The first issue of this year’s Burda Easy Magazine is here! This magazine always has fewer styles than a regular monthly Burda magazine, but also has more detailed instructions, and patterns you don’t have to trace, which makes it a friendlier entry point to new sewers. The styles this time around seem to be following a lot of the recent trends. There aren’t any really unique pattens, but there are a lot of simple looking patterns that could be good for spring and summer. Let’s take a look:
This off the shoulder ruffle blouse seems to be a very popular style this season – almost every major pattern brand has one (or more). At this point I feel like there are several available options for this sort of pattern, but as these sorts of tops go, this is a pretty decent version.
This one-should er dress/tunic pattern is a bit low on the strapless side. It’s interesting because the line drawing shows the hint of something under the dress, but it isn’t visible on any of the models. Personally, I rather like it in the maxi version, though I’d definitely figure a way to raise the side a bit.
Simple wrap skirt, not too much to discuss here. Might be a bit short, but adding length wouldn’t be too difficult.
I’m not usually a fan of these romper jumpsuit styles, but i have to say I really love how Burda styled them here. The dress version also plays with the modern off the shoulder trend and large sleeves, but actually keeps a nice proportion as well.
These pants look pretty simple to construct, and Burda also did a nice job with the styling here.
This dress/top is really simple, but would be great for layering.
Love this jacket! Probably the best pattern in the magazine. The inseam pockets are great, and the overall shape is really nice and simple. I’m not sure if it is worth buying the whole magazine just for this one pattern, but if you don’t already have a great bomber jacket pattern it might be.
And that’s it! What do you all think? Is there anything here worth getting this issue of Burda Easy? Or can you let this one pass? Feel free to discuss in the comments!