Hello, guys! Guess who's back?
Wow, almost two months without blogging. That had never happened before, and I honestly didn't expect it. And I really missed it!
Everything's fine here, I've just been very busy with a new sewing commission job (sewing for money= YAY!), added to the two jobs I already had. Moreover, July wasn't a very easy month for me emotionally, because, as you might know if you follow me on Instagram, I took the heartbreaking decision of finding a new (more suitable) home for my dog Dora, and it really took a toll on me, both before and after she left.
But anyway, I'm back with my favorite type of post to write and I hope I can get back on schedule!
I'm already sad I skipped the July issue of Burda (although I could write a review just for fun... what do you think? Yes, fun? No, pointless?), so let's get busy dissecting the August issue!
The skirt here looks a bit like Megan Nielsen's Kelly, which is one of my favorite skirt patterns ever. This one is simple and cute, love it!
The shirt pattern is definitely an interesting one, with the draped detail. I also like the shoulder seam moved to the back, the back hem and the neckline.
I could not hate the fabric choice more, but that's no surprise.
The skirt is really not my cup of tea, although on the right figure and made in the right fabric, it could look really cute.
The shape is terrible and those neckline pleats look like an afterthought.
The blouse is a very difficult shape to pull off (especially if you're curvy)... Again, not my cup of tea, but I'm pretty sure someone else could make wonderful things with this pattern, and wear it beautifully.
The top is cute, if a little boxy.
The pants look incredibly cheap, with the elasticated waist. I mean, they're probably comfy, but do you really want formal wear with an elasticated waist? Can't we leave that to sweat pants?
Gaaah, another missed opportunity. A cute, flattering dress completely ruined by that draped handkerchief on the side... Why, Burda, why?
This issue has been out for a couple weeks, now, so if you like it, go get it before it's gone! I'll skip this one, as I'm not really in love with anything here...
The September issue is usually a pretty exciting one in Burda land, so... fingers crossed!