3VOGUE PATTERNS August/September 2011
5 Editor’s Letter6 Mailbox8 What Are You Sewing?10 Editor’s Choice29 The Selfish Seamstress:Sewing Therapy23 Web Watch88 Guide to Patterns &Fabric Requirements91 Body MeasurementsCharts94 Crossword96 Thread Tales97 Fabric & AccessoryGuide
in every issue
Donna Karan’s knock-out knit turtleneckwith lots of ruching, V1259, Misses’Hair andMakeup:JosephBoggess.
Photographed by Brian Kraus.
on the cover
p. 87p. 20p. 13p. 7544 SMALL, SMALL, SMALL
Pati Palmer offers advice onmaking alterations for thesmaller figure.
48 PROJECT ONE:BOILED WOOL POCKET
An easy technique with lotsof chic.
50 PROJECT TWO:LOOP THE LOOP BELT
A quick and easy belt withroom for expansion.
54 THE GREAT PRETENDERS:LEATHER-LOOK FABRICS
Tips and techniques for sewingwith this season’s hot fabric.
VOGUE PATTERNS August/September 2011
52 ONE PANT, FOUR LOOKS
Wide-leg pants are hot for fall.
60 FALL 2011 DESIGNER UPDATE
The best looks from 7th Avenue.
72 DYNAMIC DUO
Marcy and Katherine Tilton.
74 TODAY’S FIT BY SANDRABETZINA
Unexpected details in flatteringsilhouettes.
76 KEY PIECES
Easy-to-make, easy-to-weardresses, shirts and skirts.
82 WORKING WARDROBE
Solid choices for your busylifestyle...all in one pattern.
84 JACKETS REQUIRED
The most sophisticated coolweather cover ups.
12 SEWING RETREATS
Sandra Betzina’s guide to what tobring...from supplies to attitude.
14 SEWING MACHINESHOPPING GUIDE
Top 20 topics to help youget what you want and whatyou need.
20 HAVE SCISSORS, WILLTRAVEL
Meet Nayantara Banerjee, thetailor who makes house calls.
24 CONVERTING A ONE-PIECESLEEVE INTO A TWO-PIECE
Kathryn Brenne teaches the finerpoints of this transformation.
30 KEEPING DIY STYLEALL IN THE FAMILY
Erica Bunker’s point of view onstretching your wardrobe.
32 INSIDE EDITION
Linda Griepentrog uncoversthe secrets of fashion’s supportsystem.
36 LET THE FABRIC SPEAK
Your imagination can be yourguide when you add uniquetouches to fabric.
40 NORTH STARS
Inspired by the beauty of theCanadian Arctic, students riseto the fashion challenge atToronto’s Creativ Festival.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2011p. 67p. 96p. 14p. 77