We sewists always find ourselves looking ahead to another season. When it's fall, we're sewing for winter. When it's winter, we're sewing for spring. When it's spring, we're sewing for summer. When it's summer, we're sewing for...you guessed it...fall.
Sewing for winter is always hard emotionally when we're in the summer season. But chilly air-conditioning can put us in the mood we need to be in to brace ourselves for fall sewing.
And looking at and buying fall patterns...that's something we can do no matter what the weather!
McCall's has come out with their new fall collection, a perfect time for us to look and buy in our summer relaxation mode. PatternReview members have been talking about this collection. We're featuring some of their choices here. And Emma One Sock has provided us with dream fabrics to match up with these patterns.
McCall's 6796 Misses' Tops
Sizes 6-14, 14-22
marec says of this top, "This makes me super happy as it provides some coverage and adds interest to a basic tee." MrsCharisma says, "6796 is a must have. I love that shape." lakaribane agrees, "That patterns lines are so clean you can use the LOUDEST prints ever or, conversely, the most neutral of neutrals and come out with a winner, IMO."
Description: Close-fitting, pullover tops have collar variations and narrow hem. C and D: button trim.
Suggested Fabrics: Designed for medium weight moderate stretch knits. Jerseys, Cotton Knits, Sweater Knits
Betsey Johnson cotton blend striped sweater knit
Akiko fern green wool sweater knit
Italian wool blend cable sweater knit - brick/mortar
NY designer textured yarn-dye graphic design knit
Italian 'missoni-esque' design poly/lycra knit
French raspberry/gray techno-graphic knit
Betsey J. loden medallion yarn dyed knit
McCall's 6792 Misses' Top and Dress
Sizes 8-16, 16-24
This color-blocked dress is right on trend. MrsCharisma says, "LOVE this in black and grey."
Description: Loose-fitting, pullover top and dresses have seam detail. Narrow hem on necklines, and slits D.
Suggested Fabrics: Designed for medium weight moderate stretch knits. Ponte, Sweater Knits, Cotton Knit.
Pair this light teal doubleknit rayon blend 4-way:
with this charcoal heather doubleknit rayon blend 4-way:
Pair this famous designer wool blend ponte - chartreuse:
with this famous designer wool blend ponte - purple:
Pair this Italian red/gray Missoni-esque rayon/lycra knit:
with this 4-way stretch bottomweight ponte - granite:
McCall's 6772 Misses'/Men's Tops
Sewliz says of this pattern, "Princess seams and raglan arms, that could be nice. But they are saying for men and women, as in unisex. Wonder what kind of shaping the princess seams have...maybe something for my barely A shape." threaddy says, "Oooooh I like that one!"
Description: Close-fitting, pullover tops have princess seams and narrow hem. A: neck band and cuffs. B: contrast lined hood, sides and cuffs.
Suggested Fabrics: Moderate Stretch Knits: Sweatshirt Fleece, Cotton Knit and Fleece.
yarn dye cotton blend graphic knit - black/vanilla
Italian houndstooth overlay wool fleece
NY designer leopard print rayon knit - gray
Italian blue/nat. stripe all-cotton sweater knit
black doubleknit rayon blend 4-way
St. John black/gray/sand stylized animal knit
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