If you understand some French and are interested in haute couture, take a look at this video on Dior’s 135th runway…
Life will go on. Même pas peur. So not afraid that I will be getting an online abonnement as soon as available. There you go. But back to life.
So Vogue has released the Early Spring patterns (can you call it spring if you didn’t have a winter?) ans as usual, I like to documented my favorites and random thoughts.
V1437 Ralph Rucci: I love the signature sleeves. I want to make that jacket so bad but the fabric I have in mind is a ponte knit and I wonder if this would work.
Vogue 1440 by DonnaKaran: I like the lines of the jacket but am not so sure about the fringes. The top, however, I luuuust.
Vogue 1436 by Anne Klein: shirt patterns by Anne Klein are a sure value.
Vogue 9077: Not sure how the front bands would look on a full bust, but I like it.
Vogue 1433 by Tracy Reese: very unspectacular lines but the attached petticoat attracts me somehow. Curious to see how designers make this…
Other random thoughts:
If I were into vintage; I would love the vintage release this time around.
What are your thoughts on this collection?
I read somewhere that consistency is essential to good blogging. If I consistently go into hiatus and then back, does that count? :)
I may not write but I do read a lot. And stumble upon nice new-to-me indie companies, that I thought I’d share:
- Vanessa Pouzet, whose Eagle jacket I like very much,
- Itch to Stitch, whose Marbella dress is a cutie,
- and last but not least, Pauline Alice, whose newly released Quart Coat is making me drool as we speak. Also check this version by sewmanju. I may actually ask Santa to pack a pattern, fabric and notions parcel with this one.
What sewing-related items are you giving or wishing for this holiday?
I feel like Fall has not even arrived yet, yet Vogue had released their Winter collection, silent and quiet (or did anybody have an email advertising it?). My thoughts:
- There are two designer lace garments in this collection, none of which really appeal to me, V1428 by Tom and Linda Platt and V1425 by Pamella Roland.
- There’s at least two cases of bad fabric choices and/or unflattering lighting/photography and that is V1427 by DonnaKaran and Vogue 9066.
- Vogue 1426 by Badgley Mischka is reminiscent of Angelina Jolie’s Oscar 2012 gown, don’t you think?
Patterns I like:
I like the pattern as is but I also think it would be a good starting point to knock off this little Plein number:
V1420 by Anne Klein, perfect for the office:
Look at this great dress by Carolyn. Amazing as always.
Also loving this zig-zag zipper dress.
Periodically this retro wrap makes an appearance on my blog roll. I’ll have to have a go at it sometime.
Can’t wait to see which of these 4 designs will get sewn up!
The McCall’s blog is doing a sew-along for V1419! If only I had a suited fabric, I’d jump right in. Also find it funny that they announce it right after the last sale on the McCall’s website. Improvement-worthy marketing strategy, I’d say…