I’m catching up with the Burda magazine issues I missed while I was ill, so even though I showed you my picks from March’s issue last week, here I am with April already!
This isn’t the best garment photo, but I love the seaming on this dress, which Burda have very cleverly accentuated further with their use of stripes. Well done! I also live the asymmetric neckline, which makes me think of the neckline I chose for my wedding dress back in 2010!
I’d wear this darted tank/vest top and trousers pretty much exactly as they are here! I also keep my eyes open for patterns which use less than a metre of fabric (as I’ve got a few short remnants) so I may end up making this top sooner rather than later…
I hated the styling of the hippie/boho/70s feature, but this pairing had some possibilities – the cowl top is pretty standard apart from the addition of another tie to hang down like a necklace (is it just me or would that just get caught on everything??). The pencil skirt has some nice seaming but wow that front slit is high! And Burda suggest it for office wear… Umm.
I… I… think I may be suffering from deja vu. I think I made this dress in December 2012. Slightly different seamlines then, and with a choice of hem and sleeve length, but still, it’s kinda eerie.
I thought the Plus selection was particularly good this time around – this pleated shirtdress in particular is rather nice, and could work in a variety of different fabrics, too (I’m totally seeing it in chambray!).
I’m not sure why, but I never think of jumpsuits as being particularly flattering (despite seeing hundreds of them in Manequim on a regular basis) but wow, this Plus-sized one is a knockout, especially in navy! I’d love to see someone make this up – it’d be great paired with a jacket over top, too.
And finally, as a nice compliment to the men’s jackets in the February issue, this month we get three variations of men’s trousers – cargo trousers, drawstring shorts, and the more classic Bermuda styling as seen here. There’s even a hidden pocket in the waistband!
I’m currently away in the States for a family wedding – apologies if I can’t respond to comments as quickly as I’d like!