The January issue of Burda Style arrived a couple of days ago, right in time for Christmas vacation sewing. I wasn't overwhelmed by the issue, but there are a couple of things in it that I can see myself making.
The first thing that caught my eye was dress #106, a simple, short sleeved shift dress with some surprising horizontal seaming:
It's nearly impossible to see the seaming in the photo, but the technical drawing tells the full story. In the right fabric, I think this dress would be fabulous. Notice the little neck darts on the back view. What a great detail that makes me think the fit on this would be perfect.
The dress is also shown with lace sleeves. I like this option, too, although once again, the seaming is impossible to see on the black fabric.
Surprisingly, the next thing that caught my eye was this tunic:
I was thinking just yesterday, as I was getting dressed, that it would be nice to have a couple of comfortable, "tunic-y" tops that would look nice with jeans on casual Friday or to run errands in. And there you go. I'm already searching my stash for something suitable.
Finally, there is this "Wrap Coat." Burda has offered several of these over the last couple of years and I've held off making one because some of the designs seemed kind of weak and insubstantial.
But this one is shown in wool fleece and it looks like it would be warm and stylish. The tech drawing also shows some interesting seaming in the back that makes it seem a little bit more structured than some other patterns I've seen. It sure looks like it would be a better option for my cold office than wrapping myself in a blanket...
And that's about it. Now that I'm off work until after the New Year, maybe I can get some sewing done. Maybe. I'm still working on a dress from the October Burda!