The February edition of Burdastyle came out in Germany yesterday and while I know that some of you are still waiting for the January issue (or December – that’s really quite shocking!) I thought I’ll treat you to a few pictures of the February edition to help you decide whether it’s worth waiting for.
First the overview
And now worn (or disguised, as sometimes is the case in Burda) by models:
Technical drawings anyone?
Yep, I thought you might be interested in those:
To be honest, under normal circumstances I would not have bought the magazine on the first day, as there is nothing in it that really screams “MAKE ME RIGHT NOW” at me. I might still have dithered a little bit while it’s in the shops here and considered whether I should buy it. But given that it’s #burdachallenge2018 I kinda felt obligated to commit straight away.
And although 2/2018 doesn’t come close to 11/17 and 1/18, which in my opinion are both stellar editions where I haven’t even come close to sewing to the bottom of what I want to make, this February edition has some useful patterns in it. I’ll show you a few pictures of things I might well end up making.
Top 108 is really simple and I guess could easily be self drafted – but then you get the pattern here so you don’t have to. I’m pretty sure I’ll make this at least once and I probably have fabric for it already in the stash.
I also kinda like this tunic dress (the pattern also comes as a top). I have a lot of a denim style fabric left which might make a good spring version of this dress.
This blouse gets some big heart eyes from me for the dramatic back. Unfortunately it’s a petite pattern – but the basic blouse is just like a hundred other yoked blouses that I already have in the stash (or in fact the dress from the picture before) so if I find the right fabric I might just steal the back drape pattern piece from this and combine it with another pattern. The drape is sewn to the back piece of the blouse in a snake-like line though, so I’m not sure whether that isn’t a problem waiting to happen.
Some cargo pants might come in useful towards the spring/early summer.
I’m in the market for a loose parka for a cream soft shell that is a lot lighter than I expected and won’t work for the jacket I originally intended it for. Of course, 3/4 sleeves on a parka are an abomination to me, as are the pockets sewn into the side seam as they are going to flap about like nobody’s business, but the jacket has good bare bones.
I have a strange (and possibly misguided?) liking for these trousers with a wrap front. I have some navy wool suiting that’s been marinading in the stash for long enough now, so maybe I’ll try these out. Or shouldn’t I? Are these a stupid idea? Any thoughts?
I’m definitly not going to make this as my life and this dress are incompatible – but I think it’s amazing. If looking glamorous on a flower market in Amsterdam is your jam, this dress has the picture instructions, so you could do so in this dress.
This blouse on the other hand is really wearable, so I might well make this. I bet my stash would be able to provide some suitable fabric. Not sure about the flirty back tie, I might just leave that off.
The plus size section has this blush trench coat. You must know by now that I love blush AND I love trench coats, so I love this too. Personally, I wouldn’t make a trench coat without a collar, but if you fancy air to your neck you could do worse than choosing this coat.
By the way, have a look at the shirt dress 127 in the overview picture above. It seems nice, but there is some really quite bad pulling across the bust on the model, so maybe an FBA is in order even on a plus size? I have no experience with either plus sizes or FBAs but that seems strange to me – shouldn’t it fit as is on a pretty standard size figure such as the one of the model?
Now, I kinda like these trousers with the wrap to the front leg with dramatic topstitching. However, even on the model here there seems to be something strange going on in the crotch/tummy area, so this is the kind of pattern that I would wait to see made by other, more couragious sewists first before I would attempt it.
So what’s your impression? An issue worth buying? Or will you hold out for March and the inevitable wedding dresses?