So I had hoped to have finished my Sewaholic Holyburn skirt and blog it but as it stands this is what has held me up….
So I got another zip out and will be making further attempts this afternoon when wee ones are sleeping ;-). The skirt is a muslin; my sewing goals for this year are to improve the quality of my sewing and making a muslin is a good stepping stone.
In other news I have been pattern window shopping which is one of my favourite procrastination techniques online. Vogue have released their Spring 2015 patterns. As I was having a sniff around, the inspiration to write a post hit me so here goes. I will start with the ones that stuck out..
That back look so lovely with the rounded yoke and drape of the fabric.
The first picture for this jacket is all great, I instantly loved that yoke and the panels. But then I clicked on to the other views and this. I don’t think that collar works for me.
Not too sure what is going on here with V9096
It looks like she is keeping her hand in front of the jacket to keep it from flapping out……
Actually looked interesting
But then I saw the back..
V1442 just plain confuses me. This reminds me of when in the morning after the school run I figure it is a good moment to go to the toilet. As soon as I sit on the pot.. sure enough.. the doorbell rings! I of course get off the pot… no toilet break for me.. cause I have to get downstairs and deal with the courier before my 2 year old opens the door and signs for a parcel (It has happened before!). Sighing with relief that I caught the courier before he did his 2 second attempt at delivery, I look down a only to realise that my dress is tucked into my knickers! Sigh! Seriously though is it just me who doesn’t get this dress?
And in case its still not clear
Ok on to the ones that I actually like..
The trousers are close-fitting, tapered with an elastic waist (They had me at elastic waist ;-) .I really like the interesting yoke detail on the shirt
Such a cute top that I can see me wearing it with jeans, making a dress by lengthening it. V9085 is one of my favourites of their spring releases.
On V9077, I am normally mistrustful of patterns that don’t have a real life model. In this day and age of digital photography I don’t get why such a big company like Vogue cant make a test garment and photograph it for all to see…..unless if it has issues and they have to rely on pretty illustrations (sewers’ paranoia perhaps?). I wish I could say I wasn’t a sucker for pretty illustrations but I am which is why this is here. 🙂
And finally for the wild card – a pattern that is …..beguiling??..
Now I have to spend weeks deliberating whether to buy or not to buy, basically enjoying the thrill of the chase! And also finish the Holyburn skirt 😉
That’s all for now! Thanks for stopping by!