New Vogue Sewing Patterns: Fall 2015

14 Jul

Aaaaand they’re back again! I was actually right in the middle of working on a project (no shit, I just turned on my iron so I could start fusing interfacing once it was good and hot) when I noticed that Vogue had released Fall 2015 patterns. Took a quick lurk, and I’m afraid my poor project is just gonna have to wait because I have opinions and I need to share them right now!

V1466Vogue 1466 // Donna Karan Vogue 1466 – the jacket with a it’s own SARS mask! V1465

Vogue 1465 // Donna Karan

Forreal, tho, how low are those armholes? Looks like we’re fixin to head into sideboob territory any minute now. V1458 1Vogue 1458 // Ralph Rucci

I can’t wrap my head around this dress. The front looks ok (if you ignore the eye-searingly hideous fabric it’s made up with) – I’m all about some interesting seam lines à la Ralph Rucci, except that big diamond on the side just looks like a really shameful attempt at patching a hole. Then I looked at the back: V1458 2

The hell is going on back here? That wonky neckline just looks like a mistake (and now I’m noticing the wonk on the front neckline, too, ugh) and the horrible exposed darts are making me feel twitchy (especially considering they look like they’ve barely been pressed and now they’re all puffy and sad). Is the patchwork diamond pulling down that side of her dress with the weight of it’s shame? Straight outta the funny house, this dress. Ralph Rucci, ILU but why you gotta do this to yourself your patterns?? V1460Vogue 1460 // Badgley Mischka

“Ugh, when is this bitch going to shut up? I have to pee sooo bad.” V1462

Vogue 1462 // DKNY

“Hello, Ladies…”

V1461Vogue 1461 // DKNY

“You don’t understand – this is an Alaïa! It’s like a totally important designer!”V1459

Vogue 1459 // Koos Van Den Akker

I… sort of like this? Someone send help, I’m losing it.

V1467Vogue 1467 // Anne Klein

This is a seriously gorgeous jacket! The shiny buttons are cracking me up, though.V1467 2

Good day, sir!

V1463Vogue 1463 // Anne Klein

Now including eyebrows for your boobs – a must-have for the season’s fashion. V9127 1V9127 2Vogue 9127 // Vintage Vogue

Holy shit, the seaming details on this pattern are amazing. Total eye candy. Look at those little arrowhead tacks! Eep! I would totally make this just for the fun of it (and then never wear it, bc when the hell in my life does a dress like this fit?)V9135

Vogue 9135 // Kathryne Brenne

No words for this one. I think the picture is hilarious enough on it’s own.

V9140Vogue 9140 // Marcy Tilton

Oh my god, you guys – Marcy Tilton made something that actually looks normal! V9128

Vogue 9128

Who the hell chose this wretched print combination?

V9139Vogue 9139

~~ Haters gonna hate ~~ V9142

Vogue 9142

Not even an adorable little child can save you from this mistake of an outfit.

V9143Vogue 9143


Vogue 9144

“Come and play with us. Forever… and ever… and ever.”


What are you loves/hates from this collection?


112 Responses to “New Vogue Sewing Patterns: Fall 2015”

  1. Kylie July 14, 2015 at 8:02 am #

    I’m kind of digging 1463. Without the eybrows, obvi.

    • Dede July 27, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

      I love that blouse, both versions.

  2. carolinascallin July 14, 2015 at 8:04 am #

    I saw this “collection” the other day and thought WTH??? Of course, I’m old enough to remember when Vogue was the ‘big dog’, with crazy awesome patterns by designers like DVF et al. These are just SO SAD! It’s junk like this that bring down the entire sewing industry, because if these don’t SCREAM “I made this (tragedy) myself”, I don’t know what does. The jacket is the shining star in all this…and I do think the blouses aren’t completely terrible done in the right fabrics. The Rucci dress is ridiculous, and whoever actually made that child wear that jacket should be shown the door at once!

