Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Vogue Pattern Shopping

Since moving house last month my sewjo has taken a serious dent! It's not that I have fallen out of love with sewing it's just all those things that come with a new place - you know the shower going on fire and the bath leaking through the downstairs wall nothing major...!

I have now dusted off the sewing machine though and decided that it was time that I treated myself in the vogue sale.

My first purchase was this vogue coat which I wearable muslined alst spring:


The problem was though, I cut the pattern pieces out and want to make view B which is longer than the view A I made before. oops! You live to learn though so I was ok with parting with the sale price. My very favourite ever RTW coat - a red wool version from Next looks almost identical to view B and after 5 winters I doubt that it will last another. Now to find the perfect red wool!

My second purchase was this awesome DKNY dress from the new autumn collection:


I get the feeling that this could be either epic or an epic fail :-( haha. Either way I'm going to attempt this for my christmas dress this year and also in this colourway.

I found the RTW dress online
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and if it works - well lets say I wouldn't mind a $600 dress! (or the £30 equivalent!!)

So these are my autumn sewing plans I have a few more lined up too but these are the two which I am hoping turn out epic!

Hope everyone is doing great!

Jennifer xx

4 comments:

  1. Some great choices! My friend made V8346 in view D and it looked lovely! Looking forward to seeing your finished makes.

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    1. Thanks - I really hope the two turn out well especially the coat. Just need the perfect wool fabric now!

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  2. Oh my! Shower on fire and bath leaking!!??! That would send me into a panic.

    I like the coat pattern. And bring on the plaid. I can definitely see you in that dress!

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    1. Yeah I was none too impressed! I'm not really sure that i want another electric shower after that! haha. i'm really hopefull that the dress turns out well - the pattern pieces seem really weird so it will be fun and games with pattern placement!

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