Friday, January 25, 2013

The folks at Vogue have their minds back

Yes, I know I have been giving the BMV crowd a hard time lately but this latest spring collection has some beauties. 

Some very wearable little numbers.

My first look, disregarding all the figure type advice, picks are these:




Not sure what has agitated this girl but she should relax, this is a good easy-to-sew dress. In the meantime she should just ask to see the manager.

A good simple summer dress, good back detail with pleats in the yoke so it would be comfy, not illustrated here of course. It's late I should be in bed anyway.


Many tunics in this collection. Her face looks like she has just heard her credit card was about to be cut up or her husband was sleeping with her sister, but the top looks good. There is always a bright side. I have a ton of bright linens I was going to make into lined fitted summer dresses and now I will make them into pullover tops. That would make me smile.


Soo Doris Day and so me. Of course they say the box figure shouldn't wear it but that must be a mistake. I even have this much bright pink knit. Dare me.

The photo shot is of a belted grey coat but this one's for me. I have recently purchased 17 almost right coat patterns waiting for this one to appear and it is completely right for my SWAP plans. Anyone want some un-used raincoat patterns, the expensive kind?


This is the sister. She is saying "You're kidding right? The guy is a tool." Nevertheless this is an A-one easy, sharp, cheater peplum top. Just enjoy a good pattern ladies.

17 comments:

Margy said...

Ha ha ha...great post! I'm even going to go back and look at some of these again, thanks to you!

Bunny said...

Give me some Doris Day anytime but I'm not sure it does anything for the hourglass either.

Pattyskypants said...

I wasn't thinking Doris Day; I was thinking Jacqueline Bouvier! Double Dare.

gMarie said...

Great, funny post. Perfect pattern picks - love the cheater puplum top and the coat - oh the coat is wonderful! g

gwensews said...

I like the new Ralph Chado shirt. Although, it could easily transition to a jacket. That's my favorite of the new line.

Linda said...

Nice picks! I really like the green dress

Dilliander said...

Fabulous coat pattern, it caught my eye too and will make a lovely SWAP raincoat :)

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the chuckles....I don't like it when the models distract from the garments. I too was distracted. Just when I thought they couldn't get any thinner....

Mainelydad said...

Thanks for your hilarious commentary. I'm a guy and only sew for myself, but I enjoy your blog very much.

Sarah Shewring said...

Really love the yellow coat, I think it's a winner! Have just snorted loudly with mirth at your comments(v.attractive!) OH is looking at me in disgust! (So are the cats!)
Why do these models look so p'd off???!!!

Sarah Shewring said...

PS anonymous comment@ 6.33am, wtf??????

Gorgeous Things said...

Hahahahahahahahahaha! Snort!
Thanks for bringing a chuckle to my evening. My follow-on question is, what did you think of the (unintentional) Hammer pants? Those made me laugh out loud, but I don't think that was Vogue's intent.

Karin said...

Agree completely! You zoomed in on all my top picks. I'll be buying at the next sale.

Angela said...

I too have a box figure, and wonder how accurate Vogue's recommendations are?

Barbara said...

Ann those Hammer pants look like exhibit A of a pants wadder. What are they thinking?

theperfectnose said...

That coat pattern is awesome. As is the jersey dress. Unused raincoat patterns? Yes please! Which ones do you have? Happy to swap.