I would really like to make more garments (or any) traced from European pattern magazines. I actually like the process of tracing, I enjoy the challenge of picking my line out of the Burda rats' nest. So far, however, the only project I've finished is a skirt--a rok--from the April 2011 KnipMode, which, however, turned out to be enormous. Even so, it was well-designed and the whole enterprise was fun. I'm thinking of growing into it.
So I subscribed to Burda Plus through Amazon a while ago. A few weeks ago my second and last issue, Spring/Summer 2012, landed in the mailbox.
Without thinking about it too hard, I decided to run up a blouse, #425, out of some light drapey black stuff in my stash. (I really shouldn't have forgotten what the stuff in my stash is--I haven't been at this that long!) It's a weird blouse, with one long sleeve and one short and a back twice as wide as the front.
Incidentally, I found this picture at the Russian Burda site, where I also found Cidell of Miss Celie's Pants prominently displayed in her Puffy Sleeve Dress!
Anyway, tracing is even more fun when the pattern parts are oddly shaped and too wide to fit on the paper in one piece but I managed to figure it out. Then, the hard part behind me, I proceeded to cut the whole thing in fashion fabric without remembering to add the !@#$% seam allowances!