It’s the latest edition of the bi-annual, quadri-lingual My Image magazine! They’ve also got a new edition of Young Image magazine, too, but as I’ve not got many kids to sew for, I’m more interested in the women’s patterns.
It seems nuts that all the pattern companies and fashion magazines are into long sleeves and heavy coats already, but I suppose we’ll thank them when the weather cools down and we’ve got the perfect patterns already in hand!
This cardi is nice (but nothing particularly new), but I’m mostly into the trousers. I’m not fond of the ankle shirring detail, though, so I think I’d just leave that off for a nice straight leg instead. Maybe that makes me boring, but there’s enough interest in the top half for my liking!
Contained in this one image are my two favourites of this issue I think – the coat is just amazing and I love, love, LOVE these slim trousers!! They’ve got some fantastic seaming on the legs and have added pleats to give great texture there and really play up the extra panels. These are for stretch wovens with an elastic waistband, in case you’re wondering (like I was, eyeing up my fabrics before the issue arrived!).
As you’ve probably gathered, I’m much more of a solid fabrics fan than prints, but I really love this orange fabric they used for this jersey dress! I was originally distracted from the pattern lines by the fabric, but the closer I look, the more I really like it, too – what a great design for winter!
Here’s another great knit for winter, this time in a tunic (or dress) length…
But the above are just my favourites – you can choose your own by flipping through the full magazine here, or looking through all the tech drawings here!
Due to a shipping mistake, I’ve ended up with two copies of this issue, so it means I’ve got one to give away to a lucky reader! To be included in the draw, please leave a comment below describing what one pattern you’d wish for that you don’t think already exists (ie: “I’d love a cowl-necked long sleeve top in Plus size!” or “I wish there was a pattern for that purple dress the Duchess of Cambridge just wore”, etc). Who knows, maybe your wish will be granted??
The Contest will close Friday 31 September at 3pm UK time. I’m happy to ship worldwide, too. Speaking of worldwide shipping, were you aware that ImageWear envelope patterns have free worldwide shipping (the magazines are much heavier so the free shipping doesn’t apply to them)? Me neither!
Update: The competition is now closed. The random number generator picked 32, which was the comment left by The Sewing Princess. Congratulations, Silvia!