The February announcement of BurdaStyle Magazine has been posted! While I don’t think this issue is quite as good as January, I do think there are plenty of great patterns this month too. Where January felt like there were a lot of bold, stand-out patterns, this month I’m more impressed with the sort of supporting garments that help make a stylishly polished, but not too over the top sort of outfit. There’s plenty to see, so let’s take a look:
There are several great casual dresses this month:
From the line drawing, this isn’t something I’d normally be drawn to, but I really love the look of the garment on the model. Very subdued, but chic, while still being fairly casual.
I do rather like this wrap dress, though I find it odd to style it over top of those capri pants. I am liking how much topstitching detail Burda is putting into their looks lately, however.
From the line drawing, this dress feels like there is a bit much going on, but I really love the way it looks on the model. The solid pipping is a nice feature to highlight the design lines as well.
Another cute dress! I especially love the look of it in the print, and it has a nice balance of details and simple classic lines.
This dress is certainly a bit more formal than the others, but it does have a lot of interesting details on the front. It would be great if you need a more formal work wardrobe.
I’m really excited by the designer dress pattern we get this month. I love the shape of this dress, and the sleeves are a great shape.
There are also lots of great tops to add to your wardrobe this month as well:
The front of this top is fine, but all the great detail in on the back. That simple waterfall feature is a lovely soft detail.
Not much of excitement to this top, but it looks super cute on the models. Definitely one of those tops that would looks great with a variety of different skirts and trousers.
I love this! The line drawing is sort of odd, but the way it hangs on the body is super cool. I’m definitely adding this one to my sewing wishlist.
Another great top. The front is simple and pretty, and the back has a lovely tie feature.
This is one where I feel as thought the pattern looks great (I love the line drawing) but the fabric choice and styling makes it seem like it is made from cheap quilting cotton. I think there is a lot of potential here though.
I think I prefer this in the dress version, but it is still cute in the top version.
A perfectly acceptable button-front top.
I find that the flap placement seems high on this top; yet the similar style doesn’t bother me as much in the dress version.
I also like many of the jackets presented this month:
I really like this jacket! It’s like an elevation of a bomber jacket, and I think the combination of details looks super fresh and really chic.
We’ve seen this sort of robe inspired wrap/kimono jacket before, but it looks really fabulous in this print.
This jacket is rather simple, but the pipping gives it a nice subtle pop of color.
The pleating on this jacket is lovely. I really like the design features here.
This isn’t my favorite parka that Burda’s ever done, but it does have a nice hood and seems very practical.
The bottoms this month are are pretty cute:
This is a nice pattern to showcase the ruffle trend in a subtle way.
I like the shape and practical nature of these cargo pants.
I’ve never felt comfortable wearing button front skirts, and I’m not the biggest fan of the fabrication here. The pattern itself is fine, but not overly exiting.
I do love this pencil skirt though; the seaming details at the waistband are very nice.
The Burda Plus section this month is pretty fantastic:
I love this loose fitting trench coat; it has lots of nice design details while still having a nice easy look about it.
I’m obsessed with this shirt dress! I love the shape, the collar, the sleeves… I’ll have to grade down, but I really love it.
I also like it in a simple shirt version as well. Very casual chic.
This twist top is also super cute! It looks simple, comfortable, and still very stylish.
I don’t love the fabric chosen for the shorter version of the jacket, but the style lines are quite nice.
This dress is cute; I think it might be more exciting in a print though.
I really like these pants! The details are super cool.
The kids section is also full of really great practical designs this month:
And that’s it! There is a lot of great stuff this month, though it seems rather simple at first glance. After looking through everything more closely, I’m even more excited for this magazine to arrive in the mail.
And with that, it means it is time to choose the Best of BS for February 2018:
The bomber/tweed jacket mashup! I don’t think this is my personal favorite pattern from this magazine, but I do think it is the most innovative design and most fashion forward piece. It is one of those designs that can be styled up or down, and that versatility makes it the top pattern for the month.
And, finally BWTF goes to:
The button front skirt. There isn’t anything wrong with it; but comparatively, it just isn’t as exciting as the other offerings this month.
And there we have it, another month of Burda in the books. While January was full of bold, colorful designs that were really exciting to look at, this month is all about simpler styles and subtle details that are very wearable and classic in design. I’m really excited to add this magazine to my collection; it is the sort of issue that I think will be great to have in the future, as I think many of these design styles will be fantastic to come back to. What do you all think? Are you excited to get sewing from February? Or is this issue too boring when compared to the January issue to be of interest? Feel free to discuss this month’s issue in the comments, and be sure to stop back on Friday when I will be discussing the Spring/Summer catalog release from Burda!