There has been lots of excitement in blogland about this newest Burda issue, and I must admit to loving it as well. It's stock full of fresh and current designs, fun details and fitted shapes. I feel like donning Heidi Klum and saying "Let's start the show!"
First up is this fun knit bubble skirt, design 108. In some of their pictures the lining is visible. I plan to shorten the lining to get rid of that issue, and also take several inches off the entire skirt length.
This next top is 111. What an interesting design!!! It's available in dress form as well, but I think I'll wear it more as a shirt. This is also for a knit.
Another flirty knit top I love is design 114, although in the magazine that tie does not appear quite so long. It's flattering and different without being weird.
This lovely little ruched skirt is 116, which I have already bought the fabric for day before yesterday. Here you can see the polka dot stretch tulle I ordered from Gorgeousfabrics.com, which is having a huge sale. I plan to make mine somewhere in between the short and long version, and the lining will be black as well.
Okay, I thought this next dress was very pretty but not something I would wear. That long scarf part would blow around and look silly when walking. BUT, I have since though that it might be better if the scarf was shortened in the front and sewn in between the top and dress bodice. That back long scarf could just be left off completely. Then the drape would only be over the shoulder. What do you think of that idea? The side ruching and cut look otherwise very flattering.
NOT that I need another jacket pattern to fall in love with, but I really like 118. I am always a sucker for back interest, and this has it with a pleated peplum. The zippers are another fun touch.
Another great dress is design 120, but finding the perfect fabric might be tricky. I think it would look best in a solid color, with the skirt and bodice inset in chiffon and the rest of the bodice in something sturdier, like a crepe. The magazine calls for linen jersey and stretch chiffon. Um, those aren't really fabrics I come across on a daily basis...
Flirty and feminine are the two words that come to mind for skirt 125. Maybe a wee bit shorter, though. However, cutting 108 circles of fabric for the hem treatment is not going to be a fun endeavor.
Skirt 126 is just a basic preppy style with fun back pleats. Didn't I just mention how I like back interest? Plus it's got side pockets behind those welts. Very cute!
So, what is that, 9 designs I like from a single issue? That's got to be my record. (March 2009 is a close second with 8.) What do you think of this month's selection? Did I miss any of your favorites?