Burda lounge-around-the-house wardrobe

I’ve always had a hankering for making an entire Burda capsule wardrobe for some reason.  I just love how they pull together an average of 10-12 pieces and they all work beautifully together.  I recently cleaned up my sewing area a teeny tiny titch, and had the sudden impulse to sew a lounge-about-the-house wardrobe, courtesy of the February 2013 issue of Burda, after emptying out a large bag of knits that have been collecting over the last 12 months or so.  After laying them all out, I decided on this colour scheme:fabric choicesFrom L to R:  dark purple lightweight RPL, rusty rayon knit from EOS, graphic rayon knit from EOS, lavender lightweight RPL, and silk chiffon along the bottom. After shopping my stash, I decided I’d use the silk chiffon instead of the suggested silk satin.  It’s lighter in weight, and I’ll double it if necessary to match the weight of the knits if necessary.  I have 3 metres each of the light and dark purple, about the same of the silk chiffon and around 1 metre each of the print and rust knits.  Here’s my plan:

1. long skirt dark purple (Burda 1/2013 #116)

2. knit pants in dark purple (Burda 1/2013 #112)3. dress with chiffon in light purple (Burda 1/2013 #110)

4. cardigan with attached scarf in chiffon (Burda 1/2013 #114)114_0113_b_large

5. ruched long-sleeved tee with chiffon trim in rust (Burda 1/2013 #119)119_0113_b_large

6. short-sleeve tee in graphic print (Burda 2/2013 #126)

7. possibly a chiffon blouse (Burda 4/2011 #114)

8. and, if I have enough fabric left, this colour block top (Burda 7/2014 #114)114_072014_b_largeAnd that should give me a pretty good capsule wardrobe for fall LATH (lounge-around-the-house) wear.

*all line drawings courtesy BurdaStyle.com and Burdastyle.ru


12 thoughts on “Burda lounge-around-the-house wardrobe

  1. These turned out amazing! I wonder if you can help me by sharing the instructions for the #112 pants, I have them in german and don’t understand! I’d appreciate it!

    1. Hi, Laura! I’m happy to help with the instructions! If you email me at onlymezzo at yahoo dot ca I’ll send you a scanned image of the instructions.

  2. I have always loved this line of loungewear. Enjoy making them. I look forward to seeing the makes. I am inspired to look at these great patterns again.

  3. This is such a great idea. After all, these are the clothes I spend the majority of my time in:) I look forward to seeing your new casual clothes.

  4. And by the way and because I didn’t seem to find the comment thingy on your previous post: I have had much the same thoughts recently!

    1. I wonder if it’s just a cycle due to seasons, responsibilities and plain ol’ just needing a change of scene or something. 🙂 It really does feel great to be sewing again. 🙂

  5. ooo, I’m excited about no 8 and 4 as they are on my (far too long) maybe list. Looking forward to seeing your makes. 6 is a great pattern, by the way, though I have found that it varies very widely on final size depending on fabric choice. One I made using a not very stretchy knit came out really rather tight…

  6. So happy to hear or see…that you are back sewing again. looking forward to seeing the finished results :-}


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