    VOGUE: Can we PLEASE bring back the days when it was SO hard to choose just a couple of patterns because they were all so amazing??? And, no, digging into the vault and recycling vintage stuff doesn’t count. Thank goodness for indie patterns…the big four are disappointing more often than not 😦


    • Nele July 14, 2015 at 8:55 am #

      The jacket is actually quite literally the SHINING star. (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

    • Deborah July 14, 2015 at 9:05 am #


    • msblackson July 14, 2015 at 10:00 am #

      LOL! I thought it was just me. I recently got back into sewing for myself and I get so depressed looking for patterns anymore. Just going to learn to draft myself!

    • jne4sl July 14, 2015 at 10:03 am #

      This collection is so depressing, there are 10 designer patterns and they are so clearly bottom of the barrel. Vogue needs to get some new contracts. Pretty sure LiaLia is defunct, Rucci has has stepped down, Koos is dead, Donna Karen is retiring but no doubt the brands will live on, Anne Klein is just a department store label at this point. Are they still working with Rachel Comey and Rebecca Taylor? Those have been the only highlights in recent releases. New blood is in order.

      • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

        I agree that new blood is definitely in order, but think the problem is that less designers want to license their designs for a sewing pattern. Which sucks, because there are some KILLER designers out there that I’d love to be able to copy!

        • jne4sl July 17, 2015 at 7:51 am #

          I’m sure that is the issue but as mentioned above it was really not long ago that it was de rigueur for designers at all levels to do this. Even small designers put out a hundred designs in a collection and Vogue licenses at least a year behind runway. This is day old bread, not the family jewels, it really should be possible to keep this tradition alive, Vogue needs someone with some gumption to pitch this to the new designers. (I’m more interested in discovering someone new though the patterns than finally knocking off that suit from Neiman but Vogue probably knows their customers.)

          I read this profile of RC where she mentions the patterns: Maybe she really did it for a quick buck, but she sounds like she was flattered to be asked and just embraces the DIY aesthetic. Anyway, I won’t lie, I’ve bought some of her shoes in no small part because of time I spent stalking through her collections for more photos of the Vogue dresses and I’m still trying to figure out how to sell my first born for some sunglasses…

          • LLADYBIRD July 17, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

            Wow! I’ve never thought twice about Rachel Comey before, but that article just made me totally fall in love with her.

            • jne4sl July 18, 2015 at 8:35 am #

              I know, I have such a crush.

  3. Nicole July 14, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    Oh my god, do I agree on that Ralph Rucci dress. It makes absolutely no sense at all. I will buy the vintage Vogue one, as it will add to my myraid of shirt dresses for work.

  4. Cynical Girl Vintage July 14, 2015 at 8:07 am #

    Only that Navy Pea Coat passes my litmus test. Your remarks are spot on.

  5. brocadegoddess July 14, 2015 at 8:15 am #

    Apparently, Ralph Rucci has been watching too much ST:TNG lately.

  6. RainDayPerson July 14, 2015 at 8:31 am #

    McCalls had a contest yesterday to win a free pattern from the collection and I almost couldn’t choose one (but then spotted the Tilton pants). In my pattern buying triage-ing I won’t be distracted by Vogue this season…. Rucci needs a spa-week – that dress may just be a cry for help.

  7. carlalissa July 14, 2015 at 8:31 am #

    bahahahahaha eyebrows for your boobs!!! cant stop laughing!!!

  8. Anonymous July 14, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    Your commentary was hilarious, all observations were pretty spot on. This post really made my day.

  9. suzanne July 14, 2015 at 8:40 am #

    I’ve been waiting for your post ever since I saw the collection….

  10. Reginasaurusrex July 14, 2015 at 8:57 am #

    I wonder if they made the model for Vogue 9139 look like Ruby Rose on purpose. There is a lot of WTF going on here. I’m not going to lie though, I’m tempted to make that fancy doll bed for my niece.

