Review: Burda Style Magazine March 2012

Oh my goodness, how did all these days just fly by? At the end of my past semester I was so overwhelmed by all the papers, presentations and other deadlines that I haven’t been sewing or even thinking about sewing at all. Things have eased up now, so I will have some things to show soon! (Although I’m afraid my participation in the SewColette Sew-Along has been shortlived… Too much drafting and sewing homework.)

For now, I’m taking a look at the new Burda Style Magazine, that should be in stores in a few days. Below are a few of my favourites. The full preview, with all photos and technical drawings is up on the German Burda Style website. Overall, this issue looks kind of meh to me. There are a few nice basics, such as a wrap t-shirt, trousers and shorts, but also a lot of baggy, unflattering dresses that would make the most gorgeous model look frumpy.

First up, a cute little summer dress. It isn’t very remarkable, but I like the twist in the front bodice and skirt. I wonder what the pattern pieces look like.

Pro: Interesting twist; simple but nice  design that would also look good with a cardigan over it.

Con: The placement of the twist and the slightly raised waistline. At the natural waist would probably look nicer.

The photo of jacket 115 is rubbish, and makes it look boring and unflattering, so I’m just showing you all the tech drawing. It’s a cute princess-seamed motorcycle styled jacket. I really like the asymmetrical front and the fact that it does not really have a collar. I guess it would look fabulous in a denim or even a rustic wool.

Last, but definitely not least, my absolute favourite from the bunch. No, I’m not planning a wedding yet, but the dress is beautiful. It kind of reminds me of Pippa Middleton’s bridesmaid dress, don’t you agree? The cowl neck is just beautiful, and I might transfer that to a shorter, more “everyday” kind of dress. It seems as if the skirt would be cut on the bias, because I don’t think you could get such a slinky, close fit otherwise.

What about you? Have I missed any of your favourites?


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