Picks from the new Vogues
I got an email today saying that Vogue has published their Winter/Holiday 2007 collection. I have to say I'm more interested in some of these than the Fall collection. I'm not sure whether I'll actually purchase any, but if BWOF doesn't publish something similar in the next couple of months I might pick up a few when they're on sale.
This one (V1011) is a no-brainer for me. I'm think that there could be some really neat effects done with stripes and those chevrons.
This one (V1019) isn't a surprise, either. Think of bias plaid in those constrast sections on the jacket.
I already made one last fall, but this shortie jacket (V1023) really is my style:
Is there anything modern that you like? Yes, there are a few that I like; the rest are similar to patterns I already have.
This dress (V8443) is simple, but I think can go a long way in the wardrobe. I especially like the fitting darts at the neckline.
V1021 doesn't look very interesting from the pattern envelope, but do look at the interesting seaming details on the top, dress and jacket in the line drawings.
The style of this dress (V8446) appeals to me, too, but it would definitely have to wait until next spring!
I know this is a coat (V8465), but I can see this as a dress, especially the middle one, made 6" longer.
Q/A: After mentioning the Chanel skirt article in my latest Threads back issues, Vicki wanted to know if the Chanel skirts were quilted too. Yes, many of them are! They are quilted and the seams finished the same way the jackets are. For the most part, they are quilted in parallel rows, 2 to 3" apart.
Parting Shots: Guess what the mailman brought for me today? Silk! Now I can really get going on the appliqué! The samples I got in the bottom photo are auditioning for a new project.