I wanted to have finished sloper photos to show you, but life has been throwing me a few curveballs--mainly with my health. It's nothing I want to go into at the moment, but my energy level has been zapped. To add to that, I have been working a few hours at a preschool, and the end of the night has me wanting nothing but my bed!!
This top screams "summer!" I like it paired with the flowy skirt, but I could also see it with a nice pair of skinny jeans. The skirt was pictured a few more times throughout the magazine as well:
And the dress pictured below is my ULTIMATE FAVORITE:
And speaking of dresses, here is another vintage-inspired one:
This dress has some of the same elements as the last one, except it has cap sleeves with lace. It is so pretty!
These casual jackets with pocket variations are also nice. The Raglan sleeves make them easy to sew, and I could see this in a lot of various prints.
Those were the looks that I liked, but I also liked a lot of other features of this magazine. Let me start with the instructions. There are MUCH MORE visual diagrams!! Yay! There is also a lot more information on general sewing knowledge, such as a section discussing the straight grain, working with plaids/prints/stripes, and laying out your pattern. I think a beginner sewing will find this helpful. In fact, I find this helpful!! I like that this magazine has a bit more "hand-holding" than BurdaStyle (which I still love). I am definitely interested in sewing something up from here once I finish my sloper.
Also, the patterns included in the magazine are printed on tissue paper (similar to the individual Burda patterns you buy at the store). While not sturdy, I plan to trace off any patterns I may use from here anyhow.
Another thing I liked about this magazine is the variations of the different styled garments. There was a skirt and pair of shorts done three ways, as well as a casual jacket. I don't think you see much of that in Burdastyle, and I liked that it gave fresh ways to wear a single item, or even a fresh way of seeing the same item when it was made in two different fabrics.
Overall, I am really pleased!!
If you are interested in seeing more styles from this magazine, visit here.
Obviously, I have not been able to accomplish all that I wanted to in the month of March. I have come to the conclusion that I am making my sloper a top priority. It has been too difficult to sew that and another simple top at the same time. I am hoping my hubby will give me some extended time to sew (and help) this weekend, so that I can finish it and move on to spring sewing.