New Magazines and a giveaway!/Nouveaux magazines et un tirage!

4 sewing magazines have made their way to my home in April. While I was buying a copy of Burda Style, I saw a copy of Elena Couture; I was intrigued by this one and decided to get it as well. Then my mom, back from a trip to Italy and France, brought me the April issue of the italian La Mia Boutique, and the April issue of the french Ma Boutique. Ma Boutique is a newly published magazine, which is in fact a french translation of La Mia Boutique, but they are two months behind the italian edition. So, the April issue of Ma Boutique being the February issue of La Mia Boutique which I already have, guess what? I'm going to give away my italian copy 'cause I don't need two of the same! If you want to enter the giveaway, just post below a comment saying you're interested; I will draw the name of the lucky person next Monday. Please note that my italian copy is a bit worn out, but the pattern sheets are intact.

Sewing magazines acquisitions this month/
Les acquisitions de magazines de couture ce mois-ci

Burda Style April 2010/Avril 2010

I didn't know why I was still buying Burda Style these last months. The magazine was constantly presenting basics and was really lacking some exciting styles. This dress reconciles me with Burda; I love it!/
Je ne savais plus trop pourquoi je continuais à acheter le magazine Burda ces derniers mois. La revue présentait continuellement des basiques et il manquait cruellement de modèles excitants. Cette robe me réconcilie un peu avec Burda; je l'adore!

New to me: Elena Couture, published every 3 months
Did you know that Elena Couture has a different name in different countries but is the same magazine?
Sabrina: Germany
Sandra Mode: Netherlands
Elena Couture: France and french speaking countries
Modellina: Italy
Diana Moda: Slovaquia
Une découverte pour moi: Elena Couture, publiée tous les 3 mois
Saviez-vous que Elena Couture paraît sous différents noms dans différents pays mais est le même magazine?
Sabrina: Allemagne
Sandra Mode: Pays-Bas
Elena Couture: France et pays francophones
Modellina: Italie
Diana Moda: Slovaquie

The styles presented in Elena Couture are cute and wearable but less fashion forward than La Mia Boutique/
Elena Couture présente une mode jolie et portable mais moins fashion que La Mia Boutique

A nice slim cut jean in Elena Couture/
Un joli jean coupe cigarette chez Elena Couture

The same jean, with a cute sleeveless blouse/
Le même jean, avec un joli chemisier sans manches

I love this skirt; too bad that the top is so unflattering for the poor model!/
J'aime bien cette jupe; dommage que le top avantage si peu la pauvre mannequin!

Another nice skirt from Elena Couture; love the fabric/
Une autre jolie jupe chez Elena Couture; j'aime le tissu technique

Finally, love this sun dress!/
Finalement, j'aime aussi cette robe-soleil!

Now let's talk about the April issue of La Mia Boutique/
Parlons maintenant de l'édition d'avril de La Mia Boutique

The April issue of La Mia Boutique is interesting; many good items but overall maybe not as exceptional as the February issue. The garments are interesting, but the styling is a bit weird; the blonde model (who doesn't appear here) looks like an alien./
L'édition d'avril de La Mia Boutique est intéressante; plusieurs bons styles présentés, mais ce numéro n'est pas aussi exceptionnel que celui de février 2010. Les vêtements sont bons, mais le stylisme est un peu étrange; la mannequin blonde (qui n'apparaît pas ici) a l'air d'un extraterrestre.

Still, my dear daughter mentioned that this top is cute/
Tout de même, ma charmante fille a pointé ce top comme étant 'cute'

I like the idea of this shrug, although it is not super well presented/
J'aime l'idée de ce couvre-épaules, même s'il n'est pas super bien présenté

Cute blouse with underbust drawstring/
Jolie chemise avec cordonnet sous le buste

Now, here is the newly published french magazine Ma Boutique. Note that this issue is the same as the February issue of the italian magazine La Mia Boutique. I'm giving away my italian copy.
If you want to enter the giveaway, just post a comment saying so./
Maintenant, voici le magazine français Ma Boutique, nouvellement publié. Notez que ce numéro est le même que le numéro de février du magazine italien La Mia Boutique. Je fais tirer ma copie italienne. Si vous voulez participer au tirage, juste à publier un commentaire mentionnant votre intérêt.

