The spring collection from Vogue is here! The Vogue releases are often the most anticipated, and I think there is a lot of great stuff to see in this one, so let’s take a look:
V1671 – I really like this dress. It has nice structure, and I think the cut of the sleeves and collar is really sharp looking. Plus, it has pockets!
V1672 – Another nice dress pattern. I like the seaming on the bodice to give extra shaping for fit, and I think the sleeve options are great. The skirt looks fun and swooshy, though the V-front may be a bit too deep for some.
V1673 – It’s been a while since we’ve had a really interesting color blocked design, but I think this dress is really fantastic. I love the really sharp lines, and I think the neckline is a really fun design detail.
V1674 – I really love the options on this dress! It looks like a pretty simple pattern, but the neckline options are really fun, and I like that the same pattern can be used to make dresses that are either more formal or more casual depending on the version and fabrics used.
V1675 – Tom and Linda Platt. Another dress that I love! I think the wide waistband is a great way to emphasize the draped design feature. And I really love how simple but chic this is. I don’t really need more patterns, but this is a dress I could definitely see myself wearing, so this might be one design I’d consider adding to the stash.
V1676 – Zandra Rhodes. I really like how this pattern utilizes the stripes to create an interesting chevron effect on the bodice. I’m usually not a huge fan of ruffles, but I think they really work well with this design. I’m not sure this is a pattern I need to add to my own stash, but I do think this could be a really popular design over the spring and summer months.
V1677 – Júlio César. I’m normally a fan of the Júlio César designs, but I’m not really feeling this dress. Something about the proportions makes it feel very 80s to me? I do appreciate the details on the collar and placket, but I’m not sure I really like how all these elements comes together in this dress.
V1678 – I think the angular front on this top is an interesting detail, but in the model photo it also makes the top look a bit stiff. I think it works well in the shorter version, but the proportions of the longer tunic top seem a bit much like a skewed nightshirt? I’d be curious to see this made up on the blog-o-sphere to see what different fabrics and stylings could do for this pattern.
V1679 – This sort of draped wrap top isn’t particularly new, but I do think it looks great on the models. Interesting to note how square the cut of the bodice is; it looks a lot more shaped when the wrap is tied on a body as opposed to how it looks in the line drawing.
V1680 – I actually really like this top. The draped front is a really lovely detail, and I like this this top is designed for wovens, as so often this style is drafted for knits. I think the v-neck is probably too deep to wear to a more conservative work place, but I also think this would layer nicely over a cami or close fitting tank top.
V1681 – Anne Klein. There’s not a whole lot that’s unique in this tunic top, but the draft of the sleeves in view A is sort of interesting. I also like the neckline on view B quite a bit.
V1682 – Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina. This is a really interesting jacket pattern with a lot of fun sewing details. It’s one of those patterns I can really appreciate from a construction point of view, but also know I probably wouldn’t wear something with such voluminous collar and sleeves. It does look like it could be a really interesting pattern to make though.
V1683 – I really like this skirt pattern; I think view A has a lovely sleek silhouette, and view B has a really beautiful draping flow. However, I don’t think they style is quite unique enough that I need to add the pattern to my overflowing stash, despite the fact that I really like the silhouette and style.
V6184 – This is another interesting skirt pattern – it looks to be a pretty standard pencil skirt with an interesting wrap feature sewn into the side seams. I really like how this looks on the models, and I think it would be really interesting to see the flat pattern and how it creates the abstract bow detail on the hip.
V1685 – Ok, so by this point we should all be aware that the last thing I need to add to my stash is a draped and/or pleated wide legged pant, but I can’t help it! I really like them! I think this is a really cool pattern, and the way the pleats are shaped create some really interesting lines and shapes in the trouser fabric.
V1686 – Is it wrong if I’m sort of anticipating a flurry of discussion around this pattern? Personally I think it is a really beautiful style, and I love the cut of the top. However, I also think it very much resembles an ao dai (a traditional form of dress in Vietnam), though the pattern certainly doesn’t really follow the traditional cut of that style. These are the sorts of patterns I never quite know how to review. Is it inappropriate for me to wear something like this? Where is the line between homage and appropriation? There could be a lot to unpack here, so I’m curious to see what people have to say in the comments.
V1687 – Guy Laroche. This pattern has been getting quite the buzz on the social medias. Personally, it’s not a style I’d want to wear myself (I really need a bit more waist emphasis), but I can understand why everyone is going wild. It’s a really bold look, and I think the collar into the pocket detail is really interesting.
V1688 – Rachel Comey. The strong shoulders are a certainly a trend this year, and this pattern really showcases that style well. This is one of those patterns that I like, but I’m not sure if I need. I think the style of the pants is interesting, but probably not different enough from what I already have in the stash to warrant going on the wishlist.
V1689 – Marcy Tilton. The pockets are cool, but I’m not that excited by the overall silhouette. It’s something that’s not for me, but I think could look really interesting on others if this is more suited to their style and tastes.
V1690 – Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina. Another example of the oversizes jacket trend. Again, it’s not something I feel the need to get for myself, but I do think the cut creates an interesting shape on the body.
And that’s it! Overall I think this is a pretty great release. There is a nice mix of styles, and I think a lot of these looks feel very “on trend” for the silhouettes that are predicted to be popular this season. While I’m really not trying to increase the size of my stash, there are at least a few of these patterns that might follow me home at the next pattern sale. But what do you all think? Is this release everything that you had hoped it might be? Are you excited to start spring sewing? Or is the resurgence of the 80s silhouette a total turn off? Feel free to discuss it all in the comments!