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McCall’s Patterns Fall 2012

19 Jul

Can you believe the fall patterns are out already?

My favs:


I never would have thought to pair a cowl neck with a collar, but I really like the way it looks!  (At least in the picture).


If you’re not ready for the crazy cowl/collar combination, there is always a classic cowl.  I love the 3/4 length sleeve and the side gathers.


I just love the back on this one!


A little plain, but very wearable I think.

Have you noticed that most of the patterns this season are Fashion Star patterns?  What do you think about them?


McCall’s Patterns Summer 2012

9 May

Ah McCall’s, how I love your 1.99 pattern sales.  My picks from their Summer 2012 line up:



I love  good summer dress, and this my friends, is a good summer dress.  I especially like the color blocked version on the left.


Nothing says “summer” like a bathing suit pattern… or ruffles.  Lots of ruffles.  I love how this pattern is either a one piece, two piece or tankini.  I’m partial to tankinis myself.  All the convenience of a separate bottom (no need to take the whole darn thing off to do some business in a gross public beach bathroom), with the coverage of a one piece.  In my opinion it’s sometimes hard to find a good bathing suit, although making one always seems like it would require some advanced skills.  Or maybe not?


Okay, I admit I included this one just because it’s a new “Fashion Star” pattern.  I haven’t had the chance to really watch the show.  Is it any good?  I love project runway, so will I like it?  I assume that these patterns are similar to the ones on the show?  Or are they just “inspired by” the show (like the project runway patterns)?

Spring 2011 McCall’s Patterns

31 Mar

..and my picks are:



A cute one shoulder dress. The best part about this pattern is that it’s marked as “easy” and it has pattern pieces for different cup sizes. I haven’t used a pattern like this before, but I’ve read good reviews.



I especially like the pleated version of this dress!



Yes, I’m a sucker for a cute bag. I actually have a pattern for another McCall’s bag, and the pattern and instructions were great! So I’m kinda excited about the idea of another one