Saturday, December 29, 2012

McCalls Patterns (with Bikes!)

Dear readers,

I don't know if you have seen the (new?) McCall's patterns at their website - but something strange is going on.  More than half of their recent patterns are posed with bikes.  Hey, I love bikes and sewing!  My favorite bike/sewing blog is Bicitoro's blog.  I too wish to do more posing with bikes in my posts.  I guess I need to step it up myself.

Here's a sampling of their recent pattern poses:

McCalls 6694:  What in the world is this model doing?  She has five inch pointy heels on and is carrying a track bike around on her shoulder?  Or is the bike mounted to the wall?  I'm not sure.  Trendy (throw the bikes in!) but distracting pose.

McCalls 6709: I actually like this jacket very much - I can see it tailored for bike commuters (add secret pockets?) and high-vis tape at the seams?  This pose isn't bad  - but I would vote for a more sensible heel.  But, hey, who am I to judge  - if one wishes to wear high heels with their bikes - I support your talents!
McCalls 6712:  Again, I do like the top below - I'm not sure about the pose?  "I think I'll fix my bike with white pants on and five inch heels."
McCalls 6710:  Finally, these pictures are just a sampling of all the bikes and patterns on the McCalls new patterns page - and the pattern below is the only "bike" type of clothing featured (I advocate riding in non-roadie gear if that suits you though - why restrict yourself?).

My only objection to the pose below is the male model's haircut.
 What do you think?

I say we need more bike-sportswear related patterns - so maybe this is a step in the right direction - step it up McCalls!

BTW, McCalls is promoting an online sale this week 2.99 for all patterns.

P.

8 comments:

  1. Crazy photos! Maybe this is the new 'thing' to do - ditch the car and head out to dinner on the old bike, fully kitted up to the 9's...J

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  2. Hey I'm ready Judith - unfortunately the drivers in SoCal definitely leave something to be desired! And, I'm not sure I'm really good enough to wear the heels!

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  3. And there are no grease stains on her white pants! I get grease stains just LOOKing at my bike!

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  4. So true - I am the same way!!! I am trying to wear normal clothes when I bike in my step through (mixte frame) - but it is a concern!

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  5. That's so great! I especially love the photo on this page of the lookbook (http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/mccall-s-catalogs-pages-1409.php). A pink satin evening gown is exactly what I wear whenever I'm doing some serious repairs on my bike.

    Thanks for pointing this out--I hadn't seen these yet! (And thanks for the shoutout.)

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    1. Oh mi gosh - I didn't even see that gown - that's way too funny! I love your blog Jessica - your sewing inspires me!

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  6. I actually love this pattern here: (http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6705-products-44761.php?page_id=96). That would be an adorable cycling top.

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    1. I agree - I really like this! I may have to get a few of these (and not just out of guilt for mocking McCalls:)).

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