No baby yet.
My professional steam iron has broken. After 5 months use. I know I use my iron quite a bit, but 5 months?! It got good reviews off Amazon, so I'm hoping I just received a dud. It also has a 3 year warranty, and the company is sending me a brand new one by Fed Ex, so hopefully it will be here sometime next week. In the meantime I bought an inexpensive iron at Target to have as a backup. It unfortunately has auto shutoff after only 30 minutes, no matter if you are in the middle of using it or not. Not fun. I am in the midst of making that simple skirt I mentioned in my last post, but it is taking longer than usual thanks to my iron issues.
I have renewed my Burda subscription for another year. The September issue isn't the thrill of my life, but it does have some very interesting designs that I plan to make up.
Skirt 106 B is simple but slightly different. I like the small hemline slits on front and back as well as the dropped yoke. Maybe I'll finally bite the bullet and make something out of leather. Fabricmart.com does put their leather skins on sale 50% off from time to time...
I think this next blouse, 109 C, is really pretty and elegant. Perhaps in a crepe back satin with the yoke, collar and cuffs made with the satin side.
Fitted, interesting design lines, not your run-of-the-mill style, skirt 116 has my name all over it. They've included separate lining pieces so you don't have to piece that all together. Love the back interest as well, although I think I'll put a vent at both back side seams to make it symmetrical. I'll also probably shorten it to the knee.
Dress 122 is THE REASON I renewed my Burda subscription. I've got to have this dress! Although I am not at all fond of those armhole bands - they're just not me. This dress is made from wool jersey, which I happen to have the nicest cut of dark gray wool doubleknit in my stash to use for it. It'll need to have long sleeves, though. And also shortened to the knee. Oh, I'm in love.
There's a new feature in this magazine that looks like it will reoccur monthly called "Styling Suggestions". Burda will present suggestions for teaming the latest garments in the same or previous issues, and they'll have a different theme each month. This month it's "Charming Gathers" and there's 4 romantic looks pulled from this issue and the July issue. I think it's a fun addition, and gets you thinking about pieces that can be worn together that you might not have thought of.
So, did I miss any of your favorites? I know this isn't the most jaw-dropping issue ever, but if I can find 2 or 3 designs to like, I'm usually quite contented.