Formerly known as Burda World of Fashion Magazine. I recently got a letter from GLP, imploring me to re-subscribe and giving me a discount if I do. Like many of my sewing friends, I have been dismayed by the changes in BurdaStyle over the last year or so. But on Friday night, DH and I had a surprise date (!!!), and we ended up in Harvard Square for several hours. Harvard Square has several great features, outside the eponymous university. One of these is Out of Town News, which sells newspapers and magazines from all over the world. After dinner (at Rialto, where we sat at the bar and had a great time) we walked over there. They had the March edition of Burda Style. And they had it in a couple of languages, including Russian! I had a couple of glasses of wine in me, so I plunked down my $10.50 to see if it’s worth re-upping my subscription.
This issue has some really nice pieces in it. It’s the weddings issue, and being a long-married person with two sons and no daughters, that part of it is wasted on me. But wait – what’s this? This dress, in a different fabrication, could make a great summer maxi.
There are some cute, if rather basic tops. There’s one jacket that I really like:
And there’s (I can’t believe I’m actually writing this) a caftan that would be fun for summer vacation:
The best jackets, and many of the best designs in this issue are plus size. That’s good for some readers, but bad for me.
The pattern sheet. Ugh. I am not a fan of tracing, and the fact that Burda has decided to cram everything onto one sheet really turns me off. I haven’t done any side-by-side comparisons, but it looks like they have put fewer designs in the magazine. That alleviates the crowding on the pattern sheet to an extent, but it has a real downside to it.
Well, I think I’ll just buy the occasional BurdaStyle when I happen to be in Harvard Square. Pity. I know people love Burda, but I just don’t have the time to deal with it.
Parting Shot – Super Moon
What’d ya think of the full moon last night? According to National Geographic and everyone else, this was the apogee full moon, or Super Moon. The moon was at its closest to earth. Apogee is about 11,000 miles closer to the earth than perigee. I think it goes a long way to explain the nastiness that we saw on the internet earlier this week.
Today we’re going to try our hand at making meatballs. Yep, this Irish gal is going to try to not screw up an Italian staple. Did I ever tell you I learned to cook in self defense? It’s a funny story. Some day I’ll tell you all about my mother’s killer lamb. Literally. Until then,