The first issue of Mrs. Stylebook for 2014 is here!
As this is the spring issue, there is a lot of pastel colours! So pretty… as with the previous issue, there are featured designer patterns by Yuki Torii and M’s Gracy.
The designer patterns above come with drafting instructions only (no construction instructions). I quite like the pink trench coat (it looks so fresh), and I also like the “ivory and white” suit set on the left-hand side.
The featured theme of this issue is the skirts – tight skirts and flared skirts and include a variety of skirt patterns. As with previous issues drafting and construction instructions are available for almost all clothing in the magazine. It is also interesting that all the clothing are designed by a clothing designer and are available for sale (there is a listed price in the magazine).
My favourite section of the magazine is one featuring a one-week wardrobe for two types of styles, “trad” which refers to traditional British style/preppy, and “casual” which features the loose silhouettes one often finds in Japanese sewing magazines. I am a fan of the clothing and style featured in the “trad” section.
This is the “casual” wardrobe from the same section.
There are many other patterns featured including some by new designers. Here are a few…
There are three jackets with actual size pattern included. I quite like the mint green jacket! and lastly a cute bag!
I like the preppy style section and I like this magazine overall (it is by Bunka Publishing and usually has some good sewing tips included in the magazine – in this edition, there is a complete illustrated guide on how to make a skirt… i.e.. inserting zipper, making kick pleat, etc.). However, truthfully I was not overly excited by this issue – probably has very much to do with the fact that we just had two consecutive weekends of snow and that the temperatures are still too cold to imagine spring clothing^^;
How do you like this issue? Have you started any sewing for spring yet?
Mrs. Stylebook Spring 2014 is available at sew tokyo.