New Designer Patterns
Vogue Pattern’s summer collection is filled with stylish garments from some of our favorite designers.
Claire Shaeffer: Classic
Regular Threads author and couture garment expert, Claire Shaeffer, releases her latest pattern number 8804. This sleek lined jacket has princess seams and three-quarter length sleeves with a two-button sleeve vent. Designer details include pre-quilting the fabric, using organza for the interfacing, and adding a chain hidden along the hem to add weight.
Coos van dan Akker: Collage
Known for his stunning collage garments, Coos’ newest pattern number 1301, is a fabulously full dress using 3 fabrics. Loose-fitting, this lined pullover dress has a tie and an optional two-piece sleeve. Lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, georgette and gauze give this dress a graceful feminine feel.
Kay Unger: Chic Style
Fashionable and flattering, patterns 1302 and 1303 by Kay Unger are the perfect silhouette for day or evening wear. Pattern 1302 has a V-shape gathered neckline and bodice side ruching. Recommended fabrics include: charmeuse, silk jersey, or shantung. Pattern 1303 has a notched neckline, bust darts, and pleats radiating from the side waist. Use lightweight gabardine, shantung, and lightweight crepe. Check out an interview with Kay Unger in Threads‘ current issue, June/July 2012.
Marcy Tilton and Kathryn Tilton: Artistic
Pattern 8813, from Marcy Tilton, is a comfortable yet stylish pullover dress. Semi-fitted through the bust and loose through the waist and hips, this dress has a gathered front that wraps around into a back collar, draped pockets, an optional pleat and button on the pockets, and cap or three-quarter length sleeves. This pattern is ideal for lightweight wovens or knits.
Not your ordinary T-shirt, Pattern 8817 from Kathryn Tilton makes an everyday garment a work of art. This close-fitting pullover top has various seams for fabric piecing and instructions for seam details, double needle topstitching, and even optional silk screen printing. Appropriate for two-way stretch fabrics.
Are you making one of these patterns this summer? Be sure to check out these and the complete Vogue Pattern summer collection.