Firstly, despite the fact that this is the wedding issue, I'm all about the suits, separates, casual looks this time around.
|Despite the Pepto Bismal color, I'm absolutely in LOVE with this blazer.|
The collar, the single button, the pockets... Perfection.
|Still love it in wild fabric.|
|And I really like the short version also.|
|I also really love the pants they paired with the jacket.|
I really want to make them in a dark denim.
|Love them even more in the line drawing. High waisted pants tend to fit me better, |
so I am a fan of the waistband-free high waist with pockets!
|Also loving this coat, though it is perhaps a bit out of season.|
Diagonal buttons is always a thing for me.
|Normally this boxy of a shape doesn't do it for me, but I'm ok with it here.|
|Not sure I like the short version quite as well, |
but there are a few bloggers who could rock this, I'm sure.
|I loved this when I saw the preview photos - and I love it even more|
with the garment photo and line drawing.
|This looks pretty simple to construct, and even easier to wear.|
|Might want it as a tank top...|
|...and as a short dress also.|
Love the use of stripes here.
|Speaking of stripes - I'm also loving this striped maxi dress.|
|It looks way more interesting from the side,|
but that's enough to add it to my want to sew list.
|The cut of the skirt is interesting. But it has pockets!|
|Also, I know a lot of people aren't into the peasant look,|
but I've been watching a lot of Classic Doctor Who lately,
so I'm sort of feeling the 60s/70s vibe.
|The draping at the collar is interesting, but I |
don't know how distinct it is since everything is so drapey.
|Same as the striped dress, but shorter and wedding-ified.|
|And a shorter, more casual version.|
|This shirtdress looked a bit meh in the garment photo...|
|...and the line drawing is mostly the same...|
|...but the model photo has sold me on this style.|
Now I really want one.
|Asymmetric skirt with raw edges. I think the raw edges are an interesting visual |
in the model photo, but the skirt looks a bit bulky with that waistline.
|I am sort of responding well to the longer version though.|
|Especially in the softer, less bulky fabrics.|
|I actually rather like the 50s vintage vibe from this one.|
It wouldn't be too hard to extend the skirt up to the waist seam for a different silhouette either.
|Looks like the cat got to this one before the wedding.|
Not loving this style.
|This one is interesting because it is two pieces - |
the dress, and the long skirt to give the appearance of a gown.
|The top part can be worn as a short dress for the reception.|
|Same as the dresses above, but in a slightly different length.|
For some reason I'm liking it better as a bridesmaid dress.
|3-tiered wedding dress. A bit youthful for my taste.|
|A bit juvenile.|
|This spring dress feels vaguely retro. I sort of like the vibe, |
even though I'm not overly excited by the style itself.
|The print hides all of the interesting features of this dress.|
|The wrap over section is rather interesting.|
|And I like the way it looks on the model.|
|A bit easier to see in a solid color?|
|Burda seems obsessed with this pullover top - |
we get two variations in the magazine...
|...And as a more casual knit dress, and as a bridesmaid dress.|
|Looks pretty easy to sew, but, not overly exciting?|
|Normally I am not a fan of the jumpsuit.|
|And the low top on this one makes it look as though it would be difficult to wear.|
|Have to admit I like the color blocking here though.|
Not the shorts length. But the red contrast looks cool.
|And, well, I actually sort of like this model photo.|
No way this would look good on me, but, well, I've seen worse jumpsuits.
|These culottes, however, are just a bit too voluminous for me.|
|The actually almost look like a skirt on the model.|
|Not really loving the pleated pencil skirt either.|
Experience tells me these pleats are in a most unflattering spot.
|Speaking of unflattering - giant pocket bows on a cheerleader skirt?|
No, Burda. Just, no.
|The poofy button down shirt that didn't make it into the February issue.|
|Obsession. I LOVE this coat!|
|Love the curved seaming on the front.|
|Also love this dress. So elegant and classy.|
|Not liking the casual version quite as well, but it might just be the way the fabric drapes.|
|Sort of liking the tunic though.|
|This top looks super simple to sew, and super comfy to wear.|
Fabric choice could elevate it from the dingy sleepwear color they have here.
|Have to say I'm getting a very superhero pj vibe here -|
it looks like the underwear is on the outside of the pants because of the contrasting fabric.
|Basic shirt. Not overly exciting, but looks comfortable.|
|Not loving this dress - very meh.|
|Another one where it might be the fabric choice, but this looks so mumsy.|
And like it is made out of leftover hospital gowns. Just... not the best color choice.
And that's about it! I wasn't too excited for this issue based on the early previews, but there are actually some really fantastic pieces in this issue. More than I thought I would be excited for, so that's a nice surprise. In any case, it is time for the best/worst picks from this issue.
Firstly, Best of BS for March 2015 goes to:
|The pantsuit! I'm jointly awarding for the jacket/pants combo.|
Although there is a lot of meh in this issue there is truly only one strong contender for March's BWTF Award:
|Rah rah sis boom bows skirt.|
Yeah, not a fan of this. At all. Generally trying to avoid looking like a cheerleader to begin with, and the giant bows on the pockets are just too much. Way too much. This design is a total pass for me.
So, there you have it. Are you also finding this to be the most exciting issue so far this year? Or is it still a very meh issue for you all? What are your thoughts on the best/worst patterns for the month? Has anyone ever had a Burda wedding? Any plans for one? Are we on board with the funky hem trend? Or are we wishing for more horizontal hems? Feel free to discuss in the comments!