Her blog is so visible that the company that makes Vogue patterns commented on her post! That's crazy! I guess they actually are paying attention. I don't anticipate they'll do that here, but before I get going I do want to say that Vogue was a long-standing favorite of mine. Yeah, "was." The better I've gotten at sewing the more I want to make clothes that fit well, not clothes that, well, are unflattering for the sake of design. In many cases the pattern in question is intriguing, but is never something I would actually make. I think I'm pretty open-minded about things, but maybe I just "don't get it."
I will say, though, that I don't have a blind champion position for any pattern maker, Big-4 or Indie. If it's good it's good, if it's bad it's bad. It's like music: just because it's by Beethoven doesn't mean you have to like it. Even Beethoven let out some stinkers.
But anyway, on to the roast.
This is just all kinds of wrong. This chick's a model, and they made her look SO OLD and FRUMPY. The sleeves are just out of control. You could hide, like... 5 baby monkeys in there.
I must mention that the designer of Vogue 1416 is Guy LaRouche. I AM NOT CAPABLE of reading his name without thinking of Guy LeDouche from one of the best shows of all time: MXC Most Extreme Elimination Challenge.
You can't tell from this picture, but she actually has a baby platypus up her sleeve. It was the inspiration for this outfit.
This isn't a design I like, but it could be really elegant on the right person.
I just don't get this. I'm actually sad about that because I usually really like the Mizono designs in the Vogue collections. I actually have a wrap top in my "short list" to make for the fall. I won't be adding this, the Niagara Falls of ruffled necklines, to that list any time soon.
I want to like this but I can't get over the houndstooth and the fact that with a front so detailed the back is a boring shift with an exposed zipper. Bleh, Donna Karan. I want people to watch me enter and watch me leave.
Hooray! A back with design! For some reason this makes me think of a fancy octopus.
Fabric inspiration: The Colors of Poo
But duuuuuude, the line drawing kicks some ass. In the right colors this could be really cool!
Ralph Rucci, you are too freaking cool. I have almost every pattern you've released. They're set aside for when I'm ready for the challenge.
umm...let's hope this is a re-release error from the early 90's.
Check out the details. They actually want you to pay to make half a snuggie.
For those moment when you contemplate being a 4th grade teacher in the late 80's. [Insert joke about poo and/or baby animals here.]
...does that even count?
Featured: venomous anemone-like organisms from outer space. Interestingly, their venom comes in the form of sardonic wit, and is usually aimed at those wearing really stupid pieces of clothing.
I promise, promise, promise that I have been sewing. This last project, which I finished THIS MORNING, was a 4-layer skirt to celebrate mine and husband's first year of marriage. Yay! There's a post to come as soon as I get some pictures taken. :)