Ahh, summer: hot days, cool fabrics, bright colors.
Well, Vogue got…some of that right with the Summer 2015 pattern release.
Overall, we here at SSSF have the following to say about this collection:
- We are confused. (This seems to be a natural state of affairs with Vogue releases, though.)
- We enjoy the ethnic diversity of the models featured.
- A greater variety of Designer patterns.
- This collection shows great promise for the scrapbusting enthusiast.
- What is with styling these outfits with Converse wedge heels?!
Let’s start with the accessories: is this a purse, or a bellows?
Maybe once you get past the poor fabric choice (which could be never) of V1452, it’s not such a bad pattern?
For the ardent scrapbusters, consider these patterns at your own peril:
V9107 also has the added benefit of doubling as maternity wear, should you desire:
V9110, another scrapbusting entry:
V1444 is quite the bang-for-buck pattern! Sew it up if you want to:
1 – Look like you’re wearing separates when you’re not
3 – Look like you have a flat chest
The V1450 skirt: scrapbusting meets peplum.
And the final entry in the Vogue
Scrapbusting Summer 2015 Collection:
“five easy pieces”? More like “Vogue for N00bz.” Perfect for lovers of elastic-waist pants and skirts!
Aaaaand another romper, V9116, but ladies of the Gifted Sisters Tribe, consider the amount of support you need against the (nonexistent) support provided by a halter neck or an elastic tube top. Maybe that’s why the model is crossing her arms?
This is a “jacket”? This “jacket” is perfect for beginners, as it is composed of three rectangles sewn together, with a tie in front.
This looks like the robe from the V8888 lingerie set. Vogue, I’ve got a gif for you:
It’s cheating when the model’s hand provides all the shaping in a designer
shapeless yellow sack dress. Not to be confused with a banana–though to be fair a banana at this stage of ripeness would already have some spots on it.
If you don’t want to channel Marilyn Monroe, make good use of the lengthen/shorten lines on V1449 by Rebecca Taylor, and if you’re into the interesting bust dart positioning trend, it might be up your alley, too:
The obligatory Lagenlook entry, V9112 by Marcy Tilton. You can’t see them with this fabric, but there are multiple panels and mini-ruffles sewn into the hem. Why? … Because. #artteacherchic #idon’tevenknowwhattocallthis
For the vintage enthusiasts we have V9105 for when you want to look classy, but still have easy access for those wandering hands.
There’s more easy access buttons in V9106, plus what can only be described as an explosion of gathering, which Vogue has cleverly disguised with an actually very pretty floral fabric:
Nice try, but we can see the ruffles of doom: