Friday, April 30, 2010

Hello, May Burda!

The May issue arrived today, DH brought it in from the mailbox and waggled it at me, but I was cemented to the couch.  Little Man and I are harboring a nasty cough/cold thing, so I spent my day hopped up on Robitussin.  When I didn't hop up and come running, DH knew exactly how sick I was!

There's a few goodies in this month's issue.  My favorite is this sweet little dress with the pleated front detail.
Why must it be in petite sizes only, though?  I'm thinking that I un-petited a Burda jacket last fall, maybe I can use those adjustments and muslin it...

The blouse on the cover is cute, I just hate long sleeves in the summer.  I can always make them short, right?  I don't think I'd use a sheer... or maybe, I would?
I love everything in the kids section.  Everything.

The top shown below is super cute, but the model photo is terrible and shows absolutely no detail.  Sometimes I wonder what their photographers or editors are thinking!?  I've never used elastic thread, so that would be a new challenge!

Meanwhile, I have 2 prom dresses to alter this weekend.  The red one needs to come in one more inch on the top (we can't have any wardrobe malfunctions at prom!) and the other belongs to another student of mine who got stuck with a size bigger than she needed, so I'm taking it in on the sides 3/4".  You should see this number... lots of skin showing! And I have to take it in by hand, the straps and trim is completely covered in sequins and beads.

Time for another dose of Robitussin.  See you all in a few days!

9 comments:

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Ooo I actually like the sheer sleeves of the blouse. It'd be good for evening activities when the temp is a bit cooler: dates, etc.

Aminat said...

Hope you get better...I love the tunic too and I have the perfect fabric for it...

KID, MD said...

Love your pics!! I really like that shirred collar top. So different!

beangirl said...

I haven't opened mine up yet, even though it arrived today. Been too busy and just got in for the day. Yikes.

I think for summer long sleeves would have to be sheer or look very weird, but if you make short sleeves that blouse will look cute in anything lightweight. I can't wait for the kiddos to get to sleep so I can take a look!

gwensews said...

Feel better.

Michelle said...

I hope you are feeling better soon! This cold is really hanging on. I really like the patterns in this month's Burda. I think I will make quite a few!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Feel better soon ~ summer colds are the worse!

Elaray said...

Re: petite Burda

Look at the pattern measurements. I noticed the difference between a petite plus size and a regular plus size is only 1/2 inch in the neck-to-waist. Un-petiting might be very easy.

amber said...

I just got my first Burda in the mail this month. :D Unfortunately, there's not anything that is a "must-sew" for me in this issue, at least for now, but it's still exciting to be a full subscriber now.