So, I have a burda style subscription. Actually I’ve had one for about 8 years – with a few breaks here and there. But then I ended up buying the magazine in store anyway, so I’m sticking with my subscription. Now, I know not everybody in the sewing world loves burda. But I’ve learned sewing using burda patterns, so they will always have a place in my sewing world. And while there are issues I don’t like a single pattern, I still enjoy looking through them and getting some tips and trends. Even if I don’t use the pattern right now. I’ve used pattern from burda magazine that are 8 years old. There are always some classics in there and with the magazine patterns, I know that they’ll (mostly) fit me – which is, of course, a huge plus.
Now, the only problem is that I often forget the patterns I would like to sew from each magazine. And while the search function on the burda website (the German site, but the American isn’t that much better) has gotten better, it’s still sometimes hard to find that one blazer patter from 7 or 9 years ago.
All that to say that I’ll try to put my pattern selections from each magazine here online, so that I can remember what I liked and want to sew and maybe it’ll even be useful for someone else!? At least I know I enjoy reading similar things on other blogs.
So here we go. I’ll start with the latest issue which was out this week: 09/2018.
I like four patterns in total and can see myself sewing and wearing them in the upcoming fall/winter. By accident (or maybe not??) all of these patterns are really simple and straightforward and could all be sewn within an afternoon. Yeah for quick projects!
Sweater – 108
First up is this sweatshirt with dropped shoulders (or what is that style called again??) and pleats on the sleeves. I imagine this out of a two-toned sweat (I’ve got my eye on one from Lebenslkleidung) that’s really similar to the model garment. Maybe not the most inventive project, but I think it’ll look cool and I imagine wearing it mostly at home or in my freetime to stay warm.
Vest – 109 A, B
Next up is this chic little vest sewn out of a heavier knit fabric. I would only sew this if I could find I fabric that’s a bit different, maybe a knit boulce or something like that with a marled effect and then wearing it with a white shirt underneath.
Blouse – 120
A really easy blouse pattern. Now, I don’t like the fabric they used, but that’s what line drawings and your imagination are for. A white vicose or a black tencel would be perfect for this blouse and my current style. I’ll probably omit the belt. And now that I’m thinking about this pattern, I already have a olive coloured tencel that might also work well with this pattern! This could be worn open as kind of a shirt-jacket garment.
Jersey Blouse – 121 A, B
And lastly, another jersey pattern. Considering that I’m not that excited to wear jersey 24/7 these are a lot of jersey patterns. But I like the idea of chic jersey garments – as you get the best of both worlds: comfort and good looks. Now who doesn’t want that!? I imagine this faux wrap top in a linen jersey to dial up on the chicness. Black would be an obvious choice, but a burgundy red would also be great I think. I’ll have to think a bit more about my fall/winter color palette to decide on that one.