Friday, June 10, 2011

Patrones 305

We just had a long weekend in Western Australia (Foundation Day, marking when the Swan River Colony was founded in 1829).   Public holidays are usually fabulous opportunities for sewing but I couldn't work out what to sew.  Got fabric out.  Put fabric back.  Hunted out patterns from the top of the wardrobe.  Put them back.   Washed things.

How do you get re-inspired when you are feeling like sewing but don't know what to sew?   I usually go back to making basics like TNT trousers for a while.  I'm going to go for a fabric browse tomorrow to see if that gives me some ideas.  
So no finished projects to show but Patrones 305 arrived.  This is the full summer season edition.   As you would anticipate lots of summer dresses, shorts, cotton tops. 
Does anyone know if Patrones send you a subscription renewal notice if you subscribe direct?   

The first section is 'shorts y minis' so cotton tops, shorts and miniskirts. 
The next section is 1950s style dresses (I think).  The first dress is very beautiful.
The next section is described as Original/Different/Creative styles. Oddly, they aren't.  Patrones often has fabulously original styles that you see in no other pattern mags, but this section is made up of fairly standard things.  More summer cotton tops, a couple of baggy pants, a jumpsuit and waistcoat.   
 Next 6 long maxi dresses.
Then the Plus size section.  Iria (given that they use the same model every month I reckon she deserves to be described by her name - I think this is it from the credits) is this month wearing a couple of summer cotton tops, a pair of knickerbocker style pants, and a sleeveless dress.   The top is pretty.
 And the final section - white baby dresses.  This net covered dress is very cute.
 And last - next months Patrones - vacation clothes.


  1. Enjoy your long weekend. We have a wet cold Queens Birthday weekend and the man jacket is coming along nicely.

  2. Ohh mine must be on its way then, looks like a great issue :) I haven't received any Manequims at my NZ address yet, hope they hurry up