Friday, August 3, 2012

Patrones 317 and Manequim 638

I'm spoilt for choice with Pattern mags in my mailbox this week.  The summer vacation Patrones and a truly fabulous Manequim.  
But first, for any Perth sewers, Potters Outlet Store is having a clearance sale.   I don't have any affiliation with Potters, but I'm passing on their flyer as they are very nice and I haunt their shop.
"We are super excited to let you know about our clearance sale starting next week! This season in addition to our fabrics, we have also packed the racks and tables full of sample garments and end runs.  Garments include winter knits, tees, tanks, summer dresses and pants. 
SALE includes: 50% Off all Fabrics excl remnants; ALL Garments $5.00!
Monday 6th – Friday 10th August from 10am – 4pm and Saturday 11th from 9am – 12pm".    The shop is at 12 Macewan Street, West Leederville (off Loftus Street).
Now, Patrones 317.  Patrones always has 2 pics at the back - its next Special and next monthly edition.   But not this month - it just has the Special.  That isn't a bad sign is it?  I'm always paranoid that my favourite fabric shops and pattern mags will close.  I hope not.
For a review of this month's Patrones check out Curious Kiwi's site.   Being the Vacation issue as you'd expect there are lots of summery patterns, particularly tops, shorts and pants.
I'm hunched in front of the heater while the rain pours down outside so Manequim has some more seasonal (for Perth) offerings this month.  
The inspired by the style of a TV actress section has a useful loose cardigan (going on the 'to make' list) and wrap front dress.  
And there are some truly fab dresses, including the cover dress and these two.
 And lots of very nice separates.
There is even a section of glamorous evening looks.


  1. I was quite taken with this issue of mannequin too. I've subscribed for 2012 and this is the first issue that 'might' get me to bring the tracing paper out. For that gorgeous cover dress. It would make the perfect date night outfit. And in my size too.

  2. Mannequin looks great. I'm a bit over Patrones. The latest issue in the news agency looks so much like other issues.