Thursday, September 6, 2018

September Plans (October Burda Mag!!)

Can I just sew up the October Burda for September?? That's all I need...

Usually, the fall issues are my favorite -- August, September and October. This year I was underwhelmed by August and September but they have redeemed themselves with me with this October issue!!!!


   
All of my outerwear plans have gone defunct :( But I just love this coat.  

This blouse is really beautiful and I'm assuming it's meant for lightweight wovens because it has a zipper and slits/cuffs. 

This jacket!!! swoon! It is a shorter version of the coat but I'd like it as more of a blazer but without the belt. I will have to muslin this.

The hoodie is cute - yes it's basic, but I like the wider sleeves, side slits and belt. I'd do belt loops on the side or one in the back but this looks so cozy and like a great option for the upcoming arctic weather (it's 68 degrees today in Minneapolis - it is coming. Soon.).


I wasn't as interested in the shirtwaist dress in the other view but this one with the sleeves?!?!? SWOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'll just have one of those right now pleaseandthankyou. 

The turtleneck and the matching dress I LOVE. I always hated t-necks growing up but one day (since I've been sewing), I realized it's because I have such a big head!! Getting them on was a battle! Now I can make more room for my head! Yay! But also, I think these have a zipper. Burda loves zippers in knits for some reason. I can see maybe using a short ~7-9" invisible so you don't have to worry about getting into them. The soft folds of the collar are just lovely.

 This dress is LOVELY. It is right up my alley - the cut on sleeve, the pleated skirt, the soft gathers at the neckline...It's SO beautiful to me! I definitely have a fabric or two in mind for this dress. 


These are the honorable mentions...I like them but they really aren't on the radar. 

I love a sporty skirt. I don't wear sporty skirts though. But it's so cute! 

*I* like pleated pants. I don't have time to worry about whether or not they make me look wider or emphasize my belly or hips (please do! More hips!!!)...I think they are cute and totally rock them. I just don't like waistband-less pants. 

I am a sucker for a classic blazer. This looks just like the silhouette of a RTW jacket I bought recently so I may make it one day. I recently bought V8333 (the Claire Shaeffer blazer) for the jacket itself, but also for the instructions. I am not making anymore Burda jackets without having made one from a pattern with decent directions.  It's too frustrating. Yes, I've made jackets before but the last couple I've made, I haven't been 100% happy with. I just assume, as I've improved, my standards have changed. I think I made B6169 (Lisette moto) several times because the instructions were SO good, even though I'm not a fan of moto jackets. But that style is way different than a traditional blazer with notched collar, vented sleeves, etc. So I'm going to go with the Vogue and hopefully I can then transfer that knowledge.

My September plans focused on fabric first then wardrobe holes. I don't really need any bottoms - though I would like to sew the shimmery light grey suiting up into a pair of pants...just because I don't have any bottoms that color in my wardrobe right now. And I really want this trench skirt I envisioned months ago and should just sew it so I can wear it at least once! :) So I am going to tentatively list my September plans as:

Trench skirt hack using Burda 4/2014 in an almost copper colored cotton twill

Butterick 5951 dress in grey crepe


Ottobre 5/2017 cardigan in a black/white print jersey



Burda October 10/2018 above with the cut-on sleeves-I have to see how much fabric it takes. I have a couple of contenders but am thinking that pleated skirt may use more fabric than I think.

This is random and not very cohesive so the wardrobe contest probably won't happen. Also, I have zero sewing mojo and haven't been in my sewing room in over a week so we'll see.

23 comments:

  1. I love that coat/jacket so much. I don't need any more outerwear but I have some wools that would be perfect, so I might make one of the views.
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    1. And that dress with the full sleeve - all the heart eyes <3

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    2. I feel like Blogger is so weird and glitchy lately :/

      I am so loving both of those!!!

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  2. Great selection. The coat is wonderful, hope to have time for that one. Definitely a good issue.

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  3. Definitely sew the shimmery grey fabric. I bought the last of the bolt from Kahsi. It washed beautifully, was great to sew and I am very much enjoying the culottes I made.

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  4. Ooh this was my first look at the Burda October patterns, I can see all my plans changing too!

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  5. Of course I love your plans! Those Burda patterns are FIRE!!!! Can't wait to see what you decide to sew. I love it when there are so many great options, but then I hate it too! And, yes...zippers and knits...what is up with that? I have quite a few patterns that are for knit fabrics and need zippers. I am so torn as to whether to sew them up as stated (rule follower here, lol) or work around it.

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    1. Haha! Breaking the rules is okay sometimes! :) I think it depends on the silhouette and how fitted it is.

      I'm wearing a RTW knit dress today and I can get it on and off without the zipper. But I'd imagine, if my shoulders were just a touch wider, it would be tough to do.

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  6. I get you on Burda 10/2018. I just can't wait to get my hands on it. I worry a bit because I have my subscription on the German edition so I will have to figure it out how to sew that coat. Cna't be so hard :) Love your sewing plans!

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    1. I do think, as far as coats go, that one is actually quite straightforward!

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  7. Man, the October Burda is so drool-worthy.

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    1. cannot wait to get it in my hot little hands!

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  8. yeah that red jacket is winner - although I don't usually like jackets with belts. but we will see...and so bummed I never received my September issue in the mail. I better get this one!!

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  9. You chose such beautiful styles! I especially can't wait to see the trench skirt - just really love that style!!! (had to repost this as it showed up as a reply to one of the other posts.)

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  10. I want to do all the fall sewing from the October Burda. Cannot wait to see what you make first!

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  11. You have some great fall sewing plans. As fast a sewist that you are we will be seeing several soon I am sure. I do like the red jacket, probably because it is red. Like you and others maybe not the belt. I also like that black with white dots blouse/top. I think that neckline will turnout nice.

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  12. I am in Canada and cannot find the Burda magazines any more . The company that used to sell the magazine is non existent it seems like it went bankrupt. Does anyone know where to get issues I am missing the September and October 2018 issue please the styles are exceptional . Looking forward to seeing your creations. Thank you

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    1. Aw that stinks. The only distributor I know in the US is GLP News. And then I know 2 places locally where I can buy it.

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  13. But she's wearing this cardigan open. I love it and I'm not sure how I missed it, but it's on my radar now thanks to you. Andrea had the september Burda at SewCamp and I want the cover dress so bad. I even have the perfect fabric and started to trace it - until she pointed out it was a petite pattern. I'm so sad right now. Sew on. g

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