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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
New McCall's patterns
I got all excited because someone on Pattern Review posted that there were new McCall's out. So, I looked...
What is this? Are the 80's coming back? Say it isn't so! McCall's 6164
I think I will be passing on that one. Aside from the 80's, there seems to be a thing with weird hems. Here's another pattern I'll be skipping: McCall's 6165
In case you like 80's shoulders and weird hems, you can make this one: McCall's 6166
But wait! You can also get your kid dressed up in a similar look! Check out McCall's 6155
Now, there are a couple of patterns with potential. I find this jacket (McCall's 6171) rather interesting - especially since it is a Made-For-You pattern with sep. cup size pieces. I still have to grade up a few cups, but these type of patterns do make the adjustment easier since it's easy to see what has to be changed.
I also think McCall's 6176 is a potential winner. I'm just not sure I'd want to see heavy books in it, but the backpack is super cute.
I guess I won't be beating a path to Joann's or Hancock's for the next McCall's sale.