March 16, 2012

burda style April 2012

The new Burdastyle arrived this week and also there is a lot that I won't take into consideration, there are some jewels that I can see myself making in several versions. First up is this jersey top or dress with long sleeves and a pleat at the neckline. Simple enough that it can work as an everyday basic but still with a little special something.
My next favorite also comes in a top and dress version. What's not to like about these pleated sleeves?
As I already told you in my current fashion obsessions, I'm really into dip backs right now. A nice example for this trend is the white blouse which is much longer in the back even though this is not visible in the picture. Really liking it but I find it hard to picture what to wear it with. Probably only looks good with slim pants but what can you wear on top? How would you wear it?
This red bias cut dress is just beautiful but I unfortunately I can't think of any occassion when I could wear it. Also difficult to wear a bra underneath and thus not made for me.
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What are your favorites from the latest Burdastyle issue?

Happy sewing!

March 11, 2012

Current fashion obsessions

Sorry, still nothing new to show. My sewing mojo has been on vacation today and all seams turned out wonky so that I gave up and will continue another day. However, my head is filled with new ideas and things I want to create for the upcoming spring/summer season, that's why I want to share a few with you.

I'm currently in love with peplums...well who isn't right now?

 Left: Jason Wu; Right: Giorgio Armani 
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Also very in right now...dip backs. Don't know whether I would go as extreme as the first example but I can certainly see myself wearing a short skirt with a less pronounced dip back.
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Another obsession are colourful pants, I think they brighten up every outfit and are certainly still missing in my wardrobe. I do have a nice pink denim that I might turn into slim pants. However, I always have a hard time getting the fit of pants right, nevertheless they will probably have a better fit than store-bought pants.

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What are your fashion obsessions for this year's spring/summer?