Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Burda Easy Fashion SS2011

The photos appeared on the Russian Burda website and I had to give my opinion!
There are a few pieces that I like:

Two drapey tops. I especially like the second one, with the gathered shoulders and the crossed sections.

This blazer, although I guess there are better patterns in other regular Burda issues...

High waisted short. Very cute, but who am I kidding? I don't have the body to pull these off.

A romantic dress. Or maybe I only like the fabric they chose?

Here's my overall opinion: there are a few cute pieces, but there are too many variations of a very small number of patterns. Plus, they look like very basic designs (lots of elastic waistbands, for example).
It would probably be great for an absolute beginner (the instructions are also usually much better than the ones in regular Burda), but I don't know if I will spend 5 euros for it (why is it more pricey than Burda if it contains less patterns???).
Well, to be honest, I'm afraid I'll end up buying it anyway. When I skip an issue, I always feel like I might be missing on something, even if I have already seen the contents online. Does it happen to you too or am I the only Burda junkie?


  1. A me piacciono tanto la seconda camicetta e l'ultimo vestitino :)
    io ti direi di comprarlo lo stesso... magari un giorno ti tornerà utile! (ma sappi che io comprerei tutto proprio per questa "scusa"... quindi non faccio testo ;D)

  2. I Burda non hanno età. Quando decido di cucire cerco persino nei giornali vecchi di vent'anni. A volte qualche piccola modifica per attualizzare ed eccolo lì il modello che volevo. Quindi fai come per l'arte , metti da parte e prima o poi trovi ciò che ti serve.

  3. I exactly know what you mean. I once skipped one and later I regretted it dearly... it has been the one with the knitting pattern for a sweater with puff sleeves and bobbles.

  4. I am also a Burda addict! I have all the Burda easy fashion, even the last two, who were really, really ugly!
    Like Christina, I'm always afraid of regret not having bought ...

  5. i wish we can get burda magazines at the store in japan. its interesting you can get rusian version in italy?!

    i agree with your opinion - seems like lot of easy pieces withe elastic waist. great for pregnant woman like me, but if you are to pay for the magazine, might as well get something more complicated that we can't draft on our own easily right?

    btw, your 1940s swing dress looks amazing! i love your fabric choice. i really have to work on mine!

    and thank you for sharing about my lookbook on your blog! xo


  6. @vivatveritas
    If you see online an issue that you really like, I cand send it to you, if you're not intimidated by the instructions in Italian. Really, just ask :)
    I saw the preview photos on the Russian site, it's more updated than all the other sites (German, Italian, etc), but the actual magazine is translated into Italian.
    Your lookbook was awesome, I had to share!

  7. I like this models! In witch burda are they?

    1. As the title says, they're in Burda Easy Fashion (formerly Burda Young) Spring/Summer 2011.