Firstly, I want to thank all of my lovely readers for the nice comments on my previous post! I was great to hear from you all and I really appreciated all of your warm words.
In the meantime, it seems that Simplicity has released their latest collection of new patterns. Overall I think this is an average collection. There isn’t really anything so fabulous I am dying to make it… actually most of the patterns are kind of boring. But there are a few I might add to my wish list. Aside from the kids clothes and crafty projects, there were quite a few Project Runway and Project Runway contestant patterns:
|S1687 – Project Runway Color Blocking Pocket Dress
Sort of meh… Is it me, or are all of the Project Runway patterns starting to look alike?
|S1689 – Leanne Marshall fancy dress.
I actually quite like this design, especially on the shorter version.
|S1690 – Another Leanne Marshall design.
All of her patterns seem to extend from her winning
“petal wave” designs from the show.
|S1691 – A Suede Says design.
The pattern is ok, but not really interesting enough for me to want to get it.
Simplicity also has one Retro pattern this release…
|S1692 – A 1940s vintage top pattern.|
And then there were a lot of “trendy” patterns – hi-lo hems and peplums being the Simplicity approved trends for the new year:
|S1699 – Wardrobe pattern with peplum top.|
|S1697 – Skirt pattern with peplums and hi-lo hems.
(Actually, I like view E the best, but already have a similar pattern.)
|S1694 – Baggy hi-lo tops.|
|S1695 – Hi-Lo hem – Extreme Edition.|
Finally, there were a few nice sheath dress patterns:
|S1686 – An amazing fit pattern.|
|S1688 – A Cynthia Rowley design.
My favorite! This is the one must-buy pattern for me in this release.
There were, of course, other patterns, but not too much to remark on. Overall it is an ok release – a few good patterns, but not a lot that feels extremely remarkable. I don’t know. It seems that since I have found Burda, I am less inclined to be excited by the Big4 envelope patterns because I usually already have something similar in one of the magazines. What do you all think? Is there anything in this release you are dying to make? Do you find that having a Burda subscription makes “trendy” patterns less appealing? Am I the only one who is finding all of the first releases for 2013 to be a bit disappointing? Discuss in the comments!