Okay, WHAT is up is up with Burda's site??? I just tried to download this month's pictures and couldn't even find a link to the magazine or their envelope patterns. Luckily they were found at the German Burda site. Are we having to go there now for previews and such?
Back to the actual reason for this post... This first simple knit top is really cute. I am going to fight my impulse to always use a print and actually use a solid color to show off the fun front gathers. I expect to see a ton of these tops made up soon. Simple knit tops are always so popular with the online sewing community.
Dress 109 is the longer version of top 108. I wish I could have the dress from the magazine, it is such a pretty print. The perfect border print knit is already in my stash. Too bad I'm currently only sewing for fall.
Must admit, when I first saw this next design in the magazine, I wrote it off as being too voluminous through the hips. However, Eugenia's version has changed my mind. She used linen and doubled the bottom band, resulting in much less poof through the hips. Now I need one too.
Ooh, ruffles and eyelet? Love, love top 120A, and already have some soft green cotton lace on hand to make it up in. It'll have to be lined, though. I wonder if that side zip is really necessary?
And lastly is this fun and flirty skirt, 121. Although do those ruffles look a little off to anyone else besides me? It seems like the middle ruffle needs to be moved down an inch or two to be centered correctly. Hmmm, I think some length will need to be added, and perhaps I'll use a more solid fabric. The magazine has it made up in more white eyelet.
I should be liking the maternity designs as well, right? They are cute, but mostly dressy office wear. I was all set to trace off knit dress 132, which I totally could get some use from. But then last night the other preggo dress I was making turned into a huge wadder, reinforcing my view that expecting patterns bite. Now I'm scared to sacrifice more fabric for something else.