I've been going on and on about how much I love My Image and ImageWear patterns... it's about time I share a copy of their latest magazine. My Image is a women's pattern magazine from the Netherlands- this copy is translated from Dutch to English. This issue traveled across the Atlantic to me as a gift from the lovely Melissa of Fehr Trade when she was in town last week (along with a few other European pattern magazines... how thoughtful was she?!) I happen to have a copy of this already so I want to pass it on to another seamstress. I want to give it away to any one in the world.
This is the Spring/Summer 2013 issue. What's extra special about it is the inclusion of some plus size patterns. Something else that's particularly special about this copy... I spilled a small amount of coffee on the front cover so it's a little wrinkly, but no worries, there's no stains or problems with any of the pages. Here are all the patterns in this edition---->
There are some really solid patterns here! I want to make all the dresses on this page. I need more time!
I really like the zip jacket. I just don't have the right fabric yet to make it. Here is one of the plus sized dresses... so much potential!
Pants are not my favorite things to sew at the moment, but I'd make these if I'd already figured out my fit issues (I'm in the process of working on that now.) This top is such a nice basic that'd be great for casual or work.
I've been a little quiet on my blog lately. Spring has FINALLY showed up here meaning time to do yardwork, re-caulk the tub, spend hours in the park, plus I'm watching The Great British Sewing Bee and finally catching up on Season 3 of Downton Abbey and just finished reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion--- spending much less time in my dark basement sewing! I just cut out a pretty floral rayon to make up the new Vogue Tracy Reese dress V1343. I am not a big fan of the model for this pattern- I find her expressions are so harsh, not really matching the general mood of the garments and designs she models for Vogue- this is a bit distracting. There are a bunch of weird poses for McCall's and Vogue lately so I am guessing it's the art director asking for these poses. Look at how grumpy... and such as soft, pretty dress. What's cool is I actually won this pattern from Virginie of Jazz Couture. I love a good giveaway!
To enter to win the My Image magazine, just comment on this blog entry. Make sure to leave an email address if it's not easily accessible otherwise. This giveaway is open to any one in the world and ends on Saturday, April 20, midnight Eastern Time. The lucky winner will be announced and contacted on Sunday, April 21.
-----------THE DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED-----------
THE WINNER IS KELLY OF BENNOMUSIK! Congratulations!