For those who are not familiar with this publication, Burda Easy (or Easy Fashion) is a biannual sewing magazine aimed at beginners and young seamstresses.
I swear I was so excited about this magazine when I first started sewing. It was awesome! I'll leave you a link to one of the first issues my mum got for me when I was learning to sew (here), it's in Italian, but just look at the pictures.
There wasn't a ton of patterns, but there were always many cute, interesting ones (this was also the "era" when indie patterns were almost non-existent).
Now, you'll understand what I mean when I say that this magazine changed a lot and dulled down immensely when you see this:
The last "skirt" doesn't even involve sewing.
And the styling is beyond ridiculous.
This pants can be a nice project for a beginner, although I wouldn't recommend that sash that ties right at the crotch to anyone.
This is kinda cute, although a shirt dress is probably the last thing I'd recommend to a beginner. Unless you have a very good machine, sewing so many buttonholes can be a pain.
This is a cute dress that was made in a terribly heavy fabric, styled poorly and photographed even worse. It has a lot of potential, though. There's also a blouse version of this pattern (you can see it above, paired up with the pants) and I like it a lot.
This issue is definitely a NO for me. Burda has increased their pricing, so one more reason not to purchase this.
What about you?