Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Two Marcy Tilton Patterns

I have been making a lot of comfy clothes lately.  What I'm wearing most days.  This one is Marcy 
Tilton's  V1768.  It's fairly figure hugging but I like it a lot and I think it would look great on a lot of figures.

I love the asymmetrical neckline.  I've pinned the lapels down to see if I like them flat but I think I like the way they stand up in the pattern photo better.  I'd love to figure out how to get a pocket in this thing tho.

The back has a great detail that could be used in other garments.  I used two different sweatshirt fabrics since I didn't have enough of either one.  All raw edges, the fraying adds texture.  I'll make this again for sure.

This one is Marcy's V1694.  I'll be making this often, too.  I'm sorry I made it in such a hard fabric to see the details!  I got this fabric at my local fabric shop, Hart's Fabrics.  

Check out the pattern, the details are fantastic.

Another asymmetrical neckline.  I like the way it looks on, very flattering.  I wrapped the neck facing around to the outside, will do that again.

Always love these built in pockets, they're fun to make and feel really comfy.

Again, I'm sorry for the fabric choice.  The details in the back are great.  Trust me.  Get this pattern!

OK, now for the rant about Vogue Patterns.  Yeah, I know they're now calling themselves Something Delightful.  What a crock.  This new name feels demeaning somehow.  Why change a name everyone knows and loves?  It's just one of many company decisions I think are unwise, if not downright stupid.

Another one that particularly irks me?  They now minimize the designer's name.  Don't they realize that many of us buy these patterns BECAUSE OF THE DESIGNER?  Are you listening Vogue (no, I will not call you by your new name...ever!)?  

What the hell?  These designers have been part of the success of this company for decades.  Why disrespect them now?  What could have gone into THAT company decision.  And who is making these decisions?  Must be people who think women wear mostly dresses...and dresses with big puffy sleeves?  Get real.  Take a look at the indy pattern companies that are doing so well right now, Vogue!  You need someone under 50 with influence in your company!

I buy Marcy and Katherine Tilton patterns, period.  And I want to see their names in BIG BOLD LETTERING on your website and on the pattern envelope to know that your company values it's designers.  And BTW, change your name back, it's not too late!




 

20 comments:

  1. Amen to your comments to VOGUE! Love what you do with those patterns.

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  2. Love your top and the last one of your hand-painted fabrics!

    I had not heard that Vogue changed their name. They discarded their greatest asset -- their name -- when they should have instead remodeled their pattern department for better fit and more wearable designs. I agree with your opinions about this completely.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear others agree. Thank you for your comments!

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  3. Not commented on your blog before, Gayle but I just had to leap on here to agree completely with your thoughts! For decades we have had no homegrown pattern designers in the UK and I gradually became more and more disillusioned and frustrated with the “Big Four” as they’ve been known as previously.
    Then I discovered Marcy and Katherine Tilton and through them, Diane Erikson and....wow!! It was like some magical place had opened up!
    Now we have amazing Indie pattern designers of our own, both here in the UK as well as in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. And I’m sure there are many more I’ve yet to find.
    Vogue (whatever) need to wake up, as you say. There are far too many nails in their coffin already.

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    1. Oh this is so heartening to hear. Maybe now that women from other countries are chiming in Vogue will listen!

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  4. As usual I adore your makes, they make me feel very humble. I absolutely agree with you about the name changes, totally pointless - why not show who the designers are, it is important that we know. And what is wrong with the name Vogue it is long established and respected. Don't try and fix what ain't broke.

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  5. I was unaware of these changes. They make no sense at all. I think the name Vogue has such cache, why would they ever change that?!? And of course they should highlight the designers. That too is something very important about their brand.

    I do love these creations. I was tempted by the first one when it published and may have to just go buy it. All those interesting lines. You must look lovely in both!

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    1. Thank you, Martha. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  6. I passed by these patterns but after seeing yours made up, I will try them both on your recommendation. I agree exactly with your comments about what has happened to Vogue and the rest of the gang. I hope they see your blog and take action. You know Marcy - perhaps she has some sway with them.

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    1. I think consumers have the sway. So let's shout out loud as much as possible! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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  7. Yes! I hate the way you have to dig for the designers' names now. I always look for Rachel Comey and Sandra Betzina, and I hate not being able to find them at a glance.

    Something Delightful bugs me too. It sounds like an off-brand Things Remembered.

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    1. Thank you for expressing your opinions. I hope it helps!

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  8. 'Something Delightful'? Sounds like a feminine hygiene product. What's the old addage, 'if it's not broke, don't fix it'---I'm with you on the name change, leave things alone for crying out loud and improve on what you've already got going. Love your blog btw.

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    1. Ha! You made me laugh out loud! That's exactly what I was thinking only I couldn't say it! Thank YOU for saying it!

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  9. Gale, OMG, I’m so glad you ranted. I’ve said the same thing, WTH. Who the hell did they put in charge to make these stupid changes. I wonder what they thought it would accomplish bu changing the name(besides losing customers) and disrespecting designers. And your tops are so cute. While I love Marci Tilton & Kathrine, I don’t normally wear their patterns because a a triangle, they don’t look good on me. I have no boobs and I think you need them for their designs. Love, fabric you died which was on the email. Anyway, thanks for ranting my thoughts.

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  10. Amen to your comments about Vogue patterns. They are sinking their ship!
    Thank you for the posts of your awesome sewing. You are an inspiration and I'm always excited to see a new post from you. You've inspired me to buy these two Marcy Tilton patterns.

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