Vogue, Spring 2016

Yay! New Vogue patterns. V1490 is so pretty! I feel like women of all ages and sizes could wear this dress and look fabulous in it. Maybe not in baby pink, but can you imagine this in black? Wowsa! V1486 is effortlessly cool, and again, something I think would work well on women of all […]

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Boring Mail Day Saved by Popular Blogger

Last month I was promoted and given an additional, more public facing role — in addition to my reception duties, the team I’d create would also stand and greet customers: kind of like being a hostess for the business. Given that I work in a very image-oriented establishment, the idea of being so visible petrified […]

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Marfy, Cheetham, and Hughes

Marfy released their Fall/Winter 2016 patterns yesterday, and it’s a grey and rainy morning — perfect for browsing patterns with a critical eye (mwahaha). Some general thoughts: -I liked way more of these than I thought I would. The selling point is reading the descriptions and suggested fabrics. -Speaking of descriptions, this Italian company has […]

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Vogue Fall Collection, 2015

Here’s a quick and dirty, uncharacteristically timely, stream-of-consciousness review of the new fall Vogue patterns. Let’s go! V1465 by Donna Karan Collection is a knit, three-piece ladies’ suit. A turtleneck? Hmm. But it’s got really interesting lines on the back. I wished they’d photographed that. Or the skirt — those front seams across the hip […]

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Summer vs. Summer

Vogue released their summer patterns a few weeks ago, and then McCall’s just released theirs a few days ago. While we wait for Butterick to catch up, why not look these two new collections over? First up, Vogue. Changes on the inside have been itching to make their way out, as evidenced by the patterns […]

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I’m Lovin’ It

McCall’s! Spring! 2015! YESSSSSSSSS!!!! My favorite pattern for the lines of the garment: True story. Night before last I was flipping through my 2012 sketchbook and found a summer top I designed. The idea was good, just needed some spicing up. I did a quick redeisgn sketch and made a rough mini-pattern and stuck the […]

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