And just as I thought this review would bring me up to date with the latest Burda, they go and release the June issue (which I have already, and will hopefully be reviewing soon!). As with March and April’s reviews, I’ve included links to the PDF versions of each pattern here so you can still get it if you really like a design, as I realise that the magazine itself may not be available anymore.
First up, Burda is trying to convince of some weird non-trend of wearing a soft bra overtop of a shirt. No one is doing this, Burda. No one. (Apologies for the terrible scan quality, but I didn’t care enough about this horrorshow to redo it)
In this issue the Plus designs are mixed in with the standard-sized designs which is a nice start, but I’ll be much more impressed when they start offering all the designs in the full size range like KnipMode have done for the past few years! But back to this dress – I picked this one out because I liked the little cutouts around the neckline, and because raglan sleeves aren’t very common in woven dress patterns. [Dress PDF]
This is a great wrap dress design, and I just love the way they’ve played with the stripe direction on the different pieces! And of course, if you were making this for yourself, you could do an FBA and make the bust fit a lot better, too. 💅 [Dress PDF]
I’m not entirely certain why I like this little sheath dress so much as there’s not much going on here, but in this fabric it really reminds me of something out of Mad Men. The collar is lovely, the waist tie really gives it some interest, and the princess seams make it easy to fit, too. I guess I just see a lot of potential in it! [Dress PDF]
In the kids section I thought these shorts were just adorable! The stripes here are used perfectly to show off the front seams, and the jacket would be great in some sweatshirting with fancy cuffs, too. [Jacket PDF] [Shorts PDF]
At first glance, this is just a basic, boxy jacket. But look deeper and omg there is so much going on here! Even in a solid fabric this would be a winner, but man, Burda are just killing it with the stripes this issue! [Jacket PDF]
And again with the stripe placement! It is just freaking expert-level on this bustier! 🙌 Much respect to the seamstress on this jumpsuit! This pattern also has illustrated instructions, too. [Jumpsuit PDF]
I normally shy away from nautical designs* because, well, when you live on a boat you’ve kinda already maxxed out on everything nautical, but this Petite-sized sailor dress is just freaking adorable. I believe you can remove the collar, too, which would make the dress even more versatile. [Dress PDF]
*okay, except for that time I made a sailor costume to run a fancy dress half marathon…
Ick to the fringe trim but I see a lot of potential in this short sleeved, boxy sweatshirt tee! This is pretty much the perfect top for English summers, and for some reason I always end up with weird not-quite-a-metre offcuts of sweatshirting which I’m pretty sure I could squeeze this out of… [Tee PDF]
So what did you all make of this issue? Anyone start tracing any designs yet?