Burda’s final special issue for the year – Burda Plus Fall/Winter – has been released! This issue has gone back and forth between being a complete reprint of previous patterns to being full of totally new patterns to now being a combination of new patterns and reprints.
This time the reprints come from the 03/2015, 12/2013, 12/2016, and 1/2017 issues. If you want to see which specific patterns are reprinted, you can check out the Russian site. I’m not going to review those patterns because, well, I already have. So here’s a look at what’s new in this release:
Looks like this wrap over top has some sort of snap or stitching to keep the v-neck closed. The sleeves are quite interesting… I wish I could see them extended somehow? Are they open on the bottom? Looks like they have hem there.
This dress is nice for fall. I like the collar and bodice details.
The two-in-one collar scarf feature is pretty cool. The coat itself is not too exciting otherwise, but it is really practical if you just want a giant winter coat that will fit over all your other layers of clothing.
This is one of those tops that feels almost too sweet? At least with the bow neck tie.
I like the ruching at the shoulders, and the hem is an interesting shape. Would be easy to alter if you wanted something more traditional though.
I’m always a sucker for a good cowl, and this dress fits the bill. It looks super cozy for fall, especially styled over tights or leggings with boots. It could look super cute belted too, if you want more waste definition.
Another dress that looks like it’s made for comfort. I like the hoodie style pocket and the sleeve detail – it adds interest to an otherwise very straightforward design.
I’m not as impressed with this blouse; it’s a bit too Little House on the Prairie. I feel like the combination of the sleeve ruffles and neck placket is just too much.
And that’s it, as far as the new patterns go. They did choose some great styles as part of the reprints, but I’m not sure the new collection would make me want to buy this issue. It’s a little sad, because I feel like the Burda Plus designs have been really good the past two years or so, but these styles feel a little less inspired to me. What do you all think? Do any of these styles make you feel like you are missing out if they aren’t in your collection? Or is this issue a total pass if you’ve already got the reprint patterns? Would it make a difference if this magazine were still available in English? Feel free to discuss in the comments!