We are getting all the new patterns this week – the spring McCall’s patterns have also been announced! I feel like I’ve been a bit disappointed by the Big4 patterns lately, but not so here – I want to buy all the things! There’s a lot to see so let’s take a look:
M7927 – David Tutera. I really like the skirt on this dress! The front may be a bit low for a lot of people, but there are some options for more coverage. It’s also probably a bit glamorous for most everyone’s lifestyles, but it is elegantly pretty.
M7928 – Nicole Miller. I like this dress too! The lace is really pretty, and I love the silhouette here. It’s a really nice use of a scalloped edge as well.
M7926 – Create It! Ooooh! I really like this dress. I could totally see myself in the version that the model is wearing; that is such a cool neckline!
M7922 – Another dress I really like. I’ve got similar patterns, but they are all for knits, and this is drafted for a lightweight woven. So that totally justifies adding to the stash, right? I love the way the twist looks on the finished dress!
M7920 – This dress is cute, but not as exciting. I don’t feel like it would add anything to my pattern stash that I don’t already have, but I could definitely see the appeal of this pattern if you didn’t already have something similar. It has lots of nice options for a really easy spring/summer look.
M7925 – This pattern has a lot going on between the sleeves and the ruffles and the buttons… a lot. The bold print McCall’s used caught my eye at first, but I’m less excited by the options in the line drawings.
M7937 – This is one of those pattern I think is cute, but also know I would never wear. I do like the vintage vibe of the bustier tops though – cute!
M7936 – Learn to Sew. Not the most exciting jumpsuit ever, but it does look quite easy to sew.
M7929 – Laura Ashley. The sleeves on this top are so big! Like 80s poof big! I think the sleeveless peplum top could be really cute, but I’m unconvinced by the giant sleeve versions.
M7930 – Generic-ish tunic top. We get one in every release pretty much, so there’s not a lot to talk about here.
M7933 – Ah! This skirt is so cute, I love it! I’m not normally into super ruffly things, but I’m really digging it here on this skirt. Plus, the fact that it is an elastic waist pull on means simple sewing and simple fitting, and I’m all about that right now.
M7931 – I like this skirt because it is quite simple, but I know I’ve already got similar styles in the stash, so I can give this one a pass. It’d be a great wardrobe booster though.
M7932 – I’m not the biggest fan of paper bag waists, but I’ve seen them look quite cute on others. The proportions might be a bit much here, but, otherwise this is a nice gathered skirt.
M7934 – Bell bottoms are coming back! Groovy!
M7917 – Learn to Sew. This is the kids version of M7755, which I still think looks awesome and I still want to sew it.
M7918 – Malia. Are the knee patches cool or weird? Discuss.
M7938 – Yaya Han Costumes. The second version of this jacket is definitely geared towards cosplay, but the first version would make a super cute winter coat!
M7939 – Yaya Han. I’m sure if I hadn’t been living under a rock for the past 3 months I’d know what this was a reference to, but, I’m ashamed to say, I do not.
M7940 – Outlander costume. Apparently it’s just the bodice, the under shift, and a scarf? The skirt, I believe, is from M7823. I do like the top quite a bit though.
M7941 – Angela Clayton. Pretty! I am really glad they’ve added this line of historical costume patterns – there has been so much gorgeousness happening from these patterns lately!
And that’s it! Personally I’m excited to see some new silhouettes making an appearance in the McCall’s line… I think we’ve all had our fill of ruffle sleeve tops. Though I will admit that this release is pretty heavy on the party dresses and costume patterns. What do you all think? Are you as excited as I am for a bunch of costume items and party dresses you really don’t need in your stash/closet? Or is this release a pretty big pass because it is so heavy on frosting? Feel free to discuss in the comments!