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McCalls Sewing Patterns

Hi Everyone,

This week I've been listing lots of new sewing patterns on the website. By the time I've finished we will have over 1000 new patterns on the website. Yep, 1000! They are all really easy to view on our new website too, with great filters so you can narrow down your search easily!

I've really enjoyed listing all the new patterns as I got time to study them all and look at all the pictures for each one. I've book-marked loads of them which have since found their way on to my to-do if it wasn't long enough!

To let you know, we have started a fantastic 50% off all McCalls Sewing patterns offer this week, timed perfectly to coincide with the third series of the Great British Sewing Bee starting soon. So if you are a beginner-sewer, be sure to check out the fantastic range of beginner sewing patterns by McCalls. If your a sewing pro, then you don't need me to tell you that this is the perfect time to stock up your stash!

Like I said, having gone through all these hundreds of new sewing patterns recently, I've drawn up a list of favourites from McCalls, so I thought I would share these with you here. Please let me know if any of you have made these up so far and how you found them.

First up is a collection of patterns, 'The Archive Collection' which is brand new. The Archive collection is a range of beautiful vintage-inspired styles. The only problem is, out of the 6 patterns they have launched with, I really cannot decide on a favourite. Four of them coordinate together which makes choosing just one even harder. If you love vintage styles I really recommend you have a look at this newly designed collection. I am sure you will love it as much as I do. I decided to pick the skirt pattern to show you as 'my favourite' - take a look at that detailing on the waist.

Find our best selling vintage style sewing patterns here.

Next up is this AMAZING coat! Amazing had to put in Capitals to describe this sewing pattern. At first I thought it was a jacket and skirt combo, but when you look closely you can see it is indeed a full coat, which swings out at the bottom with so much fabric. It's going to eat fabric like there's no tomorrow, but boy is it worth it! Take a look at that topstitch detail!

Find our best selling coat sewing patterns here.

Next up is this classic shirt dress sewing pattern. I love all the panels in this dress and the way they have been used with the stripe fabric to create interesting changes of direction with the print. I think you could have lots of fun with this pattern, choosing prints that would make the most of the pattern piece placement. But then it would look equally great in a plain fabric too.

Find our best selling dress sewing patterns here.

Next up I've gone for this colour-block top sewing pattern. It is quite a simple style, but the pattern includes so many variations that you could be really creative with it and have lots of fun combining different prints, plain block colours or textures. I love the idea of choosing a colour of fabric and matching up fabrics of slightly varying textures and shades and using them all together in a top like this. Perhaps using something like our co-ordinating chambray fabric range. It would also be a great way to use up your smaller scraps of fabrics.

Find our best selling top sewing patterns here.

And the last pattern I've decided to include on this list is something new to me. Have you ever seen these 'right fit' patterns before? This one is designed to help you get the right fit for when making dresses. It definitely looks interesting and I imagine this sort of pattern could help lots of people out in getting the right fit. Please leave a comment if you have ever used one of these sorts of patterns before, did it help with the fitting process? The second image shows the style of dress you can make with the pattern, but I think I am right in assuming that the 'technique' you learn from this pattern-fit pattern could be applied to most dress styles.

So what do think, do you like my favourite pattern choices from the McCalls range? Have you made any of these up already - if you have please let me know by leaving a comment. I would love to hear from you!

Don't forget all these sewing patterns are currently 50% off the RRP, but the offer will end soon.


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Vicki Ormerod said:

Hello, that's brilliant you have got inspired to sew! That would be great if you chose one of these patterns but whatever you decide I hope you have lots of fun enjoyed the process :) · 6th Feb 2015 08:15pm

A crafter said:

Enjoyed watching the show tonight and now inspired to pick some of these lovely patterns. But what to make first?! · 5th Feb 2015 10:58pm