January 2018 Pattern Haul

Hi everyone! A few years back, I used to talk about my favorite new home sewing pattern released from the year. I stopped doing this because I became I became so busy I couldn’t keep track of all the patterns I bought that year. This year, I decided to revive these posts, but only as a one month pattern haul. The pattern hauls will include all the new patterns I bought during that month that I want to talk about and, sometimes, what I plan on using the pattern for.

And now, onto the haul!

This month’s haul is mostly McCall’s patterns. In January, the only pattern sale that Hobby Lobby had was for McCall’s patterns. Although I’m happy McCall’s patterns were on sale, I wanted to buy some Simplicity patterns as well. Since Hobby Lobby did not put Simplicity patterns on sale, I didn’t buy any. This seemed to be a trend with Hobby Lobby, putting McCall’s patterns on sale at least once a month but Simplicity is put on sale every other month, so it annoys me. Of course, I could go to Joann’s during their pattern sale and buy Simplicity patterns, but there is a Hobby Lobby closer to where I live than a Joann’s, so I’d rather go to Hobby Lobby than Joanna’s.

Even though I’m annoyed that Hobby Lobby did not put their Simplicity patterns on sale, I still bought McCall’s pattern when they were on sale. I had my eye on a few patterns from their winter/holiday pattern release that I did not have the opportunity to buy the patterns earlier, so I wanted to make sure I bought my favorites.

The patterns I bought are M7684, a formal dress pattern by David Tutera…

M7694, a moto jack and vest pattern…

And M7685, a Grecian style Nicole Miller formal dress…

(When I saw this pattern for the first time, I thought this dress looks like something Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones would wear. And I still do.)

In addition to the Winter/Holiday releases, I also bought some from the Early Spring releases. They are M7720, a Phoebe Couture formal dress pattern…

And M7723, a shirt pattern with statement sleeves…

I do not have plans to use the formal dress pattern at this time, but I would like to use the shirt pattern in the future.

In addition to the everyday clothing patterns, McCall’s also released new costume patterns in their Early Spring line. They are M7735, a dress that is one of two official Outlander home sewing patterns…

M7736, a men’s kilt pattern and the second pattern of the official Outlander home sewing patterns…

And finally, M7732, the first costume pattern by Angelia Clayton…

I would like to use Angela Clayton’s pattern in the future, but right now I do not have the time or the supplies to make it. As for the Outlander patterns, I really like them, but I do not have plans to use them anytime soon.

In addition to the Early Spring patterns, I also bought some older patterns that I either missed or wanted a back up pattern. These are M7454, a little girl’s costume pattern…

And M7478, a woman’s coat and part of McCall’s Archive Collection…

I had my eye on the children’s pattern for a while, but I never bought it until now. As for the coat, I thought I owned the pattern already, but I couldn’t find it. So, I bought a new one. I want to make the coat and use the collar pattern for a future project, but I’m not sure when that will be.

In addition to the McCall’s patterns, I also bought two out of print patterns. The first is Butterick’s 5895…

I found this pattern on Butterick’s website recently, but it was not only out of print but out of stock. Despite this, I still wanted it because I really like vintage inspired outfits like this one, so I searched Etsy for the pattern. I found a few, but none of the patterns I found was in my size. Still, I wanted to get one, so I ordered one. Even though the pattern is not in my size, I plan on scaling the pattern to my size and using it in the future.

The last pattern I bought in the month of January is Vogue pattern number 2109, a Christian Dior pattern…

I had my eye on this pattern for months, but delayed buying it because I wanted to use it for a specific sewing project. I was unsure if I would go through with the sewing project or if I needed this pattern for the project. Last month I decided to go through with the project and that Vogue 2109 is the pattern I needed.

I’m still in the planning process of the sewing project, so I don’t want to talk about it online until I’m further along in my sewing.

Well, that’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed my January 2018 pattern haul! Thank you for reading!