It’s been quite some time since I’ve worked with a pattern magazine, but I recently received the Fall\Winter 16\17 issue of My Image magazine in the mail and may just have to get started using them again! This issue included 16 different styles ranging is size from xs-3xl (plus the link to 3 different, digital PDF patterns for a dress, trousers, and purse): 5 dresses (including one that can also be made into a top and a shirt style blouse dress), 2 skirts, 3 Jackets\coats\cardigans, 4 tops\sweaters, and 2 pairs of pants. You can scroll through all the designs included in the issue with this link. All the pattern pieces are included in the magazine and need to be traced off before cutting into your fabric – it’s important to note that, like other pattern magazines, seam allowances are not included! The instructions are straightforward and come in English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish and there are very few illustrations included – something to keep in mind if you’re a new seamstress. Although they aren’t rated, patterns look to range in difficulty of beginner to more advanced.
The company was also nice enough to ship me a copy of their latest B Trendy issue as well – a magazine devoted to kids sewing. Included in this issue are 20 different looks for boys, girls and teens and are sized for 9\12month olds to around 13 (there are also 3 digital patterns that you can pick up for free for a vest, tunic, and purse). I may have to give this one a try as well – there were several things that were sized for Easton that I think he might like.
If you plan on picking up either of these issues (or both) be sure to use the coupon code STACYSEWS at checkout to get 25% off your order! In the mean time, keep an eye out for my version of a few of these patterns in the coming months – eventually it will be fall and I need some new looks!