Christmas came early this year.

Burda magazine april 1961

You know I love Burda Magazines, right? Imagine my delight when I discovered a 1961 issue on Swedish ebay! I knew I just had to have it, and to my surprise, nobody else was bidding on it, so I won it! Yay! Not only did I win that lovely issue, I won another pattern magazine, a Finnish mag called Beyers, from 1956. Oh the joy!


Both magazines are complete with instructions and pattern sheets, and I can only begin to imagine all the wonderful things I can make from these. I´ve taken some pictures so you can enjoy some lovely mid-century fashion as well!


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Oh, and to Sicilians, Scandinavians and others who celebrate it, I hope you had a good St.Lucy celebration today! 


  1. Donna on 13/12/2011 at 22:59

    Happy St. Lucy Day! Those look delicious 🙂

  2. Elise on 14/12/2011 at 01:38

    Wow I totally love the dress on the first magazine, great find! 🙂

  3. Scruffybadger on 14/12/2011 at 08:35

    What a treat! Thank you for sharing so many wonderful pictures. I bet you just keep going back to it and losing yourself in all the loveliness!

  4. Catherine on 14/12/2011 at 08:46

    What a wonderful find and the dresses look stunning.I like the look of the red skirted one on the far left second row down..a bit folk inspired perhaps? which one are you going to make first or are you still too excited to think about that yet?

  5. Alessa on 14/12/2011 at 16:22

    Happy St. Lucia Day! 🙂 Those pattern magazines look cool, I love the cover outfit on the second one and that striped dress is so cute!

  6. Sigrid on 14/12/2011 at 16:31

    I can’t wait to see what you make from this!

  7. Sewing Princess on 15/12/2011 at 09:14

    I love the magazines…but I am even more curious about those sweets…can you tell me what they are?

    • Sølvi on 30/12/2011 at 13:31

      Sorry for replying so late, they are Lussebullar, traditional wheat buns with saffron. Delicious!

  8. Alexandra Mason on 16/12/2011 at 21:06

    Those magazines look fantastic! Looking forward to seeing what you make.

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