Ahhh… We just love Vogue patterns and the new collection has a few real gems if you know your way around a sewing machine and are looking for something a little bit vintage. We’ve selected my favourites from their latest collection to share with you all. Mel gives us a run down!
First cab off the rank is this really striking Vintage Vogue reprint – V8850. Don’t you just love this gorgeous original pattern artwork!!
The sample made up in a luxurious red satin looks fabulous but I think it would be equally as stunning in a matte fabric such as a crepe or a faille and could easily make a less formal winter wedding dress or even reception dress. Instead of a traditional train at the back the “train like” feature is in the front with the drape detail!!
Secondly is this contemporary pattern that is very 1930s inspired – V8852. I would love to see both versions of this made up – there is the v-neck option:
As well as the higher and more modest neckline:
Both options have the lovely wrap around sash detail at the waist and have a gorgeous criss cross shape at the back to add a bit of drama. I love a bit of detail at the back as couples generally stand with their backs to their friends and family for most of the ceremony.
It would also make a gorgeous bridesmaid dress – imagine one in dark purple, one in emerald green and one in a royal blue for a bit of a peacock colour bridal party!
Ladies Vintage Inspired Hat Patterns
Next is the hat patterns… although I’m no milliner I always have a bit of a thing with collecting hat patterns that I drool over and rarely do anything with, so here are a couple more I can add to that collection.
Isn’t this cocktail hat (V8868) divine!! Made up in the dupion silk like the picture it looks sooo rich and luxurious but could even be made up in a cotton for a fun 50s/60s retro style wedding.
Mens Vintage Inspired Hat Patterns
Now Vogue have not forgotten our handsome gentlemen in the head wear stakes either with this fantastic pattern – V8869.
I’m always a huge fan of the ivy cap and even have a kids pattern just like this that I made for my gorgeous eldest son!!
Then for something a bit fun is this fedora:
Ah the mind boggles at all of the various fabrics that can be used for these hats – linens, wools, cottons in all manner of prints and patterns!!
Now if you’ve just scrolled through and drooled just a little over any of these designs but sadly have no idea even how to thread a sewing machine, don’t worry, just drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m always excited to hear every couples plans for their big day and help them create the most amazing custom pieces to bring their vision to life!!
All of these images are from http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/