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McCall’s Winter Collection = WTH?!?

2011 August 30
by elizabeth_admin

I don’t know about you guys, but I am definitely scratching my head over McCall’s winter collection that just came out.  Capes???  Capes are so 2009 people.  And I think they had about 3 different capes. 

But I have to say the worst offender is this little number.  Even the model couldn’t smile convincingly for the camera.  In fact, I think she’s holding back the projectile vomit in this picture.


Seriously, we’re supposed to buy these patterns?

11 Responses leave one →
  1. Meg permalink
    August 30, 2011

    Have you not been reading your fall fashion magazines?! Capes are everywhere this season, missy! I thought this collection was better than usual, personally.

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      August 30, 2011

      Actually I haven’t. So maybe I am behind the times, but capes remind me of ponchos and I just can’t do a poncho/cape. 😉

  2. August 30, 2011

    *LOL* Okay how many McCalls patterns do you own and use? Seriously! Now if you think about it, I bet this isn’t even your favorite pattern line and it’s reflected in amount of patterns you purchase from them…and if I’m wrong than whoa…they really let you down this time didn’t they!

  3. Meredith P permalink
    August 30, 2011

    It’s winter…in the Southwest. If I were the Southwest, I’d be offended. 😉

    So did you and other NY’ers have to go back to work on Monday?

  4. August 30, 2011

    I wanted to make a cape last and never got around to it! I do not one this year. Why waste a good piece of wool is what I’m thinking this year! 🙂

    The only new pattern I like of McCall’s is the first dress with the pleats. But that droopy neckline looks suspect! Did anyone else notice that or is it just me? ~Valerie

  5. Lindsay t permalink
    August 30, 2011

    See, I love me a cape/poncho and am thrilled they are so 2011. 😉

  6. Gauss permalink
    August 31, 2011

    Capes are all over the recent Burda magazines and knitting magazines – I guess they are supposed to come back in fashion. I find them silly and impractical: you can’t lift your arms well and you can’t carry a purse on your shoulder, so I have no intention of making any.

  7. Ginger permalink
    August 31, 2011

    I agree — capes remind me of the handwoven poncho my dad brought me from Trinidad when I was 5-6 (in the early 70’s)… Not my idea of a “style”. But they do seem to be everywhere including a tailored version on the front of Threads or Sew Stylish — one of those sewing magazines.

  8. September 1, 2011

    That is seriously ugly clothage. I concur about her choking back the vomit. Not to mention this photo looks like it came right out of the late seventies. Calgon: take me away!!!!!!

  9. September 1, 2011

    Good heavens, no on the Southwest trend. That died in the mid-90s for a reason.

    I made a cape and have only worn it in one incident when i took it on vacation. The inability to carry a purse on your shoulder makes it impossible. It’s cute though.

  10. September 1, 2011

    That fabric is hideous, but this isn’t a cape pattern; it’s a knit jacket. Not that you can tell from the photo. I actually like the line drawing for the sleeveless version which has a hood — kind of a fun twist on the flowy-front jacket that has been around for a loooong time now.

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