Magazine Review: August Burda 2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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The vests in this issue really aren’t anything to get too excited about.

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I do rather like the bottoms in this issue; the skirts have a particularly appealing classic style.

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I wasn’t overly excited by the Burda Plus options this month – none of the designs felt particularly special or innovative.

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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:

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                                                  Classic sheath dress!

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:

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                                                             Crazy awkward vest!

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!

 

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