Actually I like a few of them but what will I be purchasing? I've decided in recent weeks that I buy far too many patterns. I'm going to try to purchase only what I will seriously consider adding to my wardrobe. With that said, I have a fantasy wardrobe as well, for all the balls, awards ceremonies and board meetings I have to attend (in my mind) I need something to wear, right?
First for the ones I'll actually add to my wardrobe:
This dress is divine, I love the back interest and I can work an A-line dress. From what I've read, there are going to be a number of us rocking this little number for summer.
This dress is just up my alley as well. It looks like something I would wear right now, if I had it I would wear it tonight. Oh, the sewing queue is getting longer and longer.
These, well they're part of the fantasy collection. While I really love those vintage dresses, they tend to make me look, um, matronly. No one wants to look matronly (even matrons). I didn't spend two hours plucking my eyebrows to ruin it with a cute dress that doesn't look good on me. I think Sharon and Julie both would really love the new vintage patterns. Julie may actually make one one day but I'll bet money that she won't be showing it off, no matter how many times I corner her with camera in hand. And Sharon may try to talk me into making one for her (HA!). And the evening gown, well that's for when Mick finally picks up that Grammy award that they keep forgetting to tell him about. I'd style it a little differently, and I'm sure I'd use fabric that was a bit more opaque, that visible seam really bothers me.
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a fool for Issey Miyake ever since I bought my first Miyake pattern when I was 15 and asked my mom to make it for me. She said she thought it should be called "it's a mistake" instead and refused. I think I've only made a couple of Miyake patterns because mostly they're suited for a different body shape but Oh, how I love them. I think I have almost all of the Vogue Miyake patterns. While these new ones are a little different (Mr. Miyake stepped down a few years ago) the flavor is the same, very Japanese, very origami-like, and totally weird. I may or may not make this (I fear my brother in law will mock me) but I'm definitely adding it to my collection.
Oh and I have to add, Anna Sui, as one Motor City gal to another, will you stop smoking dope and make something cute, for crying out loud!
Now it's time for me to get back to sewing patterns I bought in what, December, Oh dear lord!