So after reviewing the comments from my November Burda post, I realize I’m probably in the minority, and that most people seem pretty excited by this issue. I’m still not overwhelmingly excited about it, but I am sort of warming up to it. Working on my Kibbe pattern posts really is giving me something like pattern fatigue – I’m realizing just how many patterns I have, and just how similar so many of them are. (On the flip side, I’m also really loving how unique some of my patterns are as well.) On top of that, all of my favorite patterns were part of the October sneak peak, so the lack of other great styles really felt like a let down. Regardless, I feel I may have come off as a bit grumpy in that review, and I’m feeling considerably less so as I write this. I’m still of the opinion that the October issue was much better, and I’m holding out hopes for December to blow me away, but, I’m not as thoroughly disappointed by November as I was at first glance.
In other Burda news, they are making a Burda Baby special edition:
I never have much to say about kids clothes, so I’m going to be skipping a review on this issue, but if you are a Burda fanatic and in need of baby patterns, you may wish to check this one out. It looks like the patterns will have quite detailed instructions as well.
And, finally, I wanted to share this article from the New York Times. I have to admit, I find it a bit ironic that the year Burda chooses not to do a full dirndl feature is the year that it has become such a part of mainstream fashion culture the New York Times is reporting on it. I really want Burda to feature a goth dirndl next year now.