"Retro Inspired" looks:
|B5846 - I actually like this shirtdress, but I have a lot of shirtdress patterns, |
and not a lot of desire to actually sew a shirtdress.
|B5850 - This would be a cute party dress, especially for the holidays.|
I think the bow might be a bit voluminous for me though.
|B5851 - A nice sheath dress.|
|B5858 - I actually like this top and skirt (there are also pants, but they are a bit boring), |
but I don't know if I would ever actually wear them.
|B5859 - A fun wardrobe pattern.|
|B5859 - I actually like the top and skirt, but, again, I don't know if I would ever really wear them.|
There were also a lot of looks that were following more modern trends:
|B5847 - The exposed zipper is used in a sort of interesting way here, |
but I am not really a fan of the overall shaping on this dress.
|B5852 - Super Sexy Color Blocking! |
I actually really love this design, just maybe not in those specific fabrics.
|B5849 - This dress reminds me of the design from the 2011 September Burda magazine - |
except the collar is much more wearable here! This one is also going on my list of must-buys.
|B5857 - Another knit top. Similar to other patterns I already have, |
and yet, who can resist a knit top pattern?
|B5862 - I love the draping on this knit dress.|
|B5836 - I like this simple dress, but I already have a few Burda patterns that are similar, |
so I don't really feel a need to acquire this pattern.
There were also a few fun craft patterns that actually weren't too bad:
|B5864 - Retro doll's clothes that are actually really cute!|
|B5865 - More Retro doll's clothes.|
|B5841 - iPad/iPad mini protective cases. Perhaps a great thing to sew as holiday gifts?|
|B5855 - This is actually a loose-fitting tunic, but I think it works better when they style it for maternity.|
I do like the sleeves quite a bit, and there is some variety with this pattern.
|B5860 - This is actually a really cute maternity dress! This pattern also has some |
maternity pants, so it could be quite useful for the future moms out there.
Though I did find quite a few patterns I really liked, there are still a few patterns that are worthy of a little ridicule:
|B5848 - Cocoon sack dress. I think the mullet hem really just makes it look like a nightgown.|
|B5856 - Maybe it is just the fabric, but, honestly, the top just looks really sloppy.|
|B5854 - This must have been really easy to sew, |
since it was clearly fashioned out of curtains that had a dust ruffle at the bottom.
So, now that I have collectively blinded everyone's mind's eyes with that last image... I ask, what do you all think? For me, overall it is a pretty good collection, but not without some (hilariously bad) missteps. What do you all think about the retro-inspired looks? Or are you a fan of the more modern trends? Is there anything you are dying to make from this collection, or are you board because you have seen it all before? Feel free to discuss in the comments!