UPDATE: If you want to buy a copy of the June issue, Anna is selling hers
After the fabulous May La mia boutique issue and your impressive response and interested in my review, I was waiting June with much anticipation. Would the issue let us down?
The fabric on cover dress is fantastic…I love the unsual orange and hot pink combo. Certainly with this fabric you don’t really see the pleats on the dress…but if you look at the technical drawing you can really appreciate them. To me making pleats on such a busy print is a waste of time…but they would look nice on a plain fabric. Big bonus of this design…fitting is minimal as it’s quite loose. And you could always lengthen it for extra coverage.
The left hand side top is a nice basic wardrobe builder. It has two top patterns in one. I really like the keyhole detail at the back. What I don’t like is the pants they put on the model…they don’t match at all.
Next up is a blouse…if it was for the picture alone…I would totally throw it to the bin…then if I look at the drawing…well, I could give it a chance…but I wouldn’t do the peplum/flounce
Again…the pattern matching is off to me…couldn’t they just pair the jacket with a plain dress or a less busy print? Or am I getting too conservative?
Ok, Silvia focus on the jacket! It reminds me of a Chanel jacket…classy very versatile…just imagine a different fabric here, add your favorite embellishments…unleash your imagination
Here we see the dress on its own…the designisn’t too bad either. Personally I might have to add back darts. But unless they did some styling/pin tricks on the model the pattern is not too loose, e.g. I wouldn’t look like a potato sack.
Now, if you know me you may have guessed my reaction when I saw the top above! Tacky and way too revealing are just two words in my head. I had an urge to post a message on LMB Facebook page asking if they lost their minds completely.
Then I restrained myself – rarely happens – Still I would not wear it…but I thought of a younger woman going to a dance club and having fun…maybe it wouldn’t be that bad. I would still overlap and sew the fronts together. What do you think? Believe it or not this pattern comes from an actual garment by a real Italian designer, Ezio Mantovani
This is one of the plus size patterns…for once I think the finish garment looks better than the tech drawing. Again it’s a basic pattern.
Since this summer the sewing blog-sphere seems to be all about sewing bathing suits, I thought I’d show you the bikini. I think I am not ready yet to take the plunge (in sewing terms and real terms) but if you want there is also a swimsuit pattern. Personally I may go for the pattern next to it…the dress or swimsuit cover-up
Here is the full list of patterns in June issue. There are a couple of interesting accessories and pouches too. All in all, I still think May was a better issue…and that picture taking and styling can still be improved. But I am grateful LMB seems to have started using wovens, not just stretch or over-complicated patterns!
And since July is around the corner have a look at next issue preview…apparently it is going to be a double issue…let’s hope it meets our expectations because I may plan another giveaway
Italian sewing words
Let’s start with some basic terms in case you get your hands on LMB copy and you need to decipher the pattern pieces (personally I find it the hardest part on a foreign language patter)
Bordo rifinitura scalfo: seam binding armhole
Disclaimer: I received this copy of LMB for review. Given the interest you showed on my previous review I thought it would be a nice idea. My only condition is that you, my readers, and the integrity of my blog remain my priority. The opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.