Vogue Patterns Winter/Holiday 2013 Release
I can@t pinpoint why this released has got me excited like Vogue patterns hasn’t been able to do in a while. Is it the fact that the patterns and the fabric choices are resolutely festive without being formal? Or maybe the fact that one has the feeling that the designers at Vogue have been watching the looks on the runway very closely this time (if you haven’t, you definitely want to have a look at Toy’s blog!)? First the winners. These 5 made it straight to my wish list:
All the patterns above have design lines that allow a play with colors (though color-blocking is so last season :)) or fabrics and textures (lace, leather, …). But I’m not sure that these design lines make adjusting these patterns easier…
You think it’s a high-waist maxi skirt? Wrong! It’s pants! Look:
Now on to Vogue 8946:
The fabric is quite distracting here, so let’s have a look at the pattern drawing:
Makes me think about this other dress from Burda (from May 2008! shown by Her Honor the Selfish Seamstress) except that Burda’s is for woven while Vogue’s is for knits:
Now in the nay category:
this top and skirt combination by Guy Laroche, Vogue 1372:
I’m in awe. I can’t understand how this and sexy Vogue 2899 can be born from the same mind.
And then this dress from Tom and Linda Platt, Vogue 1373:
Is it me or does something about the hanging seam on the picture above seem wrong? In any case, it doesn’t live up to its forerunner from Oscar de la Renta from the 90s:
Of course, between the winners and the “nay”, there’s a whole range.
What do you think about the newly released Vogue patterns?