Tag Archives: Fall2012

Pattern Picks: Vogue Fall 2012

14 Aug

Vogue has come out with their Fall line up of patterns, here are some of my favorites


Love the color blocking and the lines.  It seems like it would be a very flattering dress provided the V neck doesn’t end up being too low.  I love how they color blocked it so that the lighter color is in the middle, and it gets darker toward the outside.  Instant slimming!


I love this cardigan!  I could totally see myself wearing it.  I wonder how well those folds at the top stay so perfectly folded though?  Do you think they would be kind of flappy? Anyone have experience with this style?


A quite lovely wrap top.  It’s pretty plain, but I think it looks flattering.  The fit (should) at least be easy because you can just wrap it around your body to conform, although the front might turn out gape-y.


I included this one, just because I thought the style lines were a little interesting.  The shirt is a little longer in the back than in the front, and it has some nice shaping.  I’m not too sure I like the cowl though, it seems kind of wimpy, don’t you think?


I like the one sided drape on this top (View C) the best.   A wrap dress is such a versatile thing to have in your closet!


I think I just love the fabric on this one.  Large hounds tooth anyone?  Don’t mind if I do.


This coat shape was all over the runways this year.  I’m not sure who (other than models) can pull it off though.   Instead of defining the waist, they have added more fabric making a kind of egg shape.  Obviously super skinny super tall people look okay in it, but would a normal person?  Would the extra fabric disguise a little bit of a tummy, or highlight it?  This is one of those shapes I’d have to find in a store and try it on before I wasted my time (and fabric) trying to sew it!

What were your favorites?  Have you ever taken a chance with a clothing shape?


Make This Look: Calvin Klein Fall 2012

13 Aug

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.  I don’t know about you, but I was majorly side tracked by the Olympics.  Now that they’re over, I’m hoping to  get back on the blog train with some more regular posting. Starting with Make This Look Monday (oh how I love alliteration).  Once August rolls around, I always find myself thinking about Fall, even though it is still blazing hot, and not due to cool down any time soon!  Something about back to school shopping makes the promise of a break in the heat seem just around the corner.  I could totally see myself in this winter white coat by Calvin Klein, complete with silver belt and knee high boots.  Meeeooow!

Make This Look: Calvin Klein Fall 2012


So tell me, did you find yourself wrapped up in the Olympic spirit too?

McCall’s Patterns Fall 2012

19 Jul

Can you believe the fall patterns are out already?

My favs:


I never would have thought to pair a cowl neck with a collar, but I really like the way it looks!  (At least in the picture).


If you’re not ready for the crazy cowl/collar combination, there is always a classic cowl.  I love the 3/4 length sleeve and the side gathers.


I just love the back on this one!


A little plain, but very wearable I think.

Have you noticed that most of the patterns this season are Fashion Star patterns?  What do you think about them?

Trend: Brocade

24 Feb

Since fashion week has come to a close, I thought I would take a look on the upcoming trends.   According to stylist.com one of the fall 2012 trends is bold brocade:

Bold Brocades

Fall 2012 Trend: Brocade

Can you believe Cynthia Rowley actually “liked” this board?  Okay, okay.  I know it was probably just some interns job to “like” everyone who put something “Cynthia Rowley” on their board, but holey crap!  None of my other boards got a “like” from other designers!  So way to go peeps at Cynthia Rowley’s camp.  I’ve now said your name 3 times in a row already.  And you can actually buy a Cynthia Rowley pattern so you can make almost the same exact Cynthia Rowley dress!


Just click on the picture to go to the pattern.  How about one more?  Cynthia Rowley.  There.  Now that’s 6.