I’m slowly working through my pile of magazines (another four more to go!) but I wanted to share my picks from the latest Burda magazine before it becomes outdated and off the newsstands. But the short version is that this is another pretty good issue, and a fantastic one if you’re in the Plus size range!
I really liked the choice of orange and camel in this feature, but for me the standout is this pullover, made in felted wool, which also has the colour illustrated instructions this month. It’s paired with an interesting skirt which was colourblocked in another example, really showing off the V panel. On the right we’ve got a cape, which is really similar to Seamwork’s Camden cape in the current November 2015 issue (except the length, obviously).
I’m not quite sure how I feel about the top on the left with its unsusual, gathered collar area, but the trousers look just a bit too 1970s to me. It’s easily overlooked, but the cardigan on the right has a really interesting construction that isn’t apparent from just the front tech drawing or the photos. Check out those pattern pieces!
I’m so pleased to see this cropped jacket pattern (and not just because it’s similar to the Manequim one I sewed last summer and therefore puts me On Trend) but I’m less keen on the tie-front maxi dress which has absolutely zero bust support.
The top on the left is a short sleeved version of the camel pullover seen above, but with a detachable hem layer to make it look like there’s a layered shirt underneath (ooooookay. So like a hem Dickie?). The dress on the left has a paper bag-style gathered neckline and loose shape that makes it feel quite Japanese (speaking of, did you hear that Pattern Magic 3 is getting an English language release through Laurence King in February, and that Drape Drape Dress is released in Japan later this month??)
But really, the Plus patterns are amazing this month – I didn’t scan them all but this section also includes a great winter coat, very on-trend culottes, and a ton of separates. The gathered tunic on the left is very pretty, but it was the asymmetric ruffles (and that vintage print fabric!) on the right that drew me in.
The button down shirt would be a versatile office choice, but how much do I love the flounced pencil skirt?! I may very well just trace off the flounce and add it to a pencil skirt pattern that fits me…
And finally, even the kids patterns are good this month – a selection of jersey patterns for bigger babies & toddlers, including both dolman and raglan tees, leggings (not so sure about that fringe, urgh), and even little booties.
What was everyone else’s take on this issue? Did I miss one of your favourites?