Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Burda Style Magazine August 2012

Burda 08/12

Some interesting patterns in the August Burda, I still can't bear that we haven't had a proper summer yet and the magazines that are out are all autumn issues.  Hmph come on UK we want this indian summer we were promised!
Top 122A
 I don't particularly like the fabric of this one but I like the tie back detailing and I think it could be a really nice wardrobe staple.  (By the way I am trying out my new camera with these pictures so if they don't turn out too great it is most likely user error!)
Dress 115
A pretty floral dress this actually has a high-low (or mullet if you prefer!) hem which is very on trend.  Burda does seem to have got a lot better at picking up and incorporating current trends which is one reason why I like it so much.  Also I have been looking for a long sleeved dress pattern so this is pretty perfect.
Blouse 109 and Trousers 125
Doesn't this outfit remind you of something So Zo would wear?  High waisted sailor trousers and a bird print top.   I am thinking this top pattern could be pretty easy to sew up and it has a bit of a bat wing to it so it would be pretty comfy too.

Blouse 128
I'm not sure about the cuffs on this shirt but I really love the lace down the front.
Dress 133
I really like this dress, it is a silhouette that is around a lot at the moment and has a vintage feel.  It reminds me of Simplicity 2444 which I have made up in the past as my Emerald City dress

Tunic 133 and skirt 111C
A bit lazy to use the cover shot of this outfit again but I totally didn't realise it was a top and skirt and not a full dress.   Burda has done peplums a lot recently but I think this one is a pretty good balance and I really like that it is a bit longer at the back giving a bit of a bustle feel to it.  There is a black version of the top in the magazine too but for the life of me the picture did not want to come out.  It has a really cute lace collar which is a nice feature too.

Dress 121
I am in love with this red dress!  I am not sure if it is the colour but I really like it, the neckline darts and the 3/4 sleeves are really cute and the pencil style skirt is quite sexy.
Skirt 112
I like this outfit thought I would never wear a pullover vest like this but I think the skirt is quite sweet and having the pleat at the front would help you to walk in this kind of restrictive pencil skirt.

Jacket 119
I really like this jacket.  The picture doesn't really show you much of it to be honest but the line drawing is a sweet little round collared jacket with a central panel down the front.  I can imagine that this is a totally different fabric would have a different look rather than looking like a two-piece suit.  In navy with a red panel it could look very military.

Dress 107
This dress has some great details which again you can't see very well, this time because of the busy fabric.  It has a midriff section with gathering below which would hide a belly and soft gathers on the shoulders.  It does have a very vintage feel which makes sense as it is in the 'French Vintage' section but I can't say that there is much French about it, the rest of the section is more like an English lady of the manor.

Jacket 104, Top 122, Trousers 124A
My least favourite is this outfit.  It is apparently an 'Oriental Look' but to me it is just too much.  I hate the horrible bands on the coats sleeves and the floppy trousers with snakeskin boots?  Weird.  Each piece on their own might look ok but together?   No.


  1. I feel your pain about not having proper summers (I'm orginally from NZ) but this Summer is supposed to be long and hot here in Sydney and I'm doubtful I'll enjoy it!

    1. We had a few weeks in early spring but other than that is has just been days here and there. Not weather for summer dresses!

  2. What is that last look? Its so weird! I like that simple floral dress though, looks like it could be very versatile!

    Daisy Dayz

    1. I know! I think sometimes they just go a bit OTT