Monday, November 22, 2010

A New Pattern Magazine! My Image

One of the Patternreview members, GlobalMom, picked up a new pattern magazine when she was in Germany, and got several copies to share.  I was lucky enough to get one of her copies.  I fell in love with it as soon as I got it.

The magazine name is My Image, and it is from the Netherlands, but includes instructions in German, English, Dutch and French.  The format is similar to Burda, where you need to trace your design from a pattern map, but this map is much less dense, as there are fewer designs.  This issue has 16 designs- 11 of them are for women and 5 for girls. 

What is really neat about this magazine though, is that they show each of the designs made up several times in lots of different fabric choices, so you can really get a good feel for what is possible for the design.  Their fabrics are gorgeous! 

I can see making up every one of the 11 women's designs,and that is a whole lot more than I would ever make up from a Burda.  Usually, I can see myself making 2-3 things from a Burda issue, (and then actually making 0-1!).  There are a lot of designs for knits, which is great, because I'm much more likely to sew something from a knit than anything else.   There are 2 pants, 2 skirts, 3 tunics which could be dresses, 1 cardigan, 1 coat and 2 jackets- a nice mix of separates.  Here are a couple pictures from the issue:
Wrap dress and jacket pattern
I contacted Martijn at My Image to see if we could get some issues for SewBaby, and they are sending us 20 copies.  So, if you'd like to try it out, you can preorder this issue from this page
Coat pattern
I can't wait to try some of these patterns out!  I'm going to try to sew up some of the designs this weekend, so I'll let you know how the sizing is compared to Burda.  The instructions are very brief, but the designs look pretty straightforward, so I don't think I'll have any trouble.  I'll keep you posted!

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