Adventures in sewing for children, the home, and ME with sources from around the world - Ottobre, Burda, La Mia Boutique, Australian Smocking, Jalie, Bizzkids, Farbenmix PLUS heirloom (Children's Corner, Bonnie Blue, Collars, Etc.), boutique (Portobello Pixie, Modkid), and of course, major U.S. pattern labels (McCall's, Simplicity, Butterick, Vogue).
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
McCall's summer patterns - a haiku & my picks
Let me sum up the new McCall's with a haiku...
McCall's new patterns lots of interesting styles not too bra friendly
Now, for my picks:
6356 looks interesting for the two-color top in the middle.
Palmer & Pletsch has a couple of nice basic patterns - this one (6361) and a tee/knit dress pattern as well.
How cute is this??? 6373 - aprons for children plus adorable bags, too
If I had a baby girl to sew for (sniff, sniff...my baby is too big), I would love this:
I like the tote and cushion pattern by Tina Givens (6367).
The organizer, 6374, might be one of my favorites of the entire batch.
This is also a cute organizer pattern (6375):
Isn't this pattern sweet? It's 6371.
I have plenty of doll clothes patterns, but I do think this is a nice one - very boutique! (6370)
This is clever - 6369 is a playhouse that is essentially a cover for a card table - what a great, quick, portable idea!
Obviously, my fashion picks are limited since I like to keep the girls in place, but some of the craftier sewing options are fantastic - not a total loss.