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Burda Style Spring/Summer 2012

6 Jun

Did you know that Burda Style is a pattern set from Simplicity as well as a magazine?  I’ve updated my tags so that BurdaStyleMagazine will refer the the magazine, and BurdaStyle will refer to the pattern.  In the US it’s probably a bit easier to get your hands on the Burda Style patterns rather than the magazine.  I’ve seen Burda Style patterns in the fabric shops around where I live, but no magazine.  If you want to order the magazine, you have to do it through glpnews.com.

Side note: OMG I can’t believe they’ve taken away the German Burda Easy Fashion magazine from their list!  Now you can only get it in Russian.  First they took away English, now German, Russian is the only one left!  Seems like that magazine is dying, sad, really.

Moving on.. There were so many patterns that I liked in the Spring/Summer 2012 collection that I had a hard time choosing!  I narrowed it down to my top 10


I just love this top.  I think the draping around the neck is really beautiful on view B.  The good thing is that it seems very similar to this top

which is from Burda Easy Fashion Spring/Summer 2010, view 3C (which I already have).  Very similar backs and front pleat thing.  Maybe I can figure out how to do view B without buying this pattern?


What’s not to love about this shirt dress/ jacket pattern?


Love cowl necks.  I especially love it on the dress!  And the chunky bracelets.  I wonder where you can buy those?


Love the bow neckline and the keyhole dress.  Not a huge fan of the bow shirt being attached to the skirt, but that should be an easy edit.  Then you’d get a shirt, a dress, and a skirt out of this pattern.


This one I love purely because it’s a beach wrap.  It looks like with just some well placed loops and a rectangle of fabric you can make a boardwalk worthy ensemble.  I’m betting the key is picking the right fabric for this one.  Something light maybe like a chiffon or georgette to float as you walk.


Speaking of floating when you walk… I especially love view A of this pattern.  It reminds me of a ballerina, in a good way.


I don’t know how side pleats would look on me, but I love the way they look on models!  This dress seems so sophisticated, doesn’t it?


But nothing says “sophisticated” like a vintage inspired kick pleat skirt.  This might be one that only looks good if you have the waist the size of a fist (seriously, her waist is the size of her head, that’s just wrong).  But the line drawing seems more in proportion– and I still like it.  So I have high hopes.


Can you tell I have summer on the brain?  Yeah.  This would make a great summer maxi dress.  I like the option of a covered shoulder as well, you don’t often see that.


And last, but not least, a formal dress.  In honor of the Diamond Jubilee, I award this one the superlative Most Likely To Be Worn By A Royal.  You can’t tell me this doesn’t have “queen” (or at least “Princess Catherine”) written all over it.