Tuesday, October 11, 2011

La mia boutique 10/2011

In my neverending quest for new patterns (should I call it addiction?) I stumbled upon the October issue of "La mia boutique", an Italian sewing magazine that I never buy because the patterns it contains are more often than not for an older targer or... plain strange.

Anyway, last week, while I was at the supermarket I flipped through it and then I immediately put it in my cart. I wanted to share with you the reasons why:

It's a super simple dress, but I think it has lots of potential. I really love the pleating under the bust.

A sheath dress with a fun detail! Those circles might end up being unflattering for my full hips, but I'm sure the silhouette would be so flattering for my body shape.

A cute jacket with a peter pan collar. I really like that the back looks kinda like a trench coat.

The shirt is one of the "strange" patterns I was talking about, but it attracts me for some reason.
The skirt has enough details to pick my interest and, since I have some problems fitting clothes for my large hips, I like elasticated waists more and more.

And, last but not least, the actual reason why I bought this magazine. I've already made two shirts from this pattern and I LOVE THEM. You'll see the first one of them in a couple days, so stay tuned!

p.s. You might have noticed that I made some changes to the blog... I hope you like them :)


  1. I like the changes to the blog! I knew nothing about this "La mia boutique" but now I love this immages, in particular the fourth one!I look forward to seeing some clothes made by you! (sorry if my english isn't good...I'm improving it) :)

  2. Ooo - I've never heard of that magazine...you have got me curious! I really like the first dress and also the last top - such an interesting twist on the peter pan collar that is so popular at the moment. Really can't wait to see your versions. And your blog looks great :)

  3. Love the new look! Also, I love the asymmetrical collar and I'm intrigued by that plaid top, too.

  4. i like your new blog banner! i think its cute<3
    all the patterns look great - especially that slouchy jacket pattern, second from the bottom:)

  5. Yes it seems there is very nice things ! I like especially the shirts!

  6. Une de mes collègues a flashé sur le dernier chemisier, j'ai essayé de trouver le livre mais je ne suis pas certaine de mon coup... Il se télécharger sur internet? Je profite de ce commentaire pour dire que j'aime beaucoup ton blog il fait partie de mes incontournables de la blogosphère!

  7. @Elise
    Merci beaucoup, Elise :D
    Malhereusement, on ne peut pas le télécharher. Il fait partie d'un magasin de patrons italiens qui s'appelle "La mia boutique".

  8. ça donne vraiment envie... Peut-être va-t'il arriver en France d'ici quelques mois?...

  9. That shirt is adorable! The first dress is great too.

  10. We have reprint edition of Boutique in Russia, it little bit later, sometimes 4 month, sometimes more. This one was 02/2012 and I bought it in the shop with old issues and because of this blouse which I fall in love in your blog%))) So such story:))