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Annette H

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Date: 6/27/04 7:04 AM

Having just seen Simplicity 4960 - a blouse with big flounce AND wide scarf-like belt - I thought we might nominate our least favourite looks of the season.

Some patterns date so well. The simple patterns go on and on. The Jackie Kennedy plain jackets and shifts will always look good.

The fussy ones, like Simplicity 4960, died a death even before anybody sewed them up. What are your own least favourite patterns?

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Date: 6/27/04 11:36 AM

I personally find very little to like in the current fashions: I dislike pink, ruffles, ruching, and the entire 70s "thing".  My difficulty with the retro/mod/70s stuff that is apparently "in" right now is possibly due to my age - I don't remember the 70s (born in 77), but I imprinted on the 80s at a point when 70s styles were unfashionable and passe. But anyway...

I don't see how KS 3221  could possibly be flattering.

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Date: 6/27/04 1:34 PM

I don't have a specific pattern but I don't care for the broomstick skirt, the gathered tier'd skirts or anything super full. Though I'm not enamored of gathered ruffles, I don't mind flounces..

I do have to admit that I've bought some flared khaki type pants which I said I'd never do.  I still don't care for exaggerated bell bottoms or super wide pants.  They just look stupid on my thin legs.

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Date: 6/27/04 1:40 PM

The first thing that popped into my mind was the KS pattern Nikki mentioned.  But what a hoot that
Simplicity pattern is!

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Date: 6/27/04 1:59 PM

The yellow view of the Simplicity pattern, without the ruffle or the tie, looks like it might be alright.

It would be fun to have a contest to take a horrible pattern and try and make a decent garment out of it without changing the things that make it horrible (ie, the KS pattern would have to remain oversized and sack-like, and the Simplicity pattern keeps the ruffle and tie and poofy sleeves). I think the KS pattern might be salvageable, at least view B, with a really nice fabric - maybe a fancy silk chiffon, worn over a camisole? View A is pretty horrid tho.

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Date: 6/27/04 6:11 PM

Yikes - that KS pattern reminds me of the paper capes our patients wear on their top half when they are having their annual well woman exams......  At least the paper capes are disposable.  This pattern should be, too.

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Date: 6/27/04 6:13 PM

Anyone seen that Vogue top that looks like two athletic style t shirts with the outer one that is placed backwards? In a tunic length? I can't seem to find it on the site but I know its still in the catalog. As soon as I can get to the store I'll look up the number for you. The first time I saw that I thought "What now, are the designers on drugs?!" I swear its a pattern that belongs in the hall of shame. :0

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Date: 6/27/04 6:18 PM

Quote (Kris O @ June 27 2004,14:40)
But what a hoot that
Simplicity pattern is!

Yikes, that's just plain horrible, in any era!!

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Date: 6/27/04 6:30 PM



How about this one??  Burda 8385

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Date: 6/27/04 6:39 PM

Oh Nancy S., that Vogue one does sound awful. But Vogue's pants 7768 are bad, too (the photograph rather than the drawing) - a giant paper bag with a belt around it. (I will learn how to make a pattern number clickable.)

And cargo pants with giant square pockets down the side of legs: some day we'll be wondering how anyone could have worn them.

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