Bridget’s Picks: McCall’s Early Fall Collection

This morning, an email from McCall’s Patterns informed me that the McCall’s Early Fall 2017 collection has arrived. They had me at sleeves:


This is M7627 and may be my first entry into #sleevefest2017 on IG. (You can see my past sleeve-obsessed makes here and here.) These sleeves are wonderfully over-the-top! The bow! The ruffles! How can you not fall in love? If drama isn’t your thing (why not?!), this pattern offers a dress version and a more subtle sleeve. Here are the line drawings:

M7627┬áMy second pick is M7624. This is a dress with the option of a short or maxi length. They’ve made it here in a print that reminds me of a Liberty London design. In this particular fabric, it could transition nicely into fall with closed-toe ankle boots and a denim jacket.


The sleeve options with this dress are fantastic. You can choose from sleeveless, kimono, or split sleeve options. I’m not a big fan of the back tie. You all know that I love a bow, but I think I’ve passed the age of tying bows over my bum.

M7624.gifMy final pick is from fellow D.C. sewist, Nikki Brooks-Revis of Beaute’ J’Adore. She blogs here and is quintessential capitol cool. Her adorable daughter wears MiniJ’Adore and is definitely cooler than me. If you have little people in your life, you have to check out her mini-me patterns. Nikki’s contribution to the collection is this impossibly cool bomber.


The extra volume in the sleeves and slightly exaggerated collar make this different from other bomber patterns out there. I find this fabric choice intimidating, but the effect is ultimate cool girl.

Other patterns in this release include children’s zip-front bombers (cute), a classic “Simple Sew” skirt with pencil and A-line options (great for new sewists), and an easy to-wear Melissa Watson knit dress or top with a low v-cut back (solid closet basic). Cosplay patterns (not my thing) and doll patterns (also not my thing) are also in the collection.

While I wait for these patterns to hit the shelves of my local fabric stores, tell me- Which patterns in this collection are at the top of your list?

All photos are from McCall’s Patterns website. Additional pattern views and patterns in this collection can be viewed here.

Happy Sewing!