So I hadn’t been checking the pattern websites for a few days, and apparently that is when they decided to put out their new patterns! McCall’s and Simplicity both have new patterns out, so I figure I will start with McCall’s.
Most of the McCall’s patterns seem to be part of their new “Fashion Star” line – mostly easy to sew dresses and a jacket. They are ok, but nothing that I am overly excited about:
|M6602 – Fashion Star Sheath Dress|
|M6611 – Fashion Star Jacket|
There are lots of large baggy tops, and kids and crafts items too. None worth showing. There are only three patterns I am actually interested in this time around:
|M6629 – I am always a sucker for costumes.|
|M6610 – Do I need another jeans pattern? Probably not.
Will I get it anyway? Maybe.
|M6604 – Cowl neck for wovens!|
|I think it looks kinda cute in the plaid – I will probably get this pattern at least.|
Overall not the most exciting pattern release. I might get a few of these patterns, but nothing I am dying to make up right away.
On to Simplicity. Overall this selection was pretty much a snoozefest as well. There were some Project Runway patterns…
|S1781 – I have a pile of Burda jackets I love more than this,
but this PR pattern was more interesting than their sack dress.
A Cynthia Rowley…
|S1783 – I sort of like the shirts a little bit.|
And a semi-interesting dress pattern…
|S1778 – Meh. Is ok.|
Oh, and then there was this 1940s Retro release:
|S1777 – Pretty!|
Ok, so maybe there is really only one pattern in this group that I am interested in, but it is a pretty awesome pattern!
So, overall, not much to get excited over, but I will be wanting to get at least a few of these patterns at an upcoming sales. What do you all think? Did I miss anything? Any of these catch your fancy? Are you into the 1940s retro dress or no?