Burda September 2012

I do love the excitement of getting the new Burda every month and looking at the patterns that are on offer.  My desire for new projects always seems to exceed the time available so  I find myself constantly earmarking patterns for the future but never getting round to them.

This month’s Burda is dominated by a very simple shift dress with interesting looking curved darts at the side and across the shoulders and top of the sleeves. On the cover it’s shown in lace (108), the sewing lesson for beginners features it in in wool jersey (109), a wool blend houndstooth fabric and a couple of large pockets turns it  60’s style (107) and by shortening the pattern they have made it into a top (106). I could only find the pictures shown here on the Burda websites but there are much nicer ones available in the magazine (p11 and p41) I really like this dress and it looks simple to make, providing you can get a perfect fit.  It would be a good way to show off a large print such as Marimekko Unikko (one of my all time favourites).  I also think a sixties style wool version would be gorgeous, alternatively I could use the pattern for 105 which is another shift, this one being sleeveless with interesting pockets.

Incidentally the mustard trousers (110) shown above are referred to as being ankle length, 7/8 length or (a new one on me) flood length.  I like the shape but I would probably go with the advice on page 10 to lengthen them as I wish.

This month’s vintage pattern is this suit from 1958.  I like the look of this, it reminds me of some of Doris Day’s outfits.

Lastly there is a parka 129 (I love parkas but have far too many in my wardrobe already) and dress 120 in a petite size. It’s difficult to see in the picture because the model is also wearing a bolero but it’s one of those dresses where the side panels are made out of a different fabric from the central panel thus showing off and defining the figure.

Have you managed to get your copy of the magazine yet? Which patterns do you like?

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5 thoughts on “Burda September 2012

  1. I think this is a really strong issue. One that stood out for me was the Matthew Williamson designer dress. The fabric used in the mag obscures the style lines but the tech drawing looks great. Think I’ll be making that at some point.

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