Burda May 2011 Picks

My love affair with Burda had ended ( though I still bought the magazines religiously). Issue after issue was put out with nothing remotely tempting. I think I continued buying the magazine out of habit. Its just one of those things you do, even though you know you should not.

Maybe the peeps up at Burda are pyschic, and sensed my displeasure with them because the may issue seems to be different. I have seen a few things that I know I will definitely be making sometime this year. The holiday section looks really interesting, so an added plus. I am contemplating these:

I love the collar, and I think its perfect for work.

Another nice work outfit
A little va-va -voom never did any harm did it?
I can see myself in this in Mallorca this summer.

I can totally see myself in this dress. This is perfect for both work, and fancy events. With different fabrics of course.

A nice casual look, I could go without the pockets.

The thing I hate about Burda is the extra step of tracing the pattern pieces before cutting them out. When I was younger, my mom used to make me trace out her patterns. Not something I used to look forward to I must add. My poor knees almost gave out before I even got to 15. Its funny how she used to sew clothes for herself, but I was never interested in sewing…not when I had boys to giggle at. Might I also point out that I spent 7 years in an all girls Baptist boarding school, so looking at boys during holiday time was a very serious event.  We used spend term time looking forward to the holidays, and then spent the holidays looking forward to going back to school to compare notes on the boys we saw. Gross, I know, but at that time, that was the highlight of our teenage lives. Girls with bothers were extremely popular in school. I on the other hand, had 4 3 older sisters, and a multitude of female cousins, so that was not cool.
Back to dear old Aunty Aenne Burda. I’m glad they are slowly but surely getting back on track.
What about you? Is anyone considering Burda Mag this may?
happy Easter


  1. April 20, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    I wasn't considering buying it, but I am now after seeing the first two dresses on your post! x

  2. April 20, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    I'm with Jane, I love those first 2 dresses! I've never bought Burda magazine before but I'm going to check it out.

  3. April 23, 2011 / 3:24 am

    I love Burda. Not every issue is great, but this one is awesome. There are quite a few things I want to make, including several of the ones you posted. I love that green ombre dress- the seaming is really simple, but unique, and I love the neckline.

  4. May 2, 2011 / 8:35 am

    Yeah I love that green dress too. I finally got my copy last week. Now I just need to get over my fear of tracing the patterns out.

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