Since May is the dress issue, let's look at the dresses:
|I actually really like this dress - I think I'm responding to the silhouette.|
|You can see the details better here, but I prefer the monochromatic version.|
|The long version looks a bit like something Juliette would wear though.|
Especially when I imagine it in red velvet with creme silk for the ruching...
|This dress looks a bit more like a slip than a full length dress.|
|The length makes this version look a bit more wearable.|
|I'm usually not for the ruffles, but they don't bother me overly much here.|
|I'm torn between liking this dress and feeling as though it looks a bit heavy-handed.|
|Boring sack dress, pretty lace.|
|Ruffles, ruffles everywhere. |
The line drawing looks nuts, but the drape on the garment is quite pretty.
|Maxi dress - a but blah for me.|
|Not totally sure how I feel about this one, but I'm sort of liking the idea of it more than the execution.|
|Never really a fan of the babydoll dress, and this hasn't changed my mind.|
|Not really loving this. Looks a bit fussy, though I can see it looking elegant on Lady Mary.|
As far as the non-dresses go, there are a few really good things in this issue:
|I LOVE this jacket! Very classy and fitted without any time |
consuming details makes it a very tempting project.
|Ruffle coat - I'm actually sort of liking this, even with the ruffle.|
|I love what they did with the print, and I actually like some of the details on the jacket.|
|Ok, I know this is a basic thing to make, but it looks super dramatic and I love it.|
|I'm also sort of digging this tunic top, even though |
it isn't the sort of thing I normally gravitate towards.
|Still sort of on the fence about this design, but I like it better as a shirt.|
|I feel like this might be a better style for a winter issue.|
|This top isn't too bad, possibly a bit boxy.|
|I'm sort of liking these pants more than I should. The styling on the models is really cute,|
and they look like they would make some killer PJs also.
|I don't know about the drawstring, but I'm still wanting to make some patterned pants.|
|Interesting way to have a subtle different in fabrics on a pant.|
The Burda Plus section looks very wearable, but not overly exciting:
|I do love the use of stripes on this dress, though it looks like it might be a bit low cut.|
|I like the short version as well.|
|Basic dress - not overly exciting, but a good basic for summer.|
|Looks like a good dress for when it is a million degrees outside.|
|Basic t-shirt. Meh.|
|This skirt looks like a nice wardrobe staple.|
|This tunic could easily be made into a shirt dress.|
|Sleek modern blazer.|
The worst pattern of the month was similarly difficult to choose. Not because anything was overly bad, but because there were a lot of pieces that were rather boring. In the end BWTF Award for May 2015 goes to:
|Boring color blocked babydoll dress.|
And there it is! Overall I have to say Burda is continuing its streak of non-inspiring magazines for the year, but I think there are at least a few decent patterns available here. I'm still kind of hoping that the June issue will have a larger selection of good pattern options, but I can't say I'm expecting it. What do you all think? Is Burda slowly pulling itself out of a slump with this issue? Or will the dull-ness extend through the summer? Feel free to discuss in the comments!