Manequim magazine November 2013 (yes, another!)

Manequim always have two issues in November, apparently because there’s “too much summer to contain in one issue!” or something to that effect! There were quite a few things I like in the first issue but this one was mostly shorts, swimsuits, and Plus-sized patterns (all being things I don’t really wear) but there were a handful of highlights…

First up is my very favourite garment of this issue – a silk tank with chiffon inserts and contrast bands! It’s paired with some tie-waist trousers and also a casual jersey skirt, too (despite the styling, this was not in the style of a particular designer – just a bumper summer clothing feature).

You’d be forgiven for not seeing anything special in these trousers, but omg look at the tech drawing! Those curved seams, that topstitching (or is it pintucks? Or pleating?)! If only these were in my size…

For some reason there were two very similar shift dresses in this issue, both in size 44, but this one grabbed me a bit more due to its interesting, cut-in shoulder seams. Respect for the print placement here which actually allows you to see those shoulder seams, too!

As I mentioned, there’s an extended Plus section in this issue, all beach-focused with quite a few swimsuits and coverups, but I particularly liked this one-piece swimsuit (the tie trousers less so).

I found rather a lot more to like in the December issue, which arrived hot on its heels, and I’ll be showing you soon.

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