Vogue Fall 2012 pattern collection review

Wow. Double WOW. I have not been this impressed by a pattern collection in a l-o-o-o-o-o-n-g while. First off, LOVE the styling of the sample garments. Finally, models for sewing are projecting a hip, modern, urban vibe. Thank you.

Now, the patterns. I am a sucker for pretty dresses, and sheath dresses are my favorites. Love this look from Rebecca Taylor, but with all the contrast pieces sewing precision will be critical, or it will look Becky Home-Ec-y, IMHO.

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More sheath love from Donna Karan, and with an exposed zipper to step it up even a little more. Totally wearable, and totally stylish.

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Ruching does wonders for disguising a few lumps and bumps, and I can see this simple dress from Tracy Reese in a bold graphic print, or even as a LBD. I would shorten the sleeves to 3/4 tho – I think a little wrist and arm showing would be much more flattering.

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This might be my favorite dress of all. LOVE.

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And this Issey Miyake coat? Swoon! Not that I ever actually make coats. I just collect coat patterns. 😉

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Elegant blouse and very interesting skirt patten by Donna Karan. I don’t know if my short-waisted body can wear this combo, but it is calling me, for sure.

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A classic pant suit, with some interesting shaping on the jacket, and a feminine, pretty blouse. This would be a great addition to my wardrobe.

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Cute, trendy hi-lo top that would be a nice knit top addition.

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Thee are plenty more great patterns in this grouping, but I included a few of my favorites here. How about you? What else appeals to you in this collection? Are you in the mood to sew for fall yet, or still enjoying summer sewing?

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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