Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Vogue Patterns for Spring 2012!

While looking for a pattern number this evening on the Vogue website, I squealed aloud!  I have been eagerly anticipating the Spring Collection, and it is finally here.

After taking a quick look, here are a few of my favorites:  

Vogue 1281, Donna Karan

I am really going to have to attempt some knits this year – I am completely in love with these Donna Karan/DKNY designs.  (For those days when my vintage self must be incognito.)

Vogue 1280, Donna Karan

This DKNY reminds me of a Donna Karan from last year (Vogue 1220 - one of my favorite contemporary projects to date).

Vogue 1287, DKNY

And take a look at this!  One of the new Vintage Vogue looks even more like this vintage dress I just knocked-off!  

LOVE the styling.  I think I am going to have to start carrying around a straw basket filled with flowers!

Vogue 8789

Here is the other vintage selection, which is very similar in design to a Retro Butterick pattern.

Vogue 8788

If only the McCall Pattern Company would pull out those super complicated Vogue Special Couturier Designs for re-release . . . hint, hint!


  1. These are awesome. It almost makes me want to carry a straw basket with flowers, too! usually runs great specials on Vogue patterns. These are definitely going to be on my watch list.

    Have a wonderful day!


  2. I JUST saw this collection and the vintage vogue pattern reminded me of you dress this week! YAY! And the first donna karan one you posted is one of my favs too! I really, really like their spring collection!

  3. Overheard Conversation #3:

    "So what's knitting your brow?"
    "Laura Mae, of course."
    "Her squealing?"
    "That too, but mainly the fact that she knits, admires knits, and is planning on sewing with knits. Do you KNOW what this will mean?"
    "Oh, ya. She'll be throwin' curves no one knew she had."
    "Mmm hmm. Even less attention left for the rest of us. LESS!"
    "And a new hazard stylishly strolls atop the fault lines."
    "Please, don't give that one too much credit. If head turning alone could level a state or a nation, we'd be wallowing amongst the ruins in total fiscal devastation."
    "Sometimes it already feels that way."
    [in unison] "THAT Laura Mae!"

  4. Wow! Some great ones!
    At first glance I thought that first one was a swimsuit. A neckline like that would be KILLER for vintage beachwear.

    Love the yellow one, too. Reminds me of Horrockses.

  5. Have you seen the vintage-inspired Burda patterns over on the Simplicity website? Not too many, but they look fabulous!