My Image Magazine Fall/Winter 2017/2018

The latest magazine from My Image has arrived, signaling the transition to fall pattern releases.  My Image is a biannual publication that always produces a nice mix of wearable pieces, and this year is no exception.  While my favorite designs from this company are still in some of their earliest issues, there are a few patterns I’m liking in this release.  Let’s take a look:

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I always find it helpful to look at My Image’s line drawings in addition to their magazine photos.  I’m particularly liking a lot of the dresses in this issue, as well as the bomber jacket, the skirts, and a few of the tops.

M1760 top & M1764 skirt (left) and M1757 dress (right).  I love all these pieces.  Very classic and elegant for a fall wardrobe, and easy to style up or down.  I’m really wanting to make a version of that top, and I love the button details on the dress.

M1751 top and PDF trousers (left) and M1758 dress (right).  I sort of like this take on the sleeve flounce – it follows the trend, but might be a bit more practical than having giant sleeves at the wrist.  It’s something that I didn’t really like at first, but it’s sort of growing on me the more I look at it.

M1753 top (right), M1754 dress (left), and PDF dress (far left).  I rather like the 1753 blouse.  It looks simple, but has some nice details in the garment line drawing.  The dress is pretty cute, and I bet it would be super comfortable in a nice beefy knit.  I’m not so enthused by the PDF pattern, though I sort of think it might be a cute maternity top?

M1766 coat, M1761 pants, and M1759 dress.  The coat is pretty basic and not of too much interest for me, though I am finding the waistband of the trousers to be interesting, and I’m really smitten with this dress.  Another one going on my to-sew list.

M1765 dress (right).  This dress is meant to be worn as a jumper apparently.  It reminds me quite a bit of early 90s fashions.  Can’t say I was the biggest fan then or now.  I do love how well the top (M1753) and trousers (M1761) are showcased in the photo on the left though.

M1755 top (right).  The My Image version of the trendy bell sleeved top.

PDF dress (right) M1756 skirt (left).  Love this skirt much better in the model photo – super cute!  I wasn’t as excited by the line drawing, but I love the buttoned look on the model.

M1762 jacket (left).  Love this jacket – it has all the great basic details including welt pockets.

M1763 top (right) and M1752 jacket (left).  I actually really love the proportion on the slightly cropped top on the right, I think it might pair well with my high waisted Burda culottes from my sudoku wardrobe earlier this year.  The jacket is close to a style I tend to favor, but I feel I’ve got better variations of a similar vein in my stash already.  I like it, but I don’t need to make it.

M1767 poncho (right) and overview of the PDF patterns (left).  My Image usually includes at least one no-sew or very easy craft type project, and here it is the poncho.  Not too exciting, but the pattern is included.  On the left is an overview of the three PDF patterns you can download when you buy the magazine – this time we get two dresses and one pair of trousers.  I’m not usually a fan of working with PDF patterns (ugh an extra step of having to print things out), but I do like the sheath dress and the trousers, so I’ll probably at least download them, since they are included.

And that’s it!  What do you all think?  Does anyone else subscribe to this magazine?  Or do you get you sewing fill with Burda?  See anything in this issue that would make you excited enough to order a copy?  Or do you find that most of these styles can be more easily obtained through other pattern sources?  Feel free to discuss in the comments!

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12 thoughts on “My Image Magazine Fall/Winter 2017/2018

  1. Well blow me down and call me done. Thank you for posting this, I’ve never heard about this magazine! Gosh knows I’ve trolled the internet for patterns enough, but this never came up for me.

    I’ll definitely try to get a hold of some of the older issues and try out a few patterns, a lot of these look as interesting (to me, anyway) as Burda patterns. The funny sheath dress thing I quite like because it is something I’d wear while working, with leggings (my studio is in the basement – it’s always cold down here), and of course the Bomber jacket (cuz I’m a sucker for jackets even if I already have a pattern or three), and one of the skirt patterns looks nice, though I’d shorten it. By the way, I got the July Burda! (shockers) And I hope to trace out the (yes) beach bomber patterns. Gonna get some netting because THERE IS A LINING so I’ll finally learn how to do that. I’ve got some B/W light pique with a bit of stretch, hopefully it’ll work. So. Do stripes go horizontal or vertical? Which way is better?

    Thanks again for posting this!

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  2. Thanks for this review. I dropped my burda subscription this year and kept myimage and ottobre (women’s and kids of both) I really like the styles in myimage and there are a few things in this issue I want to make.

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  3. Sometimes the publishers are so obsessed with photographs depicting glamour posing, it is difficult to determine what the garment actually looks like, and line drawings do not show garment hanging on a real person. IMO, that’s what happened with this issue. As a result, I am unsure whether I would want to purchase, as I have plenty of old My Image and Burdastyle magazines where it is possible to see what the garment would look like when worn.

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  4. I like this edition. Haven’t tried this mag before ( burda always seems to fit so well for me ) but I may have to get this issue. How do you find the sizing for this mag?

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  5. All designs seem wearable and cute with original elements, although I get very strong 80-‘s vibe from the styling. I think I am spoiled by B-da exquisite styling or photography or both. So I can not help comparing between those two. It could be also fabric and color choices as well. It very well might be that photos do not do justice to the garments. But this is just my personal “take”. The upcoming issue of B-da overwhelmed me I guess. Happy sewing!

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  6. bought this issue (first-time purchase) because I fell in love with the cropped trousers (S1035). I’m happy it’s a pdf pattern so I don’t have to trace anything. Now that I have the magazine, there are several patterns that I really like. The high waisted skirt (M1764). The paper bag waist trousers (though I would widen the leg) (M1761). The dress with the pleats in the neckline and the slash pockets (M1758) – which you can download for free from the website right now, btw. The dress with the faux wrap bottom part (M1759). The other dress with the knot/gather at the neckline (S1034 PDF). The bell sleeve peplum type top is cute too (M1755) and you could easily make it into a straight sleeve instead. Of course, the bomber jacket is well, the bomb, but I already have several Burda magazine pattern versions of that jacket. Actually, apart from the jumper dress and the asymmetrical tunic top, all of these are very wearable for me and I could easily build an entire fall / winter wardrobe from this one magazine.

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