Well, I have wanted to post this at Sewingworld but since they are down I’ll post it here. This can be open to the discussion of all Burda patterns but does anyone have an absolutely FAVORITE Burda tank pattern for a woven? You know, the simple Summer tank to wear under suit jacket. I have some flowy rayons that I shrunk and there is surely enough to make tanks but, problem is, I am 6 months pregnant so I need to wing it for my usual size. I am just afraid I won’t be sewing much after this baby arrives (#2) and am trying to sew through my stash…oh yes, I do get WOF but only since 1999.
Linda, Take a look at Burda 3215. It's quick and easy, but stylish. I just finished making one for my daughter and it fits beautifully.
*I got the latest Burda World of Fashion today in the mail. So many of the clothes look a bit too trendy (or bare) for me but I still managed to find a few patterns I might like to make. I look at the line drawings before I go through the book.....easier to find the true nature of the pattern that way.Oh yes it was amazing to find the one model they seemed to use for most of the magazine go through all the changes physically to model the different styles. She managed to look good through all of the changes too!
*My Burda WOF just came today. The sleeveless top on page 76, #129, is simple and attractive. It's cut on the bias and takes 2 1/2 to 2 5/8 yd.in 60". Finished length is only about 20 1/2 ", so for a maternity top it would need lengthening. Not many T tops in this issue, but several very nice blouses...of course, most of us will not be making them up in transparent fabrics and then wearing them without undergarments. Nor leaving them completely open down the front with only a string tie at the neckline. Yuck! don't the publishers realize this magazine is read by women, not men? Oh well, thank goodness for the line drawings, which show the garments much better.I think 2 of the pants patterns are interesting...the diagonal panels on #119 and the multi-seam pants #134. It is a nice change to see simple 8 gore skirts, that end at mid-knee, the best length for most women.Three dresses caught me eye, #124, #135, & #137...that last one could even be adapted for maternity wear. And it would be so simple to make. It is just more or less the front of an A-line dress cut in one with part of the back and the back of an A-line dress cut in one with part of the front, joined at the shoulders. The front piece wraps to the back and fastenns with velcro. The back part wraps to the front and ties. Years ago I had a dress made on that idea, but it was a sheath dress in front and a fitted bodice with flared skirt for the back. The reader's design dress is really cute for the young and slim...definitely not me.All in all, I found more appealing styles in this issue than in last month's issue.Lala
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