I have had a busy two weeks and if you’re interested in how the relocation is going have a look at the re-blogged link below.
Hello from the (shaky) Land of the Long White Cloud I have had a crazy few weeks but today I am finally feeling settled. You can read about our last few weeks in Perth and our arrival here in Wellington on my blog. But today I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to the last two weeks…like digging out the necessities We got the keys to our house the week before our container was due but I managed to get some pseudo sewing done before … Read More
Things are almost back to normal which is great, even Burda seems like it is back to normal service. I cannot comment on May since I never received it but has anyone else seen the June offerings? Probably the best issue I’ve seen in quite a while…and it is the last issue of my subscription. But I won’t be swayed, I’m not that trusting. I’ve already found a retail source at my local shopping center so we’ll see what the July online preview brings…
Anyway, here are my picks:
The first section has a distinctly 60s feel, some of these items are quite basic patterns but it’s good to have a few of those in your collection and if you are lacking then this is the issue you should go out and grab.
There’s also a beautifully feminine wrap dress by Anna Molinari, I just wish the model filled it out a little better.
Dear BurdaStyle magazine,
I received my April issue today and your accompanying letter informing me that I had only two issues remaining. Thank you for the heads up, I knew our time together was coming to an end. “It’s not too late, but soon it will be” you said, to re-subscribe for a special price of 86.06€.
Your offer is generous, at the current exchange rate that is $177.74 AUD or approximately $9.81 per issue. Since you are $18.00 at the newsagent you tempt me and I have thought long and hard about it.
I hate to tell you that recently, when your issue has arrived, I take a quick look though, then put you straight into my bookcase and I never feel like looking at you again. I admit I have hocked off several of you on eBay, breaking my neat collection which I never imagined I would do.
My pattern love has shifted, now I long for the next issues of Patrones and Manequim, even with their non-English instructions, they excite me, they get me sewing, they show me trendy future fashion and I crave it. I flick through them over and over and they sit out on my cutting table for weeks on end.
You had your chance to win me back but you failed. BurdaStyle magazine, I am sorry, but I must make a stand, our love affair is over. Goodbye my friend.
There are a couple of items I like in this issue but apart from the dress (which I’m 50/50 for) and the neat idea for a “craft bag” there is nothing I don’t already have a pattern in my stash for and they are not so amazing as to replace those patterns. Here they are:
Oh my indeed!
Heading back to work after a 2 month break can be pretty depressing…but there’s nothing like finding a whole pile of sewing magazines awaiting you to cheer you up!
Check out these babies:
Ok, so there’s no Patrones, it’s late this month but that doesn’t matter because I had been dying to get my hands on the first magazine of my Manequim subscription for months so of course the first one turned up just after I left the country.
That’s ok Manequim, all is forgiven, because now I have 4 of you!
Just wait until you get a sneak peak inside at all the scrummy sewing goodness.
More to come soon!
I’m just not feeling it with this month’s Burda. I’m not sure if it is because my sewing brain is elsewhere at the moment and I can’t focus or if there really is so little in this magazine that appeals to me…hrmmm…maybe when I pick it up again nearer to Winter I’ll see a few more but for now here is my sparse looking selection: