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MelissaB in WA
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Date: 3/1/10 12:48 PM

Spring 2010 Patterns

There are several that I recognize as rereleases ~

6099
6100
6103
6105
6107

What's up with that? I recall seeing them all in books not to long ago - weird!

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Date: 3/1/10 1:00 PM

I recognize 6102, also.

I don't know what's up with McCall's - they used to be my go-to company for updated but casual patterns. I'm just not feeling the love the last few seasons.


ETA: I looked carefully, and I'm only a little interested in one pattern - 6092. It has an apron with a retro look that does not tie at the neck, and does go up to XXL. All the ones I've seen in that style only have S-M-L, so that one might be good for gift giving.

A few others looked interesting but either I have no use for them, or I already have something so similar I wouldn't bother. Too bad.
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Date: 3/1/10 1:08 PM

Whoa -- mostly shapeless. I have a pattern similar to that loose shift dress in my old stash from the 1990's. Although this new one has even less shape. It might be good as sleepwear, mind you.

The Laura Ashley sundress is nice, though.

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Date: 3/1/10 1:10 PM

And what's with all the ugly 80's patterns?
I swear, 6104 isn't a re-release... they just dug up the extra copies from 1982 that they were never able to sell because the picture was so hideous.

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Date: 3/1/10 1:50 PM

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There are several that I recognize as rereleases ~
6099
6100
6103
6105
6107

Melissa, I recognise these too when they were full price patterns. The Big 3 seem to re-release best sellers in the cheaper price bracket, like the McCall Stitch & Save.
Simplicity and Butterick do this too.
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Date: 3/1/10 2:12 PM

Interesting - well who pays full price for patterns anyway! Weird!

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Date: 3/1/10 2:41 PM

Well, that's certainly a disappointing line up! Most of those are so obviously re-runs and are shapeless too. Who are they marketing to? And are they too lazy to put a sleeve on a single girls dress? I'm not fond of girls in strappy stuff and they don't include a single sleeve or jacket.

I will pay $1 for 6076 because I like that collar shape, but that's all that I'm even vaguely interested in.

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Date: 3/1/10 3:21 PM

Unisex jams? are they for real? This is a whole lot of throwback to the shapeless early '90s; and if I ever need any of these, I have a local thrift haunt that has TONS of patterns from this style-period for 10Ē each.

I keep telling myself that I need to focus on all the patterns I already have--mccall's is just making it easier for me to do it!

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Date: 3/1/10 3:59 PM

The cheaper version patterns usually missing a view or two from the original version. Which makes them less worth it, IMO.

I can see 6075 for the prom crowd. It's very pretty and the back has some nice options. And it isn't strapless! (There are few people strapless dresses actually look good on IMO.)

6073 could make a nice summer dress. Some shape, comfortable, enough shoulder to cover a bra strap for the larger busted. The raised waist might not work for some people, though. 6074 is another option for summer dresses.

6097 Victorian dress will use up a little fabric!

Overall, nothing that really grabs me.

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Date: 3/1/10 4:17 PM

I recognise M6009 (boys' pattern). I purchased it at least 5 years ago for my son.

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