I haven't made my mind on this issue yet. There are many likable patterns and not too much fugliness, but I'm not smitten. Although I must admit, I realized I feel about Burda just like someone that commented on one of my last reviews: I feel very critical and negative the first time I look at a new issue, but when I go back and look at it a few months later, I like it a lot more. Does that happen to you too?
I decided to focus on the positive for this review. The best patterns for me in this issue are for outerwear, which, as I wrote in another post, is probably Burda's strongest suit.
I love hooded coats and this one is no exception. I'm not crazy about the detachable belt, it looks inconvenient. Belt loops needed.
Ok, wait before you judge me for including this.
First of all, let's all agree that those faux fur panels are batshit crazy. Seriously ugly.
But the rest of the coat is quite lovely! The silhouette is very 60's and it reminds me of a coat from Burda Young F/W 2008 that was actually one of my first sewing projects. It turned out very cute, but unfortunately too big for me.
Then, we have a couple dresses I'm not fully convinced about.
I like the idea of this dress and the neckline is beautiful, but all those pleats around the waist scream "danger" to me. Obviously, you can't tell a thing from the photo, and besides, the model hardly needs to hide some belly.
Again, I like the lines and the idea of this dress, but I would be afraid of adding volume around this area. Moreover, you have a fold on the crotch area and a triangular panel pointing at your butt, all in one dress... That might be too much.
The pants are basic, but there's nothing wrong with them.
I was surprised at how much I liked this outfit, made of simple pieces that are very beginner-friendly and hack-friendly (you guessed it, I would immediately add a collar to the blouse). I'm impressed.
Finally, some of the plus size patterns are quite beautiful:
I love this asymmetrical top, it looks very sophisticated, no?
Super cute outfit, I especially like the skirt. The jacket looks like it's pretty easy to make, but it looks great, which is always a good thing.