project. DM (now 8) first sketched the minion, then draw the pattern with a bit of help from me. We then bought the fabrics, cut and sew them together. I’d make one seam on a worry eater and she’d come sew the same seam on the other one. I made all the really curvy ones like the fingers but all in all, she was able to contribute a lot. This happened in the weekends over 4-5 weeks. The minions worry eaters were actually gifts (one of them for DN) but based on the same pattern, we also made her a monster worry eater:
This one was finished on time for her to take it to her visit to her cousins in France and when she came back, there was a small paper inside written with “Ich habe heimweh” (“I’m homesick”) that she threw away. Ain’t that cute?
Let’s gasp together in admiration for arianamaniacs’s silk dupioni hand dyed and hand-painted gown: