So let me introduce you to my brand new patterns:
First up is this little 40s number: Vogue 2876. I would like to sew this dress in a jersey knit to give it a more contemporary feel. What do you think? Could a knit fabric work on this?
Vogue 8333 jacket pattern I ordered. Jackets I have made previously don't seem to have that elegant touch of couture refinement. I love that this jacket has a defined waist and is not boxy. The side pockets are an elegant and clever detail as well. I think it looks a bit like an old-fashioned riding jacket.
These Vogue 7468 couture pants could be turned into a nice pair of Marlene pants if I draft the pant legs a bit wider. They would be nice in a light-weight wool for winter. I want to bring more high-waisted pants into my wardrobe. They are so classy!
Vogue 1044. Isn't this dress adorable? I love the styling in the longsleeved version with the little black hat. I would love to make this dress for summer in a light and preferably wrinkle-free fabric, because I can only imagine how annoyed I would be if I had to iron the front tucks of the bodice and the huge gathered and pleated skirt every time the dress needed a wash. The dress would probably end up in my wardrobe unironed and never be worn, like so many wrinkled things in my closet. I'm quite lazy, really.
This Vogue 9668 dress pattern was perhaps the most sensible choice (read least labor intensive choice). I had the first view in mind with the heart-shaped neckline and the short sleeves, but I've seen some pretty stunning versions of the slim sleeveless one in the middle on Pattern Review, so this version seems intriguing too. Only the last one is rather sad looking. Perhaps as a beach cover-up (in the 80s, that is).
Have any of you tried one of these patterns? How did it turn out?
Well, so much for my newly acquired patterns. And before I get too carried away with future sewing plans I'll head back to my sewing machine to continue working on my V&A Couture Dress, which I hope to be sharing with you shortly.