First the good stuff:
|Hot! I love the back of this dress, though I would change the skirt front if possible.|
My only concern is supporting the boobage.
Maybe a good place to use my skating costume skills to sew in a bra...
|A variation on the above dress, but with more practical support system.|
|Line drawing is uninspiring, but the model/garment photos |
may have won me over on this one.
|Another sexy back!|
Again, maybe not practical but the back looks great.
If I ever need a swimsuit cover up...
|Basically a square that wraps around your body. Hmm.|
Well, if I ever have to go to a Toga Party I guess Burda's got me covered. Heh.
|Pretty! This shirt is probably my favorite thing in this issue.|
|Though the model's terrible posture pretty much ruins the effect of the shirt.|
Also looks like it has the classic low Burda cut. Perfect for wearing a cami under though.
|At first this shirt was sort of meh, but it has been growing on me. |
It would be a great layering piece for summer. And super classy in a lovely silk.
|I don't have a lot of shirts that I think look good tucked in, |
but this would be a perfect candidate for that. It's going on my list.
As for the skirt that I loved on the model photo...
|The line drawing gives me a bit of a pause, |
because I am not sold on the ties, but I might still try it.
|Basic pants in a crazy print. I can live with that.|
|This tank is pretty boring, but perfect for use with |
sequin material, so it goes on my yay list.
|Shorts are practical for summer. And these are some short shorts.|
|I know, I know - who needs another cowl neck?|
I do! I have plans for those straps. Oh yes, indeed I do.
|Cardigan is not exciting, but not terrible.|
|The top of this dress is suitably interesting, but, again, |
maybe we will be having support problems.
|Jacket is a bit more boxy of a cut than I typically go for, but it is alright.|
|Line drawing because the black is a bit hard to see...|
|And our vintage pattern for the month... a basic t-shirt. Eh.|
|iPad cases! Can you say easy gift sewing?|
|I still need to make a slip. I think there are others I like better, |
but the color and the lace here are pretty, so, well, inspiration at least.
|Half slip. I feel like these are hard to buy anymore, but could be rather useful.|
|The shorts... are a bit crazy, but the top is sort of cute.|
With modifications I could see it being a fun sports bra.
|This top is super cute! I might be making one in the future...|
|Also love this dress, though I would probably adjust the hem length.|
|Basic, but practical.|
|Actually I really like this skirt. Might make one for me.|
(And, no, Burda was not so crazy as to pair the hot pink lace top
with the hot pink lace skirt. Thank goodness.)
|Fur at the beach? Burda, what are you thinking?|
|Though I don't think a fully sequined cardigan is much more practical.|
|Then again it looks a bit better in a different environment.|
|Then again again, it sort of looks like a bathrobe on its own.|
|I didn't know it was possible to make a "classic" work shirt look this sloppy.|
|Even the Burda Plus section couldn't be left alone... |
Is it me, or does this top look like there are mistakes?
|But no! Is designed that way.|
|Stretch lace seems to hide the oddity a bit better...|
|Why would you steal your poor granny's clothes |
to wear as beach cover ups? That is just mean.
|You took her nightgown too?!|
|Thoughts that come to mind:|
"Bad skating costume" and "Pinwheel of Death."
|Ok, this looks like a waitress costume, right? Right?|
Only, like, from a diner set in a really low budget sci-fi movie.
|Purple Burda Plus dress!|
Which means we now need to pick the worst pattern this month. This was similarly difficult, but for the opposite reasons. So. Much. Ugly! But, well, in the end I had to give the BWTF Award for July to:
|The Space Waitress!|
And that's what I got. You guys see anything you particularly like? What are your thoughts on the sexy beach dresses? Would you be able to wear them as a dress (and not just as a swimsit cover up? Or does bouncing boobage give you pause? Feel free to debate, discuss, and pattern bash in the comments.