Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 1/24/2015
Vogue’s spring patterns are out and there are some super cute designs that might even be worth sewing in time to wear to the big Sewing Expo in Puyallup. Here are five patterns that I will definitely buy and will probably sew:
Sandra Betzina is the standout designer this season with this dress to the left, V1442, stealing the show. I can see a cold-weather version of this in wool or even a sweater knit, worn with a simple top underneath. The version seen here is going to be great for summer. And it does look great in the stripe.
Sandra knocked it out of the park with this blouse, V1443. Check out the cool sleeves. I am going to sew this with a stretch woven, maybe Hit of Acid green.
Back detail seems like a theme in the new patterns. This shirt, V9089, by Marcy Tilton, is fitted around the bust and loose around the waist and hips. It includes great detail on the back and nice options on the sleeves. I'm going to sew this with a mix of red stripes
and animal crackers.
More cool back detail on this jacket by Donna Karan, V1440. It also includes a top and pants. I like the jacket and feel like it will pair well with many pieces already in my wardrobe.
I am a big fan of the Koos Van Den Akker and really like this new loose coat, V 1441. It is always a fun exercise in mixing and matching to work with a Koos pattern and this design looks easy in comparison to some of his others. I’d love to see some examples running around the show in Puyallup.
Overall, there are a lot of interesting choices in the early spring collection of new patterns. There should be something fun for sewistas at every level.
Great blog! Sandra Betzina has a video tutorial that is quite inexpensive to see how she sews the V1442 on PowerSewing.com
Glad I found your site through SoSewEasy.com
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