La Mia Boutique 04/2015 Review – Recensione

Sewing Princess: La Mia Boutique 0415 CoverReady for a new La Mia Boutique Review? After my silent review of last month, I am back typing! Thanks so much for your comments!
Before digging into the actual patterns let me welcome a great surprise that came with this issue…La Mia Boutique started including tiny tech drawings next to their photos! Not only does this save me some time when prepping reviews but more importantly (which, let´s face it, is the real reason!) it allows all of us readers to get a better understanding of the pattern! So big thank you! I wonder if one day we will see it restyled to resemble La Maison Victor magazine…well a girl can dream, right?

This issue is about weddings, vintage style patterns and some spring-time basics.

Pronte per una nuova recensione de La Mia Boutique? Dopo la recensione muta dal mese scorso, torno a scrivere! Grazie mille per i vostri commenti! Prima di cominciare con la recensione lasciatemi commentare una bella sorpresa che di questo numero…La Mia Boutique ha cominciato ad includere dei piccoli disegni tecnici vicino alle foto! Non solo risparmio tempo quando preparo le recensioni ma soprattutto (che, ammettiamolo, e’ il vero motivo!) rende molto piu’ facile capire come e’ fatto il cartamodello! Quindi grazie di cuore! Mi chiedo se un giorno assisteremo anche ad un restyling che faccia assomigliare la rivista a La Maison Victor…be’ e’ lecito sognare no?

In questo numero si parla di abiti da sposa, abiti retro’ e qualche cartamodello primaverile.

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I was very happy when I saw Ela Siromascenko’s patterns featured on the magazine. She is an indie designer based in Italy who creates beautiful custom-made vintage-inspired wedding, cocktail and prom dresses. Though I don´t need a wedding dress this pattern can be easily turned into a ‘regular´ dress…flowers anyone? Though a dress in grey tulle has been tickling my fancy for some time! I would just need to organise a cocktail dress sewing meetup to wear it though!

Sono stata molto contenta di trovare i cartamodelli di Ela Siromascenko in questo numero. Lei e’ una stilista indipendente che vive in Italia e crea dei fantastici abiti da sposa e da cerimonia con un tocco vintage su misura. Anche se non devo cucire un abito da sposa, e’ davvero facile adattare il cartamodello per un look da tutti i giorni…che ne dite di una versione a fiori, ad esempio? Anche se la mia mente ha cominciato a fantasticare su un vestito con tulle grigio! Dovrei solo organizzare un incontro di cucito in versione da sera per aver la scusa di metterlo!

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This high-low dress and the petticoat are also Ela’s designs. I must admit that the dress is not something I would personally choose for me…but my wedding dress preferences are rather ´minimalistic´. Sorry!

Anche questo vestito con orlo asimmetrico e la sottogonna. Devo ammettere che non e’ un vestito che indosserei…ma so che i miei gusti per abiti da sposa sono piuttosto ‘minimalistici’. Scusatemi!

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And just to dwell on the fact that my pattern preferences lean towards simple lines….I love this top! And I am thinking to use some precious raw silk that has been waiting in my stash for years now. The back neckline reminds me of this dress I made last summer

E per ribadire il fatto che i cartamodelli che preferisco sono quelli con linee semplici…Adoro questo top! E sto pensando di usarlo con della seta cruda che ho da parte da anni. Lo scollo mi ricorda quello di un vestito che ho cucito l’estate scorsa.

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One thing I like about La Mia Boutique is that they try to find indie designers. Whether I like the patterns or not in the end, I find it a nice idea. This pattern is by Roberto Violi who gets interviewed in the issue. By the way, in May there will be more of Ela’s patterns and an interview…I am curious!

I also like this dress with its 50s inspired lines…Gingham is a timeless print! I wonder whether the skirt flare is as in the pictures or as in the tech drawing…

Una cosa che mi piace de La Mia Boutique e’ che cercano di trovare designer indipendenti per i cartamodelli. Indipendentemente dal mio giudizio sui cartamodelli, trovo sia una bella idea. Questo cartamodello e’ di Roberto Violi a cui dedicano anche un’intervista. A proposito, nel numero di maggio ci saranno altri modelli di Ela e anche un’intervista…sono curiosa!

Mi piace questo vestito anni 50…i quadretti Vichy sono sempre di moda! Mi chiedo pero’ se la gonna sia svasata come nelle foto o piuttosto come nel disegno tecnico…

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I was selfishly very happy when I saw the bolero jacket pattern…I was looking for something like this as I plan to make a fall dressy Belladone. Do you think they would go nicely together?

Sono stata egoisticamente molto contenta quando ho visto il cartamodello di questo bolero…cercavo qualcosa del genere perche’ vorrei fare una versione autunnale ed elegante di Belladone. Che ne dite sarebbe adatto?

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And now for something I don´t like at all…perhaps is the model pose spoiling it for me…I don´t know… By the way those skinny pants are also included.

Ed ecco un cartamodello che non mi piace affatto…forse e’ la posa della modella a rovinarlo…non saprei… A proposito anche i pantaloni a sigaretta sono compresi tra i cartamodelli.

