Burda August 2011

This coming month’s Burda Magazine looks rather promising. I’m still debating whether or not to subscribe to Burda, but for now I will just stick with buying the ones that have at least two patterns in it that I’d like to make. Let’s see which ones fit the bill for this month. (Hint? Mainly dresses)

Unsurprisingly, most of the things I llike come from the item “50s revival”, which has quite a few cute dresses. I really like this one (dress 123). It is formfitting and sexy, but not too revealing. More importantly, it seems like it would work well in a slightly thicker fabric, making it perfect for wearing in fall. The technical drawing here reveals the shawl-part of the collar in the back, which is a lovely detail to an otherwise rather simple dress. I’m not sure if I’ll make this one immediately, but it is definitely going into the queue.

Dress 125 jumps straight to the top of the list. I love the silhouette and the collar detail. If I can find the right fabric on Saturday, it will be next week’s project. I don’t think I’ll use a houndstooth, because this version feels a little “Pierrot”-like. Perhaps a polkadot (Can one ever have to many polkadots?) or other small print.

I have a not-so-secret love for ruffles (Perhaps because a well-placed ruffle can make even me appear well-endowed?). This blouse (107) fits the bill. It would look lovely tucked into a pencil skirt, don’t you think? The concealed button placket is very nice, especially because I don’t always like buttons on everything.


To end on a different note, guess what I won’t be making? This. Trousers 115 are just, well…, Frisian horse inspired? I wonder what was going through the design team’s head. “Leggings might be fashionable, but they are just. so. boring. Let’s add some RUFFLES to the bottom and make it fabulous.”

One thought on “Burda August 2011

  1. I absolutely share all of your sentiments. I haven’t got hold of this months copy yet but I always have a sneak preview on the German site before it is available in the UK. I too go with the same attitude that if 2 of the patterns are great then £4.75 for the magazine is a bargain! I am so glad you posted this. I was near put off this month by those stupid flarey ‘things’! That image alone blocked all the other inspiration! The two dresses you pointed out are fab particularly the houndstooth one. What a great shape.

    Who would even think of wearing those things??!!! . . . .

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