The Power of Fashion: 8 Utility Styles
"The cropped jacket" includes a turn-down collar and the edges and sleeve hems are finished with a petersham accent. 121
Topstitched petersham sewn onto a fine bouclé punctuates "this dress" with an extra splash of chic.
"This blouse" with its XL- bow and covered buttons looks just as great for a party outfit as it does when paired with casual denim. To bring it closer into the figure, simply wear it as shown here with a narrow leather belt – or use a kit to cover a belt in the same fabric.
"This maxi skirt" with the deep box pleats is a look that turns heads today just as it did in 1952. The panel seams in front come together at the top with a tipped look on the pockets and they are closed with covered buttons.
"A style" that transcends into the sixties: The boxy look with cropped sleeves from 1959 is a classic with clean lines and princess seams that hug the figure softly.
So ladylike..."this satin" blouse features a shawl-like collar that finishes in a wrap. This style was first shown in 1955. For a striking collar update, cut the collar pattern piece in a contrast color fabric.
Retro Special
Oldies but Goodies - These cuts, fabrics, and colors from earlier Burda fashion editions are celebrating a comeback this month!