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:
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!