Burda 08/2011

Hello, there! I'm back!
I took my exams, one went very well and the other one didn't, but that's ok. Now I have time to relax a bit and to sew as much as I can.
This last weekend I also took Gertie's course at Craftsy and it was sooo good! I really like couture-ish sewing and I learnt a lot. She's a great teacher and I'm looking forward to start working on a muslin.
In the meantime, the preview of the August issue of Burda came out, so let's see what it has to offer.

Once again we have a retro issue, this time 50's inspired. The neckline of this dress seems so interesting, I'd really like to try it. I'm also wondering what those dashes along the seams on the skirt panels are... Maybe just topstitching?

Also from the 50's issue, I like this little jacket for fall. The pleat in the back is really cute, but i'd probably alter the pattern to a peter pan collar.

The designer pattern of this month is by Antik Batik, a French brand that I actually had never heard before. I don't like the fabric choice, but the draping is very nice, especially in the shoulders. It reminds me a bit of this dress form Burda 12/2010.

The buttoning on the side makes these pants interesting. I think they could be very cute shorts, although I'm not really sure on the bermuda lenght that you can see in the technical drawing.

And lastly, a WTF moment with these pants... I mean, REALLY? Would someone really wear these?

Let me know what your favorites are!