Friday, January 2, 2009

Patterns I Would LOVE to Sew

Ok, so I am not going to look back and take count of what I’ve done and what I have not with regards to my sewing. I think that is one of the good things about a hobby, you don’t need to retrospect and keep statistics.
What I am hoping 2009 would bring (sewing-wise) is better, more as-of-right-now patterns. It may be just me, but IMO even Burda has been slacking in that department. Occasionally I would see some really cute garment in the magazine and it would turn out to be a prop, not something that the magazine provides a pattern for. I don’t know, maybe I don’t have an eye for it and cannot see the potential of a pattern, but nothing has recently “jumped” at me, surprised me.

Here is what I would love to sew:

So, what do you think? Have the pattern companies met your need for style and fashion?

11 comments:

Marita said...

You're so right, have seen the trend in BWOF you talked about, been pissed with them. You have so much talent that I think you can easily draft almost anything, so don't let the fact that there is no pattern available stop you, I especially loved that Gianbattista Valli's red tee. What are your plans? I'm anxiously waiting for the new Patrones and hoping there would be some good patterns in it, not just the same old slim skirts and buttondown shirts that they always offer in bundles.

susan said...

I really agree with you both. While BWOF has some great offerings, I often find their styling a bit heavy - especially in the plus range where I sit. They seem to rely on panels of fabric, rather than draping - if you get my drift.

I still remember, with great fondness, the late 80's/mid 90s era at Vogue Patterns of Adri,Chloe,Betsy Johnson and Tamotsu. Not quite Retro yet, but surely that is just around the corner.

Tany said...

I love your choices!

I guess BWOF patterns are more conservative in style; they don't go much into draped styles or fashion forward elements.

Lindsay T said...

I so hear you on this one. I think BWOF is great if you want to make a biker jacket or a pencil skirt with zippers or trousers, but it misses with the types of designs you've picked out here. Hmm, Adriana, maybe there is a career here for you as a pattern designer of stylish and contemporary knits? No one seems to be filling that void...

cidell said...

I also keep finding garments in BWOF that are not patterns! You're right, the stuff you've posted isn't seen anywhere. Maybe in some of the Japanese mags, but I can't do a think with those!

luckylibbet said...

Looks like you'll have to pull out your drafting tools!

I'm not so fashion forward - but my daughter is. She agrees with you about BWOF, having often seen garments in the mag that do not have patterns.

Wishing you luck with your 2009 sewing plans!

Christina said...

I can totally see you in one of those jumpsuits! You are so great at draping and drafting, I guess we know what you'll be doing lots of this year! There is a new Burda pattern that I'm excited about: pants 7653, but besides that, I think my focus is going to be on using special/quality fabrics.

lsaspacey said...

I can help you out with one pattern similar to the first image you showed: this Seaside T from LJ Designs.

Oh, also do you remember the Issey Miyake patterns Vogue used to carry (the recent ones are not designed by him anymore)? Too bad they're so expensive to track down now.

katherine h said...

have you looked at www.shoponion.com ? I have just started looking at their patterns, but have not tried any yet. The made-up samples are more inspirational than their line drawings. Some of the later knit tops and dresses have interesting details.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love that Giambattista Valli! I keep hoping for a full magazine issue of knits--I never have enough fashion forward knit patterns to satisfy me. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do this year!

Little Hunting Creek said...

I agree with yiu. It isn't just you. BWOF does that -oh you like this cool skirt/top/jacket? Here, enjoy this variation on a pencil skirt instead. None of the new pattern offerings excite me either.
I have enjoyed your creative copies in the past, maybe you'll have to do that again.