It's been a long time since I've been truly interested in a pattern release. Sure, I always see the possibility in one or two. Maybe they're something I can hack into something I actually want. But, I want to sew these straight from the envelope!
In probably the last decade, it seems as though Vogue Patterns has gotten squeamish about releasing high end designer looks with complicated details. People that don't want to stretch their sewing skills always complain so badly. And then there are the ones that can't see pass a knit top and shapeless pants (nothing wrong with that if that's what you like, but leave other folks alone!), are always like, "OMG! Who's going to wear that?!" Believe it or not, there are a lot of people that love fashion while simultaneously love sewing. Go figure. I grew up loving all of the Vogue American Designer Original and Vogue Couture patterns and the dreamy french designer Vogue Paris Original. Those were the golden days of Vogue Patterns. Back then, sewing a designer pattern felt as though you were taking a couture sewing masterclass. You would learn so much.
Enough of the reminiscing... let's talk about what's current...
There's a new Guy Laroche, V1650. It's a trench coat and it's good!
A trench coat was on my list for fall. But I like this one so much better than the vintage one I had in mind. I like the set in sleeves on this one. It doesn't have the classic epaulets, but it does have the front gun flap and the storm shield on the back. And also a vent and unique belt carriers.
This coat is Vogue 1649, and it's a pretty good replica of this one:
At first, I was immediately dead set against the grosgrain border. BUT... then I saw the runway version, with the fringe. It may be an option. But I do love it in a solid color.
Even if you don't give a shit about fashion, the details on Vogue 1643 are so iconic, like how could you not recognize that Gucci trim?
This one is so good and a must have wardrobe pattern. I think I'll get my money's worth out of this one.
The Rachel Comey Steadfast Jumpsuit has been in saved on one of my Pinterest boards for months. I've been in love with this for a long time. I even stole the belt detail for my recent white jumpsuit.
I was think the entire time that Vogue Patterns should release this one. And lo and behold they did with Vogue 1645. Now I plan of making the real thing in a fall appropriate color.
It even looks good with a top underneath. Which is a definite plus!
Vogue 1636, is inspired by Oscar de la Renta.
It was worn by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex last September.
And the other ones that definitely need a place in my wardrobe are:
I love the full skirt. This will look stunning worn with tall boots.
I've made draped hem skirts before, but I still like this one too.
I don't have any pants in this cut in my closet. And a simple black pair would be a good addition.