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I’m not usually posting when a new series of patterns is launched by the “big 4”, I only use Vogue patterns occassionally. I do receive the emails when new patterns are added. Just now I received an email announcing McCalls spring patterns. Spring! Winter only just started here. Being in need of a break doing end-of-year billing and organizing I clicked on the link for the new McCall patterns.
The patterns: I’m not a McCalls girl, I find them pretty boring (I’ll leave it to others to find the gems I’m missing), but the photos with bicycles are …. not always the clothes for this type of activity:
If you really want to get in trouble on a bike: this type of bicycle and that dress!
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The same problem.
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Two on a bike with no carrier part at the back?? Clothes more appropriate to the activity though. May I say boring?
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Quickly back to my administrative tasks, then perhaps tomorrow evening there is time for sewing. Makes for more interesting posts hopefully.

Comments

  1. My favorite is the pink dress where she is "fixing" a bike... REALLY!?

    I do like that hoodie though... just as something to toss on in the spring or fall.

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  2. My exact thoughts. The bike is not a good prop to promote every new pattern.

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  3. That first dress plus that bike looks like a recipe for disaster indeed..McCall is owned by Vogue so they must have got tired of window poses.

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  4. doesn't everyone wear a pretty dress when riding their bike???????

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  5. I don't know about everyone else but I am annoyed by those stupid poses and props for patterns. Not funny, not fun and not clever, just stupid!

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  6. Wouldn't it be nice if the patterns were worth it?
    The bikes on the other hand are worth it! Maybe McCalls will sell them too? I'd be testing the bikes!

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  7. The only new pattern I like is the diagonal-striped tank dress (your second picture).

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  8. I agree. The bikes thing was just weird.

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  9. You can start oolishing your bike, you can show it together with your new sewibg projects :-)

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  10. I have bestowed the Very Inspiring Blog Award to you http://psewing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/blogger-award.html - I love your blog.

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  11. I second pdiddly's nomination for the blog award!

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