Saturday, September 17, 2011

Patrones 307

Greetings from London!
Yes I'm a bit further afield than usual.  I'm off to Spain with a stopover for a few days in London on the way.

Spain is going to involve lots of train journeys so I'm travelling light and avoiding buying anything. That has been a challenge in London but I´ve managed one sewing foray.  A while ago I bought some fancy press studs online from MacCulloch &Wallis.  They have some lovely notions on their Website so I wanted to visit their shop and in the end, came across it by accident.

Sometimes the online shopping website can be quite different from the real shop.   The website is very up to date but the shop feels far more traditional.   There are 3 small and tightly packed floors; the 1st fabrics, the 2nd bias bindings, buttons and notions, and the top trimmings. Did I buy anything?  Umm no.  I was rather tempted by more press studs, saw the long queue and slunk away. 

Just as I was leaving home for the the airport the postman delivered this month's Patrones and I shoved it in my bag. In retrospect taking a Spanish pattern magazine TO Spain is a bit weird. This is the advance autumn edition.

A rather conservative one this month.  Lots of coats  and some shirts, summery tops and girls and boys clothes.

'Autumn breeze' is described as 2 short coats, a knee length skirt and 2 blouses perfect for cooler days.  Not that you could probably tell from my photo, but the coat above is interestingly shaped with sectioned sleeves.
The next section is Urban Girls with city work styles.

Next up 'New Coats'.


There are 3 summery tunics.

And 3 dresses with the theme of retro prints.

And last but not least, some shirts and trousers for girls and boys.

I'll be keeping my eyes peeled in Spain for the next Patrones which is the full autumn issue.


  1. Hi Jacquie, Greeting to you too. I'll need the low down on this trip as I'm travelling to Paris, London and several Spanish cities in January. Cold - but hey I love boots!

  2. Ooh I am really jealous! I visited Spain years and years ago pre-partner and kids and loved it... I hope you have as great a time as I did back then!