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      Haha no way – Ruby Rose is way prettier than that drawing 🙂

  11. Deborah July 14, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    Vogue please re-release your children’s patterns from the 70s! My grandkids would not wear the designs you have released for kids in the past year. Thank goodness that I can order vintage patterns online. These kids patterns make me just sad.

  12. Hélène July 14, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    And Vogue patterns are the most expensive ones! I wonder if they will sell just one copy of this Ralph Rucci dress.

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      Something tells me that one is going to get a lot of sales. It’s a crazy looking dress, but at least it’s a crazy looking dress that doesn’t look like all the other dress patterns out there. It’s definitely unique.

  13. Camille Whitney Barigar July 14, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    Seriously, I thought the Vogue patterns were supposed to be the most fashion forward? I would LOVE to see the sales numbers from the patterns to see if all of our bitching does not reflect the business they do, as in the manner of maybe there are a lot of Wiccan high priestess plein air painting teachers who like to sew things that don’t flatter anyone’s body, but I just don’t think this is the case. Just. So. Ugly. SO ugly. And the ugly keeps churning out season after season with the same designers tweaking their same ugly patterns. I just don’t get it. Please help me understand, vogue! We are too young for Chico’s and too old for Deb and didn’t want the blinged out denim asscheeks of a be-fleur delis’d dairy wife on one hand or a pair of front-pleated sensible slacks with a kitty sweater on the other because we still felt sexually viable and sometimes slightly dangerous, and this Marci Tilton crap isn’t helping

    • Krystina July 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

      OMG. This comment is hysterical. And so, so true.

    • Susan August 9, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

      Marcy Tilton may be aimed at over-60 West coast women. It is very hard to find Vogue patterns for older women, chic but still fittable and not too outre. I’ve bought many of her patterns (as an over-60 New Yorker) but when getting ready to cut, I just can’t picture myself walking out the door in them. The 9140 jacket looks wearable but the pants seem very similar to ones she’s designed before.

  14. suzzaneboutique July 14, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    I am taking a break from an infuriating bamboo knit project and laughing out loud. 😊Bonnie

    Sent from my iPhone Bonnie Currens 513-293-5819


  15. Teri Poole Augustine July 14, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    I miss Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein patterns!!! Oh well, I saw a few things that are workable. I wish the patterns would reflect more of what’s on the runway. Over the last month I’ve been on Ebay and Etsy buying old patterns that seem to be more in style now than the current pattern collection.

    • Carol G. July 14, 2015 at 11:14 am #

      I emailed Vogue a couple of years ago to ask why they don’t carry Calvin Klein anymore, and would they please. You can see they didn’t make a positive response to my request.

      • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

        I WISH they’d still offer Calvin Klein! (and Ralph Lauren, for that matter). My guess is that those designers won’t allow their designs to be licensed for sewing patterns. Vogue can’t really do anything about that, unfortunately 😦

  16. misskacysews July 14, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    Wow, these are truly disturbing. I love your commentary. I look forward to your pattern posts, your opinions mirror mine perfectly. The only redeeming things in this season’s collection are the navy pea coat, minus the horribly shiny buttons, and the vintage number. The details there are to die for. Thank you for giving me a good chuckle first thing in the morning!

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

      To be fair, I don’t think the shiny buttons would be as bad in real life. I think it might actually look kind of sharp on that particular coat. But that photos are just ridiculous with all the twinkling, ha!

  17. Inclement July 14, 2015 at 9:34 am #

    What I have always wanted to know is whooo buys/makes/wears this stuff, that there is (apparently) a market for it? I have never seen anyone dress like this in real life.

    Another vote for the navy jacket. 😀

    Disagree on the Koos Van Den Akker – sleeves? shoulders?

    Mustard dress 😀 – love everything about the collar, satin handkerchief pocket, waistband, and, as you say, bartacks. Except are those buttons on a curve/angle? Which maybe there’s a way to do that decently – but see the weird gapping between the waistband and the last button, and how it makes everything to the model’s left of it pull funny?

