Member since 4/8/02
Date: 7/11/11 7:45 PM
What are your faves? I think 'draping' is the key theme in these patterns! Here are some of mine:
Donna Karan (it's a top and skirt!)
Tracy Reese Dress (the line drawings show it better):
Rebecca Taylor (this is supposed to be a dress?):
Alice & Olivia:
Some other cute ones too, but I love the designers in this release!
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Sue who used to be Sue Wilson
Member since 8/6/03
Date: 7/11/11 7:59 PM
Thank heavens! I was getting super antsy, checking twice a day for weeks now. Worth the wait -- for me, this is the best collection I've seen in *ages*. If I am their target demographic, then their marketing department has done a hell of a job.
Love this top paired with a less a$$-tastic skirt
Love the front, fell asleep at the back
Sleeves!!! Again, boring back though. Too bad.
I like this and it introduces something younger and hipper to my wardrobe without sacrificing coverage. Nice.
Love. Am hoping that it would not make me look like William Refrigerator Perry, but I have my doubts.
I love you, I lerve you, I luff you. Love the back hip darts.
Gorj. Very ladies who lunch.
Arty boho fun and I usually cannot abide a ruffle.
So cute! I know people think Sandra Betzina patterns sway to the dowdy but I usually see a lot of cuteness potential. This is no different.
Oh WERQ, Miss Honey.
Every one a winner. In addition to the draping, it is the SEAMING in this set of patterns that really stands out to me. So nice to look at, so many fitting opportunities. The pencil skirt variation is what I would pair with the Donna Karan draped fitted top above, btw.
Great cut for an a-d sized cup pattern. What's not to like?
Fitted yoked men's pattern. About damn time!
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Member since 5/27/04
Date: 7/11/11 8:33 PM
I love the Vena Cava, and the Rebecca Taylor, but I would wear it as a tunic.
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Member since 5/10/06
Date: 7/11/11 8:45 PM
Tailypo got most of my mine. I think my top pick is the DKNY mock-wrap dress shown in brown. All the beauty of a wrap with no danger of flashing the skirt!
I am also interested in V8755. It could be sacky and shapeless, or it could be a brilliant summer dress with just enough shape but plenty of breeze (patterns with drawings only are NOT to be trusted until made up).
Line drawing more helpful:
2007: purchased 115+, sewed 105+
So close to parity, yet so far
Trying again in 2008
Yards purchased: 133
Yards sewn: Somewhere around 95
2009? I give up
Member since 11/21/04
Date: 7/11/11 9:10 PM
I really like the seaming too Tailypo! Interesting seams and ruching are the flavour of this set. Much more interesting and shapely than what Burda has recently had on offer.
The one I'm most surprised to like is 8757.
Member since 4/3/10
Date: 7/11/11 9:26 PM
The shirt with the gathered front would also be perfect for the AA (bust size, not 12-step) crowd.
I'm wondering about this. A crumb catcher?
The fitted dresses all have very interesting and flattering lines.
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Member since 4/16/08
Date: 7/11/11 9:34 PM
I am the most excited about this pattern collection than I have been in a long time. Now, they just need to go on sale at Hancock's or Hobby Lobby.
Member since 8/6/03
Date: 7/11/11 9:44 PM
That caught my eye too, Kay! But not for my figure.
Member since 1/20/10
Date: 7/11/11 9:53 PM
What is it about me? I really do think it's normal to like (and wear) dresses....but I don't, and I don't.
I could (and do) have a closet full of jackets & coats, however. And I want more.
Love!!! So impractical to have yet another jacket. But Love!!!
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Member since 7/16/07
Date: 7/11/11 10:45 PM
You Vogue fans got so excited you forgot to post the link --
New Vogue patterns
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