Saturday, July 27, 2013

New Vogue Patterns: Fall 2013

This season Vogue went rather cultured and grand, not my style, I'm still way too immature to pull off that.

Vogue 1361
See, very worldy. Salma Hayek would rock this dress to within an inch of its dressy little life. Also, my, those are some tight sleeves!

Vogue 1365
This is bad. It might just be the fabric choice which is a faux fur, but she has linebacker shoulders, gorilla arms, and a teeny tiny pinhead sticking out the top.

Vogue 1358
And this looks messy, like chunks of fabric were haphazardly taped to her body. If I wore this, I'd rerearranging ruffles all day.

Vogue 1366
I love these pants, but I think they can only be described as below-waist on this long-torsoed model. That top was last worn by Hugh Hefner in 1972.

Vogue 1360
The 'I have to pee, can you speak up?' pose. This dress is fine, nondescript, it would be better if that upside-down 'V' thing were thinner as it shows in the line drawing.

Vogue 1367
The top is gross, but those pants have promise. I've been looking for the perfect traveling on a plane outfit and those look they would be comfortable even if I had to sit next too...oh you don't even want to know what I had to sit next to last flight. Moving on.

Vogue 1362
Bianca is going to cut a bitch and then hide the weapon in her neck pouch.

Vogue 1359
This is Bianca the next day after they've told her they found an unidentifiable woman's body on her 50-acre Hamptons estate. Pure innocence. Also, Biance, the shoulder pleats on your dress make the bodice look very baggy, please don't hurt me.


  1. 1362... have you seen anyone, any other blogger friends, make this dress and post a photo+review? I've got in mind to make it, with a few alterations, in black. Wanted to get a preview of any problems to note.

    Also, don't you think 1359... the dress looks altogether ill-fitted? The knot looks like it's about 2 inches too low and the designer was too lazy to move it to where it belongs. (Or is it just me that thinks it looks "off"?)

    1. Hi Marti, I think you've chosen a pattern that I have not heard of anyone making nor can I find any evidence online. Probably make a muslin or two to get those problems out of the way. I think 1359 is supposed to look baggy. The pleats at the shoulder make it look like they hiked up the bodice to fit on her but I guess its a 'design feature'. I don't like the way they change the fit much either. The tummy knot bugged me for a long time too, but I actually think it works now. If they had made it higher, it would have made an annoying and distracting triangle with her boobs. Good luck! Hope to see the results.