The latest collection from Vogue is here! I’m sure the collective ooohs and aaahs of the blog-o-sphere have already been heard internet wide, but I was a bit distracted finishing my sudoku entries to pay much mind. But now that I’ve got a bit of breather room, I think it’s time to throw my assessment into the ring. Let’s take a look:
V1545 – Rebecca Vallance. Love this! It gives the illusion of being very open, yet it looks very covered. It is certainly more daring of a V-neck plunge than I’ve ever worn, but I’m desperately tempted to try it.
V1546 – Rebecca Vallance. I really love the look of this dress on the model, though I’m not convinced I need this pattern. There is another style with a similar neckline in this release that I’m a bit more interested in, though I do think this is a lovely dress for summer.
V1544 – Tom and Linda Platt. Ok, so this is the sort of dress I intellectually appreciate but would not really want to make for myself. It is the sort of dress that would look stunning on Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Kennedy, but not so much on me. It has just enough shaping to avoid the too boxy look. I think it is beautiful in its simplicity, but not my personal style.
V1548 – Guy Laroche. I’m normally a huge fan of the Guy Laroche patterns, but this one isn’t really doing it for me. Lots of interesting details, and I’m sure it would be really interesting to sew, but style-wise I’m not too excited.
V1543 – Anne Klein. What is it about the pleated front dresses that get me every time? The model photo excited me not at all, but the line drawing has captured my imagination and now I think I may have to add this pattern to my stash.
V1547 – Zandra Rhodes. Looks like a pretty simple style to sew, but also very on trend.
V1551 – Zandra Rhodes. Similar hemline situation as above. The line drawing looks a bit nuts, but the garment photo in the sheer chiffon actually has a rather lovely effect.
V1550 – Paco Peralta. This pattern also seems to be very on trend. Once again, the overly voluminous tops are not really my style, but I do like the shape of the trouser.
V1542 – Patricia Keay. I like this. It’s a bit hard to see what all the decorations are at the top of the dress, and I might leave it off if I were to make it myself, but, I like it.
V1542 – Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina. The Today’s Fit patterns are never really something I’m overly excited by, and this is no different. The dress/tunic is fine, but not something that makes me really excited to sew.
V1549 – Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina. I could see this being an interesting lightweight summer jacket, though, again, I’m not sure how much it meshes with my style.
V9254 – Marcy Tilton. I actually rather like this. The slight asymmetry to the neckline and hem add some visual interest, Not sure what is happening in the back of the line drawing… I’d love to see someone make this up!
V9250 – Claire Schaeffer. The instructions for the Claire Schaeffer patterns are renowned, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the instructions are superb. Not sure this is my favorite jacket pattern in this style, but it is nice to see the slight princess seaming and two-piece sleeves in this Vogue pattern.
V9252 – Very Easy Vogue with Custom Fit. I think this is the pattern I’ll pick up over the 1546 above. It has a similar neckline, but a bit more coverage on the back. And it has pockets!
V9251 – Very Easy Vogue. Dress is cute, and definitely on trend with the ruffle sleeves. I’ve got patterns for similar wrap dress styles, so I don’t need it, but I think this could be a very popular pattern.
V9253 – Very Easy Vogue. That V front is so deep! I’d definitely invest in some toupee tape if I wanted to try this pattern…
V9259 – Very Easy Vogue. How many jumpsuit patterns can I fall for this spring? Apparently all of them. I’ve already got fabric to make the recent McCall’s release, but I really want to make this one too! In all the versions! It’s a problem.
V9257 – Very Easy Vogue. This might be the most on-trend pattern in the release. These ruffle tops are EVERYWHERE. I’m not overly obsessed with the ruffle look myself, though I keep looking at those trousers. And I keep trying to convince myself I don’t need them. And I keep failing.
V9260 – Very Easy Vogue. I actually really like the top part of this romper, but I’m not in love with the shape of the pants. I may need to frankenpattern this a bit, because I do think it would be interesting to sew that top.
V9255 – Vintage Vogue. Personally, I’ve got no interest in sewing or wearing vintage bathing suits, but I can definitely see this being popular among the vintage pattern loving crowd.
V9256 – Kathryn Brenne. These tops are all a bit boxy for my taste, but the use of asymmetrical design details keeps them from being totally boring.
V9258 – Very Easy Vogue. Nothing too exciting here, though I could see these being comfortable to wear during the summer months.
V9266 – Ron Collins. Love! So many yummy details on this man’s blazer.
V9263 – Kathryn Brenne. These are some really nice bag options. The quilting makes them look super classy.
V9261 – Malia Janveaux. The leggings are pretty cute. The dress… sort of looks like a marshmallow.
And that’s it! On the whole I think this is a really strong release from Vogue. I’m really liking quite a few of the designer dresses, even if I know I wouldn’t wear or buy them all. And, I don’t know how or why it happened, but I’ve been converted from a jumpsuit hater to someone who wants to sew all the jumpsuits. Why? When? How? I’m still trying to figure that one out. Certainly there are a few boxy patterns that don’t spark much interest, but, on the whole, I think Vogue has done a great job of balancing the recent trends with styles that are wearable and fashionable. The more I look at this collection, the more I find to love. Without a doubt I’ll be adding a few of these to the pattern stash at the next major pattern sale. What do you all think? Are you swooning over the Vogues as much as I am? Or does this collection have too many ruffles, deep v-neck, and boxy tops to encourage much interest? Feel free to discuss in the comments!