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.
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.
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.
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.