I own 2 issues of Patrones, that I bought in July, during my 2 hour visit to Spain. Naturally, I have been very keen to make something from one of them, but have been a little apprehensive, due to not speaking a word of Spanish.
Last night, I had Google do some translating for me. My favourite line was "take the third wheel and attach by reversing".
Not having used Patrones previously, I made a toile of this blouse that I fancied.
I fell back on my prior sewing experience for the construction.
I'm glad I made a toile.
Patrones size 40 has the same bust and hip measurements as a Burda 38, which fits me reasonably well in the top half. I suspect that Patrones patterns have less ease than Burda. Genevieve looks a little squished in this toile. I admit that I have not made a full bust adjustment in the vain hope that the Patrones draft is more generous in the bust than every other pattern I have tried, but this does not appear to be the only tight area.
I thought originally that Patrones also has a much higher bust point than Burda or the big4, but my daughter points out that if you look very closely at the Patrones photograph, there is a seam right across the model's bust in this blouse, and I don't think she has a post childbearing D cup.
The bust point is not marked on the pattern.
The teenage fashion panel says I should not try to fit this blouse, as it is ugly and unflattering. I have cut out something very boring in a Simplicity pattern in order to sooth my ruffled sewing ego.