Sunday, September 14, 2008

New McCall's patterns!

Not that I'm complaining, but it seems like they just came out with new patterns. So what's the occasion? Is this the fall collection and the ones before were early fall? At any rate check out the new collection here. I can't get after them for all being plain, because some of these are very embellished. I found two that I'll definitely be buying:

I just love this jacket pattern. Check out the buttons set in between the body and that outer strip. On the collarless one, I can see using a contrasting fabric for that strip and continuing it around the bottom back. But then again I really like the plaid with matching belt.

I think this dress is really interesting, especially view B, the solid black one. Look down at the blackline to figure out what it's doing. This is for a knit.

They have others that I think are nice, but with a pattern collection as big as mine, I have to find it really special to buy it.

I'll be posting a really cute black jacket in a day or two. Stay tuned...


  1. you know, i actually had my eye on that same jacket pattern, i'd be very very interested to see what you do with it! I've never made anything with either sleeves or a collar before now, and a friend gave me a coat pattern to make up (Burda 7886), so i'm doing that, a shirt (Butterick B4659) and a waistcoat (Mccalls M5186) before i try anything like that jacket, i don't want to waste money on a pattern that's just too adventurous for me. I also have to consider whether that jacket will suit me, i think it will, as i'm an hourglass, but i'm also a BBW so its not always that simple (and i'd have to do a FBA, which is.. argh!)

    Anyway, do keep us informed on that jacket.. can't wait to see the new black jacket..


  2. These are 2 amazing patterns! McCalls has really stepped it up lately! If you're looking for a dressy solid knit, check out and look at the couture jersey, I'm considering it for my next dressy dress!

  3. Those are two great patterns! I am WAITING for them to get to my local Hancock lol

  4. Oh, thanks very much, for I completely overlooked this coat/jacket pattern. What a cutie!

  5. I didn't realize that McCalls released more new patterns. Thanks for letting us know.

  6. the jacket on the left is gorgeous!