Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Burda 08/2011

Hello, there! I'm back!
I took my exams, one went very well and the other one didn't, but that's ok. Now I have time to relax a bit and to sew as much as I can.
This last weekend I also took Gertie's course at Craftsy and it was sooo good! I really like couture-ish sewing and I learnt a lot. She's a great teacher and I'm looking forward to start working on a muslin.
In the meantime, the preview of the August issue of Burda came out, so let's see what it has to offer.

Once again we have a retro issue, this time 50's inspired. The neckline of this dress seems so interesting, I'd really like to try it. I'm also wondering what those dashes along the seams on the skirt panels are... Maybe just topstitching?

Also from the 50's issue, I like this little jacket for fall. The pleat in the back is really cute, but i'd probably alter the pattern to a peter pan collar.

The designer pattern of this month is by Antik Batik, a French brand that I actually had never heard before. I don't like the fabric choice, but the draping is very nice, especially in the shoulders. It reminds me a bit of this dress form Burda 12/2010.

The buttoning on the side makes these pants interesting. I think they could be very cute shorts, although I'm not really sure on the bermuda lenght that you can see in the technical drawing.

And lastly, a WTF moment with these pants... I mean, REALLY? Would someone really wear these?

Let me know what your favorites are!

9 comments:

  1. I really like the first dress and the Antik Batik dress patterns that you posted. I also share in your WTF moment on the ruffle pants - are we 3?

    Tiffany
    Http:/pixiepatternandsewing.blogspot.com

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  2. Antik Batik is not the most innovative French brand ever, but I must admit this is my favorite dress in the issue _ problem : I don't think I'd buy a whole magazine just for a frightfully complicated muslin tunic. And those miu-miu rip-off tulip pants... seriously? who's gonna wear that?

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  3. @Carlotta Stermaria
    I understand, but I feel that the magazine is not too pricey (at least here in Italy) that you can't justify buying it for just one pattern.
    That being said, I'm a subscriber, because I learnt that when I don't buy an issue because I don't think it's worth it, I always regret it a few months later.
    (sorry, my English is worse than usual today!)

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  4. @Carlotta Stermaria
    I understand, but I feel that the magazine is not too pricey (at least here in Italy) that you can't justify buying it for just one pattern.
    That being said, I'm a subscriber, because I learnt that when I don't buy an issue because I don't think it's worth it, I always regret it a few months later.
    (sorry, my English is worse than usual today!)

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  5. For me is really cheap that magazine , I buy it only for 5 euro, and you have at least 20 patterns. I like this issue to :)

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  6. I love the style of the first dress...i am even wondering whether i could add a bit of lace to the bodice/hem, change the a cream fabric and make into a sophisticated wedding dress?? Just a thought! Jen

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  7. J'adore la robe du créateur (qui est assez connu en France, pour un style plutôt bohème-chiv), et comme toi, j'ai tout de suite pensé à cette robe de décembre 2010!
    J'aime aussi beaucoup la cape, et la jupe avec les poches...
    Il me semble que la première robe irait très bien dans ta collection! :-)

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  8. theglamourai is able to pull of these pants and make them look amazing. I think they would look weird on me though:

    http://www.theglamourai.com/2010/09/costume-of-day-fancy-pantsy.html
    http://www.theglamourai.com/2010/09/costume-of-day-citizenbazaar.html
    http://www.theglamourai.com/2010/10/costume-of-day-specs-appeal.html
    http://www.theglamourai.com/2010/11/costume-of-day-sporty-spice.html
    http://www.theglamourai.com/2010/08/wish-list.html
    http://www.theglamourai.com/2011/02/streets.html

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