In case you missed it, we released the Vogue Patterns Fall 2015 collection last week. We’ve been reading your comments about it (love that you have so much to say!), and your early favorites appear to be the pea coat, the mustard-colored vintage dress, and the “art-teacher chic” separates. Me, I’ve got my eye on the new DKNY shirt pattern.
To help you plan your fall sewing, we’ve put together another one of our “coloring books.” This downloadable PDF features high-resolution line art of 10 of the most talked-about new patterns from the Vogue fall collection, which you can color with your fabric ideas and styling details. Just enter your email address below to download our Vogue Patterns Fall ’15 coloring booklet. You’ll receive a confirmation message on the page and the link to download the PDF will appear just below it. Enjoy!
Discussion topic: What’s your sewing profile? With a new season approaching, we’re starting to think about things we want to sew when it gets a little colder. Are you a planner sewer who makes a list of all the things you need for your wardrobe, and then sticks to that list? Or are you an impulse sewer, preferring to be guided by whatever pattern or piece of fabric that catches your eye.
For most of my sewing life I’ve been in the first camp, making a list and checking it twice. But lately I’ve been more of a “ooh, pretty pattern!” sewer, just making whatever strikes my fancy. It feels almost liberating to not sew with a plan, being the compulsive list-maker that I am.
But enough about me! What kind of sewer are you? Planner? Impulse sewer? Something in between? Leave a comment here! And feel free to tell us what you think of this new collection for Vogue Patterns. We appreciate your feedback.
This Tracy Reese dress for Vogue Patterns is the last of our summer on-location photo shoots. Can you believe our model Karen needed to return to her regular McCall’s job of art directing?! We shot these photos in the Chase Bank plaza across the street from our office. (Managed to get in a couple of shots before a security guard gave us dirty looks, forcing us to scurry away.)
Karen loves this dress pattern and we do too. The lace and the contrasting lining are a striking combination, especially when you make it in black like the designer did. You could sew it yourself in lace and mesh, or try it all in a lightweight brocade and not worry so much about the contrast lining. This is a great dress to wear to a wedding or summer special occasion.
To help you sew it, we took photos of the inside of it and posted them to our Pinterest board “Detail Photos: Vogue Patterns.” The inside is almost as pretty as the outside:
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Coming tomorrow: It’s Ebenezer Butterick’s birthday and we’re giving away stuff to help celebrate! Check back then…
Wondering what to sew for the summer? Take a look at our latest video featuring a few key pieces from our summer Butterick, McCall’s and Vogue Patterns collections. From dresses to jumpsuits, we picked pieces that are fast to sew and easy to wear. Watch it now:
My colleagues Carlos and Karen are such troopers, agreeing to be in these videos in addition to keeping up with their regular jobs as Vogue Patterns Designer and Associate Art Director/Associate Fashion Editor, respectively. We hope you like these collection videos, as we plan on producing another video for the Fall ’15 collections. Let us know what you think in the comments section. Thanks!