Monday, June 18, 2012

New Patterns Announced: Simplicity AND McCall's!

So I hadn't been checking the pattern websites for a few days, and apparently that is when they decided to put out their new patterns!  McCall's and Simplicity both have new patterns out, so I figure I will start with McCall's.

Most of the McCall's patterns seem to be part of their new "Fashion Star" line - mostly easy to sew dresses and a jacket.  They are ok, but nothing that I am overly excited about:

M6602 - Fashion Star Sheath Dress

M6611 - Fashion Star Jacket
There are lots of large baggy tops, and kids and crafts items too.  None worth showing.  There are only three patterns I am actually interested in this time around:

M6629 - I am always a sucker for costumes.

M6610 - Do I need another jeans pattern?  Probably not.
Will I get it anyway?  Maybe.

M6604 - Cowl neck for wovens!

I think it looks kinda cute in the plaid - I will probably get this pattern at least.
Overall not the most exciting pattern release.  I might get a few of these patterns, but nothing I am dying to make up right away.

On to Simplicity.  Overall this selection was pretty much a snoozefest as well.  There were some Project Runway patterns...

S1781 - I have a pile of Burda jackets I love more than this,
but this PR pattern was more interesting than their sack dress.
A Cynthia Rowley...

S1783 - I sort of like the shirts a little bit.
And a semi-interesting dress pattern...

S1778 - Meh.  Is ok.
Oh, and then there was this 1940s Retro release:

S1777 - Pretty!
Ok, so maybe there is really only one pattern in this group that I am interested in, but it is a pretty awesome pattern!

So, overall, not much to get excited over, but I will be wanting to get at least a few of these patterns at an upcoming sales.  What do you all think?  Did I miss anything?  Any of these catch your fancy?  Are you into the 1940s retro dress or no?


  1. I agree with your comments. Nothing that has me too excited, but that's ok, I have a big backlog of patterns anyway!

  2. Replies
    1. Wait, I have to revise my *yawn* just a bit. THe back of that first sheath dress got me to sit up straighter... otherwise, *yawn*

  3. Me three - although I don't mind that woven cowel neck top either.

  4. The only thing I'd be interested in making is that woven cowl neck. That's pretty cool.

  5. The only thing I'd be interested in making is that woven cowl neck. That's pretty cool.