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Spring 2012 Vogue Faves

27 January 2012 No Comment

It’s been a year since my last post, so I’ll breathe some life into my blog by posting my favorite Spring Vogue patterns.  Even though I’ve been MIA and haven’t made anything recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time trolling the Internet (and antique stores during my travels) for vintage patterns, reading my back issues of Sew Stylish, and buying vintage patternmaking books (I’ll post about that later).

I’ve realized that I am a very lazy sewing blogger because I work long hours and spend so much time online designing and updating my business web sites, that the last thing I want to do is look at WordPress or upload photos during my free time (I’d rather be sewing or reading about sewing :). I’ll try to do better in 201s, but no promises! At a minimum, I’ll try my best to post my monthly sewing highlights.

Anyway, I was so excited to see the new Vogues in my inbox this morning, so on with my faves…..

V1280 – I love the straps on this dress! Very sexy while leaving something to the imagination.

V1286 – I LOVE this one and will probably make it this summer. I agree with Erica B. and will probably make it longer (knee-length).

Interestingly, the back of this dress reminds me of the front of a vintage dress pattern I just purchased today! (S6838 – View 3)

V1281 – I like this one, but I’m not loving the color blocking in the front (but I like the back). I would probably prefer to make this dress in a solid color unless I use a different color for the shoulder, but I’m not sure how that would look. Hmm…..Thoughts?

V1285 – Another great dress from Tracy Reece!

V1282 – LOVE this Donna Karan top and skirt.

V1288 – Simply fab! I just love this dress from Badgley Mischka Platinum.

v1289 – This hot Pamela Rolland number is beautiful, too!

V1287 – I think I really like this, but the busy print is hiding the details. Click here  for the line drawing.

v8784 – I can never pass up a great wrap dress! Seriously, I think it’s impossible.



v8787 – Pretty simple, but I like this sheath. If I make it, I’ll try color blocking.

v8790 – I can always use a “wrap” top (or anything that wraps)

v1283- I’m still debating about this one. Honestly, I could do without it, but I think it’s a cute, comfortable-looking dress and would probably snatch it up during a great sale. Is anyone else feeling this?

You can view the entire collection here.

Overall, I really love this new collection! I’ll definitely wait until they go on sale for $3.99 or I might just order them during a Club BMV sale now that I’m a member. Driving around to various stores hunting down new Vogues has become inefficient and time-consuming and it seems like the stores are taking longer and longer to stock new patterns. By the time I burn up all of that gas driving around Atlanta, I could have ordered them online and sewn something up!

Whew! I made it to the end of the post and I have to admit that I seriously considered deleting it after posting the first few photos..lol. Uploading the photos and writing the post took 90 minutes and I’m hoping to watch a couple of episodes of Mad Men tonight before I get sleepy (I have to watch it on my laptop so I can grab screen captures of the beautiful vintage fashions). In the future, I think I’ll just skip the commentary and stick with photographing all of the pattern envelopes after I buy new patterns. Not surprising since I’m such a lazy blogger.

So what are your faves from this collection? 

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