Tuesday, September 13, 2011
My Image - Fall/Winter
For those unfamiliar with My Image, it's a fairly recent entry in the European pattern magazine race, but it's moving up quickly in my estimation.
Like Ottobre, they're no Burda, but then again, that's not a bad thing. Their clothes are wearable, not cut too low, and their models are pretty close to reality (though not as close as Ottobre's).
Their instructions are a little terse, and their English is a bit stilted, but for anyone who has tried to wrap their head around Burda's English, MI is a breeze. And their pattern sheets are on bright white paper with nice, readable multi-colored lines. You'll only have eyestrain at the end, not an actual migraine.
Even though I love warm weather and summer clothes, I like cold weather sewing better. Cold weather sewing is about jackets and linings and weightier fabrics; it's about not taking shortcuts and making quick knit pieces to get me in and out of the workroom quickly.
There are a few pieces in My Image that I'm looking forward to trying - a jacket, a short coat and one (or more) of the dresses. And the slouchy drape necked top fills the space left by quick summer sewing: quick winter sewing.