My next dress is from Spring/Summer 2009 Burda Plus Fashion. I really wish Burda would be less artsy-fartsy with the photographs. I'm concerned about the collar and epaulets on this dress, but I can't really tell how they look on a human body - even the perfectly proportioned non-plus sized model body in the photograph. I have a thick neck and broad shoulders and I wouldn't want to call attention to those features with an unusual collar and epaulets. Maybe a muslin of the bodice would be in order. (Gee, ya think!)
While I work through the items currently in my queue, I'm going to seriously consider a mini wardrobe. I have to keep it small and simple – two bottoms and two tops that can be mixed and matched. I'd love to sew a few pieces and get several different outfits like I've seen in the magazines, but I just can't get the math to work out! It's going to take more than four pieces to do that. Since I'm challenged in color coordination, I'm depending on the coordinated selections offered in Vogue Fabrics swatch subscription. The next time I see suitable swatches, I'm snatching them up.