First, I have to say a huge thank you for all the great responses to Monday's blog post, I had a really interesting time reading everyone's thoughts on my overthinking/blogging subject matter situation. It was really interesting how many of you (a) think that blogging should be about what you want to write about, not trying to please a particular audience (which we all know, really, but it's nice to be reminded) and (b) that actually, it's not essential to become an expert in one particular area to have a blog that is fun to both read and write.
Now, let's all have a manly hug and move on to some really important stuff.
I don't normally get terribly giddy about new season sewing patterns, simply because they usually don't cater for my sense of style (such as it is) at all, but this season Vogue seem to have hit the spot with a handful of their new patterns, so I thought I'd show you my favourites.
V1285 looks like a great wardrobe staple. I do love a good wrap dress (although I have to say I'm never quite sure that they love me as much as I love them), and the interesting neckline gives this one a bit of an edge over the usual suspects. I don't have a proper job, but I can imagine this being a really useful office basic (in a less sheer fabric than they've used here) if I did. I may have to make it anyway.
V1287 - I'm not completely clear on why they decided to use a print that so spectacularly obscures the awesome details of this dress, but here's the line drawing so you can actully see what you're looking at:
Cool, huh? I know it's a shape that will theoretically do me no favours at all, but I already have a muslin in the works just in case I can make it work somehow (yup, I already ordered all of the patterns I'm showing you. You didn't think I was going to share the bounty before I'd secured my own copies, did you?)
V8790 - Loving this faux-wrap top. I think it's the ever-so-slightly shawl collar effect that sold me on this one, as I'm not normally that impressed with faux-wraps - for some reason they always strike me as slightly ageing. I have a couple of versions of this in mind, and I can see it being a really useful spring top.
V8791 is theoretically a 'custom fit' top, so I'm not quite sure why they made it quite such a bad fit on the model, but I think with some more careful tailoring, making the entire top section more fitted, and a bit of work on the collar and sleeves, it could be an interesting change from bog-standard tunic over skinny jeans that forms much of my it's-spring-let's-go-to-the-park-for-the-12,000th-time attire.
Want to see more? You can view the entire new range of Vogue Patterns here.