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!