You might not be able to tell by what I actually post on the blog,
when I actually post on the blog, but I do more than just play with planners. Shocking, I know, but with all that I have to do it sometimes seems as if planning is the only thing I get time for anymore. I do want to change that though, and start doing more of the things I love, like sewing, knitting, crafting, scrapbooking, cardmaking and dressing up, because I really miss all of that. So that being said, I have been looking into new projects I can do in my spare time and I decided on updating my winter wardrobe with some new, hand sewn items. That led me to the websites of the Big 3 sewing pattern manufacturers, Simplicity, McCalls and Butterick, to look at their Fall/Winter 2017 patterns.
I was so inspired by all the beautiful things the pattern companies had on offer that I thought I would do something different for this week’s THAT’S WHAT I LIKE. Instead of a recap of the week’s headlines that I found interesting, I’m sharing my favorite Fall/Winter 2017 patterns from the Big 3 pattern makers.
Obviously I can’t make all the things that I like, time, money and ability are certainly gonna limit that but I’m definitely buying all the patterns, just as soon as JoAnn’s has another one of those sales where patterns are $1.
So, here are the patterns I liked, organized by company but in no other particular order.
- 8456 – Vintage Petticoat and Slip
- 8458 – Vintage Skirts
- 8460 – Vintage Dress and Jacket
- 8461 – Vintage 2-Piece Suit and Dickey
- 8462 – Vintage Blouse, Skirt and Lined Bolero
- 8473 – Capes
- 6535 (New Look) – Capes
As you can tell, I love the Simplicity vintage patterns. I own almost all of the currently released Simplicity Vintage and this Fall’s releases are going to join my growing collection. Hopefully I actually cut into some of them because I’m presently hoarding the ones that I have.
The McCall’s designs I’m into are surprisingly urban, modern and young. I don’t usually gravitate toward things that are trendy or current but for some reason those two knit dresses are calling me and I really love the idea of an autumnal maxi dress, especially since where I live it’ll still be pretty warm through most of the fall. The right fabric, for any of these dresses could easily make it a Spring or Summer dress also, which means their versatile, an added bonus.
- B6476 (See & Sew) – Unlined Jackets
- B6485 – Retro Dresses
- B6487 – Tops
- B6497 – Jacket and Coats
- B6499 – Nursery Blanket, Quilt, Mattress Cover Crib Skirt and Basket
- B6500 – Pillow Covers
I think this is a good mix of vintage, modern and practical, so go me. That dress will be amazing for, pretty much everything I do, same with the coat and the jacket, the blouse, well t’s gorgeous and I’m sure in the last year of law school I can find some business attire situation where it’ll be perfect. Or, I could just wear it whenever I want, who knows. And I know I said I was looking for patterns for updating my wardrobe, but I couldn’t resist the nursery patterns for the baby’s space and I’m a sucker for home decor patterns, even though I rarely,
never, do decorative projects.
Let me know if you have a favorite out of the pattern released this Fall. Any patterns I missed? Any indie pattern makers you love that you think I should check out? Let me know.