Spring 2020 Vogue Patterns

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!

31 thoughts on “Spring 2020 Vogue Patterns

  1. I liked some of this release a lot, and other bits left me completely cold. But I’m happy with that for a Spring collection. The Rachel Comey suit is the only one I’m putting on my wishlist this time. The Guy Laroche suit is fascinating to look at, but I don’t want to wear it.

    I really love the long straight skirt with the optional overlay – I can’t think of anything like it in my Burda collection and it’s great how you get office and party looks in the same pattern.

    The one that surprised me was the oversized jacket. I don’t love the sample fabrics (that black shiny fabric is way too 80s even for me) but the design is very unusual and I’m kind of tempted.

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  2. This is a really nice collection, there are several I really like, but I’m not sure I’d wear them. The Anna Klein top is something I’d totally wear but I think there is a similar Burda pattern for that. The V1683 skirt is lovely, a bit long for me but I’d wear that (to a party) and may well put it in my wishlist. But it’s the bottom jacket that has me utterly fascinated. It’s different, it’s got great pockets, and looks like it could be sewn with different fabrics? Maybe? The fit looks a bit odd and makes me nervous, but I’m mighty tempted to get it on a sale.

    Really enjoy this release! I must appreciate that Vogue often has pieces that are outside the box, even if they are not always what I might wear. Oh, and may I post an image of a Vogue jacket I found by accident that I MUST own? Maybe someone here has tried it already?

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      1. This is it: https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v1642

        Personally, I’d sew the longer version without the side zippers, and maybe insert a simple cord pull at the bottom or elastic casing or something. This is a jacket I’d use endlessly for walking the dog every morning (when the snow is gone) while I try to lose the over-50 weight. Maybe it could be sewn in different fabric types? The pants are nice but not for me.



    1. There are a couple versions of the Vogue out there. Bunny of LaSewista did an amazing version in wool and Graca of SewEssentiallySew in cotton. It’s a fun pattern! 🙂

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  3. I really enjoyed this release! There aren’t a ton I want to add to the stash but for SURE I need that off-shoulder dress, the dress with the draping and the Betzina vest. That vest is cool!! I think I have to add both skirts because they are VERY interesting and unique.

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  4. A nice release with lots of interesting designs. I really like all the interesting seaming. Most of these really wouldn’t work for my short rounded body. I use to buy patterns with all the cool geometry because I love interesting stuff. Now I just admire from afar. I think my favorite is 6184.
    Are you doing the Sewing Bee Challenge?

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    1. I’m not doing the challenge this year because I was gone for half of round 1 and I’m leaving again for the majority of round 2. If they hold them in January I don’t think I’ll be able to participate in the future because January-July is really busy for me. 😢


  5. I don’t wear dresses – really ever, but what I like best about this collection are the dresses. They all look pretty sophisticated to me, well not the Holly Hobby one, but all the rest. They also all look like cocktail dresses to me. Do people wear dresses like this to work? Anyway, I don’t wear dresses so won’t be getting any of these patterns. But I think many are very interesting looking.

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  6. So much to love here! I have bookmarked FIVE patterns to buy when they go on sale online, or in 12 months time when we finally get them down under. I really like the Rachel Corney pleated trousers, not so fussed about the jacket. I also love the Betzina jacket but would have to bring the width of the cuffs in a lot.

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  7. I agree, the V1686 does give the impression of a Vietnamese ao dai. My younger sister had one made for her in the 70s by one of the refugees who was learning English from my mother when they first came here. The woman who made it did it for my sister as a present for her. She loved it and she wore it with pride. I know a lot of people might not agree with me, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with wearing anything you like. I don’t see it as dissing another culture or anything like that, either. Everyone borrows from good design from everywhere and we always have. The rest of this collection looks like it took it’s inspiration from another era, is that wrong, too?

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  8. I totally agree with every single thing you said. I love this release, it is fantastic. The one I very likely will buy is the Rachel Comey, because of this statement in the pattern description ” two piece sleeve with working vent.”. I want to see how they sew that.

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  9. Some of these are quite nice but I’m suffering from pattern fatigue (or old age) because pretty much everything here reminds me of something I’ve seen before. It’s okay, because I’m happy to see that the designers are sticking to their strengths and not going off the rails. And I won’t be tempted to buy anything, which is always good for my wallet.

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  10. I’m always looking for interesting tops, and I like what they did with stripes and the back peplum on 1681. But the sculptural skirt 6184 fascinates me, because I want to know how it is made! It is sort of like those fantastic dresses by Charles James back in the 50s with their mystifying construction. I’m curious what you think of the news that the Big 4 pattern brands have been bought by a UK company: https://craftindustryalliance.org/css-industries-including-big-4-pattern-companies-acquired-by-design-group/.

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  11. I have a piece of taffeta in my stash from a fabric mart bundle and haven’t known quite what to do with it. Skirt V6184 looks to be the pattern I’ve been waiting for.

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  12. An interesting selection but, from my point of view, other than 1671 and 1672 there isn’t anything I like that wouldn’t date very quickly. I feel that model type figures would show off most of the patterns to their best advantage. I rather like 1680 but Burda has given us something very similar in the past.

    The 1686 does resemble ‘modest wear’ for those who need to cover parts of their body for cultural reasons and in some parts of the UK there is a huge market for this.

    Sadly, I feel that unless you are tall and slender most of the patterns are best admired from afar, as another person said. But yes to the pockets 🙂

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  13. Lots of fascinating things I’d like to sew in the beginning of the post, although they got progressively weirder and “not me” by the end. The problem is I have very little need in my life for structured clothing like this. And not really enough time to sew it either…

    I do have a request as I love reading your pattern posts, but I often wonder if the patterns need knit or woven fabric. Is this information you know and could include? I’m much more likely to buy patterns that use knit fabrics as I love sewing and wearing them.

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