I'm going to start things off with "the good stuff" because otherwise you might get so bored you'll skip the rest of this post and miss it. The one pattern I'm actually excited about is the designer exclusive for the month:
|From the front - ok, nice dress, interesting use of the print...|
|But the back... is awesome!|
|It has pockets! Want.|
|I've never been a big fan of boob pockets, but I'm sort of digging this.|
|Love the line drawing! Are those gussets under the sleeves? Must look at the pattern!|
|Not sure how I'm feeling about the culotte trend, but,|
if I'm going to embrace it, it might be with this pattern.
|On the fence with this skirt - in theory I like the drape, |
not sure how I feel about it being center front though.
|This skirt shouldn't be so exciting to me, |
but the gorgeous stripe matching has swayed my opinion.
|Loving this skirt even more in the model photo.|
|This drab grey color didn't do much to attract my attention...|
|...but the line drawing has some nice classic details.|
|The variation with the stripes is interesting, |
but looks a bit unbalanced and really emphasizes the hips.
|Yet another variation, without sleeves. I think it could be|
really cute, but without the giant patch pockets.
|I wasn't too interested in this shirt with the odd flap at first, but it is growing on me.|
|The fact that it is really 2 shirts makes it sort of interesting.|
If you make a bunch you could mix-n-match.
|Or you could just make it into a dress...|
|Waists are dropping like it's hot!|
|That waist bow is all sorts of no in my brain.|
|I can appreciate the use of a bold stripe here.|
|Not sure if I like the version with color blocking.|
It creates a rather boxy silhouette.
|Giant ruffles = modern flapper?|
|It also comes in a shorter version.|
|Not overly loving this top.|
|The pants look uncomfortably tight in this fabric.|
|I'm thinking these might be more appealing in a different fabric choice.|
The rest of the standard sized patterns were mainly consisting of voluminous patterns that generated little excitement from me:
|Sack dress with cut out sleeves.|
|Also as a top.|
|To be fair, I do rather like it belted on the model.|
|Not in love with the shape of this boxy jacket.|
|But the sleeves have very interesting seaming.|
|I can't find much to love about this skirt, |
except that it would probably be easy to make and wear.
Not loving the gathered pockets at all.
|Voluminous tank top.|
|Liking the sequin fabric. Not sure how I feel about the overall shape of this shirt.|
I don't hate this, but, I am not in love with it either.
|I can't stand the clown ruffle.|
|Look at it on the model - it is totally a ruffle of clown-like proportions.|
|And, yes, the dress is literally covered in cockroaches.|
|Burda has, at times, made me reconsider my stance on jumpsuits.|
This is not one of those times.
|I cannot with the bell sleeves.|
|The shorts version isn't much better.|
|Well, ok. So this dress is actually rather pretty.|
|And, ok, this dress is a cool way to wear cut-outs and a normal bra.|
|And this dress isn't terrible, it's just not exciting.|
|But this floral number is less than inspiring.|
|And we get the annual craftan/muumuu style dress in this issue as well,|
We've had a lot of these, and they aren't super exciting anymore.
And that's it. Overall I'm not super excited by this issue, but there are at least a few designs I like, so at least there's that. It should come as no surprise that the Best of BS for April 2015 is going to:
|The designer cut-out dress!|
Similarly, I didn't have to work too hard to pick out this month's BWTF recipient:
So, what do you all think? Are you super bored by this issue, or does the designer exclusive pattern redeem it for you? Any other patterns you are lusting after? And am I the only person who is wigged out by the giant clown collar dress and awkward jumpsuit? Let me know your thoughts on the April issue in the comments!