The new Vogues are online and for those of you who have not yet visited...they are also on sale! Life is good.
As always, the sewing community is divided on the offerings, with many saying they are disappointed and others happily loading their online cart (as this blogger did). There are some I passed over. shams, from Communing with Fabric, just posted this photo of Lynn Mizono's tablecloth skirt in dress form. It's beautiful, and I'll enjoy seeing it on all of you. But this height challenged woman needs something different to stand out in the crowd. Here's my first pick:
This is V1313 and it holds a number of details I have been playing with lately. Insets, no side seams, interesting pocket placement, exposed (or at least visible) zippers and a drop waist. The waist seam is experimental for me and while I have had one failure already with that style, I am willing to try again. Did I mention it is a knit? Oh thank you universe...my plan is to make up a muslin in two similar hues.
I picked up two more patterns just because I admired the artistry-
Get on over if you enjoy Vogue's aesthetic. You won't find Leave it to Beaver style shirtwaists but you might find a bit of the Jetsons.