Gift Ideas for Sewists This Season

Gift ideas for sewists. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Looking for sewist gift ideas this holiday? We’ve pulled together some suggestions from our online store. Maybe some of these should be on your own holiday gift list!

Gift ideas for sewists. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Retro Butterick 1950s 2016 Calendar: Revisit classic glamour with 14 stylish Butterick pattern illustrations from the pages of our 1950s catalog archive.

Gift ideas for sewists. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Vintage Notebooks and Notecards: These cute cards and notebooks feature McCall’s pattern illustrations from the 1960s and 1970s. Customer favorite.

Gift ideas for sewists. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Reliable Maven 100IS Lightweight Home Ironing Station: Reliable has combined the latest advancements in iron technology with the power of a 3.5 bar steam boiler. Lightweight iron weighs only 1.85 lbs.

Gift ideas for sewists. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Arrow Storage Cabinet: This wheeled storage cabinet pulls close when you need it, then tucks out of the way when you’re done sewing. Comes in four different finishes. And, it’s on sale through 12/31!

Gift ideas for sewists. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Color It Chic Fashion Coloring Book: This new coloring book features 144 illustrations of charming, whimsical fashion drawings that let you practice your fashion drawing skills while exploring and experimenting with color.

Gift ideas for sewists. On the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Gertie’s New Fashion Sketchbook: Butterick designer Gretchen Hirsch has created a body-positive sketchpad loaded with more than 300 figure templates (croquis). Each is proportionally true to the female form and adaptable to different body types.

For more gift ideas, click here. Happy shopping!

TGIF: New Retro Butterick Calendar, Halloween Giveaway Reminder

 

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Happy Friday and happy Halloween! We just had our annual office Halloween lunch/party and it was so much fun. First prize in the costume contest went to Suzanne the Scissors:

Suzanne the Scissors. 1st place winner in the 2015 McCall Pattern Company employee costume contest.We’ll upload more costume photos to our Facebook page later today. We love to dress up!

Retro Butterick calendar available at Butterick.comHave you seen our new Retro Butterick 2016 calendar? It features 13 stylish reproductions from the pages of Butterick’s 1950s catalog archives. Click here to see more, but don’t wait because supplies are limited. This is the perfect gift for home sewers and vintage pattern lovers alike.

Halloween 2015 Giveaway sponsored by The McCall Pattern Company & Singer
This has to be one of the easiest ways around to win a new sewing machine. Deadline to enter is November 1; details here. Good luck!

TGIF: Sew Along, the Yeah Yeah Yeah Jacket, And More

#V1467SewAlong on the House of Pinheiro

Congratulations on making it to Friday! Yay! The weekend and lots of sewing lies ahead.

But first, let’s check in on the V1467 Pea Coat Sew Along. This week through Sunday co-host Rachel is walking us through steps 9-29 and 35-37; click here. Next week Meg Carter will be back on this blog with steps 30-34 and 38-54. How is everyone doing with their pea coats?

The "Yeah Yeah Yeah Jacket" pattern by Butterick. As seen on the McCall Pattern Company blog.

Happy 75th birthday to John Lennon. We found this mid-1960’s Butterick pattern in the archives a few weeks ago and thought it was perfect to share today.

McCall Pattern Company employees at 2015 NY Comic Con in costumes they made from McCall's and Butterick patterns.

The McCall Pattern Company is at NY Comic Con this week in booth 937. Stop by and talk cosplay sewing with us if you’re going. Above are Gillian Conahan, assistant editor of Vogue Patterns Magazine, and Chris Lipert Gill, art director at the McCall Pattern Company, in fantastic costumes they made themselves.

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Don’t forget to enter our Halloween Giveaway! Details here.

Finally, because it is that time of year, here’s a look back at some costume patterns in our archives:

Costume patterns of the past, on the McCall Pattern Company blog.
1940’s costumes. Love the space guy on the left.
Costume patterns of the past, on the McCall Pattern Company blog.
Costume patterns from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Mary Poppins!
Costume patterns of the past, on the McCall Pattern Company blog.
Costume patterns from the 1980’s and 1990’s. Aww, E.T.!