Vogue Patterns Winter/Holiday Collection

Recently the new Vogue Patterns Winter/Holiday Collection was launched.
Well, what shall I say about them… I will start from the ones I find the most interesting.
1. V8943 – Misses’ Dress and Slip by Claire Schaeffer – beauty in its simplicity

V8943 - Misses' Dress and Slip by Claire Schaeffer

The fabric used for this dress gives this special appearance – the pattern is very simple. I think of ordering it only because I hope for few couture techniques included in the pattern description by Claire.

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Hat – wearable muslin

I have finished the hat for my mother. It is a test model from a fabric pieces I had after sewing one of a jackets and skirt.

Hat Vogue8405 muslin wool bland - front Hat Vogue 8405 muslin wool bland - left Hat Vogue 8405 muslin wool bland - rightHat Vogue 8405 muslin wool bland - and shawl

The original fabric is the one below –  as well wool bland, but lighter colour.

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Wiktoria’s coat – looking for inspirations

It was not so productive day today… firstly I had too short night and too long day – so I am simple tired – I don’t want to make any mistake while cutting the fabric.
Secondly I have discovered a blog of my niece Wiktoria, where she share her ideas of a jacket/coat she would like to make. She is inspired by Japanese culture and fashion.

She has a boiled wool – in black colour as a main fabric and a dark red cotton for lining.

Having this in mind I have checked my pattern stash and I have sent her few patterns ideas she could use as a basis for her warm coat/jacket:

  • V1263 Misses’ Jacket – hmmm I still have a piece of dark blue boiled wool maybe I will make this jacket out of it… good fabric stash busting idea Glimlach

V1263 Misses' Jacket

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On my cutting table

Coming week I will be away for my work but still I would like to take some sewing work with me.

I have few fabrics I have bought to make a Chanel-like jacket. Some of them are silk with cotton or linen. I have bought as well the silk organza for interlining and silk for lining. All is set up. At least 2 fabrics will be transfer to a jacket based on a Vogue pattern 8804 by Claire Shaeffer.

On my cutting table - Vogue Jacket Chanel like by Claire Shaeffer

The pattern pieces in size 8 (I checked the ease and I think size 8 will fit better) are already traced on paper and I marked the seam allowances, grain line, notches and all other needed marks Glimlach.

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How one FB link can influence your plans …

I was planning to finish my red summer dress today. All set up – the main body and dress are ready – only lining of the bodice is missing.

I have already traced the pattern pieces of the bodice on the lining and was about to cut them when I looked at the FB. I know I should not… Geërgerd

And there it was a shared link by Izabella Boiled wool Ecru Panna – hmmmm …

Temting FB post to SuperTkaniny webshop

Intrigued by the fabric type and colour I clicked on the link and… my plans has changed.

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Follow up on UFO’s

During the holidays I have been following the Craftsy sewing class Fashion Draping: Dressmaking Basics by Paul Gallo .

Fashion Draping: Dressmaking Basics

Paul is showing in easy ways step-by-step the process of draping the bodice, skirt and sleeve. He is giving lots of handy tips during the lessons. It was good class for holidays.

After almost one month break it is time to pick up all UFO’s I left behind.

I am not so sure where to start … on the list of UFO’s so far:

the Marfy dress 3096 – the muslin is ready. The next step is to cut it from a fashion fabric. I will make a look B – the majority of the comments was as well for this colour combination.


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Vogue Patterns Fall 2013 Collection

As Catherine Daze on her Blog has already said the new Vogue Patterns Fall 2013 collection is missing this WOW! effect.

Still there are few patterns which attract my attention.

From dresses these 3 patterns:

V1361 Misses’ Dress – Close-fitting, lined, mock wrap, pullover dress with collar, neckline, front and back (bias) tucks, overlapped and stitched left front, right side front and back seams, no side seams, and sleeves with stitched hems and cuffs hand tacked and fold-back.
I love the cut and the lines of the darts. I love the colour as well.

V1362 Misses’ Dress – MISSES’ DRESS: Semi-fitted, lined dress has interfaced, bias upper front (hand tacked to form drape effect), left side pleats, front stay, and invisible back zipper and hemline slit.
I like the neckline in this dress and the colour of the fabric.

V8923 Misses’ DressFitted dress has seam detail, stitched hem and back zipper – with variations.
This is a simple dress with interesting cut.



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Testing the pattern dress Vogue 8648

Before cutting the dress pieces from the fashion fabric I decided to test the pattern dress Vogue 8648. I want to make sure that all fit well!

V8648 Vogue dress pattern envelope description

Once I have ordered by mistake only 50 cm of this cotton in red and it is just enough to squeeze on it the bodice pieces.

working on V8648 Vogue dress pattern envelope description

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Starting working on a new project – dress Vogue 8648

When I am tired I know something could go wrong so I prefer to work on something easy. The muslin of Marfy dress is waiting to be disassembled so I could put all adjustments on the pattern pieces. I think I will trace patterns to keep originals untouched. Tomorrow ….

Having wonderful summer weather outside is not helping to sit inside … I see so many posts with stunning summer dresses… so it is time to prepare for new dresses.

I have checked my patterns stash and I have ascertained that I have few summer patterns already traced and ready to be turn to dresses Glimlach

Some of the upcoming projects (to bust some fabrics and patterns):


V8787 dress with drape frontV8766 simple dressV8727 - simple dressB5849 simple dress patternB5850 simple dress patternV1192 dress with drape front

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Wonderful Craftsy Surprise!

It was such a surprise when I got an e-mail from Craftsy offering me to take a class with huge discount. I just could not say no, could I?

I will follow Online Couture Dress Class class by Susan Khalje! Great!
It was on my wish list for a long time.

It fits perfect in the 2013 Style The Stash Sew A Long.

 'The Couture Dress' class by Craftsy

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