So, the fall patterns were released by McCall’s last week, and I feel the need to comment on them. As with Butterick’s fall 2014 line, there were some hits and misses. Some of the patterns I really, really wanted to like but just can’t. Like, for instance, M7025, which should be cute, but just looks like a piece from a movie’s costume wardrobe:
I really, really want to like it, but it’s just a bit too over the top with its military detailing. Others, like M7024 were (yawn) boring.
There were, of course, several patterns in the collection that I liked and that I’ll probably pick up when I have a chance. These were:
M7017 is so cute. SO CUTE! I love this little skirt and top combo. It’s so feminine.
I like M7014 a good bit as well. The lines are clean, and it makes a good fall wardrobe staple into something a bit more interesting.
For us moms with kids, M7018 is an easy style to wear. It’s a nice way to look put together while still being comfortable enough to lift up tiny people and carry them around. this one may become a TNT pattern in my collection when I pick it up.
I also really like M7020 for similar reasons. It looks like something I could put with leggings. It would be easy to work from home in, and it would be something that with the right skirt and material could be dressed up. It also is versatile in that belted, it looks more dressy, but loose, it accommodates bloat.
M7023 is the first vest pattern I’ve seen that I like. It’s been a long while since I considered wearing a vest, and I think this one could be really cute as an addition to my wardrobe.
I’m in love with the skirt in M7022. I think there’s a lot of versatility there, and I look forward to adding it to my wardrobe. Oh, and while thrift-store shopping over the weekend, I found the perfect fabric for it as well.
M 7026 had a lot going for it. I thought “Awesome! Look at this cute running jacket and running pants! LOVE!
Then, they showed me the back. Um…what?
I’ll probably still pick up the pattern and make the normal looking track jacket.
Speaking of “What were they thinking?” They gave us plus size girls nothing to work with. I mean this is the worst of the three:
When will pattern companies learn that women of size do not want to wear comforters as clothes? I mean, I’m sorry if you like this style, but to me it says “I couldn’t find anything to wear, so I cut a hole in my quilt and threw it over my head.
I mean, seriously!
I want to embrace my curves. I don’t want to hide them. Bulk just makes you look…bigger! If that’s your thing, then hey! Go for it. I prefer well-fitted clothes that are female figure-flattering. After all, our curves are what make us different from those angular menfolk!
Enough said about that.
I found myself also a bit disappointed by their new kids’ patterns. Their stuff was either “yawn” or similar to patterns I already have in my stash.
What were your thoughts about the fall release from McCall’s?