Hello 2019! We’re not there yet, but Burda already is!
For me, these vintage patterns are the highlight of this issue.
There’s a 1955 blouse, a 1952 skirt and a 1959 dress and jacket ensemble. I really like each and every design!
The skirt in particular is my favorite, the pockets are something different that I’d love to try. For the blouse, I’d definitely make a muslin of the bow because it’s such a focus-pulling element that it needs to be right for your proportions.
The dress is a rather simple pattern, but the addition of grosgrain makes it immediately cuter, without making too difficult of a project.
The jacket is a little boxy for my taste, but it’s the silhouette of those years.
Then, we have a grey collection.
I really like the coat here (surprise surprise!), the raglan sleeves of the shirtdress, the knit dress is cute, but the rest is forgettable for me.
The asymmetric shirt and the cardigan/cape/jacket thing are cute projects for beginners, the jacket is really not my taste (not loving the lack of collar), and the pants are not bad at all (it has that touch of sportswear that I never seem to be able to pull off).
YThis photoshoot is a complete snooze for me… Most patterns, we’ve already seen; then, there’s a pencil skirt with a weird bow, a dress that looks like a nightgown (spoiler alert: it is), a top with elasticated waist (which forms a sort of peplum) and a simple cami. Meh.
So, yeah, the dress from before was a nightgown after all, and the cami as well. I’m not crazy about anything here, but if you’re on the lookout for loungewear patterns, these will do.
Plus size patterns!
I like the blouse with the little pintucks, the jacket (the fact they used different materials to show very different result is a big thumbs up), and the dress (if you’re looking for something basic). The rest is a no for me, thanks (those pants are the stuff from nightmares).
Finally, Carnival costumes for children. Uhm… I like the fact that they use basic patterns and make them into different costumes with accessories, but at the same time, the final results are a bit underwhelming. Then again, I really don’t understand anything about children, so…
So, all in all, not a stellar start of the year for me, but I’ll keep in mind the vintage patterns and the belted coat…
But what about you? What did you like in this issue? What will you make? I’m curious to know!