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Date: 2/13/13 11:03 PM

I was browsing at Barnes and Noble and found 2 pattern magazines in 4 languages, English included. The Young Image is for kids, looks like Ottobre-type clothing. The My Image is for teens and misses. I think there may be extended sizes for women, also.
A lot of the things looked very nice, cute kids clothes and nice details on the adult stuff. Some things I think the teen DD might even wear!
So I looked on the website and they have new issues out, looks like they have 2 a year for each magazine.
I might get a couple of the kids back issues.
Has anyone used these pattern magazines before? Any words of wisdom?
TIA for your input.

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Date: 2/14/13 7:41 AM

I looked at the website also. There is a selection of women's patterns also. Free Shipping worldwide. The patterns look interesting for both the magazines and single patterns.

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Date: 2/14/13 8:28 AM

If you do a search (top left corner) of My Image you come up with a lot of discussion topics. HERE is the one with the most discussion. I have a few issues, but nothing calls out to me enough to try a pattern out yet!

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Date: 2/14/13 9:23 AM

I've reviewed quite a few of the magazines and made a bunch of their patterns, too (in fact, I'm wearing one of theirs right now! If you search pattern reviews by the company MyImage, all the reviews for both magazines will appear.

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Date: 2/14/13 9:36 AM

I've also talked about the magazines and reviewed the last two issues and a couple of patterns on my blog.

I would sum the magazines up by saying that personally I tend to be able to find patterns I like in every issue and I find the pattern sheets much easier to use than Burda -- more like Ottobre in terms of being printed on white paper and less densely on top of one another. However, the big downfall of the issues I've used and also the individual patterns (of which I have 2) is that the instructions are pretty terrible. They are beyond terse, consisting of little more than construction order, and in some cases are very badly translated into English. I think the most recent magazines have improved a little on the translation side of things, but they're still an overall weak point.

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Date: 2/16/13 9:28 AM

I just got three different copies of their magazines and one of their printed patterns. I made a dress from the printed pattern and blogged about it http://kathhhhhysews.blogspot.com/2013/02/i-finally-tried-imagewear-pattern-and-i.html

At first I was incredibly frustrated with the pattern because of the poor directions. The dress worked out in the end and I LOVE it. I emailed the company and shared my concerns. They were amazing and so helpful with their response. They are working hard to improve their english directions.

I JUST finished a cowl top from their Winter '11-'12 issue and the directions were terse but so much better then the printed pattern. I've yet to blog or write a review. It turned out really great, too.

I really recommend their patterns and if you have any issues just email them and you will get a really detailed and extremely helpful (and quick) response.

Oh, here is my pattern review of the dress I made http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=83452

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