|Donna Karan V1465|
|Donna Karan V1466|
There are 2 sweet patterns for girls, and 2 patterns for dolls.
Many of the edgier designers have lovely patterns, including one from Koos van den Akker. I like to do applique and have been successful sometimes with the technique. It is very easy to make a wrong turn and end up looking as though you are wearing a table runner...so I collect van den Akker patterns to study the arrangements.
In keeping with the above beautiful "art teacher chic" patterns, here is an interesting jacket from Sandra Betzina.
What did I hate? Not much-one dress with bust seaming which looks awkward and a pattern for a traditional dress from the Southwest and Mexico. The traditional dress would be very hard to wear outside of a village or a resort.
Overall, this collection is a winner for me. 30s and 40s vibe, feminine details, artistic design, easy wearing clothing, a nod to modesty and sophistication (not an easy combo!).