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From: MissTaraTara
Date: 03-08-2007, 02:04 PM (1 of 6)
If any of you sew for older girls (teens), McCall has 4 new patterns available. I could not find them on their website and they are not in the pattern books in the stores (maybe the pattern books are out of date). When I purchased mine this morning at Hancock (.99), the cashier had to give them a generic code because they weren't in the computer yet. Anyway, I guess McCall is introducing a "Hillary Duff" pattern line for teenage girls. I think the styles are kinda cute :smile: I have scanned ( the pattern fronts if you want to see.
User: MissTaraTara
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From: diannab
Date: 03-08-2007, 02:18 PM (2 of 6)
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :) Those are nice! hancock is having a 99 cent sale today?!??!?! OMG I am so going tomorrow! :D Now I have 4 more patterns to go with my others! :D lol are y'alls stores as strict as mine? 4 per person? I normally go once in the am and once in the pm :D LMAO I can't help my self. :D
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From: LauraM62
Date: 03-09-2007, 06:46 AM (3 of 6)
Well looks like McCall's is trying to compete with Simplicity's Lizzie McGuire line of patterns. These aren't teen patterns you are showing though, they are just older girl patterns, sizes 7-14, same as the Simplicity Lizzie patterns. I noticed on a couple you had that they only had size 7-10 in them, which I guess surprises me since I haven't bought a Simplicity Lizzie pattern that wasn't covering all sizes 7-14. I like having all those sizes in the envelope to cover all the growing! :bluewink: In the end I don't have a Hancock anywhere near me, so won't be picking them up soon. Well be waiting see reviews on them before I get to excited here. I just love the Lizzie patterns!
SW Indiana

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From: MissTaraTara
Date: 03-09-2007, 01:29 PM (4 of 6)
Well looks like McCall's is trying to compete with Simplicity's Lizzie McGuire line of patterns.

This was my first thought also when I saw them. I have all of the Lizzie McGuire patterns as well as the That's So Raven thus far, just haven't made any. I guess I considered them teen because Hillary Duff looks so mature on the cover and I think these styles are more upper elementary and beyond. Perhaps I should have said tween :smile: .
User: MissTaraTara
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From: SewManyProjects
Date: 03-10-2007, 05:09 PM (5 of 6)
I'm not there yet, still trying to sew things that make my little girl look like a little girl ;) But Ottobre does a nice job with the tween/teen patterns imo.

Self taught sewist, wishing I could take classes, planning my 5 year old dd's spring/summer wardrobe.
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From: Miss Spring
Date: 03-13-2007, 10:02 PM (6 of 6)
Oh those are really cute.
My girls are still to little but I have a 10 year old sister who I like to sew for so these will be great!

I will have to wait for Hobby Lobby to have their 99 cent sale. (they are the only fabric store I have)

Thanks for sharing
User: Miss Spring
Member since: 05-03-2006
Total posts: 87
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