As anticipated in my latest review, I was very, very impatient to get the March issue of LMB as it features my favorite designer they've ever had on the magazine: Makola, the same person who made the May 2013 one of the best issues ever and basically gave me back hope toward this magazine.
Aaand... Makola didn't disappoint! Let's see:
The only thing I don't like here is the choice of material: if you don't use the same thick, knit fabric they used here (which for me would be quite hard to find), you'll need to modify the pattern in terms of finishing (for example, the neckline and armholes of the dress would need a facing or something like that).
Hellooooo lover! I think I fell in love with this dress, in fact I want to replicate it with the same black and white gingham fabric! The wide collar and the dramatic, pleated skirt are gorgeous and I like that it has princess seams in the front bodice (easier to fit). Added to the top of my summer to-sew list.
The top is a very cute basic, perfect for variations and easy to fit, with the princess seams.
My excitement for this issue pretty much ends here. There still some cute patterns (although not really my cup of tea), but there's also one the ugliest things this magazine offered us:
This is everything I wouldn't want to look like: dated, dowdy and homemade-looking. Just terrible all over. Both pieces here are pretty insulting, but the skirt has to be one of the fugliest things I've ever seen. Ouch.
Chantilly dress pattern by Colette.
I was really surprised to see this pattern, as I don't think I've ever seen a pattern for a leotard! By the way, when I asked you for help to find a long sleeved leotard with a low back in my last post, many of you asked why I couldn't make it myself... Is this destiny? If I find the right fabric for it at a reasonable price, I'll definitely try this pattern, obviously, after altering the neckline.
Other remarkable patterns in this section are a cute sleeveless dress and a couple parkas. You can see them right here:
|Full size here|
What do you guys think?