As part of being awarded one of BurdaStyle’s Top 50 bloggers, I’m now getting occasional goodies. Fun!
The latest that turned up out of the blue was a copy of BurdaStyle’s Wardrobe Essentials book.
It’s a hardback, spiral-bound book with 21 patterns included (they are still nested, like regular Burda patterns, but fewer are nested on one page than usual so it’s a little easier to see what’s going on). There are an array of skirts, dresses, blazers and tops, many of which are really lovely.
This tweed cowl-neck dress got my attention when it was in the magazine: so chic!
I love the lapels on this blazer..
And the curved side seam panel and hidden pockets on this coat are really cool.
However, cue sadface: none of them are in plus sizes. They only go up to a 44, which is a 39.5 bust, 32.5 waist and 41.75 hip (and some go to a 42). My curves scoff at your 44. But, what’s bad for me is good for you dear readers, because it means one thing: giveaway time!
So, if you’re smaller than a 44 and fancy winning a copy of this book, leave a comment below on why you’d like to win, together with your email address (if you don’t leave your email address you won’t be eligible for the draw). If you’re bigger than a size 44, leave a comment on why you think Burda should publish patterns that go into plus sizes in their books and I’ll… pass it on.
Due to shipping costs for this rather weighty book, this is open to US residents only (sorry!). Entries close on Dec 10 at 11.59pm EST. Good luck!