Saturday, April 7, 2012

Burda easy S/S 2012

Hello, there! I took a little break from blogging this week after OWOP, but here I am! Let's see what Burda has in store for us.
Although there are some great patterns for an absolute beginner, my impression is the quality (and interest) of this magazine dropped significantly from a couple of years ago. Maybe it's just me and the fact that my skills evolved, so I prefer more complex patterns, but some of the clothes in this issue are so simple that i wonder if someone would go through the trouble of tracing a pattern for these:

A tube top with a keyhole (slutty much?) and a dress that consist of two rectangles sewn together... I don't know.

Although there are some very cute options for beginners:

The only thing I really don't get is why there are all those seams (especially in the dress). Maybe they want to give the option to use different fabrics for each panel to get a colorblocking effect, but then why they made their samples using respectively one print and one solid fabric?
Am I also the only one to think that the dress looks different on the model than the technical drawing? The neckline looks higher and it seems like it has cap sleeves... Again, I don't know.

Finally, a few cute patterns that justify buying this issue for me:

Granted, I do have patterns for shorts, t-shirts and a-line dress in my collection, but I know I always regret it when I don't buy an issue of Burda. Burda easy is also great to lend to those friends who want to learn to sew, so they a choice of simple patterns with good instructions (well, at least they're better than the ones in regular Burda).
What about you? Will you buy it or will you pass?


  1. Well, I bought this issue (Polish version) only because they published a picture of my dress there :). The patterns are nothing special IMHO.

  2. They don't sell this issue over here- too bad! The sixties dress is super cute- two squares sewn together? Well the model on the girl, looks much more A-line than that- I hate it sometimes. The photos do not show the real shape properly- I was tricked with those boxy shapes before. They just look hideous in reality. But I very much like the look of the blue one's technical drawing. Thanks for the review!

    1. That's one thing I'll always dislike about Burda: the clothes are just not shown properly. Granted, sometimes the photos are beautiful and they almost seem from a fashion magazine, but they're so misleading! The dress you mentioned doesn't even have darts. I wonder how it can be flattering on anyone who isn't a model.

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  4. "Am I also the only one to think that the dress looks different on the model than the technical drawing?"

    This was my first thought when I saw it! :)

  5. I can only agree with you. Burda's patterns are turning easier with each issue and this doesn't only apply to Burda Easy Magazine. I mean for the easy version this might be quite justified, but at least the usual issue could turn back to the good old times. I have to admit, that I haven't bought any Burda magazine for half a year now. I just don't want to spend money if there is only one pattern I like.
    Hope they will fix that one day again...

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