My assessment: overall this is probably the best collection I have seen thus far for the fall season. I don't think there was any one stand out pattern that I love, but there are definitely a good handful of patterns I know I am going to add to my collection either because they are pretty and I like them or because they will be incredibly useful. I really like a lot of the fancy dress and gown patterns, and there are a few jackets that are really nice. In addition to a decent number of good patterns, there are a few patterns that are really out there. So even if it isn't all good, at least it isn't boring! Let's take a look:
First, some of my favorites...
|LOVE this dress pattern. Simple, elegant, lovely.|
|Not sure how I feel about the shoulder ruffles,|
but I love the neckline on the short version.
|A really basic evening gown pattern.|
I like the A/C combination.
|If I ever need to dress like a Disney princess...|
|Don't care for this as much as the other patterns...|
|I find I actually rather like this peplum pattern as well.|
I am liking the dress and the top much more than the skirt through.
|A nice basic sheath dress pattern.|
|I actually rather like this Petite dress.|
|Another peplum top...|
|Hmmm, this should look familiar to magazine readers...|
|This looks similar to the previous pattern...|
|This is probably my favorite pattern of the entire release!|
I LOVE the seams on this coat/jacket - sleek and modern.
A bit sad that it is for petite sizes... But I am going to get it anyway.
|I also really love the short jacket in this pattern.|
|This looks like the quintessential jean jacket pattern.|
|I actually really like the sleeveless version of this top.|
I think it would be great for layering.
|Ok, so this is a basic raglan tee shirt pattern.|
BUT that turtleneck looks so useful for 6am skating practice.
Yup, this is going to be a must-buy for me.
|I suppose the pleating on this could be really unflattering,|
yet I am still somewhat drawn to it. It is a bit of a gamble.
|Ok, this looks like a skirt, but these are actually pants!|
Actually, view B is a skort.
Yes, I know, skorts are so 90s. And probably should be left there.
But I don't have any skort patterns. And I want one.
|A nice man's jacket pattern.|
|And some pants.|
|This maternity jacket is actually pretty cute |
(especially the longer version).
|And this maternity skirt could be really useful for the working mom-to-be.|
|There were several "Vintage Burda" dress patterns - |
this was probably the most interesting.
|I do like this retro style coat though.|
|This was probably the most interesting of the plus patterns,|
but I am pretty sure it was in one of the magazines this past year.
|Downton Abbey inspired costume.|
|I know Burda is trying to pass this off as "fashion"|
but the spats pattern makes me want this for costume purposes only.
|Most of the coat patterns were rather boxy and shapeless.|
Though I guess the cape-ish one has a bit of a Sherlock feel to it?
|I suppose this isn't exactly boring... but I don't exactly like it either.|
|I feel like you could do some serious damage if your |
shoulders ran into anyone while wearing this coat...
|I know peplums are a thing, but this is just too much.|
|I can't decide... I want to like the ruffles |
but I feel like they are just too big.
|Peplums gone wrong.|