The issue is number 292 and there are lots of great patterns in it ranging from quite basic to artistic to extremely fashion forward unique designs that I have not even seen in Burda . Likewise the sewing complexity ranges from advanced beginner to couture level . The magazine is Spanish and I have assumed like all European sewing magazines that there are no seam/hem allowances included.
I made the skirt on the right . A straight skirt but with lots of interesting angled pieces involving the pockets , the front waist band and the upper back.
The pattern came together so well with all the side seams matching perfectly . My only gripe which I should have realised and altered are that the pockets bags are not that big .
Also the skirt was not long enough for my tastes . I added some wide ribbon to the bottom to give me a bit more hemming room .
The big difference that I noted between Patrones and Burda and Knipmode etc is the sizing. The patterns do not come in all size ranges and are limited to just three . With Knipmode and Burda I make a size 40 but my equivalent sizing with Patrones is 44 ! I am glad I checked this before making any assumptions here .
I used a dark silver grey polyester dupioni - another op shop buy . I bought it rolled up and tied and until I came to make this pattern had never unrolled the fabric so I was delighted to find it had a soft smooth black satin lining . A black lining in a silver cloud ! This saved me lining the skirt as the outer fabric is a bit rough . The pattern recommends a stretch woven but my fabric does not have any stretch . Luckily it still worked and the skirt is comfortable even after road testing it last night and having a four course meal ! In real life the fabric is not as shiny as it is showing up in the photos but at the end of the evening out it was quite crinkled.
Overall I would highly recommend Patrones magazine and if I ever get the chance to purchase more I will have no hesitations .