My last post on Burda has provoked a lot of interest, it seems I am not the only one who likes the magazine. This month, again, there are a number of things I can imagine making (if I ever have the time!).
First of all there is this ruched t-shirt (114) which has “sewing lesson” instructions. They have made it up twice. I’m not sure I like the pastel pairing of it with the full skirt but I can see the potential, particularly with the Missoni type fabric. The main problem with this pattern might be finding an interesting fine knit to make it out of.
I also like this skirt (121) a lot. Clean lines but interesting details. The pockets are slightly unusual, and I wonder if they might gape a bit which could be really very unflattering. The bronzey coloured skirt is made out of a techno-gabardine. I’m not sure where you’d get such a fabric but it looks exactly my sort of thing. The white shirt (122) is nice too, with an unusual collar.
Talking of white shirts. I like the look of this one (117) with it’s unusual pleat at the neckline. I notice that blouses made a bit like short dresses (i.e. with invisible zips to secure them and with a bit more structure than a traditional blouse) are around a lot this year.
Pattern 118 is a case in point being made into both a dress and a blouse. This looks to be very similar to 117 but with a cowl neck rather than a pleat. Both patterns have gathers at the waist line which might make them a bit awkward to tuck into skirts or trousers.
Lastly I liked this jacket (113) which is also made up into a waistcoat. The jacket, however, has sleeves made out of a knit fabric which makes it look like a layered garment. I can’t see the point of having sleeveless clothes in winter and this looks like it would be very cosy. I like the stylish asymmetric front and clean lines, I can imagine using it to smarten up a pair of jeans on a cold day.
Did you enjoy this issue? Which patterns did you like?