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New Simplicity Patterns Are Here!By DianeSev on 8/22/11 1:35 PM

Announcing the New Simplicity Patterns!

We just unpacked the new Simplicity patterns, and what did we see but a whole new Simplicity line called Sew Simple!

The collection has very distinctive pattern envelopes. Each pattern cover features a dark purple background with the model's body in white silhouette. On the model is the featured garment. And that's the whole thrust of this Sew Simple line...feature one garment with all sizes contained in one envelope. And make it easy...

That's great for those of us with only a little time or sewing experience. Give us something easy, but fashionable!

This is what Judy Raymond of Simplicity has to say about the new line:

"After studying the market, doing lots of research, analyzing our consumer feedback, and talking with consumers at the expos, which we really love to do, we realized that there really is a need for a new beginner program. So many younger women are being attracted to sewing, either through watching Project Runway or loving the new machines, or websites and blogs, or just wanting to feel creative and unique, that we knew we needed to address this interest in a new way, with a program that’s Modern, Fun and Easy."

Judy also tells us that the Sew Simple line is inexpensive to reduce the start-up $$ novice sewers need to spend on their new hobby.

"We want to encourage more and more sewing, so we’re addressing the barriers," Judy says. "We encourage anyone who tries Sew Simple to give us direct feedback so we can keep our new Baby on track!!!"

Here's a taste of the Sew Simple line in the latest Simplicity catalog.

Simplicity 1972 Misses' Knit Top and Belt
Sew Simple Collection
Sizes: 6-18

What a great look for fall and so easy to make! This V-neck top has dolman sleeves with a slight gather at the sleeve end. You can wear it with a belt (pattern included) or not!

Suggested Fabrics: Sized for stretch knits only, such as cotton interlock, lightweight knits.

Simplicity 1989 Misses' Pullover Dress and Tie Belt
Sew Simple
Sizes: 6-18

Sew this one up in no time at all. This scoop-neck dress can be worn belted or not (but the pattern is included). Make more than one of these short-sleeved pullover dresses to expand your wardrobe choices!

Suggested Fabrics: Silky types, cottons, soft linens.

Simplicity 1994 Misses' Wrap Dress
Sew Simple
Sizes 8-18

This pattern combines two hot fashions: wraps and maxi dresses. This short-sleeved v-neck wrap features back waist darts and a belt tie. Very slimming!

Suggested Fabrics: Soft cottons, silky types, lightweight linens.

Simplicity 1996 Misses Pull-on Skirt
Sew Simple
Sizes: 6-18

Elastic-waisted skirts are one of the easiest things to sew. But this skirt doesn't look dowdy! It looks fun! Make it short! You only need 1 3/8 yards of fabric for the largest size.

Suggested Fabrics: Cottons, broadcloth, calico, crinkled gauze.

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4 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
sewskate said... (9/15/11 8:39 PM) Reply
some of these patterns already exist as former simplicity patterns. Not too thrilled........
PinzAndNeedles said... (9/6/11 7:17 AM) Reply
I agree with katymak. I would love to make pattern #1994 in my size (1X).
TracyKM said... (8/24/11 8:33 AM) Reply
Yes, what's with the sizing? I do agree that simple (easy "simple", not simple for advanced sewers) but stylish patterns are needed, hopefully with better diagrams and instructions than current patterns. I couldn't learn a single technique (esp. understitching!) from any of the "easy" patterns I've tried!
katymak said... (8/23/11 11:28 PM) Reply
great idea - shame about the limited sizing - all of these would be very appropriate for figures larger than a size 18 - what a lost opportunity!

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