Patrones 300 & 302 (January & March 2011)

Yay, my Patrones issue #300 finally arrived filled with some great items.

First up this sweet little dress. It’s a wrap with curved skirt and nice pleats below the waist band. The fabric almost looks like a linen and it’s nice to see a wrap dress in something other than jersey.

I like this (pea?) coat but I know it wouldn’t look good on me, still the dark blue and white trim is cute, a bit nautical.

Another nice jacket, slightly military but softened by the fabric choice, great top stitching details. I like this girly dress, really sweet and summery.

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The white blouse/shirt has nice pleating on the front and every girl needs a crisp white shirt but I’m not sure about the skirt, it seems to stick out a bit at the tummy.

The dress is my absolute favourite in the whole magazine. I just love it even though the fit on the mannequin is pretty average. It’s a bit safari and a bit trench-coat looking and so many buttons!

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This month also features some maternity patterns. They are mostly just big flowing tops, I think I like the more fitted look of these two but then I guess I’ll never really know what I “like”  until I actually am pregnant. The boarder print on the green top is beautiful and the patterns are provided for the pants as well.

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And then of course, once baby arrives, you’ll need some cute little outfits for him or her. The little blue dress is so incredibly cute! I have a friend who just had a baby girl and is learning to sew so I’m going to help her to make this.

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I also received issue 302 earlier in the month but I wasn’t hugely excited about it , hence my only just posting it now, I think because I was so overwhelmed at the awesomeness of the Manequim magazine that arrived just after it – as in it’s pattern sheets are being put through the large copier as we speak for at least 4 future items.

I loved this top as soon as I saw it, kind of similar to this one. I had a few reservations about this style, how it would look on me, I seem to be getting is all wrong lately but then I saw Melissa’s version of the Manquim top she made in silk for her birthday. She looks beautiful and she achieved a great fit so I am sold. I have some nice silk in my stash, I bet I could whip up one of each really quickly for some instant sewing gratification and two quick wardrobe additions.

 

 

It’s been a while since Patrones has given us a ‘wtf?’ moment.

So, uhh, here it is…there are no words really…

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Aaand moving right along…

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I’m not really into this dress but I’m putting this up here because I love the belt!

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The next section is nighties/slips, there are several iterations and all really pretty.

The last of my picks is this jacket, I really like the back length and curves. I like how the stand-up collar comes down the front as panels, it gives the illusion of lapels but keeps the bulk down making this jacket quite sleek.

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Next issue is Summer, excellent. The Google translation is all a bit weird but the gist I got was pants in different lengths and skirts plus some original design XXL items.

I’m not receiving the extra issue, I didn’t expect to but I’m not too disappointed since I’ve been told they are just a kind of “best of the best” repeated patterns issue.

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8 thoughts on “Patrones 300 & 302 (January & March 2011)

  1. Hello!

    I was just wondering if there was ANY way I could please, please, pay you for a tracing of one of the dresses in this magazine issue for my daughter 😉 I have been looking everywhere.

    Thank you so much for your time.

    • I’m sorry Melina but I get these kinds of requests all the time – I don’t sell or trace my magazines or that’s all I’d ever be doing instead of sewing – I suggest you try searching on eBay, these magazines turn up quite often.

  2. I picked up Patrones 302 last week in Spain (I was there for work) and was underwhelmed too. Except for that long line jacket. That’s a pretty spectacular design!

  3. Yay! I can’t wait to see your version of that Manequim blouse!

    I’m loooooving those lingerie patterns, though I know I’d probably be bored by the tech drawings. It’s all that pretty lace and silk that makes me weak at the knees…

    • I’ve had a couple of sewing fails lately so I’m keen for a quick win 🙂 I copied the pattern off today, I’m excited too, the hard part is picking which fabric to use!

      You are right about the tech drawings, not a lot between them but I love seeing all the variations, great ideas, so pretty.

  4. The 300 issue is an great one. I’ve made jacket n1 because it has a lower arm inset and thats very winter2012 ( I’ve jused it a lot), so I’ve made it also in parka 21( like a Fendi parka from A/W12). The blue skirt is with a high waist and made in curry colour jeans , no zip in front.The pleated waist dress is lovely as you mention, but in what fabric?
    Patrones 302 is not so spectacular, just cutting the waistcoat( from the jumsuit)
    Hopefuly the next issue is better

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