Vogue has released their latest collection of patters for Spring 2014. Overall it seems like the designer patterns are really sleek and modern, where as all the Very Easy Vogues are poofy voluminous shirts. As much as I appreciate a lot of the patterns in this collection, I don’t know how many of them I will actually be buying – it just doesn’t feel like very many of these are a style I would wear. But there are a few I can totally see on others in the blog-o-sphere, and I am really liking the men’s patterns this time around, so I am going to say that there are at least a few highlights in this collection.
First up is the good stuff:
|V1381 – A Ralph Rucci design.
A bit difficult to see all the lovely top stitching details in the photo.
I think this is a really lovely dress, I love the design, and the detail.
I just don’t think I would wear it, so I will admire from afar.
|V1384 – A Donna Karen design.
I really like the simple elegance of this dress, but, again, maybe not something I would wear.
|V1389 – Another Donna Karen.
The jacket is ok, and the top has a lovely wide collar band detail.
|But all the fun details are on the back of the skirt! Which is covered by the jacket.
Hmmm, I like it, but I don’t know if I love it. Or if I want to put that much detail
into something that will be hidden a lot of the time.
|V1388 – An Anne Klein design.
Not sure of the photo really highlights the details of the jacket…
|It looks really interesting in the line drawing though!|
|V1382 – Another Anne Klein.
Looks like color blocking is still a trend.
And I have seen a lot of those hidden pockets popping up too.
I actually sort of like this dress, but not for me.
|V1386 – A Today’s Fit pattern.
Actually looks like a more relaxed (more forgiving?)
version of the ubiquitous V1250 pattern.
Not sure if I like the relaxed fit though – perhaps a bit baggy for my taste.
|V8975 – A Marcy Tilton pattern.
Mary Tilton patterns just aren’t my style,
but I can appreciate the interesting seaming and fabric manipulation.
|V8982 – A Marcy Tilton jacket pattern.
I actually really like the collar on this jacket.
|V1380 – A Pamella Roland dress.
Seems a bit… generic.
|V1379 – This Tracy Reese dress makes me want to break out in song.
|V8973 – I am in love with this Vintage Vogue pattern!
The pleating on the top is lovely.
|V8974 – This Vintage Vogue would actually be a great dress for a summer picnic
(it has open back with crossed straps), but the jacket makes it much more elegant looking.
|V8972 – An Easy Options dress with cup sizes.
I like it, but it very similar to older Easy Options styles.
|Here is a look at all of the options…|
|V1387 – A Rebecca Taylor top.
I actually really love this. The delicate gathers are just so pretty!
There is also a short sleeved version included that I like as well.
|V8970 – The Very Easy Vogue shirtdress is probably the most interesting
pattern from that category this time around. Simple, but fine.
I wasn’t in love with all of the patterns however…
|V1383 – A DKNY pattern.
Usually DKNY is more tasteful. Or sophisticated. Or something.
This dress sort of looks like it got dragged to a sweet sixteen party.
|V1385 – A Today’s Fit pattern.
The collar ruffle was sort of interesting at first, but then with the dots I got a clown vibe and I just can’t shake that from my brain.
|V8984 – I’m just going to point out that most of the Very Easy Vogue pattern look like this.
I didn’t bother posting most of them, and now you know why.
I thought the men’s pattern were pretty snazzy this time around though – check out this suit!
|V8988 – This men’s suit pattern comes with a single and double breasted jacket pattern,
and regular and skinny legged trouser. Might have to add to my tuxedo stash!
|V8987 – I also think this vest pattern is really sharp.
Do men still wear vests? They should… It looks so classy.
It totally needs to come back and be a thing.
And there we have it – the Vogue springs have sprung. Or something like that. I feel like many of these pattern had lovely subtle details that I appreciated, but that there weren’t a lot of silhouettes I was really drawn to. Tell me – what do you all think? See anything that catches your eye? Or are the details too quiet and boring? Are we excited about where the patterns are going this spring? Or do we want to stick with winter sewing? Feel free to discuss in the comments!