Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Newsflash: New McCall's Patterns

The latest spring collection of McCall's patterns is up on on the BMV website.  Overall, not super impressed by this collection.  A lot of voluminous designs, and simple silhouettes.  A few interesting styles, but, mostly a lot of misses for me.  Let's take a look:

M7121 - Simple design, but makes effective use of the stripes for a chevron effect.
It looks like the sort of pattern that would be easy to put together, but fun to wear.

M7119 - This wrap dress looks like a fun summer look.

M7130 - This skirt/dress (it converts) would be a good swimsuit cover up too.

M7116 - Simple summer dress, not overly excited by this one.

M7117 - Dress with cup sizing.  This is growing on me the more
I look at the picture, even though it is a pretty basic dress. 

M7124 - David Tutera.  I'm getting a very Glinda from Wicked vibe.

M7123 - David Tutera.  Can't decide how I feel about this.
Maybe I've seen so many high-low hems I'm past the point of caring?

M7122 - Learn to Sew for Fun dress.  Pretty basic.

M7120 - Learn to Sew for Fun dress.  Another basic design.

M7118 - McCall's Easy design.  Meh.

M7115 - McCall's Easy romper.  Not really a fan of this one - looks sort of pj-ish.

M7133 - Melissa Watson.  I'm liking the proportions better on this jumpsuit.
I think it would look pretty classy in a solid fabric.

It also comes as a top/culottes. Culottes are officially a thing.

M7132 - Melissa Watson pattern blocked cardigan.  Actually sort of liking this one.

M7135 - Khaliah Ali.  Is this the first time we've seen her pattern with McCall's?

M7134 - Another Khaliah Ali.  I like the use of stripes on the top.

M7126 - I'm actually sort of liking the shape of this top.
I'm actually sort of liking the different shape on the peplum.

M7127 - Basic from the front...

...awesome from the back!  Really liking this design.

M7128 - Tunic.  Meh.

M7125 - Another basic top.  Another meh.

M7131 - The pants are so full!  I actually want this for a costume idea...

Culottes - totally a thing this spring!

M7129 - Learn to Sew for Fun skirt. 

M7140 - Costume pattern.

M7141 - Schoolgirl costume pattern.

The exaggerated proportions here look very anime.

And that's about it.  Overall, a bit meh.  I do like that cross-over top, and a few of the dress patterns, but nothing here is standing out as a drool-worthy must buy for me.  Anyone else finding something super exciting in this collection?  Feel free to discuss in the comments!


  1. M7140 will give me a few bad dreams, along with the creepy anime/bay city rollers outfits.

    But I do like the cross-back tee.

  2. Khaliah had that scary pattern in the fall release; 7027...

    I like a few and will likely buy 2 or 3.