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?