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…

Vogue Patterns Designer Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel and her daughter Nathalie in 2008. Photo credit: Jacques Brinon/Associated Press/New York Times
Sonia Rykiel and her daughter Nathalie in 2008. Photo credit: Jacques Brinon/Associated Press/New York Times

We learned with sadness that former Vogue® Patterns designer Sonia Rykiel died yesterday. She was a licensee with us in the 1970s. At the time, home sewers were just starting to sew with knits, and they welcomed the opportunity to make their own versions of Rykiel’s sophisticated and carefree designs.

Here are Rykiel’s designs for Vogue Patterns, as seen in our catalogs from 1976 and 1977.

Sonia Rykiel for Vogue Patterns. From the McCall Pattern Company blog Sonia Rykiel for Vogue Patterns. From the McCall Pattern Company blog Sonia Rykiel for Vogue Patterns. From the McCall Pattern Company blog Sonia Rykiel for Vogue Patterns. From the McCall Pattern Company blog

Sonia Rykiel for Vogue Patterns. From the McCall Pattern Company blog Sonia Rykiel for Vogue Patterns. From the McCall Pattern Company blog