I'd like to send a huge thank you to Gertie for pointing me toward the Vogue Patterns $3.99 sale in her post earlier this week. I took full advantage of this sale and picked up a pattern for a dress I've been fantasizing about in my mind for over a week.
In my mind, I picture Vogue V1174 all sewn up in one of the stunning patterns from the new Van Gogh Collection by Free Spirit. I also picture myself dancing around madly in my new frock at a few summer weddings and rocking it with tights in the winter. So far, the following lovelies are up for consideration:
I have plenty of time to decide as I would prefer to have a few completed garments under my belt before I attempt this pattern. With its seam details, princess seams, piping trim, and foundation with boning I'm a little nervous.
But I'm confident I will get this practice in as I work my way through my new Vogue Pattern Booty! This Cynthia Steese design wasn't the only $3.99 pattern I took advantage of. I purchased six (six!!) patterns for approximately $21! Again, Gertie, THANK YOU. I am so new to the sewing world and was never aware that Vogue carried such amazing sales.
I am very excited about my pattern choices.
I'm looking forward to V8577 very much. I think it was the pockets that drew me to it. It reminds me of a very cute vintage summer dress that I purchased at an outdoor market in Italy a few years ago.
Clearly V2902 was a no brainer. How could I not add this Vintage Vogue reissue to my collection? It's perfect. I plan on shortening the length and adding inseam pockets. And spinning around in the full skirt like a giddy little girl.
I was debating between V8184 and this Vintage Vogue reissue. I find them both very similar in style and attitude but, after careful deliberation, I chose V8184 because of the numerous options offered. And wouldn't you know, two blogs that I have read since ordering this pattern on Tuesday have reviewed V2961 and each one was adorable. They can be viewed here and here.
B5917, a Maggie London pattern for Butterick, made the cut because of an incredible rendition of this pattern that I spotted on BurdaStyle. The designer, BeNew, made a brilliant change to the design when she added a sash in a complimentary fabric. This change sold me on the pattern as I am not a fan of the empire waisted original design. With this being her first dress and second garment I am so inspired. And just as BeNew did, I will also be adding inseam pockets.
And finally, because my warm weather wardrobe begs for more tops, I purchased M5851. I am imagining many possibilities in the scoop/boat neck detailing. I am aiming for an Anthropologie-esque design. I also plan on using it as one of my spring top contenders in the Spring Top Week 2010 Challenge.
What are your spring/summer wardrobe sewing plans?