You knew it was coming. Well, maybe you didn’t, but you should have. I have to say, I’m a bit bummed out by the new releases. There are only five patterns out of the bunch that I think are worth grabbing (I bet Wining Husband will celebrate once he reads that line). I think I’ll start with those.
McCall’s 7056 – I really like this one, and I already have the jacket and skirt that were released for the fall preview collection. My only complaint about this line is it takes too long for them to release more!
McCall’s 7053 – I like this one a lot. The other view is growing on me. At first I thought, “Why would you want to stick a napkin into your neckline that matches your shirt…but then I looked at it again. I’ll probably make both views.
McCall’s 7059 – This is a nice set of knit coordinates. I particularly like the gored skirt and the 3/4 sleeve top. These would be great clothes for working at home and feeling comfortable – without wearing pajamas.
McCall’s 7058 – I like this coat. It’s basic, and a lot can be done with this pattern.
McCall’s 7038 – it’s pretty cute. I like the overalls too.
That covers the patterns I’m sure I want to make. I even have some fabric in mind for each of these.
There are two patterns I’m on the fence about.
I like what I see in the line drawings for 7051. I’m just unsure about the shirt that’s been shown up. I’m not a fan of the fabrics used. I’m tempted (and if there’s a cheap pattern sale on McCall’s patterns at the local Hancock Fabrics (affiliate link), then I’ll probably pick it up. Here’s the line art:
On the other hand, I don’t think I’ll pick up the other one. It’s not that I don’t like it – I do. I just don’t think where the lines hit would be flattering on my body type:
McCall’s 7055 – It’s super cute – just not for me.
And then, there was this:
McCall’s 7070 – I’m sure there’s someone out there who thinks this is great. It just says, “Hey, it’s Easter at Step-Grandma’s house. Can you find the bunny?” to me.
Maybe someone in the blogosphere will sew it up and convince me otherwise.
McCall’s 7044 is the reason that I pick up some of the older patterns for girls when I see them. I just…no. Even the girl modeling the outfit is grimacing over the bad that is this. I’m sorry, but…at least where I’m concerned, thigh highs have no place on a little girl’s legs – especially when paired with a mini skirt. It’s just far too grown up.
Because I’m in the kids’ section:
McCall’s 7040 – There. Are. No. Words.
McCall’s 7041 – I think her feet are larger than her head. Maybe it’s the slippers, maybe it’s the crazy wide-legs. She’s cute, the outfit isn’t.
When I saw this one in the lineup, from afar, I thought, wow! Then, I clicked on the image.
McCall’s 7050 – I then said “Woah.” There is way too much going on here. Also, her torso is unnaturally long. This dress does not do good things for her – it cuts her body in half in a weird place…and why would you wear a belt with that? Yeah…pass.
McCall’s 7049 – Again, there’s too much going on. She can’t decide if she’s going to a wedding or a bachelor party.
McCall’s 7048 – I’d love to see someone make this one up. I don’t like the fabrics used, and the fabric is puckering oddly in the images. I may be convinced that I need this one. The more I look at it, the more I like it (based on the line art, not the sewn dresses).
Finally, I think Wining Husband’s statement about sums this next one up: “Hey, let’s wrap purple plastic wrap around the model, glue some glitter on, and call it a dress.”
What did you think of the new dresses? Post your thoughts in the comments section!