There are some Vogue patterns that have caught my attention but not all of them are for me to make. You see, I’m starting to sew with knits more and I’m trying to buy fabric for the kind of garments I like to wear. It’s kind of a thing for me now to sew with knits.

I went through the patterns Vogue just put out for Summer 2013 and picked out the ones I’d actually make. Realistically.

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When I saw this Easy Options shirtdress, I thought 40s and 70s. This one speaks more to the 70s, like a Diane von Furstenberg dress but the accessories reach for today in that modern I’ll take all the period styles and mesh them into one sort of way. Check out the orange cotton knit from Marcy Tilton. Isn’t that something. I Love it!


Marcy Tilton’s Shingle Dress is an ode to the 1920s Flapper Dresses but without the total boxiness. I’d love to make it with this stretch lace from Gorgeous Fabrics….


and underlining it (without all the tiers) in this silk jersey…though maybe a different color underlining would look cool, too.

I like this next dress Kay Unger pattern but I’m not sure what to pair it with yet. I like the neckline darts and the skirt pleats a lot.

But, really, I just want that fabric.

Those are my realistic buys. I like some components of some of the jackets but without a collar, I’m less likely to make them. I could draft a collar, yes, but for now, in the early stages of learning jacket making, I need to keep it simple.

Did you find any Vogues you like? Any immediate ideas pop in your head?