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Here Come the New McCall's!By DianeSev on 4/9/13 4:14 PM

McCall’s must be able to read minds.  They know that some of us can actually imagine sewing for warmer weather after the winter doldrums and that for some of us, spring peepers and crocuses give hope that we’ll be able to bare our arms soon.  Ahhh, warmth!

And here it is…the new McCall’s pattern collection.  We’ve selected a few standouts that we know you’re going to want to try.  And for more inspiration to sew these beauties, Sawyer Brook Fabrics has selected some great fabrics that we’re featuring here.

McCall's 6752 Misses' Tops and Dress

McCall's 6752 Misses' Tops and Dress

Level: Easy

Sizes:  6-14, 14-22

Get 4 great garments with this one pattern!  Make a draped neck dress and a draped neck top to wear with jeans.  Then, make another dress with a criss-cross front and a criss-cross top.  Both tops have shirred hugging waists that accent your contours.  How elegant!

Description: Pullover tops and dresses have neckline variations, and elasticized (seamed) waist. A: lower left side gathers and exposed zipper. A and B: loose-fitting . C: elasticized side seams on lower section. C and D: very loose-fitting, gathered (bias front) bodice. B and D: semi-fitted skirt. Stitched hem A, C and sleeves B. Narrow hem back neckline A, B and neckline/armholes C and D.

Suggested Fabrics: Designed for medium weight knits.  Jerseys, Cotton Knit, Novelty Knits.

Picture 6752 in these fabrics from Sawyer Brook:

Colorama

Colorama

Salmon-Jersey

Salmon-Jersey

Usambara

Usambara

 

McCall's 6741 Misses'/Women's Petite Lined Dresses

McCall's 6741 Misses'/Women's Petite Lined Dresses

Level: Easy

Sizes: 8-16, 18W-24W

Color block or not…it’s up to you with this dress in four views.  The flared skirt drops nicely away from the waist, and the bust is outlined by princess seams.  Play with length, sleeves and neckline, and you’ve got a versatile, swingy dress for many occasions!

Description: Fitted and flared, lined dresses have neckline variations, princess seams, side front pockets and back zipper. B: self-lined sleeves. C and D: raised neckline.

Suggested Fabrics: Designed for lightweight woven fabrics. Linens, lightweight broadcloth, challis, faille.

Indulge yourself with these fabric options from Sawyer Brook:

Summer Linen for color-blocking: 

Mallard

Mallard

Acid yellow

Acid yellow

Cotton Print for that vintage look: 

Valeria

Valeria

Or team with:

Steel Blue Linen

Steel Blue Linen 

or Spring Linen in: 

Pignoli

Pignoli 

for a solid  bottom block.

 

McCall's 6751 Misses' Tops

McCall's 6751 Misses' Tops

Level: Easy

Sizes: XSM-MED, LRG-XXL

Front and back, this pattern made a big hit here at the PR office.  We loved the cross-straps in the back and the rise in the front hem and the innovative easy slip-on factor!  You will be super cool in more ways than one when you wear this pullover top.

Description: Loose-fitting, pullover tops have back neckline variations, narrow hem, and optional purchased bias tape to finish neckline and armholes. A: pocket. A and B: bias back. C and D: back longer than front. A, C and D: wrong side shows.

Suggested Fabrics: Designed for light to medium weight wovens and knits.  Cotton Voile, Challis, Crepe De Chine, Jerseys.

Sawyer Brook recommends the following fabrics.

Lightweight cotton prints in different scales: 

Chloe

Chloe

Carley 

Carley

Poppin’ Posies

Poppin’ Posies 

Solid Knits: 

Fusion in Sea Glass

Fusion in Sea Glass

Chervil

or Chervil 

Printed Knits: 

Chutes

Chutes

Alpine

Alpine

 

See all the patterns in this new McCall's collection.

See more Sawyer Brook fabrics:  Knits    Cottons   Video Rollouts

Visit the Sawyer Brook Fabrics website.

 


9 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
caper81 said...
Cute patterns! I will definitely be picking up McCalls 6752. Looks nice and easy! :)
4/11/13 9:33 AM
French.Seam said...
that "acid yellow" is green !
4/11/13 9:54 AM
Geezie said...
I'm loving 6751. An adult pinafore would be really cute for the summer
4/17/13 10:50 AM
Catrscr said...
Ditto Geezie's comment.
4/17/13 11:12 AM
lrduffy said...
6751 looks great and cool but how would you manage a bra with view A or B? I really want to make it but I don't want to reinvent the wheel if someone else has a trick up their sleeve that they can share. :) Also the 6741 is friggin' adorable.
4/17/13 11:28 AM
1SewSweet said...
I have already added 6751 to my list! Love, love, love this!
4/17/13 8:30 PM
SusanaM said...
@ Irduffy: View A with the hole in the back: I used to have a long-line, backless bra designed to go under an evening dress (well, frankly, a ball gown! It got used in theatrical costuming.) Altho honestly that might be contrary to the spirit of this top. A racer-back bra might work for view B, but you'd probably have to take the finished top to the store and try the bra under it.
4/17/13 10:08 PM
susiehamlin said...
Definitely making 6751 for my daughter who is moving to Orlando this June.
4/18/13 8:27 PM
Cynthia2v said...
One could possible use a flesh colored bra with invisible straps, or layer it over a cami.
4/25/13 9:56 AM

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