Sewing plans and a dress from last year

by | Apr 24, 2021 | blog, burda pattern, dress, Uncategorized | 5 comments

A wardrobe plan always has my fascination, but I know myself well enough I won’t stick to a plan of about 12 garments. A capsule wardrobe is more do-able I hope. I have done one a long time ago and thought it would be nice to try to do it again. 

In the header of this post you see three fabrics that I plan to make 4 garments from. The print will be a blouse, pattern yet undecided. 

The linen will be the 3 garments in this collage. I had 2 meters of the sand colour and 2.5 meter of the navy blue. It was a puzzle and only scraps are left of the sand colour but I managed to get 3 garments out of it. 


All patterns are from old Burda magazines. The trousers from May 2006 and the skirt and jacket from Burda 2002. Such gems are to be found in these older issues. Below two photos from the 2002 issue.

l think I bought this issue for this collection of patterns, even though at the time I wasn’t sewing for myself much. Only last year I made the dress, which was a favorite right away.


Burda top finished
2020-01 Burda
2020-01 Burda

Time went fast and it was autumn before I knew it, with no urge to sew a linen jacket any more. The issue was still around and I decided to give it a go now and plan a capsule around it. Currently I’m working on the skirt. For the jacket I’m taking my chances and just make it. I’m a bit unsure about the sleeve and whether it will suit me. On the other hand: if you don’t try you won’t know!


So happy with the flowers in my garden. The helleborus especially, such a beautiful flower!



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  1. Vicki

    Love these plans. Love the old Burda”s too. The jacket is especially cute. And the pants look classic.

  2. Therese Custer

    Your fabric choices are quite lovely. I especially like the blouse fabric.

  3. Sharon

    Love the old Burda magazines and these are great patterns. The fabric you have selected is beautiful and I look forward to seeing the finished garments.

  4. Anja

    Beautiful patterns, I can’t wait to see the complete outfit!

  5. Dorothé Jansen

    Heb zelf ook nog diverse oude patroonbladen. Er staan zulke mooie dingen in. Succes met je capsule wardrobe


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