Vogue Sewing Patterns: Spring 2014

8 Apr

I know, I’m a couple weeks late on the new Vogue sewing patterns. I almost didn’t bother writing a review up- mostly because I think the majority of the styles are kind of meh. Like, not even good enough to poke fun at. However, there are also quite a few patterns that I actually really like and you best believe I’ll be hollering at them during the next $3.99 sale. So, while negative reviews are much more funny – let’s give credit where credit is due, yes?

Vogue 1398
A little twee with the scallops, but it’s still pretty cute. I think it would look especially nice if the bodice and skirt were in different fabrics, so it looked like a skirt+top set.

Vogue 1393
LOVE. THIS. Go look at the line drawing – wouldn’t this be awesome in navy and white cotton sateen? Or even chambray and white bastiste, if you wanted to keep it super casual.

Vogue 1395
Pretty! I even like the fabric they used – which is a first.

Vogue 9000
Vogue gets an A+ on the styling here.

Vogue 8998

Vogue 8997

Vogue 9005

Vogue 8996
I’m starting to hate this woman because I’m pretty sure she looks good in everything.

Vogue 8994
lololol omg you guys, she ~busted out of the background~ here

Vogue 9001
This is really pretty and I want it.

Vogue 8993
I think I want this one too.

Vogue 1399
You know those mudflaps they put behind the tires of semi trucks? This dress has waist mudflaps. Someone should applique a naked lady lounging on each one.

Vogue 1390
Not too crazy about the photos here, but I could see this pattern having a lot of good potential.

Vogue 1392
You know it’s a bad pattern when the model has to contort her body to hold the shoulders up for the photo.

VOgue 1394
The potato sack with a belt!

Vogue 1396
Vogue: STILL trying to make the danglies happen.

Vogue 1402
This has got to be one of those most unflattering silhouettes I’ve seen Vogue push on a model lately.

Vogue 1397
Or maybe this one. Cute pattern, bad fabric choice. What the hell did they use – curtains?

Vogue 1400
The peek-a-boo facing is a nice touch.

Vogue 1401
I’m just going to ignore the worst of this and say: Oh, look. More danglies.

Vogue 1403
I’m merely posting this because I am fascinated by the sudden change in background.

Vogue 9003
Do you think that model is high? She looks high to me. Probably trying to numb the pain of wearing that… thing.

Vogue 9016
2005 called, they want their useless shrugs back.

Vogue 9009
I get that it’s part of the style lines, but the darts where the lapels should be just look like they are lapels that got pushed up by the wind and I want to push them back down.

Vogue 9013
I take back everything I just said about the lapels.

Vogue 9004
That crooked neckline looks like a mistake.

Vogue 9012
Wait, are these supposed to be pajamas or something you actually wear in public?

Vogue 9015

What do you think? See anything that strikes your fancy in this batch?

51 Responses to “Vogue Sewing Patterns: Spring 2014”

  1. Amy April 8, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    YES. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this post and it did not disappoint!

  2. paige p @ lpd April 8, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    hahahaah omg 9012 is so bad!

  3. ShanniLoves April 8, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    Vogue 9005, no need for napkins or tissues…just use your shirt!

  4. katie April 8, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    There is definitely good stuff in here! I love 8996 and 1395, and would make and wear both immediately. I like 1394 as well, the line drawing is cute and I love that fabric. Shame Vogue patterns are like £12 here in the UK, so I’ll wait for a sale too.

    • Sarah Webb April 9, 2014 at 7:39 am #

      Why don’t you try Sewdirect? join for £17.50 per year and get your patterns half price.

      • katie April 9, 2014 at 8:16 am #

        I hadn’t heard of it, I’ll look into it. Thanks!

        • Sarah Webb April 9, 2014 at 9:51 am #

          you are welcome-i have saved LOADS over the years-mind you it makes them more tempting! (£17.50 is the “web only” option)

  5. LoriAnne August-Gamble April 8, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    I just signed on to your posts! And I just love your commentary. Eagerly waiting for the next one. Now for the patterns OM!@!G what were they thinking? Oh wait they weren’t. Most was a waste in fabric except 1395. That is their saving grace!

  6. Funmi April 8, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    i love 1393 and 8997. Those are the two I want to manke

  7. Jennilee April 8, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    I like 9000, I’m always a sucker for retro patterns, especially when I don’t have to do set in sleeves. And I’m kinda in love with the maxi version of 9001, it just looks so cute and comfortable!

