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Jul 15, 2011
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V1263 by Donna Karan

Vogue patterns has released their new fall pattern line. It’s filled with exciting new patterns that are sure to inspire!

Donna Karen
Pattern 1263 is a very loose-fitting lined jacket. Easy to sew, this elegant topper has side pockets and flat felled seams. Make it lightweight in organza or taffeta or warm-for-fall in wool crepe.

Anne Klein
Pattern 1264 is an artistic jacket paired with simple tapered-leg pants. The jacket is loose-fitting, has front pockets and a mandarin collar. Contrasting fabric is used for the cuffs, collar, welt pockets, and along the center front from the shoulders to the waistline. Color block or use an interesting fabric like faux-leather for a stand-out look or softer tone-on-tone fabrics for an understated appearance.

Rebecca Taylor
Pattern 1255, a stylish tunic, has feminine details that are popular this season. The front closes with ten self-covered buttons and is surrounded by three rows of ruffles. The sleeves are 3/4 length and end into a narrow-band cuff. Recommended fabrics are: Crepe de Chine, Charmeuse, Lightweight Jersey, and Lightweight Linen.

DKNY
Pattern 1257, designed for two-way stretch knits, is a mock-wrap dress. The 3/4 length sleeves are cut-on with the dress front and are attached to the back along the armhole seam.

Katherine Tilton
Pattern 8748, takes “loose-fitting” to the next level. This stylish blouse, has the look of a classic shirt with a collar and front button-down placket, yet becomes artistic with its kimono-style sleeves and exaggerated ease.

Marcy Tilton
Pattern 8752, is a hooded and lined loose-fitting jacket. Artistic details are found with unusual rounded pockets that extend beyond the hemline and fun rounded shapes on the jacket’s front and back.

Sandra Betzina
Pattern 1260, is a blouse with stylish shirring details. Choose from short or 3/4 length sleeves and make in Broadcloth, Crepe or Lightweight Twill. For an added artistic touch, add trim or piping along the front button placket.

Check out these and other new designer patterns from Vogue.
 

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  1. MaggieBob July 26th

    I, too, consider myself pleasantly plump, and I agree with all of you who have commented about the lack of style in the new Vogue, Butterick and McCall patterns. Once, Vogue Patterns reliably produced an array of flattering styles for all of us, but alas no more. For those of you who hunger for the beautiful lines of patterns from the past, I recommend Evadress.com and decadesofstyle.com .

  2. User avater Sue Berg July 22nd

    I agree the Donna Karen dress is wonderful. But, I love the jacket pattern by Katherine Tilton. Can't wait to make it. I like the simplicity of design. With all the wonderful fabrics we have to choose from, a nice clean palette is just what we need to begin the design of our garmet.

  3. rkr4cds1 July 22nd

    On the contrary, individuals who are carrying extra pounds cannot *hide* them under the seemingly shapeless garments like these (jackets.) It only makes the weight more obvious. These were designed for slim people, to make them look appear to look chic.
    Have you never noticed how wrinkled linen (its natural state after being worn for a few hours on a hot summer day) on a slim person still looks elegant, but on a heavier person, looks as if we've been put into a potato sack? It's the same principle.
    To be at one's best it's important to know how to choose clothing designs that SKIM THE BODY and hang from the shoulders or the waist, not snagging and hanging up on the hips/bust/upper arms/thighs/etc.
    Everyone is wearing their clothes too tightly today!!!

    And where have waistlines gone? If you look at images of women in entertainment/news/media/in-the-public-eye they are wearing the *bandage-style* dress, which tightly wraps the body and the smallest part of the waist appears to be just under the bust where the line slopes down in a gradual curve to the hips.
    This gives a look of continuous *party-time/on-the-prowl*. Why don't they or their personal assistants and stylists know how to advise them on appropriate looks for different occasions and time of the day or night? Spanx® must be their only hope of carrying this off, because it gives them all a uniform look.

    My hope for the newest PR season is that we see a return to some designers who know how to finish seams, not have everything fit with negative ease and will create pieces (skirts) longer than they are wide! More CLASS & CLASSICS behind the modern designing, please!

  4. skiss July 21st

    Yuck, I don't even see anything Vogue-ish about the DK dress. The big three continue to disappoint. I am going to finally give in and try a Burda or a Marfy.