    Marcy Tilton – am clearly clueless about Marcy Tilton, because I don’t think that looks normal. Maybe if the coat/bathrobe/whatever was a size or two smaller? (Oh wait. Just clicked through to the product page – the only view I like is the one with the hood up, and I think that’s a fluke produced by her holding it together with her arm.)

    Little girl’s jacket – if it was a little bit longer…that style + too much cropping don’t go together IMO.

    9143 – is that a baby bassinet? I actually LOVE that :D. (Oh – I see it’s a doll bed. COULD it be a baby bassinet?

    Dolls – Thank you for sourcing that. Have never seen The Shining. Won’t, now.

    • Inclement July 14, 2015 at 9:41 am #

      Ah. It’s the Wiccan high priestess plein air painting teachers. Thank you, Camille.

    • hashigal July 14, 2015 at 9:00 pm #

      Marcy Tilton patterns would probably be quite popular in Brisbane (Australia, not California, or wherever the US version of it is). There’s a few local designers in Briz who do very well with designs that are not dissimilar to hers.

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

      On Koos Van Den Akker – in comparison to pretty much ANYTHING else he has released… it’s amazing. Haha!

      Same with Marcy Tilton. Most of her stuff is pretty ridiculous looking, in my opinion – so this season’s pattern is quite normal in comparison.

  18. bayeaston July 14, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    Ya nailed it. If I made some of these, I’d have to spend all my time saying, “No, I did not make mistakes with the pattern. This is how it’s supposed to look.”

  19. tracy July 14, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    Haha, I was waiting for your review! I have to admit I kind of love the front of the Rucci dress, but I’d want to cover it up with a long cardigan so you couldn’t see the back. Wonder if it’s possible to tuck in those exposed darts.

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

      You could always just sew the darts to the inside like a normal dart 🙂

  20. Karen July 14, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Your commentary was quite funny but I actually love several of the new patterns namely the Donna K jacket with large lapels, the two Marcy T patterns and the Sandra B pattern. These patterns will definitely flatter my more mature figure.

  21. Sarra Bess July 14, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    I wanted to love that military-style jacket but I was blinded by the light reflecting off the buttons…. Fortunately there was the second picture so I can see it better.

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

      I kind of want to make the jacket! I bet the shiny buttons would look nice in real life. Just in this photo they are sparkling WAY too much hahaha

  22. McCallPatternCompany (@McCallPatternCo) July 14, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    Hey there! We’re reading your review over here and you’re cracking us up as always. Love the Clueless and Shining references. Gotta hand it to you, you know your pop culture. BTW, we just took at look at the sales figures for this collection, and many of the patterns you show here are early faves. To each his own, right?!

    • Deborah July 14, 2015 at 10:43 am #

      Not for me, folks.

    • Marcia July 14, 2015 at 10:53 am #

      I love a lot of the patterns in this collection. You can’t please everyone!

      • McCallPatternCompany (@McCallPatternCo) July 14, 2015 at 11:12 am #

        True that.

        • Deborah July 14, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

          Please Vogue bring back DVF.

          • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

            You’d be better off telling DVF to let Vogue bring back the patterns 🙂 DVF won’t renew the license, and hasn’t for a long time (trust me, I’m sure Vogue would LOVE to re-release that pattern if they could! They’d make sooo much bank haha).

    • Anonymous July 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

      @McCall’s Pattern Company: I have 5 on my purchase list from this release. The jumper with the v-seaming, a-line skirt with color-blocking options, the 1939 circa mustard heart dress that also has me burning with the passion of a thousand hot suns as another commenter said, the little girl dress with the classic button down back that I have been looking for, for 2 years, and the lovely slacks for the shorts version. I know there will come a time when I won’t be able to add at least a few patterns every release, but I’m just under 300 patterns and I always find something with some detail or flair or even styling that would enhance my collection – so props for all the lovely patterns this release!

