New vogue patterns – an excuse to feel very smug
A few weeks back Vogue brought out their Fall 2012 patterns. Several other blogs have already commented on the somewhat uninspiring and very oddly photographed collection! But, given that I am going to be starting my sewing course in less than 3 weeks, and also because I think I need to increase my sewing repertoire, I thought I should order some new patterns.
Now, I could be looking in the wrong places, but I have not seen the new Fall (that’s Autumn for us Brits) collection on a UK website. Certainly not on the usual UK website that I use to order patterns. So when I saw that the Vogue Patterns website based in the USA was having a MASSIVELY discounted sale on ALL the vogue patterns (including the new collection), I decided to be brave and order some. Here’s the link to Vogue Patterns.
Here’s what I ordered from the new collection:
This might be a bit beyond my capabilities right now….but something to work towards. Made up in a burgundy suede?
I have never sewn a pair of trousers before…this is a Very Easy Vogue pattern, so I thought it might be a good place to start.
Again, a Very Easy Vogue pattern, which I thought would be good to wear over skinny jeans.
From the Summer collection I ordered these two patterns:
Again, this is in the “average” category….but I might be able to manage it.
Peplums are still everywhere, which is why I ordered the following top from the summer collection and a pencil skirt pattern to go with it:
And finally, this dress pattern, which I thought was cute and potentially could be varied lots of ways:
The total cost for all the patterns, including shipping, was $52 (about £32), whereas from my usual website it would have cost me about £80 full price. And I didn’t get charged tax. And it took a week from ordering them to delivery. So that is the reason for my smugness. Let’s see if the smugness continues after I start sewing things.