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Are You Ready for New Simplicity?By DianeSev on 12/19/11 3:46 PM


December 22 is the first day of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, so it's a little funny to see that Simplicity has just released their 2012 Early Spring Collection.

So after you've wrapped those holiday presents, move aside those sugarplum fairies to dream of what you'll sew for the spring!

While dresses have been all the rage with PR members this year (see the Best Patterns voting to know what I mean), correct fit is always uppermost in PR members' minds. Here are two Amazing Fit patterns in this collection:


Simplicity 1914 Misses' & Plus Size Amazing Fit Dresses
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Simplicity 1918 Misses' & Miss Petite Amazing Fit Pants
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Knit tops never have a season, do they? With this pattern, you can sew a multiplicity of tops for all seasons!


Simplicity 1915 Misses' Tunic or Top
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And you can never be too early to sew a wardrobe. Check out this Threads design.


Simplicity 1919 Misses' Sportswear
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It's not too early to think about proms and weddings and Sweet 16 parties!


Simplicity 1908 Misses' Dresses
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Simplicity 1909 Misses' Dresses
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Simplicity 1910 Misses' & Miss Petite Dresses
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Simplicity hasn't forgotten the children!

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Pictured: Simplicity 1922 Toddler's Dresses Disney Princess

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Pictured: Simplicity 1923 Toddler's Sportswear

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Pictured: Simplicity 1924 Toddler's & Child's Dresses Project Runway Collection

And here are some standouts in the collection!





Simplicity 1907 Misses' Dresses
Jessica McClintock
Sizes 4-12, 12-20


Make this strapless or with an around-the-neck tie and show the world your great shape! Choose long or very short, depending on your mood.

Suggested Fabrics: Sateen, Crepe Back Satin, Satin, Shantung, Taffeta.




Simplicity 1916 Misses' Knit Tops
American Sewing Guild
Sizes 6-14, 16-24


With this pattern, you get six tops. That's right, six! All feature a front cross design, but each varies the sleeve type, sleeve length and bodice.

FABRICS: Sized for stretch-knits only.
Suggested Fabrics: Jerseys, matte jerseys, lightweight soft knits, novelty knit fabrics, stretch lace.




Simplicity 1938 Misses' & Plus Size Sportswear
Khaliah Ali
Sizes 10-18, 20W-28W


Misses' & Plus Size coat, jacket, pants and knit dress or top sewing pattern…coat & jacket includes separate patterns for B, C, D cup sizes for miss & C, D, DD cup sizes for plus sizes.

Suggested Fabrics: A,B: Sized for stretch-knits only. Cotton interlock, jerseys, two-way stretch, lightweight knit. C,D,E: Crepe, sueded silks/rayons, silk linen, pique, poplin, sateen. C,D also in laundered cottons, batiks, brocade, satin, shantung.


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