    • justineabbitt July 15, 2015 at 12:59 am #

      But why is it that Vogue patterns have no correlation to high fashion anymore. It’s like they don’t pay any attention to what’s going on in real fashion anymore. Why not just copy from the runway instead of trying to invent your own fashions?

      • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

        All of the designer patterns are from the runway (or, I should say – the RTW version of the runway. I think most of us wouldn’t wear stuff straight off the runway :)). I think the designs are goofy, but that shit is straight from the designer. Most of the time, the tags are still on it when the photo is taken.

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm #

      To each his own indeed! I’m sure the people buying the patterns I don’t care for would be horrified to look at my wardrobe 🙂 haha!

      Thanks for being good sports, as always. Love you guys!

  23. yosami July 14, 2015 at 10:37 am #

    LOL as always!! Love it!! I’m not surprised at all at your high sales @McCallPatternCompany, I’m sure Vogue 9143 is flying off the shelves. That’s a must-have! My children/children’s dolls/dog??? would love that and it’d match perfectly with my Ikea Billy shelving.

    • Katie July 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

      I was actually thinking my dog needs a new bed when she’s hanging with DH in the “man cave”. A fussy, frilly princess bed is perfect.

      • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

        YES that is totally perfect! ha!

  24. mahlicadesigns July 14, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    I like the 1466 jacket without the weird neck piece. I actually have a jacket with a piece like that that totally works because it is the right proportion. Vogue’s version looks goofy.

  25. Christy July 14, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    You nailed it in all of these, love reading your comments, funny, but very accurate. I think people who like these have never sewn a dress or jacket, because they look like a nightmare to me.

  26. LuisaB July 14, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    Keep wishing the McCall Pattern Co. would make Vogue into a niche provider of designer patterns only, putting all their money for that brand into acquiring those rights instead of trying hit-or-miss like this to be all things to some people. Bring back Anna Sui, Guy Laroche, etc., add some new talent & bridal designers–could it work?

    • tracy July 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

      Hear hear! I feel like I say this everywhere, but I really miss Issey Miyake and Guy Laroche.

  27. jennystitched July 14, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    Vogue 1467 😍 I love jackets like, especially when it comes with shiny buttons!

  28. Ronja July 14, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    It totally looks like Cher’s first outfit in the movie!

    As for the vintage vogue mustard dress. I LOVE this. I want it with the white hot passion of a thousand suns. If you make this in my size I will model the hell out of it. I am seeing a beautiful heavy brown flannel with the center piece in a maybe a brown flannel houndstooth? Or in a dark foresty green with brown piping along the heart to make that seam pop? <3!! I know that doing complementing fabrics used to be popular in vintage patterns that had these unique seam lines. I LOVE this pattern and may need to take my sewing to the next level for this pattern. I might even *gasp* BUY a high quality fabric for this! (I usually get all my fabric second hand and have a stash that never seems to dwindle…)

  29. Shona July 14, 2015 at 12:20 pm #

    Ha, ha, thanks for that. Your comments have cheered me right up and you’re spot on with all of them. Now…where can I get me a set of boob eyebrows?

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

      V1463 looks like it has ya covered 😉 haha!

  30. knittysewandsew July 14, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    I really want boob-brows and the scary frozen dolls.

    With my sewing “skillz” I’d probably end up with a weird scary frozen boob brow top. Which, in comparison to some of the pictures isn’t *that* bad a concept…

    (I have no real position to judge. I only get my patterns free with magazines these days and they are more of the “Abigail’s Party” 1970s vibe than cool retro outfits…)

  31. jendavismiller July 14, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh you are a funny young lady! Brows for boobs, who’d have thought there was a market for them? But that coat (w/o the super-shiny buttons) is nice.

  32. Jackie July 14, 2015 at 5:01 pm #

    I do wish Vogue could once again be the special pattern line it was in the past. I remember those patterns and they were wonderful. McCall’s Pattern Company please make this happen.

