Otherwise I would truly embrace the opening section of July issue of Burda Style magazine.
Just take a peek at this 20s inspired loveliness!!…
I’m confused when the above dresses feature in the ‘Dresses for Everyone’ section with a tagline of ‘Stylish – for all figure types’. I am short and my hips are wide and my legs really don’t go up to my armpits… go figure!
This one is pretty cute though with its ‘dramatic waterfall neckline and widely swirling godets’.
I am none too wowed by ‘The Call of the Caribbean’ either to be honest. But that is purely because I am ever so slightly miffed about not getting a decent holiday this summer. There are a whole bunch of easy makes here. Mostly made from square fluttery chiffonness as dreamy as one of those far away tropical holiday dreams. I will hold that thought, perhaps for next year!
But oh… here we go. I’m sure those Burda ladies chuck a vintage number in to appease the moaning minnies, like me. This is a lovely classic summer dress. And it is truly earmarked.
Summer blouses are back again, apparently… did they ever go away? Or did I just refuse to comply? There are a few ‘light and lovely’ ones in this issue, mostly shapless (again) but defo worth a try.
A little more shapely… this blouse is very versatile. Slightly transparent, both casual and refined.
And this one is firmly on my list. Probably none too different from the peasant blouses I have made (here and here) but with a gathered tie instead of elastic round the neck and bound sleeve edges instead of elastic. I love the colour combo and fabric choice in this example.
Lol… I am defo of an age whereby I am scarred still from the memories of knitted cozzies. Weighed down with sand and swinging ungainly at the rear. So as pretty (and tiny) as these crocheted bikinis are, I might have to give them a miss!
This month includes a section on cool summer classics. Made in linen and silk, there are some stylishly simply ideas here.
Some interesting dart placements on this skirt…
Another take on the peasant blouse? It’s made up here in a double layer of chiffon which sounds a bit scary and immediately changes my first impressions of a simple quick to run up little top! But I do like a bit of a challenge and so this little cutie makes the grade too!
Not a fan of the strides. Or moreso they are not a fan of mine. I can never find a style that works for me. But I think the drawstring feature is certainly an interesting one on these linen pants.
And these tight, ankle length trousers with cuffs are brilliantly paired with a loose fitting blouse.
Love this dress. Also on the list.
The Plus section comes up trumps once again. No squares or straight lines here. (apart from one tunic) Mostly shapely and sexy as usual…
But highlight of this issue for me is the childrens’ section. Alas I don’t have a child small enough any more but I will make sure to find one. These are sooooo adorable and French and vintage and classically classy, wouldn’t you say?!
Ok. Inspiration overload. List as long as my arm. Why do I do this to myself?!