McCalls 2016 Early Fall Patterns

I have been eagerly awaiting McCalls Early Fall Patterns because this release was to include the first Beaute’ J’adore patterns! I follow Beaute’s blog and I love her style and the way she is able to take a pattern and transform it into something totally different from the pattern photo.

I haven’t purchased many patterns recently. Mainly because as I advance in my sewing I learning that most patterns are just modifications of others. I also just have way too many patterns.

Let get to the patterns…I knew I would love Beaute’s patterns so let’s start with those.


I love this jumpsuit, McCalls 7444. When Beaute posted this jumpsuit to Instagram I admired it. Then we she announced it was one of her first pattern and knew I had to have it. Now that I look at the line drawing I’m a tad worried that the wide midriff portion will highlight my unflattering midsection. I’m thinking a dark-colored ponte will help disguise and hold in my tummy.




The second of Beaute’s initial pattern offering , M7443, is this strapless tunic. If you follow
her blog you know this is so her esthetic; clean, modern and chic. At first glance I wasn’t sure if I could pull this look off with my height (I’m only 5’5″). I’ve decided that if I pair the tunic with skinny pants and throw on some stilettos I should be able to pull it off. As you know I have a closet full of heels so this isn’t an issue. She does both view in a solid but I think a big bold print would be fun as well.



I almost hate to buy M7430. Not because I don’t like it, I do, but because I can see the similarities it shares with the infamous M6886. I feel like I could cut up M6886 to achieve any of these views. Still due to my laziness, I will likely be purchasing this pattern and making several variations of this pattern. I’m thinking leather and ponte, stripes and solids maybe even a floral with polka dot. The mock collar is a nice add and helps transition this early fall pattern into early winter.



Though I’m not in love with the fabric on the envelope I do plan to purchase, M7446. Largely because I’m hoping new workout gear will motivate me to get back in the gym. I like the colorblock and think I could create several pieces that could be interchangeable. Three different lengths for the top are included which is great because I love a longer top that will adequately cover the top of my leggings. I do think they could have added a capri view for the leggings, but that is a very easy modification. I’m not sure how I feel about this jacket, but I’m leaning towards…no.


m7427_aLastly I love this cardigan pattern for girls. M7427 is basically a miniature version of the popular M6844. My (not so) little one is very cold-natured so she always needs a cardigan at school, on road trips or in restaurants. I finally drafted a waterfall collar cardigan for her this past winter but this is eliminates the need to grade it out as she grows. She really likes the open drape collar of Views A-D, but View E is almost an exact match to M6844 so I think I will be making multiple view for her, with her help.



A few other pattern gave me pause but not enough to add them to my list. Those were M7249 (the twist front dress), M7442 (the peplum coat with option hood), and M7445 (deep V bell sleeve top with cropped wide leg pants). The twist front dress may make my list, but I’ll have to look at the pattern instructions first. The last pattern I looked at with this detail looked tricky. I actually really like the peplum coat pattern, but I might be over peplums. I’m not sure. Plus I never actually make the coat patterns I buy, so I probably need to start with the ones in my pattern stash. I really like the coordinates in M7445 however the top seems easy enough to recreate from another pattern and I’m pretty sure the squared pockets of the pants would give me a headache.

What do you think of McCalls Early Fall patterns? Which ones are on your “to buy” list? Share in the comments.

10 responses to “McCalls 2016 Early Fall Patterns”

  1. Very good review. I’m in love with both Beaute McCall’s patterns. Looking forward to the next sale to pick them up.

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  2. I like a lot of them. I’m with you on the jump suite. She wears it well, but I don’t think it would be too flattering on me. I also like M7443, but I’m in the same boat as you. I’m 5’2″. I think this would eat me but, but it’s so pretty. I also like M7430 and M7445. I will probably end up purchasing them at some point.

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  3. I am a very big fan of Beautejadore…I will be getting both her patterns. I also like M7429,,,I consider this a must have:)

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  4. Great review! I feel the same way about 7430, but I’m going to buy it anyway! I’m going to purchase 7446 out of laziness because I don’t want to think!

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      Me too on 7446


  5. Many of the same patterns on your list are on my list. I can’t wait to see what else Beaute comes out with this year. I hope she really pumps up the volume because everything on her blog is perfection.


  6. I’m liking M7429. I don’t think I’d make it immediately but it seems like a good one to have in the arsenal because of the interesting twist detail.

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  8. I’m excited about the M7446. It reminds me of an indie pattern that I have but I’ll get this one for $1.99 or less when it goes on sale at Jo-Ann’s. Like you I have way too many patterns and I KNOW as you stated the ones I have may be adapted but I am such a chicken in these things. I ain’t reinventing the wheel at this point in my sewing and patterns are so affordable these days that I’d rather get the pattern and not mess up fabric, LOL.

    Thank you for this preview.



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  9. 7446…..loved the idea of this jacket. I have a casual workplace but love to make it work suitable with a jacket. I found a navy polyester knit …not as firm as the picture. I had high hopes …..but was disappointed. It is SOOOOO short on my body….in the picture it shows covering the butt in the back and covering the “front area”…..not even close….it is about an inch below my belly button!!!! The collar and the top look great but the bottom is all wrong…


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