Anyway, while I was away it seems McCall's has released their fall pattern collection. There look to be a lot of patterns for children, dolls, and Halloween. Of the remaining patterns I have to say: meh. Looks like the same trends that have been happening for the past year - peplums, color blocking, maxi dresses, high-low hems, baggy tops. Nothing much I haven't seen before. Though I suppose we should take a look anyway:
|M6788: A Fashion Star dress. To be fair I actually rather like this, |
though I would probably achieve the look with a top/skirt combo myself.
|M6789: Another Fashion Star dress. Color blocking and peplums.|
|M6790: Fashion Star chiffon maxi dress. Meh.|
|M6798: Fashion Star color blocked top. A bit boxy for my personal style.|
|M6791: A Melissa Watson Generation Next for Palmer/Pletsch pattern.|
The dress is not terrible, but could they have made a more boring fabric choice?
|M6801: A Plenty by Tracy Reese pattern. I actually think this is cute but it looks |
low, short, and super tight, even on the model, so I am thinking I might pass.
|Did I mention super tight?|
|M6792: Palmer/Pletsch pattern. |
Baggy color blocked sweater is ok, but not terribly exciting.
|M6797: Palmer/Pletsch shirt.|
I thought it was rather unremarkable until I saw the line drawing...
|How does this fit so nicely over the hips of the model? My brain cannot process.|
|M6795: I don't know if this peplum top is fitted enough to be flattering?|
I think I have seen better in the past.
|M6796: I do like the collar on the sweater top though.|
|And it comes with a turtleneck option!|
|M6799: I also like this skirt, though I would go with a shorter length.|
|M6800: My favorite! Love the drape of this coat. |
Also looks like this pattern has a detachable hood option.
Not looking forward to paying for the almost 10 yards of fabric needed to sew and line it though.
Since I like to collect costume patterns I thought I would post those as well:
|M6817: McCall's version of the Disney/Pixar Brave costume.|
(Also, doesn't that kid look like the wig is eating her head?)
|M6818: Costume Capes. For what I can only assume is some sort of evil queen or wicked witch?|
|M6819: Costume cape for a not-so-evil queen.|
|M6815: How cute is this?|
|M6804: These doll clothes aren't too bad either.|
|The psychedelic wookiee?|
|The sherpa yeti?|
|The grandma sweater lemming?|
|Or the repurposed blankets?|
(BTW, do you see the pouch? Someone tell me, why???)