2016 Winter/Holiday McCall’s Patterns

Hot on the heels of the Simplicity release, is the Winter/Holiday collection from McCall’s.  While the Simplicity release was heavily swayed toward vintage reprints, the McCall’s release is focused on modern party dresses and separates for winter.  Since it is the winter/holiday season, we also get lots of crafty patterns and the ubiquitous family pjs. … More 2016 Winter/Holiday McCall’s Patterns

Simplicity, Star Trek, McCall’s, and Pokemon – A Cosplay Pattern Update Post

It seems that a few of the pattern companies have released some great cosplay patterns somewhat quietly since their last full pattern release. Simplicity has apparently decided to celebrate the Star Trek 50th Anniversary by releasing some beautiful licensed Star Trek cosplay patterns: Not to be outdone, McCall’s is jumping in on the Pokemon Go! … More Simplicity, Star Trek, McCall’s, and Pokemon – A Cosplay Pattern Update Post

McCall’s Early Fall 2016 Patterns

I’m incredibly far behind in my posting, because it’s been an insane summer.  Between helping my sister plan a bridal shower, going to San Diego Comic-Con, and judging at the roller skating national championships, I’ve been either really busy or totally exhausted.  Happily, I’ve actually got a finished sewing project to post!  Sadly, that post … More McCall’s Early Fall 2016 Patterns

McCall’s Summer 2016

The latest McCall’s patterns have been released.  On the whole it’s a lot of really loose fitting dresses and tunics.  It seems like all the pattern companies are tending towards the trends of loose fit and minimal details this year.  To be honest, the most interesting parts of the release are the costume patterns, so … More McCall’s Summer 2016