These showed up today...
I have coveted Vogue 2399, ever since I saw it on Christina's blog...and now it's mine! The construction details on the instruction sheet are amazing...I thought it was a simple dress with some scallops on the sides and at the hems...WRONG! The sleeve is gusseted and the skirt and bodice are separate pieces...and the entire dress is underlined as well as lined!!!! If I ever get a block of time, I would like to use my TNT dress as the basis to rework this pattern to fit me...because I bought it in a size 12...but it was worth it...it really was!
I also succumbed to the new Vogue patterns...which got here ridiculously fast! Phyllis I bought the DKNY pattern and now that it's here...I believe your assessment of the pattern is correct. Thank goodness I got it on sale because this one will probably never, ever come out of the pattern envelope.
The other three were dress patterns and even though I did stop and think really hard about Vogue 1116, I didn't buy it. However, I'm still loving the details of the coat even though this pattern is getting a hard rap all over the internet!
The mail also had the new Spiegel catalog in it. The thing I love the most about this catalog is that they have entire wardrobes of a specific fabric type. As a sewist, it gives you a great idea of how to plan a wardrobe. And the section they do on "Reality Dressing" or "Dressing for any Age" is very kewl. Here's a link to their site, great inspirational dressing! Check it out! I love mail...I really, really do!