It seems Burda has been holding out on us – the last few issues were pretty good but WOW there is a lot to love in this last issue of 2015!
I’m a big fan of cropped jackets, as you know, and I like this one has a full closure as well as full-length sleeves (though if forced to choose, I think I prefer the longer, biker version). But what is with the tight trousers without a waistband? How on earth would they stay up?? They just sound like a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen to me.
Since this is the Christmas issue, we get patterns for the whole family as well as some smaller projects that could be gifted. The selection for boys is particularly strong this time around, with this great jacket/hoodie and a knitted woolly hat that I’d wear myself if it wasn’t too small!
The boys jacket here is just a variation on the one above, but I love the men’s bomber jacket (though James is less enthusiastic). Look at the shape of the raglan sleeve joined with the yoke on it!
I’m not a onesie person in the slightest but omg if this was in adult sizes I’d totally make it, especially in a wool sweatshirting (sadly, it’s not one of the fabrics available from this issue). I think the reason I like this so much is that it’s more of a vintage Churchill/WWII “siren suit” shape than the ones the hipsters wear these days.
I’d personally tone down the 1970s vibe on the blouse by substituting normal sleeves, but I like the surplice front and gathered yokes. I really like the skirt shape, too (which also comes in maxi length) but that front pleat is a really high slit and I can just imagine things going wrong the second you sit down… It might be easy enough to join the two skirt panels to fix that though.
Great shape on this coat! I’m seeing a lot of similar ones this season, and I love that the coating fabric has little sequins throughout it!
What a beautiful, beautiful gown! It’s so very 1930s inspired and I love the asymmetry, too (of course!). If you don’t have many occasions to wear such an elegant gown, it also comes in a shorter skirt length, too. In my eyes, the only bad thing is that it’s a Tall pattern, which in my experience are always oddly oversized even though they’re supposed to only be elongated…
This is… odd. Very “art teacher”.
Here’s the other version of the cropped jacket we saw above, made this time in a mix of wool and leather to make a fantastic biker jacket. Less said about the flares, the better…
The Plus section is entirely LBDs (little black dresses), including this va-va-voom sheath – check out the seaming!
This coat isn’t half bad either, and the faux-apron seaming is continued on in the back view to give it interest, too.
Here are two more Plus-sized LBDs, both with sleeves, including a long sleeve option for the dress on the right, too.
Now that we’ve finished another year of Burda magazines, what were your favourite issues of 2015? Hint: here’s a handy list of all the At-A-Glance scans on the Russian Burda site to jog your memory.
I think my favourites were probably January, August, and December (this one), though there were, of course, stand out patterns in most of the issues.