Burdastyle Magazine 06/2012

New issue, new complaints! Joking aside, let's see what caught my attention this month:

For once, I love both the fabric they chose and the way they styled this dress. It might be because I'm desperatly wishing for the weather to get warmer and to be able to go to the seaside, but I love this little dress. I'm very curious about the construction, because I don't really understand how the gathering under the bust is created.

This pattern is just a shorter, sleevess version of the dress above, but between the lace and the gathered shoulders I fell in love with it. It looks so comfy and breezy, while very feminine.

I don't see myself wearing this dress soon, especially with the plonging neckline and the virtual impossibility to wear a bra, but it's really gorgeous. I hope the magazine will feature a better photo, that shows how the back looks, and I'd be very curious to see this on a girl skinnier than me... I bet it's stunning.

I'm afraid this pattern isn't that unique and that a very similar one appeared in the magazine in the last few years, but I adore the color choice. Those two little pockets are so cute! I would definitely try it on if I saw it in a store.

Finally, the designer pattern (although I couldn't find whose design this is it's by Luisa Beccaria, thanks Kerstin). Stunning!
It's a pity that where I live finding someone that pleats fabric permanently is almost impossible and very expensive (is it the same where you live?).
Still, what a beautiful dress!

All the technical drawings will be soon available in the Flickr set.

La mia boutique 04/2012

Yay, new issue! I'm not as excited as last time, but this magazine is still better than the latest Burda.
Ok, let's dig in.

Very cute shift dress, I love the neckline both at the front and the back. The ruched details of the jacket add interest and make it very nice.

More ruching! I really love the sleeves of this dress, I might use them with a different bodice, or even with this same dress, because I like it quite a bit.

I usually prefer bermuda to shorts, because I'm not too fond of my thighs. These seem pretty nice to me, if a bit too complicated. The top pattern is included as well, but it's nothing special.

Gorgeous jacket! The pattern is taken from an Italian army jacket and I really like it. There also are some army-inspired patterns for men, so check them out if you want to sew something for your special someone.

For more technical drawings, you can check out my Flickr.

La mia boutique 02-03/2012

I'm starting to be a big fan of this magazine, so I was a little sad when it was announced on Facebook that there was going to be one issue for February and March.
So, are you curious to see what's inside?

These cropped jacket and dress are on the cover and the designer patterns of the issue. I really love them! The double peter pan collar of the jacket is adorable and the dress looks so flattering. Definitely a double win.

These shorts are so cute! I love the front pockets and the curved seam at the back.
The t-shirt pattern, although very basic, is very nice as well.

The skirt is way too short for my taste but I really like the design. The tunic is once again quite basic, but it has some very nice details, like gathered shoulders, a button placket and a curved hem. Perfect for layering.

When I saw this photo, I started laughing so hard! The expression of the model and the general quality of the shot make some Burda photoshoots look like art. Anyway, I really liked the skirt pattern and how the bow is constructed. So cute!
The shirt is a pattern as well, but it's a body-suit (I hope I'm using the correct word for it: basically, it buttons at the crotch.)! EEEEW!!!

If you're curious to see the remaining patterns of the issue, you can find them, as usual, on my Flickr page.