New Pattern Giveaway. Plus, Periscoping!

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TGIF! To celebrate the first week of fall and this gorgeous weather we’re having here in NYC, let’s do a pattern giveaway. To enter, visit the new Vogue Patterns winter/holiday collection we just released and choose your favorite new pattern. Then leave a comment here telling us why you’d like to win it. One random winner will be selected next week and notified via this post. Good luck! You can also enter to win a new pattern on our Instagram account. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

9/30/15 UPDATE: Congratulations to Cherry Hall! She was our random winner. Cherry, see our reply to your comment for directions.

The McCall Pattern Company is hosting live videos on Periscope

Do you Periscope yet? In case you aren’t familiar with this new(ish) form of social media, Periscope gives you the ability to broadcast live video to followers. We’ve done two “test” videos so far featuring mini tours of our headquarters here in New York City, and we hope to do more behind-the-scenes videos. Follow us on Periscope and let us know here what kind of live videos you’d like us to broadcast.

Hong Kong seam finish of pea coat V1467.

Don’t you just love a nicely finished seam? This is the back seam of our pea-coat-in-progress, V1467. We’ll be working on the sleeves this weekend as part of our #v1467sewalong. What are you sewing this weekend?!

Friday Goodies: Butterick Coloring Book, New Fashion Sewing Video

New Butterick coloring book and new Fashion Sewing video on the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Happy Friday, and to our fans in the USA, happy Memorial Day weekend! As a treat for making it through the week we’ve got a another coloring booklet for you to download. This one features high-resolution, line illustrations of 10 new summer Butterick patterns. Print them out to doodle or to plan your makes. Or give them to any future fashionistas you might know.

To download our Summer Butterick coloring booklet, 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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In case you missed them, download the McCall’s coloring booklet here and the Vogue Patterns coloring booklet here.

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Don’t miss the last installment in our Fashion Sewing & You video series. Jennifer of Workroom Social gives a quick explanation of how to match stripes. And you know stripes are always chic, especially when you play with their orientation:

Stripes for spring/summer 2015. As seen on the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Watch the stripes video now:

And did you catch our latest collections video with Carlos and Karen? This has patterns from the new summer collections along with fabric suggestions. Watch it here.

Here’s hoping you have a great Memorial Day weekend! If we’re a little quiet on social media it’s because hopefully we are at the beach basking in the warm sun. Back next week!

Download this free coloring booklet PDF featuring 10 new Butterick summer patterns. Doodle your sewing inspiration!  High-res line illustrations.

New Video: Summer Collections Patterns To Sew

McCall Pattern Company video featuring six patterns from Butterick, McCall's, and Vogue Patterns' to sew this summer.

Wondering what to sew for the summer? Take a look at our latest video featuring a few key pieces from our summer Butterick, McCall’s and Vogue Patterns collections. From dresses to jumpsuits, we picked pieces that are fast to sew and easy to wear. Watch it now:

My colleagues Carlos and Karen are such troopers, agreeing to be in these videos in addition to keeping up with their regular jobs as Vogue Patterns Designer and Associate Art Director/Associate Fashion Editor, respectively. We hope you like these collection videos, as we plan on producing another video for the Fall ’15 collections. Let us know what you think in the comments section. Thanks!

 

This latest video from the McCall Pattern Company features six patterns you'll want to sew this summer.