I define my style as a little vintage vixen, a little glam, with a splash of edgy to keep it interesting. With that in mind I can totally see me wearing these items to death!
Without further ado...
McCall's 2017 Early Fall Collection Favorites
|M7631 Skirt in 4 views|
Yep, that's it for McCall's Early Fall release. I was very underwhelmed by their offerings this time around.
Butterick 2017 Fall Collection Favorites
|B6497 Princess Coats in 4 views|
|B6493 Lisette designed faux wrap skirt and blazer|
|B6496 Pieced Jacket in 4 views|
|B6476 Unlined Jacket in 2 views|
Not bad, Butterick! A good selection of items I want to buy this season!
Vogue Fall Collection Favorites
|V1555 Tom and Linda Platt Designer color blocked sheath dress|
|V1562 Lialia Designer classic coat|
|V9267 "Easy Options" Dress in 6 views|
|V9276 Tafa Designer Topper/Wrap/Crop Jackets|
Simplicity Fall Collection Favorites
|8461 Vintage Reproduction 1940s suit with blouse|
|8462 Vintage Reproduction 1940s suit with blouse|
|8460 1950s Vintage Reproduction Dress and Jacket or Topper|
|8464 1950s Vintage Reproduction Skirt and Jacket in 2 views|
|8452 1950s Vintage Reproduction Blouse|
|5227 1960s Vintage Reproduction Accessories|
Overall Simplicity has knocked it out of the park this season with their vintage reproduction patterns! I'm so happy they are focusing on leaner silhouettes this season. I hope the trend continues for Spring 2018.
|8451 Mimi G Designer Dress and Coat|
So, those are my favorites from the Fall 2017 collections of the Big 4 pattern companies. My overall impressions are:
-Vogue was a huge let-down. There were a LOT of really unflattering for anybody clothes offered this season. Quite a few patterns resembled tents. No thanks, I'll pass. I really expect more from Vogue. I'm sure quite a few folks are glad that a reproduction of the First Lady's blue inauguration dress is now available to sew. For myself, I hate the dress. It is very austere and a bit on the dowdy side. I'm just not a fan of the funnel neck neckline at all. It only works if you are built like a toothpick or a size Negative 2 runway model.
-McCall's was a let-down, too. Too many designs I would never wear this season.Of course McCall's is always hit or miss for me.
-Butterick was on par for what I expect from them.
-Simplicity's modern patterns were just kind of boring to me. It felt like the same stuff redone over and over again for the most part. The cosplay style costumes are about 10 years out of date. Very disappointing. Their vintage reproductions made my jaw hit the floor, though. Very impressed with those!
What are your favorite patterns this season from the Big 4? Let's discuss.