Saturday, February 6, 2016

McCall's For February!

This booklet from McCall's isn't dated, but I'm assuming it is from the late 60s or very early 70s.  Let's see what fashion looks are waiting for us!

McCall's 9580
This sweet illustration on the cover has touches of Art Nouveau.  Don't you think McCall's 9580 is such an easy and cute outfit to sew?  Great for juniors, even today's juniors!

Some similar looks from teamies:

1.)  McCall's 9398; Redcurlz's
2.)  McCall's 2722; Vintage Needle Finds
3.)  McCall's 3222; Roma's Maison

McCalls 9577; 9604; 9589
Spiffy coats with matching dresses, so gorgeous for the well-together lady!  The princess seaming on some of these is always figure flattering and pretty much eternally stylish.

Some similar looks:

1.)  Spaeda 72060; Retroactive Future
2.)  Vogue 9011; Denisecraft
3.)  Simplicity 5928; Sydcam123

McCall's 9599; 9608; 9572; 9567
Playful, youthful styles are the look this year!  Free and fun looks... again, with a timeless quality if you ask me.

Some similar patterns:

1.)  McCall's 2653; So Vintage on Etsy
2.)  McCall's 3264; Jeanie's Shop
3.)  McCall's 2257; Fancywork

McCall's 9594; 9591; 9560; 9562

More oh-so-cute looks and very sweet.  Easy to make!!

You're in luck, because Redcurlz's has McCall's 9591 in stock right now. :)

Other cute outfits can be had with similar patterns:

1.)  McCall's 4021; Bluetree Sewing Studio
2.)  McCall's 2941; Cloe's Closet
3.)  McCall's 9715; People Packages

McCall's 9571; 9569

Soft dresses with a relaxed air.. comfort and beauty all in one.

Do you like these similar styles?

1.)  Simplicity 9105; Retroactive Future
2.)  Butterick 4430; California Sunset
3.)  Simplicity 7025; Clutterina's Shop

McCall's 9576
How about a cute coatdress?  Dig those interesting lines and seam interest.  Vintage Needle Finds has it in stock, and it comes with a lot of other great pieces including a jacket, dress, and ascot.

McCall's 9581
Running away in style on the back page!  Oh, and I love that blouse with the Grecian-like cording trim wrapped about the bodice.

How about some similar pants for your exiting in style?

1.)  Simplicity 7954; Vogue Vixens
2.)  McCall's 3346; Sew Betty & Dot
3.)  McCall's 9710; Grandma Made With Love

Well, that's all for now!  I hope you are enjoying your February. :)

Sunday, January 24, 2016


I don't know about everyone out there... but I'm currently stuck inside for a while due to a whopping 21 inches of snow dumped by Winter Storm Jonas!   Looking out at all snowy weather got me thinking about winter sewing patterns.

When bundling up for the chilly weather, why not be unique?  Why not try a fashionable cape? :)

They're very in this season and the Pattern Patter Team has a large variety you can choose from.  Timeless in style, any era of pattern can be used today and still look up-to-the-minute.

And of course, when stuck inside... it's always the best time for sewing!

Let's see what we can find.

Vogue 7891
Cloe's Closet has this truly elegant cape in stock!  In the long or short version, suitable for the most dressy affair.  Not going to the opera or theatre?  Why not dress like it anyway? :)

Vogue 9091
This one, from Roma's Maison is really something special.  You can have a beautiful cape that matches your professional ensemble.  Take off your cape for a lovely office look.  Sure to have your co-workers buzzing.  (Also in stock at Linda Kay Designs and Redcurlzs)

New Look 6658

For a more modern look, how about this neat cape-and-hat combo from DRCRose Patterns?  It also includes a scarf and a handbag... pretty great gift ideas.  Looks sharp!

Simplicity 9211
Another fabulous coordinating ensemble is here from So Sew Some.  Make it with a skirt or pants.. it still looks stylish and will keep you warm.  (Also in stock at Find Crafty Patterns.)

Vogue 9048
Holy elegance!  This gown-and-cape combo from Eleanor Meriwether is certainly perfect for your most dressy affair.  You could wear it to the Oscars, no kidding!

McCall 7179
And speaking of vintage elegance, this cape is sure to be warm and dressy.  What a stunning pattern! From So Vintage on Etsy.

Simplicity 5199
This cape from Laguna Lane is certainly a fancy affair.  The hooded version might be just perfect for your Steampunk or Renaissance Fair look.

McCall's 7895
Many varieties of capes you can make in a jiffy with this 2-Hour pattern from Magnolia's Sewing Basket.  From sportier to elegant.  (Also in stock at Cloe's Closet.)

Simplicity 6635
As a pattern collector, sometimes I think Simplicity's E.S.P. (Extra Sure Patterns) line is a little.. I don't know.. boring?  But this pattern is anything but!  One of the nicest E.S.P. designs I've seen, and you can buy it at Neverwares.  (Also available at Find Crafty Patterns.)

Butterick 5987
Very dramatic and also good for your cosplay, steampunk or renaissance fair creation is this pattern from The Granny Squared.   I love a hooded cape!

Simplicity 6630
And here's another hooded cape, and this one is reversible!  Two outfits in one!  Get it at Sandritocat.

Vogue 2231
Holy moly!  If you want to look REALLY stylish, how about this classy number from Pucci?!  A rare pattern, in stock at Fragolina.  (Also in stock at MBChills and Fancywork)

Floradora Presents has this very unusual (and rare!) 1930s cape pattern from Butterick.  The sleek lines and dramatic tailoring are a real treat.

Tailor's Guide Co.
This special pattern is made for reenactment and costume purposes, but is perfect for keeping you warm this winter!  At Vintage Needle Finds.

Butterick 3041

Don't forget the little ones!!  This cute girls' cape is perfect for keeping warm or a Little Red Riding Hood costume. :)  At Find Crafty Patterns.  

McCall's 4550
Also, don't forget the guys!  You'd have to be a pretty classy dude to wear this out this winter, but I have faith you're out there somewhere!  Of course, also great for your cosplay and costuming pleasure. :)   From Retroactive Future.

Simplicity 8386
Oh!  And don't forget your dog!!!  A matching cape and dog-coat combo is really darn cute!  At Clutterina

Simplicity 9226
Here's an easy pattern that is also reversible!  How cute and fun.  Designed for teens/juniors, but wearable by adults, too!  At Knightcloth.  (Also in stock at We Are Vintage Sewing),

Vogue 2402
OH WOW, this unbelievable Sybil Connolly designer pattern is in stock at Kinsey Sue.  It also comes with the hat and dress.  Totally Carnaby Street, but totally perfect for anyone's stylish, retro wardrobe.  

McCall's 3966
I love this (also reversible) cape pattern from MBChills!  It is a Halston Original, and I love the dog on the envelope, too.

That's about all for now!  Do you have a cape?  I wore them in high school to be cool, or something. (I wasn't really cool at in the least, but capes are still cool.)  Maybe I'll give them another try.  They are pretty glamorous if you ask me.  (They don't spoil your outfit!)

Please check out ALL the great cape patterns from the