The latest patterns for spring are here from McCall’s! On the whole I think that while there are a lot of boxy and somewhat bland styles, there are also a few designs I’m actually rather excited about. Let’s take a look:
M7567 – Nicole Miller. Love the fabric choices and styling here, but I’m not convinced I need this pattern. It is pretty, but very similar to other patterns in the stash.
M7579 – Nicole Miller. I’m not overly excited about the pieced top, but I really like all the seaming on the trousers.
M7580 – Beaute J’Adore. The Poofy sleeves on this top are a it much, but I do love the streamlined trousers.
M7577 – Love this jumpsuit/romper pattern! I saw it first on the McCall’s spring YouTube promotional video, and while I wasn’t such a fan on the floral print or extra short ruffly legs, I did love the lace insert in the back. Must admit I’m rather fond of view D, so I’ll definitely be adding this to my pattern collection.
M7574 – Melissa Watson. The shape of the raglan sleeves are interesting, though I’m not certain I could get away with wearing a crop top.
M7561 – Learn to Sew for Fun. This dress actually looks pretty simple to put together, and the low back is an interesting detail.
M7564 – Nothing particularly exciting here, but I do like the neckline on the maxi.
M7566 – Kathy Davis. The dress itself is pretty basic, but it does showcase a lot of options from the ruffle trend that is so popular at the moment.
M7562 – Another rather shapeless dress, though the neckline adds a bit of interest.
M7565 – a rather voluminous version of a shirt dress. Though I actually do rather like the look of it belted, and the nice gathers at the back yoke.
M7563 – This pattern is all about the popular trends: bare shoulders, big sleeves, and lots of ruffles.
M7569 – Create It! I actually rather like the options here. The deep opening in the front of the dress may be a bit much, to wear comfortably, but it does make a pretty style of dress.
M7568 – Designer Joi. Normally I really like the Designer Joi patterns, but I’m not overly excited by this gown. Without the peplum and bow the dress feels a bit plain, but with it, it seems a bit over the top 80s prom.
M7578 – Rather liking this athletic wear pattern. I don’t have much use for the tennis dress, but I do like the the leggings and the tank top quite a bit.
M7573 – Laura Ashley. More ruffly open shoulder tops.
M7572 – This is the sort of top that isn’t really exciting, but would probably look good on a fair number of people. Also, more ruffly sleeves.
M7570 – These t-shirts would have been pretty boring without the cut out back openings.
M7571 – Another fairly basic top pattern. Some interest with the neckline though.
M7575 – Palmer/Pletsch. Actually really liking the nice simple lines of this shirt.
M7576 – These culotte/trousers look pretty simple to make, and though I think the ruffly ones are a bit much, I do like the other styles.
M7585 – Yaya Han. I actually really like this pattern – it’s a great base for a lot of men’s cosplay ideas.
M7581 – Ok, so some of these bags are a but crazy looking, but some of them are actually really cute! I’m sort of obsessed with the little orange crab.
M7586 – Window shades for the home dec crowd.
And that’s it! So, what do we all think? See any patterns you need to jump on for spring? Or are there a lot of patterns we can skip in this release? Anyone else obsessing over the lace backed jumpsuit? Feel free to discuss in the comments!