Young Image Spring/Summer 2013 & giveaway

If you’re not familiar with Young Image magazine, it’s the sister title to My Image and is all about patterns for kids, from babies to teens, boys and girls. Like My Image, it’s produced twice a year (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer) and provides instructions (albeit sparse) in Dutch, English, German, and French.

First up we’ve got some patterns for boys – a button-down shirt with a bit more detail than your average and a fantastic pair of board shorts that have a lot of versatility – you could change the pockets for cargoes, or make in a different material for swimming trunks even!

Here we’ve got a really cute jersey jacket, a (barely seen) asymmetric knit tanktop, and some of the coolest-looking trousers I’ve seen for ages! Omg, those slanted pockets are just great – can we get them in adult sizes please?

It’s a first for me, but I’ve actually already sewn this next top already, as a present for my niece! I loved it as soon as I got this issue, and I went and traced it right away. The front has got a subtly curved yoke seam, but the back is where all the action is – a double layer with a tied yoke! I’m not going to lie – I love this design so much that I modified my new knit sloper to make a running version of this for myself, too! (If you’re a Pattern Review member you can see a sneak peek of my niece’s present over there in advance of my gifting it to her in April)

This long shirt is shown on a little girl, but it’s available for bigger sizes, too, and I really think the little tucks all over the bottom really add some interesting shapes to it. It’d be a nightmare to iron, though, so you probably want to stick to fabrics that won’t wrinkle too much!

I didn’t scan a photo, but the Flexi dress shown in the latest MyImage magazine is also presented here in YoungImage for teen sizes (140-176cm).

As usual, you can view all the tech drawing from this issue online and you can browse through the magazine photos here, too.


In addition to Friday’s MyImage giveaway, I’ve also got two copies of this YoungImage magazine to giveaway (kindly provided by MyImage along with my review copy).

To enter just leave a comment with the age (or ages) of your favourite small person to sew for! Like the current My Image giveaway, I’ll pick the winner on Thursday 28 February, and it’s open internationally. Good luck!

The competition is now closed! Congratulations to Chris and sangeetha!

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