Monday, 5 November 2012
New Vintage Vogue
Vogue's Winter/Holiday 2012 pattern collection came out recently, and included two new Vintage Vogue patterns.
V8850 is a rather stunning cocktail dress from 1951 with a loose-fitted skirt and a side drape which extends from one shoulder all the way down to the opposite side. It has three-quarter length sleeves, a self belt, and a crossover tab at the neckline. I adore this pattern illustration!
Vogue have made it up in a brilliant red satin, which I think detracts from the detail of the neckline and drape - you can't really see what's going on because it's all too shiny!
The skirt has two pairs of darts both front and back, and there are waist darts in the bodice and at the back neck.
The short-sleeved version is a little less formal, but really it is quite a dressy dress, and I'm not sure I'd have an opportunity to wear it. I do like the neckline and the drape is quite dramatic.
V8851 dates from 1952, and is a semi-fitted dress with a front and back yokes extending into the sleeves, and a contrasting collar with lapels.
Although it has a centre front seam, it actually fastens with a side zipper (of course, it's 1952!) and has a self belt. Apparently it has a side pocket too!
I like the way they have made it up in the original colours, although that hat does look quite silly. I can actually imagine wearing this, it looks comfortable and suitably demure for work. They suggest flannel, shantung or linen. I imagine a flannel would be the best choice for daytime, maybe red with a white collar? Black would be very useful too.
Of course one doesn't have to have the contrasting collar, as illustrated here. Do you think you would make either of these patterns?