The newest issue of My Image Magazine came out a few weeks ago, and since I’ve liked their previous two issues so much, I went any bought this new one without much hesitation! Besides the fact that they’re a new magazine with a great small business story, they’re always really friendly over email, and keen to improve things like translation and note any corrections on their website. In other words, they’re exactly the sort of company I want to support! I’ve only made one of their patterns so far, but there’s quite a few in this issue which are begging to be made!
And scroll down to the bottom for an exclusive discount for FehrTrade readers, too!
My Image is published twice a year, so this is the Fall/Winter issue:
First off, I really like this colourblocked knit dress! They have you use two different knits in the pattern layout, and I like the effect here with a print and a matching solid. I also really like the floppy collar and the skirt shape (which kinda reminds me of my Manequim egg skirt!).
My Image only show garments in the magazine that you can make, so you end up with pages with a bunch of different patterns all styled together. I particularly like the cropped jacket leggings here, though the knit dress and ra ra skirt are nice, too (though I think I have to admit I may be beyond the age for ra ra skirts now…)
I’m surely NONE of you will be surprised that I love this cowl neck top! It’s difficult to see here, but there’s also some gathering on the side seams by the hem, too, which add a bit of interest. (I’m not so big on the trousers though!)
But this pattern is my absolute favourite for this issue – a very versatile, short coat with asymmetric collar! I’ve got some wonderful purple coating that Claire gifted me that would go perfectly with this…
My Image have very kindly put together a special discount just for FehrTrade readers!
Use coupon code (sorry, this has expired!) between now and 15 September 2011 for 5% off all single issues and packages.
They’ve also added a few more package deals for us, including a special price on ordering all three of their Women’s size magazines in one go. My Image also make a children’s/teen pattern magazine, Young Image, and this discount will work on those purchases, too (hint: they’ve added some boys patterns into the latest Young Image, too – I’m always hearing complaints that there aren’t enough patterns for boys out there!).