I live a very casual life. I wear pants to work everyday and I usually change into my "play clothes" - jeans - when I get home from work. I only dress up for church, including weddings and funerals. So, I often wondered what someone of my body type and age would wear if I attended a dressy affair. BWOF to the rescue! The plus size collection in the March 2009 issue suits my tastes perfectly. I can imagine a solid color dress with a brocade jacket. The sheath dress is boxy enough to compliment my silhouette and the jacket camouflages my belly. I like the skirt from this issue, also. Another issue, Burda Plus Fashion FW 2008 had a nice collection of evening wear, including a top that would work nicely with this skirt. I wish I had a nice formal affair to go to so I could sew this outfit!
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Daisy is the winner of the give-away, Rip It! by Elissa Meyrich, who was a student and instrutor at Parsons School of Design. (Did you know the infamous Kenley of Project Runway is, or least was an instructor at Sew Fasy Sew Easy, Elissa Meyrich's school?) Congrats, Daisy! E-mail your mailing address to me.