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Favorite Prom Dress Sewing Patterns for 2022- Vogue

Continuing with my series of posts about my favorite prom dress patterns, I wanted to include dresses from Vogue Patterns. Vogue Patterns is one of the most fashion forward pattern companies that I looked at for prom dress patterns. When I looked at the special occasion patterns, I found many patterns that make pretty dresses, but I didn’t find many that would be great for teens or would be modest enough to be appropriate for potential prom dress codes. Even though I was worried I couldn’t find any patterns for teens, I found seven patterns that could potentially be good options for prom dresses.

Before I talk about the sewing patterns, I wanted to talk about McCall’s sewing pattern rating system. Each pattern is rated based off how complicated it is to make. McCall’s rating system is different than Vogue Pattern’s, so I wanted to share the rating system according to McCall’s website.

The easiest and quickest patterns to sew. Great for beginner or the experienced sewer with limited time available. Expect limited construction details, hand sewing and fitting. Easy-to-sew fabrics are recommended.

Easy-to-sew patterns but with more details than the Very Easy category. Perfect for those with limited sewing knowledge or little time. Expect a wide variety of sewing procedures—there will be more details when the techniques are simple and fewer details when the techniques are more involved. Some fitting knowledge required.

These patterns are perfect if you have more time to sew, and more experience sewing. Look for challenging designer techniques, tailoring, unique construction details. Expect more fitting and inner construction. Find more variety in fabrics from the stretchiest knits to synthetic leathers and suedes.

The finest patterns featuring the best of European and American Couture. Perfect for those who like the sewing challenge of professional tailoring and fine couture techniques. Expect intricate fashion shaping, hidden construction details, couture inner construction, fine touches of hand sewing and bias draping.

Also, this post does not include any patterns from the Spring 2022 collection.

And now, onto the patterns!



Vogue’s website describes the pattern as…

Lined, sleeveless dress has neckline variations, bias bodice/lower front and back, back zipper, French darts, drop-waist and flared skirt. A: Close-fitting through bust and scoop neckline. B, C: Criss-cross shoulder straps, fitted through bust. Note: No provisions provided for above waist adjustments.

Includes separate pattern pieces for A, B, C and D cup sizes.

This pattern is rated as easy. The pattern would make a great dress for anyone looking for a figure flattering dress without many details. It is also one of the easier sewing patterns to make on this list and, because of the different pattern pieces for cup sizes, it has potential for anyone who needs a plus sized dress.




Vogue’s website describes the pattern as…

Semi-fitted, lined, wide-leg, sleeveless jumpsuit (close-fitting through bust) has front extending into back collar (cut on crosswise grain), and invisible front zipper closing.

This pattern is rated as easy and was designed by Tom and Linda Platt. This is not a dress pattern, but is a great option for anyone who wants a jumpsuit or a pattern made out of knit fabric. This pattern also has a wider size range, so it would be a good option for anyone looking for patterns in plus sizes.




Vogue’s website describes the pattern as…

Very close-fitting, lined dress has right armhole and left side gathers, lower left side seam with slit, back-V, bateau neckline, invisible zippers at back and sleeve seams, and train. Optional: Beaded trim.

This pattern is rated as Average and was designed by Badgley Mischka. Based off the picture on the front of the pattern, it is not one I would probably pick as a dress from prom, (It looks like it would be a great winter dress) but I’m including it on this list because the suggested fabric is knits, not just velvet. Also, if the sleeves are too modest, the dress can be made without them.




Vogue’s website describes the pattern as…

Dress is close-fitting through bust and fully lined with high collar, pleat detail at neck, back zipper with hooks and eyes and length variations.

This pattern is rated as Very Easy. This dress would be perfect for anyone looking for a dress similar to Megan Merkle’s wedding reception dress or a dress inspired by the 1970’s and late 1990’s trends. This pattern is rated the easiest ranking by Vogue Patterns, which makes this pattern a great option for anyone looking for a stylish yet easy pattern to sew.




Vogue’s website describes the pattern as…

One shoulder dress is close-fitting through bust and fully lined with interfaced partial underlining, boning with self bias covering, invisible side zipper, princess seams, neckline and armhole stays, drape detail, purchased beaded trim at waist, lower edge extending into train and very narrow hems throughout.

This pattern is rated as Advanced and was designed by Bellville Sassoon. The dress is a beautiful floor length ballgown that would make the wearer stand out.





Vogue’s website describes the pattern as…


Misses’ dress (close-fitting through bust) has puffed sleeves with sleeve head, princess seaming, godets, invisible back zipper, purchased bias neck facing, sleeve slit opening with hook and eye closure, length variations.


This pattern is rated as Advanced. This pattern definitely is not for everyone, but if someone is looking for a 2021/2022 does the 1980’s, then this pattern would be a great option. Also, it’s not mandatory to make the pattern exactly as the instructions should be. Because of this, you can leave the sleeves off or add different sleeves if the sleeves are too much.




Vogue’s website describes the pattern as…

Dress A, B: Lined, close-fitting bodice, French darts, square neckline, back extending to forward shoulder, oversized back bow and full, gathered skirt. Underskirt A, B: Hook and eyes on yoke, no zipper. Horsehair braid trim at hemline.

Circa 1956
Pattern courtesy of “The Shannon Bacon Collection”

This pattern is part of the Vintage Vogue pattern collection and was originally printed around 1956. It is a ball gown and would be great option for anyone who wants a full ball gown as a prom dress with a timeless, classic style. The only issue I can see with this pattern is the fact it is a vintage pattern and is classified as an “advanced” sewing pattern. So, please be sure to sew with a more advanced sewer and/or research tutorials for the dress.


Well, that’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

All pictures used in this post are from Vogue Patterns’s website.

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