After 99 years on the newsstand, and just as stores are receiving the new designer patterns for Spring ’19, Vogue Patterns Magazine is ceasing publication.
VPM’s final issue — and the Spring release — sees the return of Thai-American model and photographer Piyawan Chitsamran, a.k.a. Piya Wan.
The late, great Paco Peralta was promoting this pattern just days before his death. (See his design drawing at top of post.) As released, it includes the duster coat, shown in waxed polyester with a cotton poplin lining, and high-waisted gaucho pants. But as he told me, his submission also included the bias top.
Zandra Rhodes is celebrating her label’s 50th anniversary in 2019. This jumpsuit with contrast binding is a Zandra Rhodes staple. The original is silk crepe de chine.
The archival design, done in lipstick-print chiffon, was part of Rhodes’ second Archive collection for Matches Fashion.
A silver version, for Fall 2018, was shot by Bridie O’Sullivan, the filmmaker / photographer behind Rhodes’ upcoming Jubilee documentary. (More at O’Sullivan’s website.)
Badgley Mischka’s formal gown features a halter neckline with lace décolletage overlay.
Add a beaded overbodice for a variation on the V1615 look.
The striped dress on the back cover of the Spring lookbook is adapted from Carolina Herrera Resort ’18.
The sleeveless midi dress is a Vogue Easy Options Custom Fit pattern, meaning it is adjustable for 4 cup sizes.
The original is a linen-cotton denim that Vogue called “the standout material” of the collection’s casual pieces. As Nicole Phelps wrote, “Best of all was the sleeveless dress with contrast stitching, white buttons, and deep pockets.”
Chop off the bodice for a tea-length skirt:
Another Vogue Easy Options design, the hi-low V9360 is Vogue’s adaptation of young London label Palmer Harding.
The Spring 2019 runway version — called the Streep — had dolman sleeves and a gathered back. Red latex gloves optional.
Add some asymmetry to the hemline and you have the Split and Super shirts:
Roland Mouret’s navy Barwick dress was worn by a certain duchess. Vogue shot its adaptation in Mouret’s trademark Peppermint, but the envelope shows the navy dress front and centre.
The Barwick dress, from Resort 2018, is still available from the designer website (link). The original is double wool crepe.
The same front neckline is seen in Roland Mouret’s Noblethorpe dress:
For a more faithful copy, adjust the back neckline and add an exposed zipper.
Finally, although Cynthia Rowley is absent from Simplicity’s Spring release, the company has reissued a late 1940s stole dress from the Simplicity Designer’s Pattern line.
The original fabric suggestions were: Silk, rayon or wool jersey; silk or rayon crepes; monotone or figured pure silk; taffeta; faille.
8 thoughts on “Spring 2019 Designer Pattern Highlights”
I bought that Palmer Harding fabric in Turin last summer…made a blouse, which just looks like the most luxurious pajama top ever. I’ll probably end up using it for that. Thanks for providing details on the various inspiration pieces!
Lots of inspiration here. I’d missed that gorgeous Herrera dress so I’m happy to see that pattern. The Palmer Harding shirt is gorgeous too.
Such glamorous garments. With a rapidly growing indy-pattern market, it’s good to see patterns that are a) a bit more complex for experienced makers, and b) that have a fitted silhouette. I do tire a little of the indy ‘sack’ look, however easy to make.
Thank you for this, it was very interesting and informative. I hope you will do these more often especially as the showcase Vogue Pattern magazine will no longer be printed. Where will we be able to browse patterns now? Although our UK version “Sew Direct” is continuing albeit only six monthly with all their patterns now included it will not be the same. It will be so difficult especially as all my favourite patterns and designers are in Vogue.and I have been using them for over 50 years.
Thanks for a really interesting article. Very sad about the magazine.
I truly wish you would still publish the sewing magazine again If only on line. Maybe a 4- times a year publication? I really miss the information it provided to sewers. Thanks.
Thanks, Maryrose, I also miss Vogue Patterns magazine. This is an independent blog unaffiliated with the publisher, though — feedback here won’t necessarily be seen by IG Design Group.
As others have mentioned, SEW TODAY might be available outside the UK, but that is unconfirmed…