In the meantime...
Look what I did (again)!
Yes, I was easily persuaded by the masses of people who love Burda Style magazine, and decided to subscribe again.
I got a little too excited, and ended up subscribing to three months of Burda Style (the translated edition), one year of the new US edition, and two issues of Burda Style Easy. I figured that I would find something in all those issues that would appeal to me, as I journey in sewing everything I wear this year. Actually, that is the plan--to sew a garment from Burda magazine for myself.
I have sewn from Burda before when I made trousers for my son (see here), but I never ventured into "me" territory. I was a little intimidated by the different sizing, and I also found that tracing their patterns was not as easy as the ones I traced from Ottobre Magazine. With all that aside, I am ready to try my hand at their patterns, with renewed faith that I can make something work!
So, I got my first issue (2/2014) in the mail early last week, and I wanted to share with you the things I really liked, and what I planned to sew.
First off, let me say that I LOVE this magazine!! There are so many wonderful garments in this issue!
Take a look:
This is a nice Raglan style mini dress with a square neckline. I love it! I am mostly fascinated as to how they got those stripes to line up!!
This is a tailored Boucle jacket with a peplum, zipper, and Raglan sleeves. So chic!!
Here is an A-line skirt, cut on the bias. I love the A line style with a lot of movement, as well as the shaping in the waistband.
This single-breasted blazer with rounded edges is just gorgeous! I like that it falls a lot lower on the body, and depending on the fabric, can be dressed up or down. The jacquard they used gives the structured blazer a more romantic feel.
And for plus sizes...
Last, but not least, I have saved my most favorite item for you:
This top is in my near future to make!!
I am not sure when, but once I find the right fabric, this is one I just have to sew
I hope you all liked my picks. Those are just a few of the styles that stood out to me in this magazine, but there is so much more I left out that you might like. If you are interested in seeing the full line, you can check them out here on Burda Style's Russian website.