  33. Rowena W July 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    I made a dress for my sister recently and she kept telling me to put the armholes lower – “what’s the point in a pretty bra unless you can see it?” – so she’d love Vogue 1465. And oh, that uncentred neckline on V1458!

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

      I mean, I get your sister’s point – but showing it at the armpits? Nooo, pretty bras that show are all about the cleavage! Come on now! 🙂

  34. ellegeemakes July 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

    Oh, I did need a laugh today. Thank Yooooooou. The armholes on that top are horrendous. If you dared move, let alone dance while wearing it, something might flop out. The Kathryn Breene thing is so odd. I mean, what is it? I love the navy coat though, but the shiny buttons are too much. The little girl is cute in the teeny tiny coat. The vintage vogue is GORGEOUS – the best of the bunch. However, like you, I have absolutely nowhere to wear it.Still, I will definitely buy that one, as well as the coat.

  35. Annie B July 14, 2015 at 8:35 pm #

    Like many others, I agree that the navy coat and vintage dress are by far the best. The eyebrow blouses are fine, but not worth the Vogue price tag. Thanks for the giggle!

  36. hashigal July 14, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    You know, if you shortened the skirt and the sleeves on V9127, you’d have a fairly contemporary concept with wicked details.

  37. Ginger July 14, 2015 at 9:38 pm #

    Love your commentary. I thought the same thing about Vogue 9140 // Marcy Tilton. I might actually buy this one when it’s on sale. It would make a good winter jacket.
    I’m glad to see a pea coat, it’s always a classic.

  38. Eileen Laurette July 14, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    OMG I am laughing so hard right now – I love your reviews – my day is now complete!

  39. Becky Thompson July 14, 2015 at 10:57 pm #

    Lauren, I shamelessly blogged about this review post on my new blog…mostly because Bloglovin wanted me to put their code in a new post and I didn’t have anything else ready at the moment. But your reference to the Shining just gave me the creeps. Click on my image to go there…I think.

    • Becky Thompson July 14, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

      Oh disregard! It’s on the Trackbacks/Pingbacks. Yay for technology! LOL

  40. Marg in Canada July 14, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    I had the same reaction to (both) the Vintage a vogue designs… Total jaw drop!

  41. princesspamelasworld July 14, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

    Thank you for your critique… now i think I’ll go puke on my shoes… these designs are making me sick… seriously sick…

  42. mertxelasierra July 15, 2015 at 12:59 am #

    Ho, ho, ho! You totally nailed it! These patterns took me straight to the eighties, and not in the good sense… one more reason to make our own patterns and not depend on comercial aberrations.

  43. msambolita July 15, 2015 at 3:11 am #

    These are crazy horrible! Who wears these things? I’ll just stick to the tried and true vintage patterns I love.

    Yes you can’t please EVERYONE but at least we can practice some common sense??

    What is with 9135??? Silky overblouse for the office??? what???

    The vintage piece and the first pattern I can do, I’d probably make mine into a color that wasn’t so dreary.

    But the marketing behind these images is horrible. Who does the hair and makeup??? Stuck in the 90s with that makeup palette selection, and not in a good way…

  44. Rachael-Lynn July 15, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    Love love love your Vogue commentary. Better than the patterns! An Alaia is like totally an important designer! Don’t make me get down on the ground!

  45. Pippa July 15, 2015 at 3:39 am #

    Some of these are fantastic…
    But that mustard dress, Vogue 9127, you love I thought was a jacket to start with and when you said it was a dress it got me thinking as to whether it could be turned into a jacket as most of the interesting details are on the top part. One day maybe…

  46. tworandomwords July 15, 2015 at 4:47 am #

    The thing about the tartan pleated dress in particular is that the fit on the armscye’s looks SO uncomfortable. So the top is much too big for the model but I can’t imagine she can move her arms very much.

    Like others have said, the mustard dress is divine (I’m way too lazy for those sorts of details but really wish I wasn’t) and the button-backed childrens dress is remarkably cute

  47. Anonymous July 15, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    With all of my bitching, I probably will make the Bagdley Mischka. I refuse to look up how to spell that, so I randomly put in some consonants.

