It’s taken eight months, but I think Burda has finally put out an exciting issue this year! There isn’t really anything that I would consider to be a stand-out piece, but on the whole there are a lot of solid designs in this issue.
The standout pieces in this issue are definitely the dresses. There are some lovely seaming details that would be great both in solids or with a color blocked design.
The jackets also include some lovely designs this month as well. The tan jacket has some especially lovely design details (it rather reminds me of a spread from the January 2004 Burda), though the cropped green jacket looks like it would be a great piece for layering and simple to make as well.
There aren’t a lot of exciting tops, but the yellow ruffles do look like they would be good for layering. I’m also a bit partial to the burgundy sweater top as well.
The vests in this issue really aren’t anything to get too excited about.
I do rather like the bottoms in this issue; the skirts have a particularly appealing classic style.
I wasn’t overly excited by the Burda Plus options this month – none of the designs felt particularly special or innovative.
And that’s pretty much it for this issue. Which means it is time to pick the top and bottom designs from this issue. Although there were a lot of great designs, it is pretty obvious that the Best of BS for August 2015 goes to:
This dress is so classic and elegant. I can definitely see it looking great in a solid or a print, or with some interesting color blocking, and I think it will look great on a lot of different body types. I predict we will be seeing some fantastic versions pop up in the near future.
Now, a bit more challenging was picking the bottom design for the month. There were a few crazy (leopard print) designs this month that weren’t exactly the most appealing, but in the end I have to give the BWTF award to:
This whole design looks awkward – the length, the lapel shape, the random zippers. I can’t really find much appealing at all with this style. All in all – not a fan.
And that’s it! Overall I have to say it’s a pretty decent issue, especially in light of what we’ve gotten so far this year. I’m actually pretty excited for this issue to arrive, even if I might not have time to sew any of these designs for a while. What do you all think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!