  8. Fooniks April 8, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    The 9009 looks super awkward. The “concealed button closing” is not so concealed and as it’s added up with the weird breast dart, it kind of makes the blazer look like the seamstress was drunk while sewing and accidentally put the pockets on the inside of the blazer and went like “Good enough” and now it’s supposed to be worn inside out, but is failing to look intentional.

    There are some very good and very bad garments here. Makes it look like they had a party while designing and some of the goofing around designs got mixed up with the real ones. 😀

  9. charityshopchic April 8, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    8997 is probably my favourite, but it’s hardly groundbreaking stuff. 1393 and 1395 also look good. I also like 1399 for myself – I think the so-called ‘mudflaps’ would be good for those of us that want to create the illusion of curves (I’d nix the collar though). Likewise I think 1394’s ‘potato sack’ could work for my shape, at least it’s more interesting than some others here.
    I agree that 9012, 9016, 1396 (WTAF?) and 1402 are the worst offenders.

  10. sometimessewist April 8, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    9012 reminds me of something that might (using that loosely) have been in style when I started sewing, which was in the mid 90s. When I saw it in the new patterns all I could think was “Nooooo people can’t think this is OK to wear in public…”

  11. carolinascallin April 8, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Definitely many ‘head scratchers’ in this latest Vogue offering…but thankfully some possibilities, too. Can’t wait to see which ones you decide to sew. SO over the pushing of the ‘danglies’…enough already, Vogue! Ditto on the Dali style necklines, hems, etc. Kind of screams ‘homemade’ to me 😦

  12. alliedpassagetranslations April 8, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    I started following you after reading your hilarious comments on an older set of patterns, and while I’m disappointed that there’s less to make fun of, I’m pretty much with you on all of your “likes” – so cute! I especially love 1393 and 9001…

  13. LinB April 8, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    It’s a wide, wide world, with many things in it. Which is good, because I do not see a single pattern among the new offerings that I would waste the time to glance at as I turn the page. You young darlings out there go right ahead and make sleeveless everything! Show off your pert bosoms and taut thighs! “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may” and “Use it before you use it” and other such adages. Those of us with a few miles on our odometers don’t mind long sleeves — heck, I even like the danglies on the elbows — but we don’t want to wear the equivalent of a dust cover or a Bedouin tent, either. Fashion should not be “freeze or fry.” Fashion should make room for ordinary folk, too.

  14. Tasha April 8, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    LOL @ the perfect model… maybe if she wore the other pieces she’d make you like them haha

  15. Theresa April 8, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Love 8998, the whole thing
    9015, she is beautiful but it looks like her bra is on the outside of her clothes!!

  16. SeeKatSew April 8, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    It’s not Vogue unless there are some horrendous designs that you wonder who would ever pay for those patterns and then make them. I do wonder if 1401 was designed for bloated period days, because that dress reminds me of how I feel I look on those days. It’s like a summer Snuggie.
    I really like 1395 – a very pretty summery dress, completely work appropriate too for me. I also really like the neckline in 8893, plus it’s supposed to be ‘very easy’ to make.
    Are you planning on making any of these?

  17. Breenah A April 8, 2014 at 11:39 am #

    I totally thought 1402 was culottes for a minute and I just shouted NO in my head.

  18. Betsy April 8, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    I love how you describe the partial peplum as mud flaps, LOL!

  19. Danica April 8, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    I would make 1395 – it’s cute. I also like the fabric choice. Some are fine, boring, but with some glimmer of potential. However, 9012 – yikes! – scrubs! And 9009 – so mother of the bride.

  20. Sarah April 8, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    Ha, love these post that you do! I’m not sure I’d buy any of them, although I’m quite tempted by 1399 just so I can embroider naked lady’s on the mud flaps

  21. Rodelinda April 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Whole reason I follow you is for the Vogue reviews! Mudflaps – perfect, I love you!

  22. I made it!! April 8, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Some good, some bad! But a funny post!

  23. Kristin Saunders April 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    I’ve already used the same fabric Vogue used on 8997…I made a Laurel top with it. So that made me feel famous. Not really sure why. But I also kinda want that pattern (in a different fabric…don’t want to clone myself everyday). And I was reading your mudflaps comment out loud to everyone at lunch today (it made me snort).

  24. Caroline JG April 8, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    There’s a couple of patterns that I like, but most of all I LOVE your comments 😄

  25. Cheryl April 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    1401, necessary for when Jack comes down the beanstalk and needs a sweatshirt 🙂

  26. misscrayolacreepy April 8, 2014 at 5:07 pm #

    1401 looks like a high end Snuggie.

