Simplicity has just released their latest patterns for spring – you can see the full collection here. As this is a spring collection, the offerings are full dresses and children’s clothes, with a few wardrobe patterns thrown in the mix.
Simplicity is certainly upping its “designer” offerings – in addition to the ever popular Cynthia Rowley patterns, Project Runway designers Suede and Leanne Marshall are also offering designs this spring:
|I predict this pattern will be popular on Pattern Review in the coming months.|
|More patterns from Project Runway contestant Suede.|
|And newly added Leanne Marshall patterns too!|
When I was just glancing over the thumbnails, I thought ooh, I really like these tops:
But then I realized I already have this pattern:
|The old envelope makes it much harder to see the line drawings.|
I did like the new Project Runway patterns:
But I also think that these are very similar to patterns I already own, so I think I can probably skip them. Other than that I did really like the jacket included in this wardrobe pattern:
|I am a fan of the three-quarter sleeves and the gathering detail.|
And, finally, this pattern was my favorite, and the only one I consider a must-buy out of this collection:
|Swoon. The back = love.
Also, the model needs different shoes.
And a longer dress.
Somehow it doesn’t matter how many patterns for pretty dresses and ball gowns I have, I can always find room for one more.
So, overall I do think this is a pretty good collection – I feel like Simplicity is trying to be a bit more “fashion forward” with some of these designs, but I also feel like they have some good basics in this set. However, I don’t actually think I will be buying many of these patterns because I feel like I have something similar for many of the designs I do like, or I know I wouldn’t wear many of the more unique looking styles. The only pattern I really want to buy is the gown, though I am considering the jacket pattern. So, what does everyone else like? Are you a fan of the ruffly spring gowns? Or does this feel like a mashup of patterns you have seen before? Is there anything you are dying to have, or do you think your pattern stash has got you covered for spring sewing this year?