McCall Pattern Company released their Autumn catalog today. I generally prefer Vogue and Butterick to McCall designs, and this season is no different (with one or two notable exceptions).
Other than the fact that the model looks incredibly uncomfortable wearing a hat and gloves, this vintage reproduction design is wonderful! I have never seen a neckline like this on any 1940s dress, but I like it.
I never know what to expect with The Archive Collection. It has only been around for two years, and the decades covered since its introduction already include the 1920s through the 1970s, so it is a little bit all over the place. The styles are very hit and miss for me. This one is a definite hit.
Just ignore the styling on this one because the pattern has a whole lot of potential. And I know that I sound like a broken record, but I really wish that McCalls would include the original vintage illustrations with these patterns . . .
Then there is McCalls 7431. I cannot say exactly why I am drawn to this design, but I am. It is certainly not the color of the fabric. Perhaps it’s the model?
Which may, in fact, be the answer because the only other new design that is grabbing my attention is this twisted knit, worn by the same model. This one is also not at all my style. Maybe the stunning blue color is drawing me in. The one thing that I consistently do not like about knit dresses is the fact that so many of them have such boring back pieces, and this one has that very issue. The front, however, may have enough interest to make it worth my while.
And, once again, I have found more patterns to add to the stash (which is definitely out of control at this point).