Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Patrones 309 and the winners

Ta Da...... the winners of Patrones #308 are:
Gypsy Love
and Katherine H.

Yes, I lugged not 1 but 3 extra copies back from Spain.  Congratulations to the winners and if you send me your details, I will put them in the mail for you forthwith. 
A couple of people mentioned the weirdness of my comment settings in the last post.   I'm afraid I'm stumped how to fix it.  I'd prefer that it be like other blogs where the comments are shown under the post on the main page.  I've played around with the settings but can't get mine to do anything but the current set up.   I'm mystified.   

To leave comments - if you click on the pink post heading above it will take you into the page with the comments and the comment form.   So I'm afraid the comments arrangement is not very user friendly,  but I do love comments and I'd love to hear from you!
Patrones 309 arrived yesterday.  Has Patrones been a tad drab of late with some dubious styling or am I imagining it?  Mind you, Patrones #309 has some patterns I will surely make.
They first have a 'Rustic Elegance' section with this dress and a top, plaid anorak and jacket.
Next we have neutral coloured urban styles and oh yay, a couple of patterns from the COS brand.  I always look out for those ones.  They are usually a bit different and interesting.  
This section has the 2 coats shown plus 4 pairs of trousers, 4 jackets, long shirt and a couple of blouses.
Next up is Trends, which includes a couple of waistcoats, shirt dress, blouse and a suit. 
Hmm to the boots but this dress is quite interesting when you look at the line drawing.
The next section is rainwear.  It's not often you see a pattern for a rain poncho.  There is a lovely single breasted trench coat too.
There is also a good section on pencil skirts with 7 different styles. I really love No. 37 below, check out the details in the line drawing.
Last but not least is the Plus Size section with 3 winter coats including this lovely red one.
Next months magazine looks like it is the Party Frock edition. 


  1. Your Patrones are always way ahead of mine so it's great to see your previews. I definitely want to make both of those pencil skirts.

  2. I've been finding them a bit drab too, so it's not just you. I don't know when my renewal is but they better pick up the glam. December usually has some great party dresses, I can't wait :)

    My mag mustn't be far away, yay. That waist coat is really cool but what is going on with those pants?! Haha

  3. I'm so glad you mentioned how to leave a comment - I love the clothes you make but kept looking at the bottom of your posts for a way to comment (and obviously that didn't work). You'll be hearing more from me, I do hope that doesn't sound like a threat :)