The funny thing is, I was at Joann's on Wednesday and only mildly noticed these same summer patterns. I remember thinking "Oh, lookie here, a new catalog," but I was too busy looking for other particular patterns that I skimmed over all the new offerings. Now I'm kicking myself in the butt because they had some really nice patterns this time around.
Let's take a look...
Ok, I am loving this dress!! It doesn't look like it would be that difficult to sew, and the waist accent and tie is so pretty. I would love to try this pattern with a silk fabric, since I haven't worked with it before.
I do remember seeing this pattern on Wednesday. I am a fan of all versions except Version B. Version C is my favorite, though I don't think I would wear it so low-cut (or maybe with a cami underneath). Anyhow, I only have one maxi dress, and would love to have more, so this seems like a great pattern to get started with.
This dress is practically perfect in every way!! I think all of the versions are adorable, and I love the flowiness of the sleeve. Version A looks like they took a wrap top and fused it with an A-line skirt! How'e that for combining separates?
This top has romantic style. Version B and C are my favorites, and yes, I even like the ruffle on version C.
Those are all my picks for adult clothing. There are also some really cute kids patterns, though:
This dress is darling! I can see my little girl running around in it, smiling! She has really taken to wearing dresses, and I think she would like the style of this one.
And what about this one? That is the most interesting hem I've seen in a while, but I strangely like it. You can definitely get away with a lot more when you are dressing children.
That's all for now. If you are interested in viewing the whole summer line, you can see it here.
I am not sure yet what I will be working on for the next week. I really wanted to do a month of tops, but now I'm thinking of a dress instead. Also, I was disappointed by the fabric prices at Joann's on Wednesday, so I plan on going back after the 5th to use my coupons for a few fabrics that I thought were pretty. I'll be using most of this weekend to get my thoughts in order and figure out what I'm going to sew.
In the meantime, have a wonderfully blessed weekend, and enjoy yourself. I will be back next week with a plan = ).