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Spring Vogue Faves

14 January 2011 5 Comments

I’ve been looking forward to the new Spring Vogues and it was definitely worth the wait this time. Here are my favorites:

I love this Donna Karan dress! I’m envisioning this in a pretty eggplant color.

Vogue 1220

This DKNY dress is pretty cute, too, although it sort of reminds me of a bridesmaid dress. Perhaps it’s the taffeta fabric. I wonder how this would look in linen. Thoughts?

Vogue 1221

I would love to sew this Anne Klein dress! The lines are really pretty, but I think I would avoid using a print fabric to avoid matching up the seams (although they aren’t matched up below and it still looks gorgeous).


I like both of the Tracy Reese dresses. They look cute and comfortable.

V1224 and V1225

I really debated about this Pamella Roland dress. I wanted to love it, but I’m not really feeling the flower or the flounce. If I make this one, I would definitely alter the flounce and shorten the hemline by at least 6 inches to flatter my petite frame. I think the long flounce would swallow me alive!


This Pamella Roland dress is classy and I love the beautiful fabric and “retro” vibe; but I would definitely leave the pockets off if I make this one.


Both of these dresses are hot — especially the one with the funky straps. I agree with Amanda’s suggestion about making this in a sexy stretch denim fabric in the Spring/Summer. This one is my favorite, as well. It’s definitely a head-turner!

v6706 and v6705

LOVE the skirts! They are easy to make and only require 1 1/4 yards of fabric. I’ll definitely be whipping these up! The only thing that would make this better is size 12/14 sizing. Oh well….


There were a few other patterns that I debated about (v1218 – I love the silhouette, but not the neckline), but I don’t absolutely love them, so I will pass (let’s see if I can back this up when I get to the store :). I’ll probably end up buying v1218 and looking at the instructions to see if it would be easy to eliminate the gathers.


Does anyone know when Vogue will be on sale at Hancocks or JoAnns? Hopefully not this weekend, because I refuse to go back out in the icy Atlanta streets over the holiday weekend unless there’s a genuine emergency and I don’t want to be disappointed at the fabric store. As much as I love Vogue patterns, this doesn’t qualify as an emergency. But the good news about the snow “storm” is: I’ll have plenty of time to catch up on my blog and sewing projects!

Update (1/15): Vogue is on sale at Hancock Fabrics this weekend, but I called four stores in the Atlanta area and they haven’t received the new Vogues yet :(

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  • Sandi said:

    I agree with you about the second Donna Karan dress – a little bridesmaid-y in taffeta, but would be super in linen. I actually have a drapey lavendar suiting-type fabric in my stash that I’m thinking about for this,

  • Carla (author) said:

    Hi Sandi! Thanks for your vote re: linen. I saw a (deep) hot pink linen at Hancocks last spring that would have been pretty. I could definitely see this turning out nicely in a suiting fabric as well.

  • Eileen said:

    Joanne Fabric next weekend $3.99.
    Did you ever get to make the DVF wrap dress?

  • Carla (author) said:

    Thanks, Eileen! I’m half-way through the long sleeved wrap dress, but I’m making the Jiffy knock-off version before I make the original DVF. I’ll make the short-sleeved one in the spring/summer. I’ll probably finish the wrap dress over the weekend and I’ll post a review.

  • Mike said:

    V1218 (the white Donna Karan dress) is the best dress in the collection!

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