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Date: 12/31/13 1:13 PM

im a petite woman with a larger bust. i currently get ottobre mag which i love but am getting bored of....so i was thinking of cancelling and getting a different sub.

i usually sew a 34 with lots of adjustments ....so what magazine would u suggest? la mia boutique, patrones, bursa wof, my imager any others that I'm not aware of?
i don't know how to pattern draft.

tia

eta: I really love la mia but I think it might be really big on me - i'm really leaning on patrones
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Date: 12/31/13 1:34 PM

Sewing pattern magazines reviews

They used to have a Burda Petite, I think it came out twice a year. Maybe it's not in print anymore.

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Date: 12/31/13 2:10 PM

Well it's ultimately up to you and which magazine you prefer... have you bought an issue or two of each and compared?
I personally subscribe to Ottobre and Burda (mainly because it's in English and therefore easier for me to work with) and then get occasional issues of La Mia Boutique, Knipmode, and Patrones, Modellina, and My Image. I find Burda's fit to be similar to Ottobre Woman, although possibly drafted for a slightly shorter woman than Ottobre. Knipmode seems to be drafted for the tall Dutch women, but I have been happy with their patterns and I am 5'2" I am not sure the height of woman La Mia Boutique drafts for...nearly everybody of Italian descent that I know is on the shorter side.
There's also the North American version of Burda Style, which I don't think is a subscription but has patterns from past issues of the regular Burda Style.

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Date: 12/31/13 3:28 PM

I do like the euro burda as well i have only 1 issue so far (but haven't sewed from it yet as I've alway been pregnant when fall arrives ). I got an issue of burda usa for christmas but i believe its the first issue and as such found the patterns to be very basic. i might take your advise and try to track down just 1 issue of patrones and la mia just to see if I like them/how their fit is prior to committing. I might keep the ottobre as I always end up sewing at least one of the patterns from them. thanks for the advice about knip mode I too and 5.2.


do you find la mia is drafted for bigger sizing or do they have a fair amount of 36 sizes in their issues?

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Date: 12/31/13 6:43 PM

I would lean toward LMB or Patrones since they both run smaller/have smaller sizes than Ottobre or Burda do.

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Date: 1/1/14 5:38 AM

I haven't heard of most of these magazines. I have a couple of issues of Ottobre and a few of Burda WOF but I haven't made anything. I am 5' 11" so might try to chase down an issue of Knipmode to look at it but won't chase the others as I agree lots of Italian stuff is for smaller people. Thank you

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Date: 1/1/14 8:19 AM

Mannequim may also be a good choice.
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Date: 1/1/14 11:21 AM

La Mia is Italian sizing, which is different than BWOF. If you take a 34 in BWOF you may be a 36 or 38 in LMB. They also have a narrower waist than BWOF. With any pattern, I use my measurements and go from there.

I like LMB for the details on the garments, but b/c sewing Italian doesn't translate well on google, the instructions do not work well for me. I know NO Italian, and some spanish, but I find with LMB i just wing it!

I sew a ton of BWOF, only b/c they fit me well, and I have less adjustments to make(or I understand what adjustments to make, as I have been sewing with burda for over 25 years!)
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Date: 1/1/14 3:07 PM

I completely forgot about this magazine and I loved it so much when i found it. the designs were always fashion forward. I love ottobre but find them to be your basics with a few amazing designs. thank you so much. I just put in an email to see what the cost was going to be for 1 yr subscription. I do like la mia and may just purchase individual issues instead of subscription.

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Date: 1/1/14 3:28 PM

I believe I just paid $72 or $80 for a year in November.
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