When I first saw the August Burda Style preview I felt a little underwhelmed, but now that I have been through it with a fine-toothed comb I see that actually there are quite a few good patterns with only one or two 'What were they thinking?' garments.
So here are a few of my favourite patterns from next month's Burda Style:
My favourite thing about this dress has to be the cowl neck, closely followed by the cap sleeves. I have seen a few bloggers favouring this neckline recently, as well as a few shops.
It would clearly look best in a fabric with good drape to get the full effect.
And who doesn't love pockets.
I think this is a lovely ladylike dress, the temptation to try to recreate it with a similar fabric is very high.
It has an interesting high back neck, which I wouldn't usually go for, but I think it works here
I think this is a great autumnal jacket - it certainly wouldn't be warm enough for winter with its cropped length and shorter sleeves.
It would be ideal for Self-Stitched-September.
I quite like the look of these trousers, even though they appear to have been made in sweatsuiting.
I think that the side button detail is really nice and you could probably make them in any type of stretch trouser fabric.
But it wouldn't be an issue of Burda Style unless there was one garment that just makes you ask 'why?', and this month it is a very interesting pair of trousers.
I'm struggling to think what event these trousers would be appropriate for.
It's just a silly pair of trousers.
The full preview can be found on the Russian Burda site here.