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We take a look at a couple of the season’s latest patterns from
Butterick, McCall’s and Vogue Patterns

Today’s easy-wear styling

This pull-over dress will look great on any body shape and features a shoulder strap and underarm stitching that forms an unusual drape with imitation bands, front and back. Vogue 1442 is a today’s fit pattern from Sandra Betzina and is cut-in-one piece so no right side seam.

Wardrobe filler
Vogue 9094 is a great pattern for stocking up on the season’s essentials. It features a semi-fitted, unlined jacket with shoulder pads, plus a fitted top with back button closure. The dress has a semi-fitted skirt with a a slightly higher waist and fitted bodice with princess seams. Make the trousers with an elasticated waist and tapered leg or straight-legged with side pockets. Available in sizes 8-24.

The sporty look is back and this bomber-style unlined jacket has side front seams, exposed zip and sleeves with shoulder darts. Make in plain or contrasting fabrics. McCall 7100 comes in sizes x-small to xxlarge.

Prom or Party wear
McCall 7090 features gorgeous lined dresses that have overlay and bodice variations. This dress pattern features a close-fitting bodice with front princess seams, gathered skirt and invisible back zip. You can create your own stylish design with these mix and match pattern pieces. Available in sizes 8-24.

Decorative edges
This pattern for pull-over shell tops is full of great options including scallop hem edge, back neckline slit, Peter Pan  collar, elbow length sleeves or sleeveless plus a button/loop closure. McCall 6175 is available in sizes 6-22.

Stylish Lisette
Butterick 6168 is definitely our favourite collaboration with Liesl Gibson under the Lisette brand. This semi-fitted dress (and tunic) is  well finished and features a lovely pleated cross-over bodice with a V-neck but held in place with front neck tab. Front midriff and short sleeves are lined and the dress has an invisible back zipper. Available in sizes 6-22.

Read about more of the new Lisette designs for Butterick here.

All patterns are available from Sew Direct in the UK.

Fabric Editor of the McCall Pattern Company, Penny Payne takes a look at different fabric options for the patterns above plus some new fabrics to consider. Watch this video before sewing and plan your spring/summer wardrobe.