August 2012 Giveaway: Burda Easy Spring Summer 2012

Seeing as the Northern hemisphere is still in throes of warmth and light (and sweet Golden Olympic Glory) and this magazine has just hit the shelves in Australia (no, the irony is not lost on me) I thought it would be a good choice for this month’s Giveaway. Seriously though, it has some really nice pieces (and everything starts from size 34 so those of you that are normally forced to grade down Burda patterns can rejoice already). So let’s get into it.

This being Burda Easy, every garment displayed has the corresponding patterns included (unlike the regular Burda where the thing you’ve most coveted and battled-over the issue for on Evilbay, turns out to be some ready to wear piece that they may or may not rip off in a future issue).

I really like these pants, and the bubble skirt (I have a known jelly-kneed weakness for those), in fact it was Magic Baobabs consecutive makes with that pattern and the included top pattern (montage 2, centre) that really drew my attention to this issue. The unifying feature of these simple patterns is their ability to form the perfect blank canvas for some awesome-sauce special fabric.

Reading and sewing and shit like that..

There’s a section on PanAm style, the featured dress also has a woven t-shirt style top option (that’s the one Magic Baobab used for her Butterfly top linked above).

Drinking and other Mod stuff.

There’s also a turned up version of the scallop-hemmed shorts and an awesome woven-fabric sweatshirt pattern in the pullover style (far right), that would really rock made up in fancy tweed or herringbone with contrast lining for the hood. Zipper-front variation of the same on the left.

Wearing a pullover in the fake tropics.

There are also Lederhosen (Oktoberfest hipster, take me now!), bandeau tops, a key hole front strapless jersey dress (keepin’ it classy), stretch leggings with Grandpa-jacket style templates over the knees, a boring regular skirt and a crazy drawstring backpack. Experience the whole she-bang in French here. The magazine I’m giving away is in German (which is neither here nor there given Burda’s awesome ‘instructions’).

Another review here by Paunnet. Want this? Leave a comment on this post and any other post on this blog and you’re in for the win. Giveaway ends on the 31st of August, 2012.

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