Friday, September 24, 2010

More Fall Vogues are Out!

A new batch of Fall Vogues were released today. Like many sewists, I love fall clothing and this batch does not disappoint. Here are some of my favorites (and a few "almost there"s) from the new lineup.

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I just love love this jacket from Marcy Tilton. Of course, it will look best when worn with a narrow legged pant, but I don't mind whipping up a pair or two. Because of the location of the princess seam, an FBA might be a little tricky - I won't know until I can try on the tissue paper. I love the shawl collar and the funky hem!

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A cute top from Katherine Tilton, Marcy's sister. This one has princess seams, which are perfect for absorbing an FBA. This will also look great with a narrower pant.

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A new coat from Lynn Mizono. I really respect Mizono's designs. This coat, for example, has very interesting design lines. Unfortunately, I am not sure how flattering it would be on me, because I have recently been forced to admit that oversized tops/jackets don't do me any huge favors, but I really love the lines on this one. Maybe one of my friends will make it and let me try it on. <hint hint> :)

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Omigosh, I love this Koos coat! So interesting! And it has princess seams, so I think I could even make this one work. I have other coat patterns higher in the pecking order, but I do like this one.

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Another pattern by Katherine Tilton. This pattern is very much like the Sewing Workshop Liberty top, especially with the Heather modification I posted recently, but many people will find it more affordable to buy the Vogue version, if you don't mind dropped sleeves. It's a great design!!

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This new Sandra Betzina coat is really beautiful but it's not for me. At least I don't think so, with the design emphasis on the under bust seam. But it has interesting lines and would look fabulous on the right figure.

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I like the asymmetric hem on this Sandra Betzina dress but, again, on me, it would be cringeworthy with the bust detailing. On the right figure, it would be flattering, flowing, and easy to wear.

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Another new pattern from Lynn Mizono. I need one of these hats this winter.

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So often I find that the Vogue Women patterns seem a bit "off." Take this pattern, for example. The side drape is so extreme that it feels unbalanced, but not in a good way, especially with the buttoned up neckline. The cropped version is better but still doesn't excite me.

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Another fun accessories pattern from Marcy Tilton. This one features fingerless gloves and scarves. Two of the scarves have pockets. :)

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This Guy Laroche jacket intrigues me. I like that it's asymmetric. I like that there is shoulder interest. I like the armscye and the pleats on the sleeve head. I like the hem. But, I don't know... there is almost too much shoulder interest, at least on the left side. I have to mull this one over for awhile. I definitely wouldn't use a shiny fabric if I did make it for myself. :)


  1. There's a lot of fun stuff here, Shams. I'm definitely making the KT top with the ruffles on the bottom. And love the MT jacket. The Guy Laroche jacket it beautiful, too.

  2. I have several of those in my wish list as well. I love the Marcy Tilton jacket with the asymmetrical seam.

  3. What a great review of the new. I'm really liking those pillbox shaped hats, and the whimsy of those wiggly seamlines on the Koos coat. But for some reason, that Sandra Betzina coat is calling to me... I can imagine it as a raincoat, it has a great shape to go over the style of pinafore I love to wear, but it would depend on *where* that underbust seam was located. If close to waist level - good; if close to bust level - scarey! (on me) Eventually I will stop buying coat patterns and actually make one.

  4. I agree, Alison, I think the Betzina coat is beautiful. But it would require a LOT of modifications for my figure and I doubt I would bother. I find that Sandra's patterns favor a pear figure.

  5. Thanks for the great review! The must-have for me is the red Mizono jacket.

  6. I like that one too, Leslie. Such an interesting piece. Except... notice how that model is clamping the coat to her sides for the photo? If she, a tall, thin, small busted, gorgeous woman, has to do that, then I would worry how it might translate to my (more robust) physique. ;)

    But I do like it on her and imagine how snuggly it would be on a frosty winter morning (or a summer day in SF). :)

  7. Thanks for the review! I also like that Sandra Betzina coat, but I fear that on me, it would look like maternity wear.

    Guy Laroche designs are always so interesting. Like you, I was thinking it would look better in something other than that shiny fabric.

  8. And I think that Guy Laroche jacket would be fabulous in leather. What do you think of that idea?

  9. Yes, Betsy,I think it would work in leather. But that would require a lot of leather! I would probably use pleather. ;)

    I enjoy talking about this pattern because I'm still making my mind up about it.

  10. It's always interesting to read your review of Vogue patterns newest patterns. You have a more artistic take and pick patterns that I can see on you but totally wouldn't work in my world. I am however starting to think that I've fallen into some weird no man's land that Vogue no longer services. Again, nuthin exciting for me...nuthin to write home about!

  11. I'm intrigued by the Mizono jacket but am not a big fan of fleece. What's another fabric option for this? The Marcy Tilton jacket is terrific. I love the collar and can see it lots of different fabrics. Not sure about the Laroche jacket. It's interesting but kind of hard looking...not in a difficult to execute kind of way, but like the person wearing it would be in charge of a firing squad or something.

    I'd love to make the Koos coat just for the adventure of it. So much to little time!

    Anyway, this new batch of Vogue patterns is fun with lots to like. And yes....a hat! love the hats. Let's have a hat sew along!!

    Thanks for posting this, Shams! I can't wait to see what you sew next. You're a true fashion muse.

    Helen M.