Vogue Patterns Winter/Holiday 2018

The Winter/Holiday collection from Vogue Patterns is here, and on first impression I’m like, “Ok Vogue, take my money!”  Of course, after taking the time to really comb through the patterns, I’ve calmed down a bit.  While there are a few patterns I would like to join my stash, I certainly don’t need to bring all of them home with me.  Still, there’s some fun stuff this release, so let’s take a look:

V1604 – Badgley Mischka.  I really love the back of this dress.  The detail is interesting and bold, but not overdone.  The juxtaposition of the bold details with the soft silhouette creates a very interesting gown.

V1605 – Badgley Mischka.  Vogue sneak peaked this on Instagram, and the close-ups of this outfit are gorgeous.  The skirt has such a dramatic flare, and the beading on the cuffs of the top are a fabulous detail.  Really classy holiday party look.

V1606 – Isaac Mizrahi.  Personally, I like a dress with a bit more waist emphasis, BUT I can totally understand the appeal of such a loose fitting design for a holiday party centered around feasting.  The sleeve ruffles are an interesting take on the current sleeve trend.  I’m still sort of over the trend on the whole, but, this isn’t the worst of the crazy sleeves, so it gets a pass.

V1603 – Isaac Mizrahi.  This is a cute combo for a holiday party.  The sleeve ruffle on the coat is very of the moment trendy, but the dress is a pretty classic cut that would work well for years to come.  The style itself could easily be made up in a more casual fabric for a cute summer look too, which makes this pattern pretty versatile.

V1602 – Paco Peralta.  I like this pattern.  The seaming is nice, and allows for lots of fit adjustments.  It’s a very classic style, but somehow feels like an oddly modern mash up of vintage and 80s inspired looks.  I don’t need it, but I like it.

V1600 – Bellville Sassoon.  Ok, I sort of have a terrible weak spot for all Bellville Sassoon patterns, and this one is no different.  LOOK AT THOSE CURVED SEAM DETAILS.  Gorgeous!  I’m obsessed.  I want, nay, need this pattern to join the collection.

V1607 – Tom and Linda Platt.  The pattern itself is pretty basic, with some asymmetric seams to add interest.  Love the use of the monochromatic fabric blocking to create visual interest on an otherwise simplistic look.

V1606 – Anne Klein.  I really like the style lines on that blazer; super sleek and modern but also quite classic and professional.  The pants are quite tight, but presumably stretchy?

V1609 – Zandra Rhodes. It’s so fluffy!  It’s pretty voluminous, but I somehow find the model photo oddly intriguing?  I don’t need it, but I don’t dislike it as much as I expected to based on the line drawing.

V9350 – Very Easy Vogue.  I really like this, but this is clearly a true wrap dress, which could be problematic to wear without a bit of flashing going on.  Especially with the dress overlap cut on a diagonal (see the line drawing).  It’s cute, but I don’t know if it is going to be worth potential wearing difficulties.

V9344 – Very Easy Vogue. Way too much sleeve.  I sort of enjoy of view A looks like a cape in the stiffer fabric though.

V9349 –  This wrap skirt brings all the drama!  I really enjoy this, it makes me think of a tango ballroom costume.

V9346 – Vintage Vogue circa 1947.  I really like this Vintage Vogue release.  The back pleats on the dress are a gorgeous detail.

V9345 – Vogue Easy Options Custom Fit.  When I saw the model photo I was like, ooooohhh no.  But the line drawing actually showcases several really classic shirt dress styles.  If you are looking for a really versatile shirtdress pattern, this could be a great option, especially with the Custom Fit cup sizing.

V1610 – Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina.  The kimono style jacket has been super popular lately, and this design has some nice features with the collar and belt options.  I’d be more interested if I hadn’t picked up a few kimono patterns earlier this year.

V1608 – Koos van den Akker.  Without the fabric art elements, this is a pretty basic jacket.  But just look at that use of the forest fabric!  Stunning.

V9351 – Vogue Wardrobe.  Is it terrible to say I want this just for the jumpsuit?  Because I want this just for the jumpsuit.  It reminds me very much of the Rebecca Vallance jumpsuit, which I also loved.  To be fair, the jacket has a cool collar, and the dress isn’t half bad either.  But, really, it’s all about that jumpsuit.

V9342 – Claire Schaeffer Custom Couture Collection.  Claire Schaeffer’s patterns are renowned for their detailed instructions, so if you like this pattern, it would totally be worth looking into.

V9352 – Marcy Tilton.  If you like an unconstructed silhouette, these coats could be fun.  I find I’m liking the style much more in the printed fabrics over the solid.  The fabric overlap on the back of the pattern is quite interesting.  I’d love to peak at the construction on this pattern.

V9354 – Vogue Accessories.  Nothing super exciting, but if you are looking for a fancy scarf or wrap, Vogue’s got you covered.

V9343 – Very Easy Vogue.  Ok, so rational brain knows that having such a deep-V front neckline is not something I’d want to wear, yet, the rest of brain is like “oooh pretty want!”  I really like the look of this pattern – it’s simple, sexy, yet understated.  Do I think I could wear it as is?  No, not without inventing some super deep-V corset to sit under the rest of the dress.  But I could probably close up the neckline a bit and make it more boob friendly.  Do I need this pattern?  No.  But am I probably going to get it?  Yes.  Yes I am.

