What Inspires Vogue Patterns Designer Carlos Correa

 I think it would be so interesting to read more about what inspires you and how you approach your designing… blog post maybe?

Editor’s note: When we spotted Manju’s comment on Vogue Patterns designer Carlos Correa’s Instagram account, we thought, hmm, what a great idea. So we reached out to Carlos and persuaded him to tell us more about his process. Here it is in his own words…

Can Beginners Sew Vogue Patterns?

Very Easy Vogue 1970s
Very Easy Vogue jacket patterns from the 1970s.

“Someone told me many years ago that the Vogue patterns are difficult and hard to follow. What is the general opinion on that? I’m still at the [beginner] level but I’ve seen some Vogue patterns I’d like to buy.” —P.B. McCall’s Facebook Group member

Does the thought of sewing a Vogue pattern strike fear into your heart? I remember in college being awestruck by a senior named Melody*, who was able to whip up exquisite and complicated Vogue designer patterns in a weekend for sorority formals. Though I was a decent sewer at that age, I was content to stay in my lane with Butterick and McCall’s patterns. Vogue was too hard!, I believed.