  27. Karen April 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    I always love your new pattern reviews

  28. Siobhan Andrews April 8, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

    I just love you reviews always look forward to them. Thanks! Siobhan x

  29. pypmannetjies April 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    Hmm theses are actually quite nice. I like the first couple of them. For a laugh you could however look a Burdastyle’s new releases at http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/freshly-cut-16-spring-patterns especially the “Drawstring jacket”. I love how the model has to clean the pool in her freshly made pants and satin shirt and how the batwing top is never shown from the front.

  30. Linds April 8, 2014 at 9:08 pm #

    I guess those are pockets on the front of 1400, but they just look like flaps that the model is going to life up so she can flash some boobage.

  31. hollyannabella April 8, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    I see some potential in the belted potato sack, especially in a nice drapey silk crepe de chine. I also love the slip dress at the end, so nice and slinky! However as usual the excessive ease in Vogue patterns will be putting me off buying either of them. Loved the mudflap joke!!

  32. Becky Thompson April 9, 2014 at 5:20 am #

    OK, just found you from Sunni Standing on A Fashionable Stitch and your blog is now on my list of daily stops. I love a good laugh in the morning. “Mudflaps” HA! Hilarious. I seriously think though you missed a good opportunity to mention that 1400 better not carry anything in her pockets. Good grief…seriously? What are those??? Always needing an FBA myself, I would never in my life wear something to draw the eye to THOSE.

    I’m all about 1393, 8997, and 8993 although I’d probably add on at least a cap or short blousy sleeve of some sort to hide my armpit chubbers. I dropped 40 lbs last year and now I’ve got all this excess skin literally hanging around that needs camouflaging. Oh, and thanks, now my shrugs are off to Goodwill.

  33. sallie April 9, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    LOL!!! MUDFLAPS!!!! I would love you till the end of the my days (more than I already do, that is) if you made that dress and appliqued some lounging naked ladies on it!! Then attached a set of metal balls to the back of the dress – the ‘Ode to Truckers’ dress!!!

    There’s some potential with this batch, but overall I think I felt like you – sorta ‘meh’.

    • carol April 14, 2014 at 2:41 am #

      Omg, Ode to truckers dress. Too funny!

  34. oonaballoona April 9, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    i want 9001 so bad i can taste it. OH THE PRINT PLACEMENT POSSIBILITIES….

    (speaking of print i also adore that curtain fabric.)

  35. kimmie April 9, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Ok. So I gotta comment on the heinous backgrounds in the middle pictures. The weird awkward tie dye strewn about bed sheets (drop cloths mayhaps?). It. Is. Awful. Like I cannot even speak to what those pictures are off because I was so distracted by the weird hangy fabric that is covering like crates and things. It is what senior photos are made of (you know the one…where you are posing by a ladder or a giant 3-D 2001 or something.) only at a school with zero funding!

  36. Jennie April 9, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    But I like useless shrugs……. 🚀 Where’s my time machine so I can get back to 2005 😉

  37. Jen April 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Love what you said about these patterns, GOLD! WTF is going on with 1401, I feel a little sorry for the lady wearing that.

  38. Rochelle New April 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

    Okay not gonna lie. I kinda really love those gigantic pants that may or may not be part of a pajama ensemble. And yeah. I’d totally wear them in public bahah!

  39. clareyszabo April 11, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    Tee hee hee you make me giggle roomie! Another expert review. I really want to make 9015 with some naughty lace and silky shit. Then I’m heading back to our East Village bar and ordering more mac n cheese from hot barman. How’d you like these apples Mr Cutie?! xxx

  40. Priscilla April 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    this is the best thing I have read all day!! Perhaps even all month! I am cracking up at my desk right now!

  41. sophie o. April 13, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    there are quite a few good ones, but are you sure V9003 is from 2014??

  42. scrubz1969 April 14, 2014 at 7:26 am #

    We must think alike cos I feel the same way about most of what you wrote about! 🙂

  43. mertxelasierra April 16, 2014 at 1:06 am #

    9000, 1395, 8997. Those are the only ones I’d rescue. But even to make those, really, I am sure you already have them! Look at your collection, they have to be there! Maybe you have to put the a top and a skirt together, but you do have them for sure. They are not original AT ALL. I seriously believe it is worth it to make your own patterns. And at the speed you sew, you would really enjoy it!

  44. AJW April 26, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    You kill me with the commentary on the Vogue patterns. I’m dabbing at the tears in my eyes right now.

  45. Sara May 7, 2014 at 5:10 am #

    I’ve always thought peplums were hideous. Like a curtain for your butt. Only 9001 is worthy here. I use Vogue sale days any more to buy Anna Sui and designers. The fabric choices in their photos are numbing.

  46. blaupause7 June 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    The 9000 and the 8997 look gorgeous

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