Anyway, Simplicity. The most exciting thing in this release is that we have another new sewing blogger with their own pattern line - Mimi G! I have to admit I'm a fan of her sense of style, and it looks like I'm going to be a fan of her patterns too. Aside from that, the rest of this release is a bit... meh. It seems like a lot of costumes and kids stuff, and I'm not overly excited by the majority of the regular clothing patterns. Let's take a look:
|S1276 - The new Mimi G dress pattern!|
I really like the color blocking here - interesting, but not too wild.
|S1283 - These pants!!! And this skirt!!!! Ah, this|
is the pattern I have been looking for...
|S1280 - Don't really need leggings, but I do like the blouse|
they've decided to photograph. The rest of the options... meh.
|S1279 - Threads blouse pattern. The lack of shaping isn't|
really doing much for me. I sort of wonder if the instructions
are any different for a Threads pattern?
|S1277 - I always hear good reviews about the AmazingFit|
designs. But I never get them because I always find them sort of dull.
Am I alone in this?
|S1282 - Basic skirts. Meh. The high-low hem in|
the photo isn't doing much for me. It's like,
enough of a difference to be noticeable,
but not enough of a difference to look cool.
Sort of just looks like the hem got crooked.
|S1281 - Poncho/vest/wrap thingy. Too much heavy fabric.|
|S1278 - Vintage Simplicity. My first thought was that neckline|
is so claustrophobic, but I actually like view C (white).
This might go on the list.
|S1284 - Another Vintage Simplicity. I love the art,|
but had to look at the line drawings to get a better feel for the pattern...
|Yeah, just too boxy for me.|
|S1287 - Look, men's clothes! Would a guy actually wear this?|
I feel like view C might be acceptable... Any input from people who
actually know guys and sew for them?
|S1286 - Another man's pattern! Actually, I think this|
shirt looks like a great man's top. It would be easy to change the
sleeve length too, if they get fussy.
|S1299 - Costume pattern! Love the details on these jackets.|
|S1300 - More Costumes! I actually love the shapes of these dresses -|
fun way to do any princess costume without needing to make a
full ball gown, but also keeping it a tasteful length.
|S1301 - The wings are probably the only thing extra special|
about these costume pieces, otherwise I feel like I could make these
using other patterns I already have.
|S1294 - Capes. Maybe the cheap looking fabric is throwing me off but,|
I feel like there are better cape patterns out there.
|S1293 - Simplicity is marking this as costume (I mean,|
there are wings), but it just looks like mini hoodies to me?
Maybe I do not understand the reference?
|S1305 - How awesome is this dress pattern? It is great because it|
has several styles for both girls and dolls - so economical!
|S1298 - How cute is this??? Those penguins are adorable!|
And here's the stuff from New Look:
|NL6299 - I know we've seen collars coming back, but it must be in a big|
way because this looks very similar to a dress in the September Burda.
I think I liked the style lines on the Burda dress better though.
|NL6302 - Sheath dress and jacket. Fine, but not particularly exciting.|
I think we've seen similar from New Look before.
|NL6308 - Another pattern that I'm going to say is ok,|
but not terribly exciting. Practical for fall though.
|NL6304 - Boxy button down with ruffles at the hips.|
It's like, everything I don't want in a shirt.
|NL6306 - More hip ruffles. Bleh.|
|NL6312 - I do like the lines on this pencil skirt!|
Very similar to the Mimi G. pattern, except the Simplicity
pattern also comes with pants, a top, and a jacket.
|NL6311 - I always like the look of circle skirts - love the yoke|
to keep it slim over the hips. Looks like it would be fun to swoosh around in.
|NL6313 - A less fabric hungry circle skirt. I think I like the other|
pattern better? Though this has a smaller waistband if that is of concern.
|NL6314 - Another circle skirt option with sweater.|
Apparently the sweatshirt is the fashion statement for the season?
(Also, sorry the image is so terrible - it hadn't loaded properly to the Simplicity website yet.)