 The technical drawings of April Ma Boutique - February La Mia Boutique/
Les dessins techniques du numéro d'avril de Ma Boutique - numéro de février de La Mia Boutique

A lovely short vest in a boucle knit fabric/
Une adorable veste courte en tricot bouclé

A draped knit dress/
Une robe drapée en jersey

Knit top and shorts/
Haut en tricot avec shorts

Chiffon blouse/
Chemisier en chiffon

Knit top/
Haut en jersey

I fell for this blouse, I love the lines!/
J'ai craqué pour ce mignon chemisier, j'adore les lignes!

This one is superb as well!/
Celui-ci est magnifique également!

Very nice twin set/
Très joli twin set

And how about this wonderful cardigan?/
Et que dire de ce magnifique cardigan?

4 magazines de couture se sont frayé un chemin jusque chez moi en avril. Pendant que j'achetais ma copie de Burda Style, j'ai vu une copie de Elena Couture; intriguée, j'ai décidé d'acheter celle-ci également. Puis ma maman, de retour de voyage d'Italie et de France, m'a rapporté le numéro d'avril de la revue italienne La Mia Boutique, et le numéro d'avril de la revue française Ma Boutique. Ma Boutique est un magazine nouvellement publié, qui est en fait la traduction du magazine La Mia Boutique, seulement ils sont deux mois en arrière sur l'édition italienne. Donc, le numéro d'avril de Ma Boutique étant le numéro de février de La Mia Boutique que j'ai déjà, devinez quoi? Je vais faire tirer ma copie italienne car je n'ai pas besoin de deux magazines semblables! Si vous voulez participer au tirage, vous n'avez qu'à publier ci-bas un commentaire mentionnant que vous êtes intéressée; je ferai tirer le nom de la personne chanceuse lundi prochain. Notez cependant que ma copie italienne est un peu abîmée, mais les feuilles de patrons sont intactes.


  1. I would most definitely be interested!!! I have followed your thread on PR,(which is how I found your blog) and admired the great posts about this magazine. Crossing my fingers!!

  2. Hi! I would love a chance to win the magazine. Thanks for the opportunity.


  3. I'd love a chance to win, and I really appreciate your magazine reviews!

  4. Count me in to your La Mia giveaway. The items you make from that magazine have me intrigued. Thanks so much!

  5. I've loved seeing the things you've made, too, and have been itching to try La Mia Boutique sometime.

  6. I hope you enjoy all these lovely new magazines, and I hope to see posts about what you make.

    I love your creations from La Mia Boutique and would love to try their patterns too. Thanks for the chance to participate in your give away.

  7. Oooooh I would love to get the February issue while I wait for the first issue of my subscription to come in May. I really hope I get picked!

  8. Je mets mon nom pour le Ma Boutique. J'ai entendu trop de bonnes choses au sujet du fameux no de Février!

  9. I'd love a chance to enter your giveaway! I've loved looking at all of the beautiful items sewn from this magazine.

  10. Great designs in that issue! I'd love a chance in your giveaway.

  11. I'd love to enter your giveaway! I've been dying to try La Mia Boutique, but haven't been able to get my hands on it yet.

  12. I would love to be entered for the giveaway. I've wanting to look at a La Mia Boutique for quite some time now.

  13. I follow your blog through my feed reader and just have one wish - that I could look like you in clothes!!!!! Your sewing is inspiring for me. I have only just heard of La Mia Boutique (living in northern Ontario I think makes me a bit too cut-off from the world) - but have fallen in love with the plaid blouse pics you posted.

    Keep up the great inspiration - your jeans convinced me to knock off a worn pair of Canadian-brand jeans that I have loved to death.

  14. I would love to enter your givaway and I hope to meet you in Montreal on the PR weekend!

  15. Count me in for La Mia giveaway, too please. The price is the only thing that has kept me from trying out this magazine.

  16. Please include my name for a chance in your giveaway. Thank you!

  17. I have never seen one of these in person, I would love a chance to win!

  18. Please include me in your giveaway. Thank you.

  19. I've had my eye on the Feb. edition of La Mia! Please include me in the drawing. thanks!

  20. I would love to try a new sewing mag. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

  21. I would love the opportunity to win one of your magazines. Love your blog

  22. Ohh, I would love to enter the giveaway. Am I to late?

  23. Hi Tina, unfortunately the magazine has already been won...


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