Pattern Haul

First Pattern Haul of 2019

A month ago, I happened to come across a huge bin of old patterns I had stored in the attic.  After thumbing through over 50 patterns, I was inspired to start making clothes again.  Did I mention the patterns had been stored in my attic for about 6-8 years.  Over that time and one additional child later, I had gained some weight.  Therefore most of my patterns were for the smaller size and would not work for me anymore.  I was able to salvage about ten patterns.

So I headed to my local Joann’s as they had McCall’s patterns on sale.  Here are the patterns I picked up.

McCall’s Pattern Haul at Joann’s

McCall’s 7863- I really love view A, and plan to make this out of a peach skin fabric.  Not sure on the color yet, but I will browse and find one soon as I want to get this on the machine within the next few weeks.

McCall’s 7351 – Yes, I am obsessed with shirt dresses right now.  With this pattern I will make view C and View A.  I would like to use an Ankara fabric for view A, and a poplin fabric with slight stretch for view C.

McCall’s 7632 – This jumpsuit pattern is so cute.  If I had the confidence I would make view A.  I may go ahead and make this view for my 19 year old daughter who has the body to pull it off.  For me, I love view B.  I want to use a lightweight flowy fabric.  I may even try a floral print similar to what is shown on the pattern.

McCall’s 7774 – This dress pattern caught my eye.  View D is my favorite, but I will also look at making view B.  I love linen and view D seems like it will be the perfect dress for a lightweight linen blend summery dress.

McCall’s 7608 – Another cute jumpsuit pattern.  I love view C and view D.  Both I will make out of a lightweight rayon fabric.

McCall’s 7626 – View D is what attracted me to this pattern.  I like the overall type jumpsuit and think it will look great in a stretchy twill fabric.

McCall’s 7899 – I love cute tops, and view A is just my style.  I have already made a cute linen top, and will make a few more of these in some rayon prints and solids.

McCall’s 7663 – I got this pattern to try my hand and making some exercise pieces.  I normally buy all of my exercise clothes from old navy, but when I saw the top on this, I had to grab it.

McCall’s 7757 – I love the comfort of this pants pattern, but not sure about my confidence in the top.  I will make a few of he pants, and maybe extend the length of the top of view A and C.  Again, flowy spring prints and some light weight linen are perfect for this pattern.

McCall’s 6891- I mentioned earlier that I was obsessed with shirt dresses right now.  As I am writing this blog, New York and company have some similar styled shirt dresses in adorable polka dot prints….priced at $89 bucks a dress.  I will make view A out of a polka dot poplin fabric.

McCall’s 6696 -Another shirt dress pattern.  This one has a cute fitted version on View C, and I love view A.  I will make view C out of a stretch denim fabric.

I will post a video of this pattern haul on YouTube in a few days.  Also stay tuned for updates on the pieces as they are made, and a recap in my upcoming January monthly makes.

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