I have to admit that I have fallen slightly out of love with Burdastyle recently. I think the last issue that really had me excited was 3/2014 – the excitement was for the skinny jeans pattern that I made a few times now. But otherwise it kinda left me cold. I even considered cancelling my subscription, but then I did like a few things in the April edition which landed in my letterbox today, so I think I’m pacified again.
First off a little horror, though. How young/naive do you need to be to want to wear this?
On the other hand I’m strangely drawn to culottes. Is that an aberration? Should I stop even considering them? Or are they (as I seem to think) actually quite cool? And the jacket is right up my street too.
Wanna go out in your pajama? Great, that is the right pattern for you!
This is quite conventional from the front – but look at the back! Love it – though of course it would require some underwear acrobatics to pull this off.
Now this I think is awful! Just awful! The pocket placement makes the mind boggle, don’t you think?
This top on the other hand I really like. It is the same pattern as the dress, but a lot nicer for losing that skirt, I think. And it would be easy to make the neckline less revealing, so I think I’m gonna try this soon as a woven top.
I absolutely adore this look! Would never wear it myself (muffin top on show? I don’t think so!) but I love looking at it The top comes as a two-shoulder top was well – by simply wearing two of them. Hmm….
Culottes again! Do I need my head looked into? Or are they good?
I kinda love this blouse. Not quite sure why… Maybe I need to go and buy sequins – after my stash diet, obviously!
This dress is what made me run to the postbox today! It’s in the preview already an it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. I love the American shoulders and the lapels. There is also a version with a collar which I think I’m gonna combine with the lapels. I’ll be travelling to Italy shortly and this dress is coming with me, there’s a promise.
I’m never sure whether high-waisted trousers are a good idea on all but the very slender. but I like these.
This is the wrap dress with sleeves and collar. A nice option, although I think it’s the American shoulder that sets it apart, so it’s a shame losing that with the sleeves.
I find myself strangely drawn to this blazer type jacket… Why? I don’t have an answer for you there…
Viewers of a sensitive disposition look away now. This is another edition of Burdastyles ongoing feature “Take a potato sack and call it a garment”. At least they put some pockets on. For potatoes, maybe…
I love this dress from the plus section. Simple, stylish, flattering.
But omg, what nonsense is this??! “Throw a curtain over her and be done with it”? oh no, wait, dipdye the curtain first. Is that the dress-version of losing the will to live?
My kids are all to old for these sizes up to 128, but I think both outfits are really cute.
So there you have it, April 2015, according to Burdastyle. One pattern I’m going to make like right now, a couple that might jump my carefully organised queue and some to keep in mind – I think I can call myself a happy sewer.
Did you see anything you like? Enough to bring our the tracing paper?