Spring Look Book for Vogue

V1224[1]

Ooooh, the new spring patterns for Vogue are out, and I think there are some real gems in this collection. I LOVE this fresh, very feminine dress from Tracy Reese.  It incorporates the “bohemian” trend that is so big for spring with the soft, full sleeves, but it also retains a feminine silhouette in the skirt.

V1233[2]

I adore shirtdresses, and this one by Pamella Roland is a winner IMHO. I like the princess seaming that gives shaping and controls fullness around the upper body, and the collar and sleeve treatment makes the look a little interesting and different, too. 

V8710_final

This tee-shirt by Katherine Tilton has an interesting side treatment that provide bust fullness and also waist shaping. (I am not a fan of the boxy tee-shirt look…just saying.) It looks very comfortable and easy to wear, and I am definitely going to give it a try for spring.

V8711[1]     V1221[2]   

V1226[3]   V1217[1]  

 V1220[1]

Here are a few more of my favorites designs from the newest Vogue collection. I am a big Vogue fan. I think they have the best designers, and their pattern collection spans the full range from “very easy” to “advanced” to accomodate all levels of sewists. I am also really pleased to see new names featured in recent years – it gives me hope for new designers trying to make it in the tough world of fashion. Check out the full spring 2011 collection here and tell me what YOU think.

Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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