V9347 – Very Easy Vogue.  Too. Much. Sleeve.

V9348 – As drawn, I’d give this top pattern a pass, but I think in a really soft, floaty fabric this shirt pattern could be very pretty.  Hopefully we see some blogged versions because I’d really like to see this one made up on a person.

V1611 – Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina.  I feel like this is sort of a lot of fabric to sleep in, but otherwise it’s fine.  The PJ pants look pretty quick to sew.

V9353 – Ron Collins.  Cute!  I love a puffer jacket for guys – it feels like a super practical style, and not too difficult to sew.  This pattern is definitely joining the stash.

And that’s it!  Going through it more thoroughly definitely let me get over the initial “ooh shiny” and be a bit more discerning in making my wish list.  Of course, it doesn’t mean a fair bit of pretty didn’t get on the wishlist.  Just, you know, not as much.  What did you all think?  Are you ready to grab a bunch of Vogue patterns to kickstart your holiday sewing?  Or do these styles all feel stiff, dated, and stuffy?  If you had a fancy holiday party to go to which pattern would you choose?  Are there any must-haves in this release, or do you give it all a big pass?  Feel free to discuss your thoughts in the comments!

21 thoughts on “Vogue Patterns Winter/Holiday 2018

  1. The Belleville Sassoon is hands down my favorite. The pattern takes a rather ordinary look and makes it really special – love the seams and the see through fabric option. If this comes on sale, I’m definitely getting it! The Anne Klein is also really nice, it looks like leggings with a right nice jacket, I’d do the jacket in jean with the collar in faux suede or something… The party dresses are nice but I’d never wear them 😦

    Surprisingly nice collection!

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  2. It’s weird, I used to be such a Vogue fan but this collection isn’t grabbing me. The wardrobe pattern is pretty appealing and also a couple of the Very Easy Vogues, but the designer ones are a complete pass for me. Even the Paco Peralta pattern. I agree the Badgley Mischka patterns are spectacular but I’d never ever sew them.

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  3. 1600, the Belville Sassoon is absolutely fantastic! That’s one I’d definitely add to my ever growing pattern collection!
    I also like the jacket (they called it a top) 9347. I have a similar jacket and am into the sleeves.

    Though some of these huge, voluminous sleeves are a bit much for even me. Especially going into winter and living in the tundra. That is NOT going under a coat! LOL!

    I found a lot of the patterns outside of the party dresses sort of repetitive. And I think I’m always grateful for non-camp shirt Men’s patterns! Do better pattern companies!!!!

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  4. Except for V1600, I was pretty disappointed with this release. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the designs, it’s just that Vogue seems to be recycling the same shapes over and over again, just adding in a few new details here and there each season. I expect that from McCall’s and Simplicity, but for a $35 pattern, I hold Vogue to a higher standard.

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    1. That’s fair. I do love a lot of my older Vogue patterns more than the newer ones. The designer styles they don’t have as much control over, and I do think they pull ideas from runway looks for the non designer patterns, but I do feel it’s been fairly repetitive lately as well. There’s only so many ways to add a ruffle to a sleeve.


      1. Agreed! I made the mistake of looking through the new Vogues immediately after an in-depth review of my own well-aged pattern collection. What a way to convince yourself that there is nothing new in fashion anymore. Maybe I should stop complaining and just appreciate the opportunity to stop spending so much money on patterns! 😆

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  5. In the tradition of my comments on your blogs. ENOUGH WITH THE SLEEVES MCBUTTVOGUE. STOP.

    Okay now that I’m done with that, onto my opinions. I think I like most of them, but I really love the Koos jacket and the Tilton jacket. At first glance I wanted all of the pretty shiny new patterns but then I realized I couldn’t wear the evening clothes grocery shopping, dog walking or to work at the nursing home, and therefore would be waste of money. Oh real life, you are so boring.

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  6. There’s A LOT I like in this release! I think I’m leaning most towards that first formal skirt, the shirtwaist dresses, and the jumpsuit. All very chic. I’ve been slowly collecting shirtwaists, in the hope I’ll one day finally make one.

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  7. Thanks for pointing out the custom cup sizing on the shirt dress pattern – I was a little bit hesitant about the dior darts but this would be a great way to make me feel more confident about fitting it ;o)

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  8. I’m trying to be more discerning and less like a magpie. Cutting back on pattern buying. I have so many already which now includes all my mother’s back to the 50s since she’s quit sewing. So…after that’s said I’m absolutely buying the tango skirt. Hubby and I have started a ballroom class So of course I need it! I like that it’s a wrap. Perfect for ‘weight fluctuations ‘.
    Love the seaming on the Bellville. Men’s jacket and Vintage Vogue and a few other shiny things. But the truth I’m only buying the skirt 😉

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    1. Yes, much as I told myself I’m sticking to things I really love I did end up getting a few more of the magpie designs than I intended. 😑 But. They. Are. So. Pretty! Non-magpie “maybes” stayed out of my cart though, so, improvement? 🙃

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