Friday, 28 October 2011

Burda Style October 2011

I managed to pick up the last copy at work today!  That was a close one!  I am not sure what I would do if I missed one, most likely I would have to go on ebay and find it.   Even though I haven't made anything from one for an age, I still feel I would be missing out if I skipped a month.  Silly really.  I am thinking if next year my mission should be a magazine pattern each month, hmmmm.....

I love this months magazine, pretty much because the first section Classics Concert is so elegant and could be adapted in so many ways. 
Blouse 114
I'm not sure you can tell from the scan too well but these blouse/tunic has pleats all down the front and an on trend peter pan collar.  I love this, there is also a dress version (which is basically just a bit longer so I haven't scanned that) this could work in so many colours and I would wear it with a skinny belt to add a waist.  I don't know why but I hate things that don't give me a waist.

Dress 116
Basically the same blouse but longer and without the pleats but the contrasting black and white is very chic and I could totally see this with a lace appliqué instead of the statement necklace.  Plus I just love peter pan collars.
Dress 120
This is actually quite a simple shift dress just jazzed up with some lace appliqué but I really like the idea.  I would be really different but I haven't ever seen the lace they used, looks a bit like doilies, so I'm not sure what you would use in the UK to recreate this effect.  It also looks a bit like potato prints now I look at it.
Dress 125
I do not like the scarf tie they have added to the styling on this one but it is not in the dress pattern so just pretend it isn't there.  I love anything with lace and this is a nice way to wear it day to day rather than have it look like an evening dress.  I am determined that my Christmas frock is going to involve lace or sheer fabric and I already have 2 patterns to choose from.
Dress 123 A
This section is called Mild Mannered which I think might have been a bit lost in translation as I don't think you can really describe clothing as mild mannered?  I really love the colour of the plum wrap dress, great for autumn/winter and wrap dresses are so easy to wear.  Plus I have at least 2 pairs of boots that would go with it.....
Eeeek!  Who doesn't love mushrooms?  there are lots of mushroom and toadstool inspired crafts in this magazine and I think these hanging paper ones are my favourite.  They look really elegant but also I think you could make the poisonous ones for Halloween. 
Dress 142
I don't normally include kids stuff, probably because I don't have a kid and don't have any in the family to make anything for either but I just love this little pinafore dress.  I want one!  There is a whole sailor style section for kids, if you are listening Burda, can you do an adults one too please?  I love anything naval at the moment.


  1. That 123 a dress is so beautiful! I want one that style but in a patterned fabric.

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  2. It is really lovely, you could always try and sew your own, I think it is a fairly straight forward pattern :P