Tuesday, June 18, 2013

La Mia Boutique 06/2013

It was too good to be true.
I was afraid it wasn't going to last, and I was right. After a spectacular issue in May, La Mia Boutique seems to be back to its old ways of mediocre patterns and incredibly bad photography and styling.
It's not a bad issue, just a very forgettable one, especially if compared to the previous one.

 Ok, this is actually very cute. The pinticks are completely lost in this print, so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the technical drawing.

This isn't bad either, but I'm not too excited by anything. The pants were another surprise when I saw the technical drawing, but not a good one, this time.

Now, this is interesting. Wouldn't make it for myself, but it's something new. It could also work as a top, without the flounce.
But seriously, who took this photograph? The light here is terrible, did they seriously use a professional photographer?

This is where I started turning up my nose. The shoulder pads on this top are kind of ridiculous for modern standard, which makes me think it's from a very old collection.
I don't know, I'm not sold on this one.

This is incredibly tacky, even for LMB standards. They sell it as "sexy", but it's really not. Also, impossible to wear if you have more than an A cup.
The back is droopy and unflattering, I really don't like anything about this.
There has been a lot of buzz around swimsuits here and on the blogosphere lately, so some people might be happy about these swimwear patterns.
I personally find them a bit outdated, so I'm really not interested in them.

 There's also a couple patterns of swimsuit coverups... Nothing earth-shattering, though, unfortunately.

Finally, the plus size section looks sadder than usual... The only other pattern for plus-sized ladies is an ugly top that I didn't even include.

Do you get why I'm so disappointed?
My copy is for sale here, in case anyone's interested.

Silvia also posted a review for this issue, which I'm running off to read (I waited 'til now since I didn't want to be influenced by someone else's opinion). She's a woman of many resources, so I'm sure you'll find something useful on her blog.


  1. I would totally make the top without the flounce, but ya that's the only one that really catches my eye. You're totally right, the photography really is slacking. And the patterns in general really are just eh. drab and overdone. That first one-piece swimsuit isn't horrible, but like you said it's just kind of already been done before. Oh well, I guess they can't all be winners.

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  5. So many gross plus sized patterns :( sad really

  6. OH MY GOD. Even as an A cup there is no way I'd wear that horrific "sexy" cross front top. I'd lean over and the top would sag open and expose my (limited) goods to the world earning me TROLLOP status! Shakes head in disgust. As ever, your review is nailed on :-)

  7. Hello Anna
    Is your issue still for sale? I couldn't buy it in my country, and I want very much to sew the white bathing suite :-)