I'm off on a weeks holiday to Koh Samui in Thailand (my father will be very upset with me for broadcasting that fact on the internet, but good luck to any burglars trying to get past my fearsome cats and their admittedly less fearsome catsitter).
Every time I have a vacation planned I decide that there are some things that are missing from my wardrobe that I must have. Can I decide this say a month in advance? No of course not, I wait until I have about 3 days left and then sew like a mad thing. So I am planning to take lots of pictures while I am away rather than the usual boring ones in my living room. Although I did raid the newly opened 5 floor Forever 21 (don't judge me!) for some t-shirts and a gigantic sunhat most of the stuff I am taking is made by me.
My new Vogue patterns arrived yesterday, here's what I got - I forgot a couple so it was a nice surprise opening the envelope. I'm showing the line drawings here because I think they are more useful. I'll look forward to starting on some of these when I get back. See you then!
|Butterick 5747, a retro '60's pattern. I love the straight skirt version for a shirtdress, but I hope there are some hidden buttons further down the skirt!
|Butterick 5749, a Suzi Chin jersey dress - cowl neck, cut on sleeves, waist draping - everything I love in one pattern.
|Vogue 8816 cowl neck tops. I liked this one because the seam means only the upper front needs to be cut on the bias, usually woven cowl tops are fabric hogs and I'd like some short sleeve ones in silk so less fabric is a good thing!
|Vogue 1309 Issey Miyake - I find this top fascinating, but I confess I have no idea how it will look on, or indeed if I will be able to follow the instructions.
|Vogue 1303 Kay Unger - I feel like I must already have a pattern like this somewhere.....
|Vogue 1303 Kay Unger again - love the ruching on the bodice. I am amassing quite a collection of Kay Unger patterns and have yet to make any of them. This must change!