First up is Burda 7063. I fell in love with this pattern the minute I saw it, both the blouse version and the dress. It looks to be quite a simple pattern too. I'm planning on starting out with a "wearable muslin" of the blouse in an Amy Butler voile I've had in my stash for about a year:
I bought the fabric just because I liked it, but then could never figure out a pattern to use with it. I think this one will work well - there's gathering at the bust that adds some interest.
I may also do a version in this leftover umbrella fabric that's been in my stash for probably a year and a half:
Once I know what I'm dealing with fit-wise, I'm planning on making the dress version in a lovely Anna Sui silk I bought a year and a half ago - again, just because I loved it. I've been waiting for the right pattern to come along, and I think this is it!
In the interest of keeping the length of this post manageable, I'll show you the other new pattern tomorrow. What a tease!