Monday, December 17, 2012

The Burda "Classic" Magazine issued last month

Last month, Burda issued an out-of-series special, called The Classics, based very loosely on a Chanel look, and I nabbed it with high hopes. Unfortunately, I find the styles just a tad clunky and boxy, as if they took everything I hoped for and stripped the designs down one notch too far. It's not labelled "Easy," so it's not part of that series, but still, the items look under-designed. Check out the whole magazine, by clicking here: Burda Classic Collection
This issue would be a great start for people who like to draft their own Frankenpatterns, need a work wardrobe that doesn't scream 'trend-slave,' or for a young sewist who wants to build her pattern library with some fundamentals she could play with.
But some of the styling relies too much on judicious accessorizing.

As I was just blogging about the option in the Style archives for 'shovel-neck' sheaths, (and I ignored many more nice designs for Plus sewists,) here's the Classic offering, which gives us a fitting seam, Empire-style, under the bosom and two darts, as well as three sleeve options. As you can see, it is a classic design, lacking the little edge that brings these dresses closer to the Galaxy look.



6 comments:

  1. I just finished the classic jacket in this issue. Of course it looks nothing like the jacket represented in the magazine.
    I constructed it in mohair, a brooch instead of buttons, and the pattern becomes a template....that is the Frankenpattern of which you mention.
    Yes, I agree, a decent issue, next I will follow the pattern rules!

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  2. Much as I love Burda, I think I'll give this one a miss! Ta for the review.

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  3. Thanks for the magazine review. I agree, it's not for me. I might be tempted if I were returning to work soon, but I am not.
    I am now looking for a well detailed men's coat pattern. Pickings are slim!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, if we don't hear from you before then.

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  4. Karin, the Conductor Son has been begging for a black wool coat to replace his EBay find for concerts. If you find the pattern, please share!
    Happy Xmas to you and your family, too.

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  5. Joanne, where have you been?
    Merry Xmas!

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  6. I've considered buying this issue but I think, after your review and looking at the issue thanks to your link, I'll give it a pass. Thanks for saving me $15!

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