La Mia Boutique 03/2019

La Mia Boutique 03/2019

Since I started making these sewing magazine reviews in video format, I honestly have less and less time to prepare a blog post as well.

So, here you’ll find a selection of my favorite designs for this issue, and if you’re curious to see the magazine in its entirety, you can go to the bottom of this post to see the rest of the photos and the technical drawings, or you can watch my Youtube video. I realize it’s a lot to ask to non-Italian speakers, but you can always mute me and listen to some music, right? (Also, check out Silvia’s La Mia Boutique reviews as well).

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Burdastyle Magazine 03/2019

Burdastyle Magazine 03/2019

I am quite fed up with Burda.
The March issue is yet another one where I can’t find even one pattern that makes me want to go through the trouble of tracing it, adding seam allowance and decipher the puzzling instructions.
Most of the patterns are very much deja vu for a long time subscriber like me. The pants with patch pockets are pretty much identical to a plus size pattern from last month.

I’ve already spent a lot of time putting together a youtube video where I bitch about this issue, so I’ll just leave the pictures speak for themselves.
Please let me know what you think in the comments below, or on Instagram. Do you agree? Am I wrong? Let’s talk about it!

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Cleo + Freya

Cleo + Freya

I’m probably the last sewist on the blogosphere to fall in love with the Cleo pinafore, but I’m finally there!
This pattern was released two years ago and it was HUGELY popular - just look at this Pinterest board!

In case you aren’t familiar with this pattern, Cleo is a dungaree dress that can be made with buckles or as a pinafore with buttons. There are two lengths available, mini- or knee-length hem with optional centre front split (I chose the latter).
The pattern also comes with a few options for patch pockets: a bigger one for the chest, and two smaller one for front or back hips. I initially cut the back hip pockets, but then omitted them because I couldn’t find a position I liked on me.

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