Welcome to the June New Pattern Round Up! Our wonderful editor Michelle has been doing the round ups for nearly 2 years and is taking a well deserved break. I’m taking over for now with a top 10 new patterns of the month. I know there are usually many more than 10 new releases each month, so I hope you’ll comment with your own favorites!
Now, in no particular order, here are my top 10 patterns released in June 2018!
Jalie Éliane Scrub Top – We see a lot of requests for a scrub top pattern in our Facebook group, and now we have one to recommend! The size range isn’t as great as I’d like (up to a 50″ bust), but with princess seaming it should be easier to add more bust room. I especially like the top’s deep pockets, yes pocketssssss and the opportunities to color block.
Peekaboo Madrid Maxi Dress – I always like to adding nursing friendly options as I remember how hard it was to find patterns a few years ago. The Madrid Maxi offers so much more with both sleeveless and sleeved bodices and two types of skirt.
Ellie and Mac Good Sport Tank – I swear I’ve tried on a RTW tank like this so many times, but it never quite fits correct. Ellie and Mac’s pattern for this popular work out top style looks like a great option to making your own.
Simplicity Blazer 8697 – Another frequent request I see around the CSC is for a blazer. Simplicity has come through with an over-sized blazer pattern that goes up to a size 28W.
Simplicity Shirt Dress 8687 – Simplicity also came out with yet another shirt dress pattern, but I’m including it here because I love the wrap over front with tie. Something a little different than the typical prim shirt dress.
Style Arc Annabelle Dress – There are a few great knit wrap dresses available, but not as many for woven fabrics. The Annabelle is a pretty option with bust darts in the front and waist darts in the back to provide shaping beyond using the wrap closure.
Style Arc Airlie Pant – The Airlie pant is another pull on pant option from Style Arc. This is designed for stretch wovens and have pockets in the front. These look like an especially good option if you are in need of pants to wear to the office.
Halla Patterns Knotty Pants – The Knotty pants come with lots of options including 2 rises and 3 lengths. All can include this cute knot detail at the hem. These easy to wear pants are made with knit fabric and are a pull on style with pockets.
Butterick 6605 – I always find it challenging to find patterns for formal professional events and this Connie Crawford pattern is great for just that purpose. I could see the short sleeve top as a jacket or suit, plus the wrap front skirt is a nice twist in what can be a boring fashion environment.
Megan Nielsen Brumby Skirt – The last pattern is not new, but Megan Nielsen recently announced she is standardizing and expanding her size range. She started with the Brumby skirt and a leggings pattern. Neither is very exciting or original in today’s indie pattern market, but it is encouraging to see another designer embrace the curvy sewing population.
So what do you all think? It was a pretty well rounded month of patterns and we’re starting to see more fall patterns coming out. I can’t say I’m ready for fall sewing yet, but it is nice for future planning. One thing I really wish is more designers photographed a sample on different body types. I feel a little guilty posting this round up filled with slender figures, but hopefully with time we will see more diversity.
What did I miss? Comment with your favorite new releases.