New Patrones Mag (311)

My dear friends came back from Spain last night – and brought me Patrones issue 311. I have had a little look through and earmarked a handful of things I really need. NOW. Despite the fact it is still too cold I really want these things.

I loved this very simple shirtdress – perfect to avoid the ‘jeans and t-shirt’ trap I seem to be stuck in. Although it is simple I loved the detail of putting a placket on a short sleeve. Pretty.

I have the perfect fabric for this jacket (actually two fabrics – one cream and one minty green!) and it looks as though it would dress up and down very well. It has lots of lovely detail, and there is a tuck in the centre back with a tab closure. Love it. I am going on holiday to Portugal in May and I think this will have to be in my suitcase. The dress is pretty – but it’s the jacket that I really want.

I love this ruffle fronted blouse – I have a picture of a similar design by Ralph Lauren but that always looked a bit too ‘tidy’. The slightly messy finish on the ruffles of this appealed to me more. It isn’t terribly clear from the photograph but there is an interesting front yoke and darts detail that makes this much more than ‘just a shirt’. Lovely – but not next.

Because this is. I have some gorgeous cotton sateen with a bit of stretch in stock and have been waiting for the opportunity to make it into Vogue 8747. I think that even with my ‘frontage’ this blouse could look really good. I intend to make it without using the overlocker – it is a fabulous machine but I fear it is making me lazy! Time to dust off the french seams. I should start work on this in the next few days but probably wont have anything to show as I am visiting my daughter in London  this weekend. I am planning a trip to the V&A Museum while I am there to see Annie Lennox’ stage costumes. Hopefully I will have a report early next week.

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4 Comments on “New Patrones Mag (311)”

  1. Carolyn says:

    Some nice designs there… I really like the idea of a placket on a short sleeve too, hmmm. Given me some ideas!

  2. Thought I´d pop over to visit after you commented on my blog. So glad I did! I´m lucky enough to be able to get hold of Patrones easily here, in fact I´m beginning to think I prefer it to the Burda mag. There are always at least a couple of things that I long to make when I see each new edition!

  3. ejvc says:

    Hey, my husband just brought me the same magazine from Sweden! Loved the shirt-dress too! I’ll have a look at your other choices.

  4. Looks really good-I’d like to see your progress on that ruched front white blouse (I like how those blouses look but have never sewed one).


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