Yes, I know you've all heard by now that McCalls has released their summer patterns. Just in case you'd like to check them out here is the link: http://www.mccallpattern.com/list/whats_new/page-1
Some days I'm very slow, so I just noticed this label today on the McCalls site. I'm very excited that both Simplicity and McCalls are trying to appeal to the younger generation and get them interested in sewing. If the economy keeps getting worst more people, both young and not so young, may need to learn to sew. That is if they want to keep updating their wardrobes on a regular basis. Now back to sewing as this is not a political blog. ;o)
When you view my favorites, keep in mind my eclectic style of dressing (on different days) It will be difficult for you to believe I do prefer the Corporate Business Dress Code for work when you see these. But since I work in a business casual a/k/a somewhat trendy, yet conservative, insurance company this is what happened to me. LOL!!!!
Cute dress, but a bit too young for me. However, cut off as a top it *might* work as long as it isn't too voluminous.
This is a cute top, but why-oh-why would we want a top with buttons all the way up the back?? I had dresses like this in the 80's and it wasn't "fun" getting into them. I think perhaps making only the top 3 buttons as "working ones" could resolve the issue.
This is my absolute favorite top from the summer release. Of course I probably already own 10 versions of this from other pattern companies. LOL!!! I would make the blue, pink and red version as I prefer the smaller band.
These 3 jackets are cute for summer. Since I get warm so easily these days I'm not sure how often I'll wear a jacket, but they are cute. M5670 still looks more like a shirt to me than a jacket.
These were my favorite pants in the 70's and my 7 For All Mankind "Ginger" jeans look very much like this pattern. I'd say that's why I like it. ;o)
Another 70's style I love and already have in my wardrobe. This pattern is a winter release. I will give these up kicking and screaming yet again when I no longer can get away with wearing this style. I know we should be ourselves, and not conform to what fashion dictates....but...what do you think about seeing someone with ginormous shoulder pads, obviously from the 80's???? Hmmmm???....... I rest my case. ;o)
Now onto the business look I love. I did purchase these 2 skirt patterns, which were previously released also. I haven't worn a pencil skirt in a couple of years, but now that I'm losing the extra 20 lbs I've been carrrying around I should be able to pull it off. I plan to make the red version, which hits the knee. The blue one is way too long and 80's looking for me right now and the yellow version has pockets where no pocket should be, at least not on this body.
I love the detail of the flippy back on this skirt. NancyW http://encue.blogspot.com/ used this pattern in her SWAP. She did a wonderful job sewing the skirt and it looks wonderful on her. BTW, check out her SWAP, in her blog, as she worked hard and did a great job!