Vogue Winter Holiday 2017


I missed the release when these patterns first came out, but I have to say I’m actually pretty excited by a lot of these patterns.  There are a few good everyday wardrobe looks, but the real stand-outs are the lovely gowns and party dresses.  I’ve been able to resist quite a few of the recent pattern releases, but Vogue might be ending my streak.


V1537 – Kay Unger.  Love the style lines on the coat; the dress is fairly simple.


V1536 – Tom and Linda Platt.  Also love this little jacket; dress is again quite basic.


V1538 – Nicola Finetti.  I like the proportions quite a bit in the model photo, but I’m not as excited by the line drawing.  I know the ruffled sleeves have just started to be a thing, but I think I’m sort of over it already.


V1539 – Nicola Finetti. Another one where I like the drama of the model photo, but I’m not inspired by the line drawing.  Interesting to note that the jumpsuit looks very similar in both patterns.


V1535 – Badgley Mischka – Swoon! Adore! Love!  I’m always a fan of the Vogue Designer ball gowns, and this is no exception.


V1534 – Badgley Mischka.  A simple dress, but very effective in the sequin/satin combination.


V1533 – Bellville Sassoon – Another wow moment!  The architectural crumb-catcher piece on the front looks like a challenging bit of construction, but the shape of the skirt is gorgeous.


V1532 – Bellville Sassoon.  Pretty basic dress, but the simple style has a nice, clean effect.  The jeweled cuffs are a nice touch.

V9241 – Kathryn Brenne.  The collar is quite the statement piece.


V1531 – Lialia.  I’m always a sucker for a deep cowl, so this might have to be added to my wishlist.


V1530 – Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina.  The boxy style is not quite my aesthetic, but there are some interesting details here, including the circular cut-out and the band of color blocking along the side.


V2939 – Custom Fit.  The sleeves are a bit much on this dress, but the basic pattern has some nice lines, and custom cup sizing, which is always great.


V9238 – Very Easy Vogue.  Everyone has been releasing there version of this open shoulder ruffle top, but I have to admit I think Vogue might have nailed the proportions here.  I’m actually considering adding this one to the stash.


V9240 – I’m not in love with the boxy silhouette, but I do like the use of stripes in the sample drawings.


V9237 – A whole lot of meh.


V9236 – Even more meh.

V9246 – Five Easy Pieces.  Nice wardrobe pattern with lots of easy to sew, versatile pieces.

V1540 – Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina.  The line drawing looks a bit much, but the drape on the model actually looks rather nice.


V9244 – Marcy Tilton.  Love the juxtaposition of the more traditional button-down shirt and the less formal hoodie that is happening here.

V9247 – Lots of long vest patterns here.  Love the versatility of the options.

V9245 – This jumpsuit is a bit pajama-ish.


V9243 – Makes me want to start singing Cuban Pete.


V9242 – A bit much on the volume here.


V9249 – Tafa.  The butterfly embellishments are rather impressive looking.


V9248 – Normally I’m not to interested in the kids outfits, but this little suit is pretty adorable.

And that’s it!  I’m pretty excited by more than a few of these patterns.  What do you all think?  Are you as excited by this release as I am?  Or are these patterns largely passable?  Feel free to discuss in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Vogue Winter Holiday 2017

  1. The Lia Lia and Kay Unger are in my possession!! 🙂 I love both of those. I forgot that I wanted the Tilton hoodie. I will have to add that via a trip to JA…I like 9238 top but not the dress so much. I don’t like that the Fenetti pattern uses the same jumpsuit and all of the formal gowns are stunning.

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  2. I’m with you: the Lialia and Kathryn Brenne designs are great! And I’m not loving the new sleeve style. Guess that’s what replaced the peplum…

    I do have a soft spot for the giant t shirt dress with the back ruffle (9237?) but I’m sure I have similar in a Burda mag.

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  3. I *love* the simplicity and elegance of the 1534-great for showing off a swish fabric, and the cowl on 1531. All the other stuff-flouncy frippery etc isn’t really to my taste and I feel like the sooner those ‘cold shoulder’ sleeves disappear the better, there’s so very few ways to do it well.. it just looks like the wearer’s been attacked or something.. 😒 I wish Vogue would do more knit dresses, their stretch/knit patterns are always awesome; they sew up quickly and I find I end up wearing only knits because they don’t require sewing.

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  4. I love most of the evening and cocktail dresses, really need to get a social life to match my pattern desires though. I think it’s a bit greedy / lazy that there are 2 almost identical Finetti patterns, that really should have been one with 2 optional overlays.

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