Monday, March 2, 2009

BWOF March issue - my picks

I think the general consensus among BWOF subscribers is that the February 2009 issue was awesome. So I was expecting luke-warm designs for the next month. But, I found just as many patterns that I love in this month's issue.

This is blouse 106A. I love the neckline! Expect to see this soon as I just ordered some stretch poplin from Denverfabric.com for spring.

I like this little knit dress - 102 - with asymmetrical pleats that hold the ribbon belt in place. It's got very interesting construction and is the sewing course for this issue. (Otherwise I'm not sure I could figure it out!)

Up next - dress 107 - reminds me of the failed red Christmas eve dress I made back in December, except that the "sleeves" don't extend down the arm as much. Maybe I'll have more success with this one. And I'm not a huge pockets-in-the-fitted-dress fan, so will probably leave those out.

Just a simple and cute fitted jacket - 111 - except the front darts and pockets have some unique seaming. Hey, my career use to be building construction - I enjoy figuring out the way things go together.
I do not like this top, but the pants 117B are kinda nice. Sometimes having plain designs comes in handy when you need a simple garment to match something specific.

This skirt - 104B - looks pretty simple but has interesting curved construction lines. I like it a lot.

Not sure I'll make tunic 103, but think it's unique with that large curved collar. This is for a knit. I can see it with calf-length leggings.

Okay, so every girl needs a trenchcoat, right? I bought one years ago because I thought it was a wardrobe basic. The problem is that I bought one in pink. It matches nothing! I hardly have any pink in my closet. I'm seriously in love with this one - 119 - but have no clue when I'll get around to it. Maybe in the fall? There's a whole bunch of fabric and notions to be purchased in order to make it.

And lastly, this pattern is plus sized, but I think skirt 125 with its triple flounces is very chic. I'd have to cut it down to my size, but I can figure that out, right? It can't be that difficult, right???

Did I miss any of your favorites?

20 comments:

  1. I haven't got March yet so this was fun to look at. I really like that yoked skirt. I saw a RTW one just like it and really like it. It had a matching jacket and was a really nice work suit. I personally think March is going to be better than Feb. I like all you picks. Now I can't wait to receive it.

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  2. Drool, drool - loving blouse 106a!

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  3. I can't wait until I get my March issue!

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  4. Nice picks! I can't wait to get my hands on this issue now!

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  5. Nice picks. These are some of my favorites too. I *do* like that shirt when they made it into a dress. I'm in total agreement though; I don't like it as a top. I love all the trench coats. And I love the fitted sheath dress. One pattern I really dislike is the horrid jersey-satin sack. One is a red, white, and blue thing and the other is grey? White? Tan? Total fug if you ask me.

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  6. Damn. I forgot to add that the plus-sized patterns are made on a different block. So it's not as simple as just grading down, there are some major adjustments you have to do. You may want to start with a regular-sized pattern and knock off the plus-sized version. Or, if you feel like making a lot of changes go for it but make muslins!!!

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  7. I must have been too busy with my jacket and didn't find the March issue very inspiring. But you really picked some great patterns. The blouse will go on my to sew list. BWOF is sometimes only appealing on a second look.

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  8. I am loving that dress with the asymmetrical pleating on the skirt. I don't get BWOF, but I'm getting sorely tempted.

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  9. I fallen behind with your posts. I love the top from the other day. Great print. I also loved the March issue as much as the Feb. You know when the month goes fast when you feel as if you just received a Burda. March issue was a pleasant surprise!

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  10. yum yum yum and YUM! And hopefully by the time the March issue reaches Australian newsagents, I'll be able to fit into the regular size patterns.... thanks for highlighting these, I have some great pieces to look forwards to!

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  11. You have made some great choices from the magazine. I received mines yesterday. The first blouse and the pencil skirt are on my list.

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  12. I left an award for you on my blog :)

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  13. I agree with all your picks. This is a great issue of BWOF. Check out my blog for your Sisterhood Award nomination.

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  14. I agree with many of your faves, but thought that Feb. was better than March... anyhow, I also "awarded" you, so congrats!

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  15. I subscribe to your blog through Google Reader and I have gotten parts of what look like two new posts after this one, but they are incomplete and they don't show in your blog either.

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  16. Sorry, Lisette M! I was working on the newest post and accidentally hit the publish now button! I didn't know Google send out the new posts. I'll have to remember that... In any case, I've got it finished and posted above. Sorry for the confusion.

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  17. Well, the march BWOF has been growing on me too! I believe you named all my favorites!

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  18. We have the same favorites! The march edition really has a lot of promising patterns, I hope I'll find the time to sew all of them.

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