The next major fall pattern release is here, and it’s New Look!
New Look is usually one of the brands I’m less excited by, but this release actually has quite a few cute styles for fall. Let’s take a look:
N6631 – Kids dress and cape. The dress is pretty cute and the cape could actually be a really useful pattern for kids costumes too!
N6632 – Easy Knits dress. The dress is pretty basic, but does look like the perfect sort of dress to wear over tights when the weather gets cold.
N6633 – This dress is interesting; I really like the waist tie detail, but I don’t really like the overall silhouette of the dress. Perhaps this could be a frankenpatterned into a slightly more interesting design.
N6635 – I’m pretty sure Tim Gunn would call this mumsy, so I’m going to leave it at that.
N6636 – This coat has some nice details; the slanted pockets are and especially sharp detail, and the shawl collar looks great as well.
N6637 – This shirt should look like so many of the other tunic tops, but it actually has some interesting details, like the center front pleat. The high-low hem option is also nice, as are the different sleeve cuffs. It’s cute and could easily be worn with work trousers or a pair of jeans for some really versatile styling.
N6638 – I know I’ve got several similar patterns like this in the stash, but I still really like it! I think the subtle gathers along the under-bust seam, and the different sleeve length options. I also think this could look great in prints or solids.
N6639 – This coat isn’t too unique. The attached scarf collar is a cool feature, but aside from that it’s a pretty basic looking coat. Also, I’m unconvinced by the shape of the bell sleeves here; they aren’t defined enough to be a cool design feature, yet the look so wide that it seems they would be cold? I know we’ve been complaining that we don’t have jackets to accommodate all the fancy big sleeved tops, but I don’t quite think this is it.
N6640 – I like this skirt! The gathering creates a really interesting shape that could be really cute for fall. I also really like the way they’ve styled it on the cover here.
N6642 – Another cute skirt. The waistband treatment is a really interesting shape; this is definitely a case where you’d want to tuck your top in!
N6643 – These trousers aren’t too exciting, but I do like the overall silhouette. And the pocket placement should prevent them from bagging out of shape as well.
N6644 – Cute! I really like the waistband on the top, and the pocket details on the trousers. It creates a nice, relaxed style.
N6645 – I’m less excited by this pattern; the trouser hem looks a bit crazy, the top is pretty boring and basic, and even the jacket is sort of boxy and uninteresting.
N6646 – I like this pattern for knits much better; the overlapping shapes on the t-shirt are a very interesting detail, and it works nicely on the skirt as well! It’s also nice that a basic t-shirt pattern is included as well.
N6647 – The kids dress is ok. I think the idea of a jellyfish poodle-skirt inspired dress is pretty hilarious though!
N6649 – Interesting to see a pattern marketed directly to tweens! I can’t say it is super exciting, but it’s nice to see a kids pattern for the slightly older crowd.
And that’s it! Overall I think this is actually a pretty good release for New Look – there are lots of options with interesting details, but nothing too over the top or crazy. Most of these styles have a casual, relaxed vibe that would be great for a less formal fall wardrobe. What do you all think – is this release full of surprising additions to your upcoming sewing plans? Or is it something you won’t have any problem passing by? Feel free to discuss in the comments!