Alexander McQueen Patterns

Brit Wit (Sean Ellis / Isabella Blow) 1997 - links to Alexander McQueen roundup post

Follow the links below to read my series on Alexander McQueen sewing patterns—Vogue Patterns’ Givenchy designs by Alexander McQueen.*

You might also be interested in my posts on Alexander McQueen fabrics: prints and the McQueen tartan.

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Alexander McQueen for Givenchy: Vogue Patterns, Part 1

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Alexander McQueen for Givenchy: Vogue Patterns, Part 2

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Alexander McQueen for Givenchy: Vogue Patterns, Part 3

From my free designer patterns series:

Alexander McQueen kimono jacket - as worn by Outlander's Caitriona Balfe

Alexander McQueen Scanners Kimono Jacket

Free SHOWstudio pattern - Alexander McQueen dress

McQueen by Sarah Burton dress

* Pattern vendors: Please see the copyright notice. Copyrighted fashion images like Vogue photography or Corbis / firstVIEW runway photos are shown under Editorial Use. Commercial use is not permitted. All text © the author unless otherwise noted.

Tasha Tilberg photographed by Paolo Roversi in Spring 1997 Givenchy couture by Alexander McQueen
Tasha Tilberg in Spring 1997 Givenchy couture by Alexander McQueen, Vogue Italia, March 1997. Photo: Paolo Roversi. Image: The Red List.

7 thoughts on “Alexander McQueen Patterns

  1. I have a fabulous A mQ for Givenchy blazer pattern. The lapels come up through the collar, giving it this very dramatic and quite alarming appearance. I’ve never sewn it, but held onto it for almost 20 years. It’s inspiring.

      1. ive made it. i overcomplicated things by making it from denim with lots of topstitching, however, and adjusting for a very full bust. it was fantastic, and I have no idea where it got to 😦 ive also got a copy of French Vogue with the same jacket on the cover, and its interesting to compare the two. the Vogue pattern has been toned down, and lacks the dramatic swoop of the original shoulderline.

      2. I have three copies of this pattern… and I’ve always been afraid to cut. Finally, for this past Halloween, I got up the gumption to slice into it. It’s pretty straight forward sewing. I did add a small bone to the back of peaked lapel so it would stand proudly through the slit in the chest shield. The one oddity of this pattern was the shoulder line. I needed to build up a full 1″ pagoda shaped shoulder pad and that even seemed small. it took some trial and error, but it ended up working out perfectly. It does seem that there is a disconnect between the pattern, the garment shown on the pattern envelope and the variations shown on the runway. If I were to make it again I would “Frankenstein” the lapels and collar onto a jacket pattern that has a proven fit.

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