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Burda Easy magazine FW12

1 November 2012, 10:40

I’ve been aware of Burda Easy magazine for a while, and I even bought one a few years ago, but I don’t usually like the designs so I usually steer clear. But I really liked a few of them in this issue, and it was staring me in the face in a French supermarket a few weeks ago, so I couldn’t pass it up. Coincidentally, I bought it at the same time as the Fait Main magazine I already shared with you.

If you’re not familiar with Burda Easy, it’s published twice a year in several languages (but not English), and has illustrated instructions for simpler designs. The patterns come on tissue and are printed in such a way that they don’t overlap each other so you could cut the out rather than trace if you’re that way inclined. They don’t contain seam allowances, which is the norm everywhere except the US.

I’m not sure about the colourblocking on these trousers, but I really like the design lines and I always love a front-leg seam. The short sleeved jacket here is also cute, and has variations for full jackets and waistcoats, too.

I really love the seam lines on this boxy top, and I like the way they’ve used different black fabrics to play around with texture (the miniskirt’s very on trend with that hemline, too!).

Here’s that same top in a more 60s style…

Sick of seeing this same top pattern yet? Well here it is in a third style, paired with a pleated skirt and open at the neck.

And just to make sure you get your dose of “BurdaWTF”, there’s an included cross stitch pattern of a stoned cat you can stitch anywhere you like. Like on a sweatshirt. okaaaayyyy….

I’ve got quite a pile of magazines accumulating right now, so there’s more to show you coming up… Burda, Manequim, and even a KnipMode!

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  1. I have a few Burda Easy I picked up when in Italy at my parents, and I quite like the way it’s set up. Not so sure about the patterns, as the skirts/dresses are always incredibly short and some of the prints (especially in SS issues) are bold even for my taste.
    It’s almost like going to TopShop or New Look, but luckily without the loud awful music.

    Stefania Pilla    Nov 1, 12:22 PM    #
  2. Wow – Stoned Cat would make a fine band name. This could be their mascot!?! Sometimes those easy collections have some gems that could become favorites. Guess it’s worth a look! I do like that faux wrap mini.

    — M Kate    Nov 1, 05:11 PM    #
  3. Yep, what would we do with an issue that didn’t have a WTF item? I like the rest of what you showed. I don’t know why they don’t publish this in English, but that’s Burda for you. The pants are very on trend. Try them. I’d love to see them made up.

    Nancy Karpen    Nov 1, 08:22 PM    #
  4. I bought this issue moslty because of vest, I like it!%)) the cat is horrible!

    Sveta    Nov 2, 01:23 AM    #
  5. Have you seen the new kids’ patterns that have gone up on the burda site? With feather headdresses http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/girls-knit-pullover-112012 and war cries http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/girls-asymmetric-coat-112012


    Kate    Nov 2, 03:13 AM    #
  6. It’s a pity you can’t get this in London. I like the dress n the cover and the jacket is nice (although I would add sleeves)

    Jane    Nov 4, 07:10 AM    #

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