Where am I going with all this? Well, the last two additions to my wardrobe were inspired by recent fashion photos, but the patterns were from Burda WOF back issues. The first was a blouse. I loved this Jennifer Chun blouse, from her Fall Winter 2012 collection, in a silk foulard print with contrasting paisley print trim.
Finding the fabrics for a similar look was not an easy task. The main silk fabric came from Fashionista Fabrics, which unfortunately is shutting down its Internet site. And the contrast silk fabric was purchased from an Etsy shop. The pattern, a classic woman's blouse with bust darts, shoulder yoke and sewn on placket is from Burda 9-2009.
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The second item was a pair of color blocked pants. Many designers showed color blocked pants for Fall 2011, and the same styles have shown up in RTW this winter.
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Colored blocked pants are showing up for spring. But I will leave this particular fabric combination to tall, young girls like Taylor Swift, who is wearing them in the photo below .