I've read about the French magazine La Maison Victor so many times and was quite excited to FINALLY track down a copy in the UK. It launched here 3 or so months ago but with the first 2 editions, I drew a blank on locating a copy. I got lucky with the 3rd at WHSmith Westfield London.
So what did I make of the magazine? I liked it. Its not really a read, its a pattern magazine- so going forward I would only buy if I wanted the patterns on the inside (handily they show all of them on the back cover so its an easy decision). The patterns themselves are easier to trace than the Burda ones, with less crammed onto a page and the instructions are very clear, easy to follow and with good visuals. The photography throughout the magazine is lovely, very pleasing on the eye.
I was happy with the patterns in this edition, there are several I would use. The first I turned to was the Genova dress.
I expect to be breastfeeding for the forthcoming months so want comfy, easy access clothes. I chose a lightweight French Terry that I love that I bought recently- probably heavier than the pattern intended, and actually used the button placket from the Aspen Polo Shirt to add access to the dress.
It was a really easy make and already one week post the baby's arrival, I can say I'll wear this constantly!
I will definately use this pattern again, infact, I already have 2 more versions in mind, another in a lightweight jersey for breastfeeding and a silk one thats a bit more fancy & fluid.
I think its a really nice style - Its a really good 'throw on' style for summer, with the 'flutter' sleeves giving just a nice detail.