Tuesday, July 26, 2011

August 2011 Burda style magazine picks

Yesterday I received my last issue of Burda style magazine.  I have to say, I will miss seeing this sewing magazine come in the mail, but not for the reasons you think.  I will miss it because I LOVE getting stuff in the mail!  Are any of you like that?  You just can't wait to see what goodies you have waiting for you in your mailbox?

Well my overall assessment for the August Burda issue is that it is filled with some goodies, and some not so goodies.  But, judging from the hit-and-miss content from my last two Burda issues, I wasn't surprised by this fact.  I will say that this was a nice issue for jackets, though.  At least I thought so!

I really like skirt 121!  The gathered panel in the front of the skirt is wonderful!  Isn't that where your skirt wrinkles sometimes anyway?  Another bonus of this pattern is that it is rated easy, and while I don't prefer gathers, I could get past my annoyance and give this skirt a chance.

The accompanying 117 B free-flowing jacket she is wearing is also nice.  It reminds me of a dresed up cardigan that can go well with many items, and add that element of being "put together."

There is another variation of that jacket shown here as 117 A:

I can't put my finger on what they actually changed about the jacket to make it 117A and not 117B again, as the technical drawings look exactly the same.  The styling on this one is of course different, and much more casual, but both jackets have raglan sleeves and free-flowing lines that go to hip length.

As I mentioned earlier, this is a great magazine for jackets for me.  There are a couple in here that I really, really like.  The first is this one:

This casual chic jacket looks like a cropped version of Jacket 103.  It is a fitted jacket (101) with a standing collar and multiple buttons.  This would be a nice jacket to transition into those cold winter months.

My last favorite was the trench jacket 124A:

I love the playfulness of this coat.  It is a trench coat with a much more flowy design.  Actually, it seems to be a marriage of a trench coat and a jacket, as it is appropriately named a trench jacket in the issue.  I even like the odd placement of the buttons and the adorned belt.  

And for the plus sizes, there was one design in particular that caught my eye:

This is a nice cross between a vest and a jacket, with a tie at the waist.

In conclusion, I did find another outfit to stash away for sewing for my little man when school starts for him again.  It is an adorable ensemble of Shirt 145 and Pants 146:

As a matter of fact, I will be attempting those Burda Bermuda shorts for my little man quite soon.  He is in desperate need of shorts before the summer is over, and I would like to try out the fit on the ones from the July issue.

To change the subject a bit, my bestie had her son in the wee hours of this morning, so I spent last evening with her while she was in labor.  In the end I came home tired-eyed and exhausted, but deliriously happy at the prospect of being able to witness the entrance of a new life into this world!  I am awed and honored to have been there for this wondrous occasion.  He has the sweetest face and is so adorable to boot!!!  Needless to say, I did not get to sew yesterday or tonight because I will be turning in here shortly.  But...there will be more goodies to share shortly!

Thanks for stopping by everyone.  I hope you enjoyed my Burda picks, and if you want to check out the entire line, check out the Russian site here.

And to Burda magazine:  I bid you a fond farewell, for now.  I know we will meet again from time to time, but until those days when you come out with more fabulous styles, I bid you adieu!

Stay sew-filled!


  1. This looks like a really good issue! I'm not a subscriber but I do buy most of the issues anyway...there's usually always one or two patterns that I love!

  2. Oh my goodness!!! Just when I quit subscribing to Burda, they get good again. I love that skirt and the short version of the military jacket. I guess I am just going to have to resubscribe.


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