Monday, October 15, 2012

Burda Style 11/2012

Wow, this month passed quickly! I can't believe we are already checking out the November issue of Burdastyle magazine! I'm really looking forward to the fall and winter editions since those are the ones filed with glorious coats, glamorous robes for Christmas and new year's eve and with cute and nasty underwear (usually the December issue).


And as usual, this issue did not disappoint me as much as the last one. I'm currently sewing something like the cardigan on the left from Octobre fashion (btw, is anyone interested in reviews to other sewing magazines? That might help me keep track of issues that are worth buying...). It fits the current trend of skinny pants and keeps you warm and comfy!
The dress on the right looks very basic, comparable to what many sewing pattern companies regard as an ultimate sloper. This is just a very basic dress which will be sewn to your measurements and can be adapted to any style you like. If you want to try your skills on such a sloper, buying this issue and adapting the pattern is a good starting point. For all others a warning: Be aware that fitting this very basic pattern to your figure might take tremendous work since you notice every mistake. Especially in such an unforgiving fabric as satin!
Every year Burda includes a wonderful military style coat in one of the fall issues. Every year I dream of sewing this coat and wearing it everyday until death (or warm temperatures) do us part. This might just be the coat I actually sew instead of dreaming about...

On the other hand, Burda continues with the hairy chest coat collection from last issue. This might be the worst pattern so far, I'd rather expect something like this in the quick and easy Karneval/costume issue in January! Worst pattern, by far, in this issue!
Other than that I disliked a waist less coat - how do you expect us to sew something that looks so horrible even when draped right and photographed professionally?- and the pullover on the right. The pullover actually reminds me of two things: I saw one of these in Primark last year, so they seem to be really trendy and a jellyfish. But maybe someone with very small hips and wide shoulders could profit from this look? I'm not sure...

2 comments:

Wollmaus said...

Wahahahaha "hairy chest collection" ich hätte fast mein Mittagessen in die Tastatur gespuckt!!
Super...und wer will keinen Pullover, der aussieht wie eine Qualle?

Andere Nähzeitschriften als Burda kaufe ich so selten, dass ich außer Ottobre und Fimi gar keine kenne.

MindLess said...

Oh, entschuldige bitte. Dein armes Mittagessen! Also nähst du dir den Quallenpulli?! ^^

Dachte ich mir schon, ich hab die auch nicht so auf dem Schirm...