Friday, April 29, 2011

McCall's Goes a Little Bit Retro This Season

Have you all seen this new McCall's pattern? It's the spitting image of the yellow dress I draped last summer!

bodice, mid-construction
Of course, I can't take any design credit for it since I knocked it off an Athropologie dress.
If I had just waited a year, I could have saved myself a lot of trouble!

There's also a version with side cowls on the skirt, which I'm not too fond of.


 But I like this strapless version with a contrast bodice.
Bonus: the pattern has 3 different cup sizes.

There's another very cute, retro-inspired pattern from McCall's this season, M6331. It doesn't look like much in the photos.

 But then look at these cute line drawings! This is another multi-cup size pattern.
It's awesome to see such cute vintage-inspired designs in the latest collection. Keep 'em coming, McCall's!

30 comments:

  1. Well, that's another couple of patterns on my wishlist! :)
    Ashley x

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  2. I love this pattern too. I don't know what they were thinking with the stuff hanging off the sides.

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  3. I loved
    kisses
    http://munamo.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm actually making M6331 right now and it's way nicer and has a stronger vintage appeal when fit properly. Yay for scalloped skirts!

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  5. BTW, You modeled that dress the best!!!

    Hey, any comments on the Royal Wedding yet. Personaly I think Kate Middleton lost too much weight, why she was so beautiful as is (she was).

    Anyway.

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  6. I already nabbed the second pattern because, helloo romper!

    I actually like the steampunk potential of the cowled inserts. I can see it with knee high Converse, or boots and a military jacket. It could have an excellent Dr. Who companion vibe..

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  7. I love this pattern! Though I will warn everyone, the McCalls cup sizes run VERY small. I made M5843 and had to add 3 inches to the top of the bodice so it would cover my DD bust. I realize that the patern only goes up to D, but 3 inches is much more than one cup size up.

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  8. ooohhh! this is very exciting! I wish McCall would reprint some of their vintage patterns like Vogue and Butterick do!

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  10. Wow! The new McCall's is identical to yours. You were ahead of your time. And the saddlebags would not be flattering on me at all.

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  11. Awesome! I've been looking for a full-skirted pattern for my next sundress and I'll be sure to pick up that second pattern on Saturday when McCall's patterns are $1.99! Not to mention that that romper is super cute :)

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  12. I've never done a cup sized pattern. Is it easy to size up the cups?

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  13. I think I might possibly be in love. I know what I'm doing next time I'm at the fabric store!

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  14. GAH!! (runs around the living room pumping arms) Have been searching high and low for shorts set like the second patt posted!! (over zealous victory dance!!)

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  15. I love cowl skirts, but who made that one? The fabric is awful, and it's being displayed poorly. I might have to give the romper pattern a try, but it's been so long since I have sewn with a store bought pattern I don't know if I remember how!

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  16. Nice post! I saw the pattern pictures and wasn't too impressed, but now that I'm checking hte line drawings, they do look good! I also think New Look patterns put out some retro-inspired patterns this season, like a circle skirt

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  17. I've already scooped up these patterns. They're perfect summer dresses! I think it's really funny we have the same tastes (like your red Vogue winter jacket, I had the same pattern before I started reading your blog!). Thanks for sharing it with others, sometimes there are gems within the Big 4's pattern lines.

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  18. I noticed that immediately... I was like, "OMG, That's Gertie's dress!" Of course, i totally forgot about the Anthro part... oh well :)

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  19. Can I just say that I love that structured, beautiful clothes are back in style...now, if they'd just bring back the underpinnings that make each ensemble so perfect!

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  20. I love that yellow dress. Stunner!

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  21. It does look just like your dress! Great job : )

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  22. Just picked it up today at the big Joann's sale, along with a couple of Vogue patterns I've been dying for... thank you!

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  23. I got the playsuit one last week, I hope I can make it look better than in the photos (why are they so bad?)

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  24. Oooh! I'm loving both these patterns. Might have to add them to my stash... ;)

    - Casey

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  25. I'm loving the look of M6331, especially the 3rd look with the bustier style top. I've been trying to draft something like this for ages so this will save me a lot of trouble! yay!

    www.wangsfactory.blogspot.com

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  26. I adore the strapless version of this dress! I was looking at the pattern and noticed that it needed boning. Seeing as I'm an inexperienced sewer, do you think that it would be too difficult or could I forgo the boning altogether?
    Thanks! xx

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  27. I love your blog! Your dress is beautiful as well! I just made the M6331 into a pinup sailor dress. Here's some pics on my blog if you want to critique my sewing skills...

    http://fakingfemmefatale.blogspot.com/2011/05/sailor-girl-pinup-dress.html

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  28. Unbelievable!!! I Have never seen before like this post. Thank you very much.

    evening dresses

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  29. Awesome pattern! I love this all. let me ask that are these made after fixed drawing?

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