I guess I am a bit of a hypocrite. I get excited when I know a new batch of Vogues are coming. I am anxious to receive my magazine (this time mine came more than a week after other folks on Stitcher's Guild reported receiving theirs!), and I am even more eager to see them posted on Vogue's website. Usually the website is updated long before I see a magazine, but this time the website was very poky indeed, but they are finally up.
I mean, I have my hands more than full with projects, so I really don't need more patterns, but then the new patterns come out and, inevitably, there are some that I am excited to make up, making my project queue even longer. It can be overwhelming.
It's a pickle, I tell you.
So, here we go. First up, a pattern I.MUST.MAKE. This dress is stunning.
Now, of course, I could not wear this dress. No way. But I happen to have lovely daughters who could. Luckily, my eldest would be happy to have this.
OK, now on to clothes I could, and would, wear.
My favorite thing is when Marcy comes out with new pants patterns. Here's her latest offering.
Cute, huh? And notice that both views of these pants have pockets?!?!? Thanks, Marcy, and Vogue! I especially love the round pockets on View A.
This top from Katherine Tilton is gorgeous!
This top is right up my alley. I especially love the stylized princess seams on View B!
Marcy also has a very interesting new blouse. These tops with volume at the hips aren't always the most flattering on me, but they can work if they are more fitted through the bust and not too long.
It has very interesting collar and pocket detailing and it's hard to make out exactly what might be going on. I look forward to seeing this made up!
Look at this cute, easy to wear vest. I could imagine this in many different, interesting fabrications. It has an "Eileen Fisher" vibe to me.
This next jacket has some very nice details, such as the ruched sleeves, neckline shape, and the peplum. Do I need it? Probably not. Will I make it? Probably not. But if I have an excuse to make it, such as a wedding, I just might. :)
I like the little evening jackets shown in Views B and D. I would only make one of these if I or my daughters had a relevant event, but it's a nice little pattern to have when you need it.
Finally, I like this little top with the peplum. I'd have to alter it substantially to fit me, but it might be worth the effort.
That's all I would highlight from this offering. The spring Vogues also include many cute, fitted dresses and one nice draped, pencil skirt. These patterns are listed on other blogs, but they don't really fit my body or lifestyle.
But I really do want to make 8705 for my daughter - with her dancer's body, she would really look great in that. :)