Friday, July 27, 2012

Burdastyle magazine 08/2012

I'm a bit late with the Burdastyle post this month, and that's because I wanted to have the magazine in my hands before I wrote something about it. I was so enthusiastic when I first saw the preview on Juliette's Facebook page, I needed to figure if I was right or not.
Turn out this is a truly great issue of Burda and if you're an occasional buyer, I strongly recommend getting it. There is a good variety of garments and styles, and almost all of them seem very wearable and quite flattering.
Of course the dresses are my favorite, but that's not big news. The post is a bit pic-heavy, but I had a hard time editing down what to show.


*gasps* Perfect. Want to make it stat.

Are those sleeve darts? I think it's the first time I see them in a Burda dress pattern!
Anyway, what a cute dress. I'm not even annoyed by the asymmetrical hem.

I have a soft spot for these complicated patterns. This one looks particularly flattering and I love the sleeves. OF COURSE they had to make it in black.

I'm not a big fan of the triangular panels of the skirts (I checked and they're not pockets, not even at the front), but the rest is really lovely.
Also, I didn't mention it before, but the styling and the fabric choices (in general) are gorgeous in this issue. I wish they nailed every issue like this one.

I'm so happy that they're catching up with trends: detachable collars and peplums. Great job, Burda editors, keep it up! Also, I desperately want that lace collar.

A lovely jacket with a peter pan-ish collar and rounded bottom edges, with a sweet retro feel. I would do without the weirdly shaped panels, but I guess they're supposed to give shape, instead of darts.

Capes are so cute yet so impractical... But they're so cute! I'd love to make one for this fall.

Finally, a little peek at the kids section... Please tell me I'm not the only one who desperately wants to dress like these two little girls at the age of 25! I should add that the girl in the suspender skirt is wearing argyle knee-high socks... I DIE.

21 comments:

  1. The August issue is the absolute hit! I 100% agree with your choice ^.^

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  2. Oh, I'm so in love with most of these!
    I've never been a fan of peplums.. but that peplum top is just gorgeous!!

    Roll on payday!

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  3. yup, they nailed it t way to his month.. thanks for the preview, i'm on my way to get my own burda mag, as soon as i'm done with this beer :)

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  4. this issue looks fab! I just have to get my hands on one now :)

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  5. Any idea of what pattern the one with the asymmetrical hem is? I tried looking on Burda's website but couldn't find it!


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  6. wow, what a great issue! I've been waiting for a good, solid-all-around issue to come around and it seems like my wish has come true. I gotta get this one.

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  7. Oooh, I think I might just have to buy my first ever Burdastyle magazine! I've been growing more and more disillusioned by their website (how could they have made it even clunkier?? And taken away member-submitted patterns??) but this magazine I would be very happy with!

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  8. That top dress is deeeelicious!

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  9. I've bought this issue and I was very pleased. I particularly like dress 1 and 2, slightly annoyed about 2 as I'd just bought the Darling Ranges pattern! I will probably straighten that hem out though!

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  10. But they're very, very different patterns! And the Darling Ranges pattern is worth every penny! I agree about the hem, though.

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  11. The pattern number is 115, I think they haven't uploaded it yet.

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  12. I noticed the searching tool got very clunky, so disappointing!

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  13. I completely agree, I'm a bit afraid of what a peplum could do to my already large hips, but that top is gorgeous!

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  14. I love the first dress! I'm actually making something similar right now, only it has regular princess seams rather than those triangles (which I like!), also, it's a full circle skirt, which I am going to go hem in a few minutes and I'm dreading every moment of it.

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  15. I am going to subscribe to this magazine. It's impossible to get locally and I get so jealous seeing everyone posting about the latest issue! There are some nice things in this one

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  16. I'm with you on the 'wishing I could get away with dressing like a little kid sometimes' thing. Argyle knee socks are awesome!

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  17. soisewedthis.blogspot.comJuly 31, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    What's the pattern number for the first dress? I'd love to try making that one. I think it would be super cute. Hope you make it so that I can see! I've never bought a burda magazine. Do you just order it online or could i find it at a bookstore like barnes and noble?

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  18. It's pattern number 133.
    Here in Italy you can buy Burda at newsstands and in supermakets, but I don't know about other countries. Alternatively, you can buy single pattern on Burdastyle.com

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  19. I feel your pain :D Can't wait to see your dress!
    I'm a bit dubious about those triangle things, because I'm afraid they might complicate an FBA...

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