I just got this month's magazine in the mail. For some reason I thought my subscription ran out at the end of July. Probably because when I started getting the magazine, they sent me the first issue for free to try it out, and that was back in August 2008. Anyway, I was perfectly glad to not receive the August issue. I can sum it up in one word:
What a bunch of potato sacks! Anything with a fitted shape is extremely simplified without any interesting design elements. And how many pairs of tapered ankle pants does one person need? I struggled to find a single design to make up.
Skirt 128 is it, although I'm thinking a seam cutting right across my widest area (hips) probably isn't the most flattering of designs. It would have to loose the exposed side zipper and six or eight inches of length.
I did just call to renew my subscription because, even though this magazine is a dud to me, I generally find plenty to keep my interest. FYI, the price has increased $10 per year. They must be experiencing some money issues, don't you think? First they do away with the English website, then the patterns are all crammed onto a single sheet of paper, and now the rate hike. I know everyone is upset about these changes, but chances are they aren't trying to screw us. Perhaps they are simply scrambling to keep the magazine afloat.