  48. Christine July 15, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    I had to click on the link to the mini bed because I needed to know immediately if it was for a child, a doll, or a pet. Sadly, they think it’s best for a doll, but I would totally make this for my cat!

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

      I think you should make it for your cat anyway! DO IT, CHRISTINE!

  49. Kimmy Rocket July 15, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    Your Clueless reference for pattern 1461 is spot on. I don’t know about the States, but in the UK we’re undergoing something of a 90’s renaissance – it started with music and now cropped tops and double denim are everywhere. Dare I say it, 1461 might actually be on trend, ha!

    • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

      Oh yeah, 90s are in full force here. Of course, my love for the 90s never truly ended so obviously I’m REALLY loving it hahaha 🙂

  50. Kyema July 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    Yikes, but definite bonus for making literally laugh at my desk. Most all of these are hideous except that gorgeous jacket! It would look better with some “normal” buttons, but the cut is spot on. 🙂 I’ll make a jacket someday!

  51. rosemary July 16, 2015 at 6:42 am #

    Your commentary never fails to crack me up.

  52. Anonymous July 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm #

    Lladybird you are so naughty! Koos van den Akker must be delighted finally getting a thumbs up though!

  53. Lola July 16, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    hey girl.. do you come here often?

    • Lola July 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

      ugh it didnt imbed my image.. but it was referring to this one

      • LLADYBIRD July 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

        She’s just, like… staring into my soul.

  54. AJW July 16, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    As usual, you did not disappoint. Thanks for the observations. Is anyone at Vogue listening to any of us?

  55. runwayrevolution July 17, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    Can someone please twist the model head around on 1460? That whole thing just looks backwards to me.

  56. Margo July 18, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    I always love these posts!!! You are freaking hilarious! Eyebrow boobs!.Thanks for the giggles Lauren!! You’re the beeeessst!

  57. Nicole D July 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

    You forgot to mention for Vogue 1460 that she put her torso on backwards for the shoot. Seriously, all I see is a back on her front. 😛 And eyebrows for your boobs- definitely guffawed on that one.

  58. hdbooth July 19, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    If Vogue is listening, this is the kind of thing that turns people off from sewing. That and really boring and ow-quality fabric at most of our chain fabric stores. I would like to make classics and Anthropologie knockoffs, so maybe I am not your target market. I cannot even guess what the target market is, but I am beginning to think the home sewing demographic doesn’t include me, which is frustrating. I think sewing could take off like knitting (and, before that, beading), with better styles and more people like Lladybird making it look fun and hip.

  59. Amanda Kauer July 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    Yes. This pattern is very easy. Unless you are obsessive about making stripes match.

    • Ronda Bowen July 22, 2015 at 12:12 am #

      I had the EXACT same thought about the Clueless dress LOL

  60. angela July 28, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    You missed one! I was dying to see what you had to say about this absurd dress. I knew I would get a good laugh out of whatever you had to say and then sadly you did not comment on that one. 🙂


  61. whofilets August 3, 2015 at 3:07 am #

    I actually like the “Sars mask” jacket, it’s got a futuristic sharp geometric look I dig, but it falls so flat and droopy at the shoulders.
    The inverted tucks on that icky fleshy moire dress remind me of scarred tissue, like whip marks, ugh

  62. Birdsong Sews August 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    I just read your Vogue Pattern review, which I have come to look forward to. Seriously, I have 16-17 unread posts in the line-up and this is the first one I click! Now, I am a tad reluctant to read the 110 comments posted before this one…people, HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR! I laughed out loud, multiple times, and frankly, that is enough for me. It’s fashion people, fabric and stitches, not the cure for the Ebola epidemic. Yes I love fashion and stitches, but Lladybird is entitled to her hilarious take and I, for one, am thrilled she offers it with ABANDON. Thanks, Lauren. Please do ROCK ON!!!


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