Continuing right along.
Vogue 1202. It probably does not surprise you that I love this pattern. It is so seriously "me" that I popped into my cart before I even looked at the line drawings and I have no regrets. Actually, when it arrived and I noticed that it is two pieces, that was like an added bonus. I love the way the top is all covered up and almost nun-like in front while the back is open. I am not sure about my opportunities to wear it that way without mesh or something. I'm thinking about support here but I know G would be thinking that my back scar would show. Actually the scar doesn't bother me; it is not like I've given up v-necks to hide the open-heart surgery scar on my chest either. I'm proud of my scars; I probably wouldn't be here today but for the miracles of modern medicine they represent. Should I want more coverage however, I do think there is room to play with this.
Speaking of covered up, I also ordered the Issey Miyake pattern, Vogue 1204. I love the fabulous seaming on this piece with the angled seam in the back and on the sleeves as well. It is a lovely, long slim line and is something I would definitely wear. My only pause was concerning the neckline, which looks too high and my first thought was "what jewelry would I wear with that", a question which is very near and dear to my heart. But the more I think about it, the more I know I can work that out.
I purchased this pattern for the jacket and was not convinced I liked the skinny jeans. In fact I'm not ready to make jeans at all yet, being perfectly content with some I have purchased, but I have purchased straight or skinny jeans and like the look when paired with the right pieces. Somehow the ones I own don't feel as skinny as these look on the model, but when I compared the measurements of the pattern to my own jeans they were the same. So should I make jeans, this pattern may be an option. Perhaps not in suh a dramatic print however. I love a dramatic printed skirt; pants are another thing altogether.
Then I picked up a Marci Tilton pattern from earlier in the spring, Vogue 8637. This choice was another one inspired by the Elm pieces I picked up in the spring, specifically the cut of the skirt reminds me of the interesting cut of the elm skirt. But I would wear the pants as well I think. I am learning (again) how nice straight soft pants that fall directly from the hip are on me, and how long and skinny they make me look and feel. Although these pants aren't actually straight, I think they would give the same effect with a little bit of added interest.
Vogue 8666 is a basic dress, a safe dress. I know it will work style-wise and it is a good basic dress, that can probably play it more or less safe depending on the fabrication. I may be attracted to more dramatic and unusual cuts and shapes, but I also appreciate the joy of having a few basic staples in the repetoire, and I am hoping this will become such a dress.
Last, thought certainly not least, is the new Marci Tilton top pattern, Vogue 8671. I am predominantly attracted to the views with the panels and long vertical seams, but I do also like view A, the one with the aysmmetrical neckline and seam. That top, the asymmetrical one, would probably end up being the most versatile, and probably the view I would make again and again. I suppose this is a nice treat for me, and a bit of a lesson in not forgetting what actually works and what is most wearable, versus what attracts the eye.