I am still hangin' in there with my plan to sew all of my wardrobe for this year. I am working on Burda 7625 right now. It really should be done by now, but I am still working on it. I ran into a snag with the binding on the back part of the top, but I should have that fixed soon. I know that eventually I will have to speed up my productivity to meet the demand for my spring wardrobe, but for now I am still slow-poke sewing.
The best thing about today, though, is that I noticed that there are some more Spring choices for Simplicity and New Look patterns!! Yippee!! I just love browsing through patterns!
Let's start with Simplicity:
This jacket is awesome!! There is something about each version that I like, but my favorites are the navy one, and the pink one shown in the background to the right. This will be a good pattern to keep in mind when I begin my quest into jacket sewing.
Peplums! Now I have a confession to make: I really don't know if I like peplums. I know they are "all the rage" right now, but I'm not sure if they flatter my body type. I have seen them on other people, and thought they look amazing, but me...that remains to be seen! This is a cute top pattern, though.
I liked this pattern as soon as I saw it!! First, I love all the length variations for the button front shirt (from a long View A to cropped View B). Second, I like the panels of lace on View D. I have been seeing lace everywhere this year, and though I have never sewn with it, this is another thing I would like to try. I also like the extended back piece for that hind coverage!
And my New Look faves:
I am really liking this sheath dress! The waist crossover bands adds some interest to an otherwise basic pattern, and once again, more of the lace motif.
This top has a nice oversized shaped. It looks comfy, yet chic. It also looks like it would have a nice "flow." The tunic style of View C is a fave, but I'm not sure how Views A and B (the two right center tops) are to be worn.
How about this jacket? It stood out to me, though I think it would look better styled with slim-fit pants. I am always looking for cute ways to accessorize my look, and this jacket would do that.
These button front shirts are also nice. My favorite is View D (on the bottom model). I have been seeing similar styles with pin tucks on the front. I like the pop that the trim gives the shirt, and once again, more hind coverage!! Since I would like to sew a few button down shirts, this could be a nice one to try!
Overall I am pleased with the spring additions and can't wait to start looking for these picks in the next Simplicity sale. As much as I like the styled photos, though, I am learning to look intently at the technical drawings too. It can help uncover some of those "sleeper" patterns that have horrible styling, but turn out to be a gem!!
I hope you enjoyed my picks, and found a few of your own New Look also had some great kids patterns that I did not include here. If you would like to see either collection, you can view them here.