(Slightly Outdated) Newsflash: New Simplicity Early Fall Patterns and Early Preview of Burda Fall/Winter Collection

So I’ve been busy at the regional championships for skating this past week, and so the post on these pattern releases is coming a bit late.  I have some fun sewing finds to post about, as well as some new skating costumes to show off as well, though it looks like I am going to be pretty busy until August, so I don’t really know when said posts will actually materialize.  Until then I am going to try at least keep up on pattern releases and announcements though.

And sometime during the past few weeks Simplicity introduced its new pre-fall line:

S1314 – A new Cynthia Rowley.
I think it might be a bit basic/very similar to things I’ve gotten in Burda.
But I will say I have seen a lot of peplum tops like that popping up lately,
so I could see this turning out to be a very popular pattern.
S1315 – Blousey shirts.  Meh.
S1317 – I actually rather like this raglan sweater pattern!
Especially with the mixed fabrics on views C and D.
S1318 – I’m also rather liking this cardigan pattern,
though I already have some that are quite similar.
S1319 – I really like this vintage jacket pattern – especially view C in the front.
S1320 – I rather like this jacket pattern as well,
especially the version with the collar.
S1321 – Not sure how I feel about this skirt pattern –
the pleats might be a bit large for my taste.
S1322 – I do rather like this skirt pattern though,
especially the photographed version.
S1323 – Knit tops, pants, and infinity scarves.
I’m a bit surprised it took the Big 4 such a long time to come out with an infinity scarf pattern.
S1324 – I actually rather like this wardrobe pattern,
especially the color blocked jacket and skirt.
S1325 – I like the jackets with this pattern too!  The jumper is cute,
but I don’t know if it is something I would actually wear though.
S1326 – His/hers pants.  Ugh, why???
S1327 – On the one hand, yay men’s patterns!
On the other hand, why do men want to look like (a) Cowboys…
… (b) Lumberjacks…
…or (c) Fishermen?  Why can’t they just look like regular guys?
S1333 – A top/legging pattern for women, girls, and dolls.
Could be good if you need lots of sizes for leggings.
S1335 – Simplicity is partnered with Ikea now?
S1338 – Ah, college themed totes.  Actually, the bags themselves look pretty functional.
S1339 – Every time technology changes size, Simplicity pops out a new pattern.
S1344 – Dolls pattern.  Sort of generic.  Meh.
S1345 – Sweetheart corsets.  I can always use another corset pattern…
S1346 – Not really impressed by the costume skirt patterns…
S1347 – Though I am going to be beating people down to get this at the next pattern sale.
Elves and dragon mothers in the same envelope?  Yes please!
S1348 – The hood on the cape pattern is just so flouncy.
This is a pass for me.
S1349 – The men’s capes are way cooler, especially with the collar and yoke details.

And Burda is also giving us an early teaser of their upcoming Fall/Winter envelope pattern line, which will apparently be available starting July 14:

Nothing terribly exciting here, but these are some solid basics.
The pants have an interesting detail in the inner thigh…
I want to see the line drawings for this one.
Love this dress!  Simple, elegant, chic.
Really liking this dress too – though I might want to alter the length a bit.
Not really a fan of this gown – its a bit boring –
though I suppose it could be a good canvas for adding embellishment?
Also a bit torn on this gown – it look so rumply in this fabric,
and the proportions seem a bit off.
Another dress where I feel a bit torn.  Pretty?  Frumpy?
Perhaps it is just the fabric selection?
I am oddly enticed by this color blocked gown though.
I might change the shape of the peplum if I were to make it though.
I do like this wedding gown though – the raglan sleeves are very pretty!

So, there we have it – one new pattern announcement and one early preview.  The styles are definitely heading towards being more fall/winter (crazy because it is just starting to hit the 80s/90s/100s regularly out here), which tend to be my favorite part of the year.  There are a few of the Simplicity patterns I am interested by (though a large percentage of that is costumes), and overall I think the release wasn’t too bad.  Definitely not a lot of complex patterns, but I do think the styles they did release are very on trend.  There isn’t too much in the Burda preview (considering they usually release 50-70 patterns), but I am intrigued and excited to see the rest of the designs.  So, what do you all think?  Anyone super excited by the Simplicity patterns?  Or do you find them rather boring?  Anyone see anything to obsess over from the Burda preview?  Feel free to discuss in the comments!

5 thoughts on “(Slightly Outdated) Newsflash: New Simplicity Early Fall Patterns and Early Preview of Burda Fall/Winter Collection

  1. I like a few of these patterns too. Although I put myself on a self-imposed no more pattern restriction. Hancocks will have simplicty on sale next week so I might snatch a few up I like 1314-1319 1324, 1325, I love the Burda colorblock gown, but have no where to wear it lol


  2. Only like a couple Simplicity patterns. The CR pattern and the raglan one. I do. Not. Like. The pattern photo for the wardrobe pattern but may pick it up.

    I totally want to be Khaleesi for Halloween now! 🙂

    Some great basics in that Burda preview. Cannot wait!


  3. The cowboy shirt patterns are pretty cool. The examples they gave are pretty fugly & over the top, but the basic design is a standard cute men's shirt. My husband wears them all the time. His are usually plaid or windowpane & the yokes are cut on the bias. 🙂


  4. The only Simplicity I liked is 1316 which isn't in your review. Only because I am looking for a simple princess seamed woven top. I purchased it through sewingpatterns.com that have them on sale now for $1.99. Other than that yawn. I do like that Burda peplum.


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