Patrones 270 preview and 269 competition

I’ve had another bit of good luck from the kindness of Patrones-enabled strangers! After borrowing so many issues from my lovely Patrones benefactor and sending James’s parents off to search for me on their holidays, Madrid local Cintia has very kindly offered to send me some issues as they come out! So with very special thanks to her, I can now show you some of my highlights from Patrones 270!

See the thumbnails of everything in #270 here (image opens in new window). I personally get a lot more information from technical drawings rather than photos, but unlike the other pattern magazines, Patrones doesn’t do a collection of tech drawings that’s easy to scan, so these thumbnails are the next best thing!

This is the summer issue, but I really love the skirt in the photo above – the pockets are the real feature here – they look big enough to pack my lunch in! The photography here reminds me more of English summers than Spanish, though!

The navy blue blouse above is like an updated “Kriss Kross” top – it’s got a button down in the centre back and a nice band in the front which would make this ideal for summer suit jackets. I can really see this in a beautifully draping silk crepe under a linen suit…

Now, I am not a shorts person in the slightest (give me dresses and skirts all summer long!), but I really like the design of these. The V-shaped buttoned yoke is just too cute, though I have a feeling the pleats underneath it wouldn’t look too good on me, unfortunately!

The green Missoni skirt on the right above is just lovely – I’m not sure if you can see it in the photo, but the curved seam lines look like they’d be really flattering. This is something that would work just as well in a light cotton (like recycled bedsheets?) for a casual look as it does in the silk satin used here.

One thing I find Patrones do really well are nice button-down blouses, and the white one on the right above is no exception. Beautiful bib detailing and great seam lines – it’d make such a stunning basic!

Win Patrones #269!

Since I’d have such good fortune in getting issue #270, I thought I’d share the wealth and give away my spare copy of Patrones #269 since James’s parents were able to get me two! You can see some of my favourites from this issue here (scroll down), and you can
see the thumbnails of everything in #269 here (image opens in new window) to see if it’s something you’d like… This issue is sizes 40-44-48, except for the last seven garments (marked “Tallas Grandes”), which are Plus sized (I think they’re 48-52-56 but I forgot to check). Patrones size charts are here, and my general explanation of what’s in the magazine is here.

To enter the competition, please leave a comment below saying which of the style in issue #269 is your favourite (ie: “3rd row down and 6 from the left”, etc). I’m happy to ship anywhere in the world as I know how difficult it is to find everywhere, but please only enter if you’re going to use it yourself (and not just resell it on eBay or something!). I’ll pick the winner by random number on August 1st and notify them by email.

Good luck!

Thank you to everyone who’s entered! The competition is now closed. Congrats to Julia!!

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