I can't believe that it is time for another issue of Burda Style already! Is it just me or is the time passing really quick in 2013?!
I have to say I'm not happy with Burda only presenting some of the patterns in the Internet on their home page. I'm considering quitting this reviews altogether if I can only judge some models but not all online. And I will not take pictures of Burda pages (which is BTW problematic because of the copy rights) to judge the patterns that don#t make it into the current issue pre-presentation!
The second best pattern is a bridal one. I like the dress because it offers sleeves and a wide skirt. Many brides (at least on TV, I don't see many brides around) wear strapless dresses which in my eyes is seldom flattering. This vintage inspired dress could also be sewn with a shorter skirt and in a less bridal fabric!
The winner is - no surprises here for regular readers- a jacket pattern. It looks a bit unspectacular in this small picture, but it contains a lot of stitching details that make it special! I like the biker flair but the unusual combination with an vertical instead of angled zipper.
On to the bad patterns in this issue. Third worst goes to the dress on the left, also from the bridal collection. Has anyone ever heard of a woman complaining that her under bust measurement is too small? Maybe to downplay her chest? I certainly haven't so I'm wondering who wants to wear such a dress that makes your chest look smaller while increasing your waistline. Any ideas?
The second worst pattern is only on this list because the pattern is a waistband with several rectangles. Do you really need a pattern for this? I don't think so. Even if you'll need one, you can find plenty free sources on the Internet...
Well, on to the worst pattern of the Burda Style issue 3/2013. Burda calls this a cape, I call it and abomination. I combines the ugly features of a parka (drawstring waist, bulkiness) with the uselessness of a cape that is drawn in at the waist. I have no idea how anyone is supposed to move his or hers arms in this! Maybe this is an undercover jacket for the Penguin from Batman?