The latest spring collection is from New Look. As with many of the pattern releases we’ve been getting so far this year, there aren’t a lot of new, innovative looks, but there are some clear trends emerging. Not sure how many of these I need to add to the stash, but there are a few fairly cute options in this release. Let’s take a look:
NL6500 – Pretty basic sheath dress. The ruffled sleeve is definitely going to be a trend this season.
NL6499 – Another basic dress, with a few ruffled options.
NL6498 – I’m actually sort of liking this v-necked dress, but maybe because it reminds me of a lot of the things I’ve sewn for my sister. Hmmm…..
NL6497 – I’m assuming view B is meant to be worn as a jumper? Otherwise this is a nice, if somewhat basic, dress design.
NL6496 – The shorts/skort look really short. Jacket is fine, but similar to many of the other patterns I’ve got in the stash.
NL6495 – Interesting how many seams they’ve got in this knit pattern. More open shoulder/ruffled sleeves here.
NL6494 – This dress has a nice vintage-inspired vibe going on.
NL6493 – I could see this being great for summer. Not so great for the cold, rainy winter and spring we’ve still got to deal with. It would make a cute swimsuit cover-up.
NL6492 – Basic skirts.
NL6491 – I don’t need this pattern, but I do like it. Another look that will be great once the weather warms up.
NL6490 – This top looks vaguely like that December Burda dress. This is definitely the “in” trend right now – we’ve had a similar look from most of the major pattern companies at the point.
NL6489 – More ruffled sleeves. Though I’m a bit more partial to view A – the long pants with the plain neck.
NL6488 – The ruffled sleeve strikes again!
And that’s it. There are also a few kids designs, but nothing too noteworthy. On the whole very simple styles with a lot of ruffle details. There are certainly a lot of designs I like, but nothing I feel I need to add to the stash. Do you see any must-haves for spring? Or has this year been sort of lackluster as far as inspiration goes? Feel free to discuss in the comments!