Monday, March 17, 2008

Burda - Holy Hannah!

So I got my first Burda magazine after listening to so many people on PatternReview.com say how wonderful the patterns fit. How well they are drafted. How the patterns are trendy and stylish. I had to try. I knew that there would be some tracing involved but holy cow!!! Now I know how they pack all of the patterns into four large (large!!) pieces of paper. They overlap them like crazy. Here is a picture of what it looks like when I hang one of the pattern sheets up on my window. The paper is printed on both sides and I can see both when I put it up on the window to trace. Yikes.


Here is a close-up. Even though I am scared, I am attempting to make an easy skirt. I want to try out the directions and tracing thing first on an easy pattern before diving into a jacket that I really want to make. Here's the skirt I am making. I have a muslin made. I just need to cut out and sew together the fashion fabric.



Here are the two jackets that I really want to make:

I won't make it in silver.


I love this classy jacket with the ties. I certainly won't make it white and I'm pretty sure I'll wear a shirt under it.


I like this a lot too. I have a cocoa colored stretch poplin. It says fabric with body so it might work.

8 comments:

Paula said...

Dawn, you're scaring me!

Lashell said...

Burda is the best. Enjoy

kasizzle said...

What method did you use to trace your BWOF? I have a few I've been wanting to try, but not sure of the easiest way to trace all that.
Can't wait to see the finished product!

Kat said...

Those are really cute styles! I have two Burda mags from a while back and get tired thinking about tracing them LOL. So there they sit. Maybe someday...

christina said...

The skirt is perfect for your first Burda mag project. You will love it!

I trace my patterns using a 24" roll of tracing paper from an art supply store, it's very easy to see through so I can do it on a table (don't have to tape everything up to the window and see both sides of the pattern sheet). Just a thought to help you out. It gets easier each time!

Angelia said...

I love BWOF! Don't be scared of the tracing! The fit for me is better than big 4 so I figure I can spend extra time tracing or correcting fit issues! I'd rather trace!!
Good Luck!!

Lindsay T said...

One of these days I'm gonna try a BWOF pattern too, especially now that my local bookstore sells BWOF. Do provide the details of tackling your first pattern, okay?

Karen said...

Congrats on tackling your first Burda. The first time you look at those pattern sheets it is a little alarming, but you'll get used to it. I love that last jacket you noted - that just went on my list.