Early Fall 2011 Review: Vogue Patterns

I received an email in my inbox the other day from Vogue Patterns about their new “early fall” collection, so I thought I’d take a gander and see what I wanted to add to my fall sewing list. Not much, as usual, since fall patterns don’t inspire me to sew as much as spring and summer ones do.

Description: Flared, with waist facing, side seam pockets

This skirt is reminiscent of a wool Lands’ End Canvas skirt that I bought for work last year, and it is easily my favorite skirt in my wardrobe for fall/winter (although a little on the short side for work…I always pair it with tights and boots). I love circle skirts since they are flattering on my figure and make it look like I actually have a waist! This skirt is simple enough and classic, which are two requirements on my “to sew” list. Check!

Vogue 8747 Misses Shirt

Description: Fitted. A, B, C, & D cups

After reading an article in the September issue of Threads Magazine about altering and embellishing button-down shirts, I want to apply some of those techniques to this pattern. I love that the pattern is part of their “Custom Fit” line of patterns, meaning that I’ll be able to fit my bust, my biggest pattern fitting problem. Love the ruching too, it takes it from a boring button-down shirt to something with a little more style.

Vogue 1252 Tracy Reese Dress

Description: Lined dress has close-fitting bodice and side front in-seam pockets

Not too sure about this one…I’ll probably wait until some other adventurous sewists stitch up this dress and review it before I make it. The print in the picture above really takes away from the interesting neckline and gathering details around the bodice that are visible in the line drawing, which really sold me the design. I also really liked the Tracy Reese dress I just finished (working on another as I’m typing this), so I wanted to give another one of her designs a try. But like I said, I’ll see how others do first…this would be a nice addition to my fall closet though. I bet it would look super cute with boots!
Not really much else that grabbed my attention from Vogue for this early fall collection. I’m hoping that their next collection will have more garments that strike my interest.

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