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Moto jackets seem to be all the rage. I need to look beyond the fabric though to appreciate it. Both the jacket and the skirt are meant for knits. I don´t have much to say on the skirt… it’s very similar to Sewaholic’s Hollyburn and Lonsdale Dress skirt part

Questo tipo di giacche sembrano essere l’ultima moda. Devo proprio guardare oltre la stoffa per apprezzarla. Sia la giacca che la gonna sono sviluppati per la maglina. Non ho molto da dire sulla gonna…e’ molto simile alla Hollyburn di Sewaholic e alla gonna del vestito Lonsdale.

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And I’m gonna have to state the obvious on these two patterns! My loyal readers will see it coming I guess…I love these designs! Which is also why I am already in love with Paco Peralta´s upcoming Cassock Coat pattern. Don’t you find it hard to change style preferences?

Ed ora diro’ qualcosa di ovvio su questi due cartamodelli! Quelli che mi seguono da un po’ lo potranno immaginare, credo…adoro questi cartamodelli! Ed e’ per questo motivo che sono gia’ impazzita per il nuovo cartamodello di Paco Peralta, il cappotto Cassock. Non trovate sia difficile cambiare i propri gusti?

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This viscose jersey cardi is from the plus size section. I like it how they mixed blue with beige accents. By the way I posted La Mia Boutique size chart for reference.

Questo cardigan in jersey di viscosa fa parte della sezione taglie forti. Mi piace la combinazione di blue e beige. A proposito, ho pubblicato le taglie de La Mia Boutique

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And to close off this issue, a lovely egg-shaped back button cardi with high-low hem paired with jeans. Though this pattern starts at 46 and I am usually a 42 I feel it would require minimal tweaking to make it for me…I could just cut the pattern as is (LMB patterns don’t include seam allowances) and sew with 5/8 seam allowance…tempting! Bear in mind that you’d need to check the length and neckline too…those might require different pattern changes.

E per chiudere questo numero, un fantastico cardigan dalla linea ad uovo corta sul davanti e lunga sul dietro e con abbottonatura sul dietro. Il tutto insieme a dei jeans. Anche se questo cartamodello parte dalla 46 e io uso la 42, credo non sarebbe complicato modificarla per me. Potrei tagliare direttamente il cartamodello senza aggiungere margini e poi cucire con 1,5 cm di margini…mi tenta! Ovviamente bisognerebbe controllare lo scollo e la lunghezza perche’ potrebbero essere necessarie ulteriori modifiche.
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So, what do you think about this issue?

Cosa ne dite di questo numero?

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10 thoughts on “La Mia Boutique 04/2015 Review – Recensione

  1. hai ragione a proposito della moto jacket. il cartamodello non sembra male, è il materiale usato a farla sembrare scadente. anche burda usa spesso tessuti che fanno sfigurare cartamodelli che se confezionati con un altro materiale non sarebbero malvagi.

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  2. This is a really good issue, I think. Some very wearable clothes. But oh the styling drives me crazy! They make pretty things look pretty awful!
    On another note I do wish La Maison Victor would start shipping to the UK. Sigh!

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      1. Oh they’ve changed their policy then. They didn’t use to. Perhaps they’ve had so many emails they’ve realised that there is a wider market. Thanks so much for the tip!

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  3. I love the very first wedding dress! I wouldn’t wear the layered tulle skirt myself, but it looks really pretty on the model, and I adore the bodice. I wonder how easy it would be to do a significant small bust adjustment on that. I love the neckline and the sleeves and I find those surprisingly hard to get quite right, so it might actually be worth it to try and get the issue from my library! I could always convert the darts to princess seams in order to make it easier to fit the pattern to my body.
    I’d love to see what your “minimalistic” wedding dress preferences would look like. If I needed a wedding dress (not likely anytime soon), I would probably go for something like the bodice of the first dress, but with a much simpler, much less wide skirt. Too much fabric!! (:
    I absolutely hate everything about the second dress, and I’m mostly uninspired by the rest of the patterns. Some of them are cute, but none of them are outstanding.
    I must admit that I’m intrigued by the top you don’t like at all, #18. I kinda hate it on the model, but it might be fun in reality. I’m into Japanese patterns, unusual shapes and asymmetry, so if I got the issue from the library, I might be tempted to try this one out, just to see how it looks on an actual moving body. (And if I do, I’ll totally let you know, of course!)

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    1. me too Jana! These are some wedding dresses I could go for…just remove the train and back width though! http://www.rosaclara.es/en/rc/cibeles-2/, http://www.rosaclara.es/en/rc/candela-2/, http://www.rosaclara.es/en/rc/canamo-2/
      Which in the end boils down to what you said…the bodice from dress one and a straighter skirt!
      You’re right 18 has some interesting lines…and I would love to see you making it up. I’m thinking if it wouldn’t be easier for you to draft the bodice from scratch taking the original pattern as inspiration. If your adjustment needs lie in the bust area just take the neckline and armhole from the pattern and redraw the rest. Let me know if you need any more info.

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      1. Hmmm, I think I’ll note down the LMB issue and try to get it from my library eventually. The current issue is always library-use only, so I’ll have to wait for the next one to arrive before I can borrow this one. Perhaps I can take the Elisalex bodice, which fits me really well after two toiles, and put the shape of the neckline and sleeves from dress #1 onto it. (:
        And those wedding dresses are really pretty! For myself, however, I wouldn’t want all of the extra fabric in the back—just like you say. (;

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