Friday Goodies: New McCall’s Coloring Book, Sewing Video & More

McCall Pattern Company blog post 5-1-15Happy Friday and the 1st of May! Because you responded so well to the Vogue Patterns mini “coloring book” we offered recently, we decided to try a McCall’s coloring book. This one features 10 of the most talked-about new patterns from the Summer 2015 collection, plus one girls’ pattern from the Sew Zoey collection.

To download our Summer McCall’s coloring book, just enter your email address below. You’ll receive a confirmation message on the page and the link to download the PDF will appear just below it. Enjoy!

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New fashion sewing video from McCall’s and Workroom Social: Have you caught our Fashion Sewing & You video series? This third video in the series explores how to use sheer fabrics, like chiffon, to add interest to your sewing patterns. It’s all about being your own fashion designer.

Random stuff for your perusal:


  • Me-Made-May 2015 starts today! Are you participating? This is the annual challenge for us sewers to wear one of our own home-sewn garments every day this month. Read this article in The Guardian last year that explains the concept. (And don’t forget to tag us if you post a #mmmay15 outfit that’s made from one of our patterns.) Today I’m wearing a now-OOP Vogue Patterns jacket I made in a  Carolina Herrera silvery metallic brocade. (If you guessed I have a thing for brocade fabrics you’d be entirely right.)
  •  Nancy Zieman is hosting a sewalong for her new McCall’s pattern M7152. What a great opportunity to sew along with a sewing legend.
  • A newsletter I actually look forward to seeing in my inbox is Abby Glassenberg’s  of While She Naps. Every Wednesday she sends out a “neat newsletter with business and blogging tips, sewing techniques, and a round-up of links worth clicking.” Always interesting and clickable stuff.
  • We just wrapped our 2015 summer collections video! Coming soon…

Happy sewing this weekend! Back next week with more stuff for you.


Free "coloring book" PDF from McCall's featuring 11 new patterns to play fashion designer with.