Video: McCall Pattern Company Fall ’14 Collections

We made a video and we’re so excited to share it with you! It features two members of our team—Carlos Correa, Vogue Patterns designer, and Rachel Banbury, marketing associate—talking about and showing what we consider some of the key patterns from our fall 2014 collections. You’ll see sample garments from Butterick, McCall’s and Vogue Patterns. These are the same pieces the models wear on the pattern envelopes.

Our goal with this video was to help inspire you as you plan your fall/winter sewing. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. And tell us what other types of videos you’d like to see us to create. Thanks!

Five Tips for Costume and Cosplay Sewing

McCall's costume patterns

At this time of year we’ve got costumes on the brain. Last month we enjoyed a flood of amazing cosplay pictures from San Diego Comic Con, and more pop up every week from conventions around the country. New York Comic Con and Halloween are just around the corner, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve already got piles of fabulous inspiration for your next costume project. But where to begin? Here are our top five tips for cosplay sewing.

So…A Sewalong?

sewalongs hosted by The McCall Pattern Company

Now that we’ve got this blog up and running, it’s time for us to get serious about hosting a sewalong. Help us get an idea of what kind of sewalong you want (or don’t want) by taking this brief survey below. You can also leave a comment here with any additional thoughts about sewalongs, or, suggest a pattern you think would work well for a sewalong. Thanks!

Please take our survey about sewalongs.


  • Garment most interested in sewing? Dress, followed by jacket, then top or pants. But all close.
  • Difficulty rating? 63% picked average
  • Brand preference? 68% said it didn’t matter as long as they liked the pattern
  • Likely to participate? 60% said yes to a sewalong in September or October
  • Participated in a sew along before? 65% said not yet