  5. User avater yousewsmart July 21st

    Vogue's new fall pattern line looks as if it is comprised of amateur contestant submissions, except for the Donna Karan dress. I also liked a very similar design several years ago so I might as well dig that one out of my pattern drawer and make slight alterations. Maybe I've been sewing for too many years because nothing looks that 'new' anymore.

  6. User avater Moonbeams July 21st

    The only one I would make is the one by Donna Karan. The others seem to be made for smaller figures. I have a very generous bust (I hate the word full-figured) and a short midriff.

    I love almost everything of Sandra Betzina's but I've tried this type of blouse on and it just does nothing for my figure.

    Love these things, though.

    Moonbeams

  7. SeaSprite July 20th

    Donna Karan's coat: Love the wide collar effect... extra warmth around the shoulders. Be great as a double breasted coat.

    Rebecca Taylor: This one has some WOW factor to it! Wow... what a lot of fiddly work in those pleats and frills!! I do like the top and its soft, light fabric. It could be lengthened and make quite a nice casual dress. Or in its designed length and teamed with a soft flowing skirt of the same fabric. Hmmm I think I have the perfect piece of fabric for it as a skirt and top!

    Sandra Betzina: This could be quite some fun to play with in colour, plaid and texture mixing, because of the available detail in it. A good princess line base to work with. I'd probably not make the shirts with shirring in the seams... would add extra bulk.

    Katherine Tilton: This has great practical and stylish potential as "un grand sac". It would be perfect made into a heavy duty, weather proof long coat with large, fleece lined, heated pockets; for a winter lambing coat to carry cold miss-mothered lambs out of the paddock!

    Anne Klein: Has great potential but needs a bit of imagination added for colour and trim.
    Marcy Tilton: DKNY: have potential, but it dont speak to me.

    The pictures all look better when viewed from the Vogue online catalogue that also shows the design lines!

  8. User avater beckyo July 20th

    Sorry, TrishyBob, got your screen name wrong!

  9. User avater beckyo July 20th

    I agree with TrishBoby and others. The first four items are so boxy, although the last three do have potential. I guess we should be posting these remarks to Vogue Patterns, too! I do wish they would have done more vintage from the 1940s, especially dresses and blouses. I'm just not that big a fan of the 1950s fashions for current wear, but there were so many interesting details on 1940s clothing.

  10. bubbie July 20th

    DITTO!!!!
    Anne Klein, and Donna Karan have style. Marci Tilton.............maybe because it is fun, but most of us are not tall and slim, and not 20 years old.
    Shame because the rest would look good on the runway.

  11. prophecy July 20th

    Yes, I agree with many of you. These designs look boring, with little features that are just there. I am over fifty and slim. These styles are not figure flattering, and would not look good on me.

  12. User avater TrishyBob July 20th

    If I could find clothes to fit me, I don't think I would ever make another garment. A majority of the patterns I buy aren't worth bringing home and forget fitting. There is nothing to fit. These new styles would look ridiculous on middle age women or any woman with a few extra pounds. There was a time when you could buy patterns that had style, class, and were detailed to look good. Now it seems that the
    sillier and tackier they look, the more "in Vogue" they are.

    I love the Vintage patterns as they are still the most attractive and best made clothes you can find. Why are the designers trying to make women look absurb? I think they are
    more concerned with trying to make a name for themselves than design classic clothing. The above designs will go the way of most fads, drift off into never never land.

  13. sewing_teacher July 20th

    I love the Donna Karan jacket! Very livable style and the color is magnificient. ps you mis-spelled here last name in the list description.

  14. User avater TrophyWife July 20th

    I'm glad it's not "just me"!!
    Even those of us dealing with our obesity, want clothes that fit. Where is the style?? The detail? The sophistication and elegance??
    Why bother to sew, if everything looks alike, and that likeness is of an old bag?

  15. imacook July 20th

    Jacket by Donna Karan is the only one I consider functional and stylish for me. I prefer designs that offer shaping and accent. Fashions with lots of looseness and little shape are designed for oversized people, and while they deserve trendy looks, the looks bespeak the nation's present state of health (i.e.obesity). High quality fabrics work with looseness because the fabric is highlighted more than the wearer.

  16. User avater jeannearis July 17th

    Yuck, except for the Donna Karan dress, I don't like any of the featured patterns.

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