I'm still here, I promise! I was on vacation in Las Vegas last week (where I wore all me-made items, I might add! Go me! ...but I didn't get pics...so you can take the "go me" back now). While I was there (and for this entire week basically) I was sick too. Boo. I haven't felt like doing ANYTHING. I have been the living embodiment of a couch potato and I am now caught up on so many shows that I would never choose to watch on the regular (and will regress back to that opinion now that I am better). So I have nothing new to show, but I AM working on something that should be done in the next couple of days and I think it's going to be awesome! I'm excited about it.
Anyhoozits, I was also on my iPad constantly which allowed me to catch up on some blogs, celebrity gossip (oh KStew, what have you done?? Oh yeah, I don't really care), and stalk pattern sites/fabric stores for sales. And what did my eyes behold but the new Vogue patterns! I literally saw them as they were being posted (that's how much I was on the internet); one second the "new patterns" were still the old patterns and the next thing I knew the new were now old and there was new new! (...I may or may not still be on medication...you decide).
Here are some of the patterns I have added to my must-haves (i.e. add to stash and forget I have them):
Vogue 1317: Aside from the fact that their model is clearly afraid of heights, I love this dress! I like the silhouette, the neckline, and the belt. I really like it in red too and I could use more red in my wardrobe.
Vogue 1315: Seriously, someone get that poor girl down from there! It's like the director is yelling random things like "pretend you're the Pixar lamp from their logo!" I think I like this pattern. I'm not 100% on it, but it looks fairly simple and more than anything it looks comfortable. If something is cute AND comfortable, the chance of me wearing it goes up like 247% (I haven't actually conducted any research about that, but I'll ballpark it).
Vogue 1314: Good God, now she's having an anxiety attack! Can we get her a Xanax? I like this dress, but I realize it's not earth-shattering and innovative. I don't think I already have a pattern like it though, so I will probably add it to my collection (if I call it a "collection" I feel more justified in buying patterns).
And now...for the "WTF Vogue??" patterns for Fall:
Vogue 1312: I didn't realize that Vogue designers were so into Halloween costumes. I guess "witch-chic" will be all the rage this year. It looks like she's in serious spell-conjuring position (or ya know, about to pop out a baby or something). She looks kind of mad, maybe I should stop making fun of her now.
Vogue 1322: I don't know. I just don't know. I can't even think of anything humorous to say because I feel like this picture speaks plenty for itself. I guess I'll be the one feeling like the joke when I see these women's sportsjacket capes everywhere; so practical for improve comedy cause it kind of makes you wonder if those are really her arms! I'm really not 100% sure...
Vogue 8824: Vogue's interpretation of a Snuggie; it's a fitted (somewhat) blanket with pockets for the remote and some snacks. Nice try with the boots, but this is a fleece mumu.
Vogue 8832: "This is the tale, of Captain Jack Sparrow. Pirate so brave, on the seven seas." Now that song is stuck in my head.
Vogue 8838: You have to kill your own animal, but once you do that you'll have a pattern and you're good to go! (Is it just me, or did we just find Carmen Sandiego??)
Overall, more blah than awe. I'm not really that surprised and I look forward to these releases to laugh at the models as much as look at the patterns (seriously, why the awkwardness??) There were several other patterns that I liked parts of (like the skirt or the blouse but not the rest) but I'm pretty cheap and $3.99 adds up pretty quick. Usually I limit myself to 5 patterns because that comes to roughly $20 without tax, so I plan to pick up a few at the next pattern sale.