Tuesday, January 14, 2014

February Burda is Here!

The February issue of Burda Style arrived today- about 4 days before I expected it to!  What a nice surprise on a Monday evening.  February is usually a pretty good issue, and this one is no exception.  There are a lot of great pieces just waiting to be made, but here are a few of my favorites- some things you may see here later on.

 Dress 116, shown in red and white cotton satin, features a V-neck and an a-line skirt with pleats in front.  A belt attaches at the pleats and wraps around to the back where it's fastened with buttons.  The shape is simple, but has just enough detailing to make it interesting.

Dress 112 has been getting a bad wrap around the internet.  A lot of people don't like the ruffled sleeves, but I think the overall shape is great.  I love the shift silhouette, and the bias cut hem band.  The raglan sleeves combined with the square neckline look like they would be very flattering and would set off a great necklace.  As for the ruffles, Burda suggests using chiffon with a raw edge for a different look, or just leaving them off altogether.

Dress 113 uses the same basic pattern pieces, but with a longer, plain sleeve.  I thought this was a striped fabric when I saw the online preview, but it's really three different fabrics pieced together.  How cool is that?

Jacket 114 is simply gorgeous and looks like a perfect jacket for spring.  I love the raglan "over sleeves."  I could even see this made up as a short sleeve jacket (without the long sleeve portion) as a cute spring top.

Skirt 110 is a great basic skirt with cargo pockets- but thankfully "flat" cargo pockets!  I also like the yoke detail on the back.  This looks like the perfect casual skirt to pull on with a cute blouse for work or a plain t-shirt for the weekend.  I even think I have some khaki fabric in my stash.

Skirt 139 from the plus section is also really nice.  The details include pockets which are applied to the outside and a bias cut hem band with 2 buttons on the back.  Another great skirt that can go casual or corporate depending on what you wear it with.

There are a lot of other great garments in this issue- skirts, dresses, tops, you name it.  Another great February issue.  I can't wait to get started on some of these, but I'll have to wait because I still have a project from the January issue that's waiting to be made.

So what do you think?  Are any of these February projects calling your name?


Marjorie said...

I have to agree with you on all of the February Burda garments that you have shown. They are all lovely and I particularly like the yellow jacket with your idea of just having short sleeves. The last 2 skirts are really good everyday patterns which I can see myself using. Thanks for the preview. I will have to wait at least another 4 weeks before my issue arrives in Australia.

Angela said...

I really like all the projects you have picked out. But I have to confess that I have never even seen a Burda magazine. Is there anywhere in TX/OK you can look at one in the flesh?

Shannon said...

Hi, Angela. Barnes and Noble used to carry Burda, but I haven't seen it there in a while. I'm not sure if it's just "my" store, or if others may still have it. I subscribe through GLP News. You can order a trial 3 month subscription through them. The new "US" version of Burda is popping up at B&N, Joannes, and other stores. It has the same patterns, reprinted from previous magazines. You might look for that instead.

lsaspacey said...

Thanks for highlighting jacket 114, I love it. It has a medieval/renaissance feel to it with those oversleeves. I might just have to download that one.