Years ago when the magazine stand in the Pan Am/MetLife Building in NYC used to carry every sewing magazine under the sun ~ my special treat was to walk there at lunch time and peer through them all. Then I would carefully select a few to take home with me. One of those that regularly came home with me was Stitches magazine.
I loved the articles and how they developed wardrobes. I loved how the editors interpreted the styles for their followers. It was a different magazine than the American pattern companies' produced. Back then all of the pattern companies published one (Butterick, Simplicity, McCalls & Vogue) as well as the Burda line (Easy Sewing, Blouses/Tops, Petites, Plus and the monthly Burda World of Fashion) or Threads and Sew News so I really enjoyed Stitches Magazines unique point of view. As with how the world changes, the newsstand changed hands and stopped carrying as many sewing publications and I could no longer find Stitches Magazine.
After Audrey showed her latest copy of Stitches on her blog and so willing gave up the subscription information, I purchased a subscription for the magazine. Just this week two new editions arrived in my mailbox. And now I'm wondering if I was just feeling nostalgic for this magazine or if I was in a different learning curve when I use to buy it. Because it is a good sewing magazine and it has interesting articles in it, but it didn't move me creatively like I thought it would.
It could just be these two issues - I mean I have 13 more to go! But I was wondering if anyone else subscribes to it and what do you think? Help me out here...am I missing something? Did I let my sentimental feelings for the magazine color my reality? Or do I just need to settle into the groove?
Thanks in advance for any opinions...and as always, more later!