The latest catalog patterns from Burda have been announced, and you can check them out on the German site here. There look to be a lot of re-prints (dating back as far as 2011 based on my super quick and not at all thorough research), so I’ve decided that, in the interest of my own time and sanity (I’ve just returned from a long trip and I’m trying to get back in the swing of life… not to mention stabilize my body’s concept of time zones) but I think posted all of the images so that if you feel like going through everything it’s here regardless. I’ll post some general thoughts at the bottom, but in the meantime here are all of the “new” releases:
And that’s it! Overall I think Burda has picked some of its “greatest hits” from the past 10 years or so to re-release as envelope patterns. I also don’t think I’ll be picking any of these up; I’m certain I have most, if not all, of these in a magazine somewhere, and I’ve even made a few of them. I do think a lot of these look like really great items for spring and summer wardrobes, but, as I previously stated, I already have them in the stash. I do think this could be a good option for people who maybe are newer to Burda though, and might not have access to the 10+ years of Burda that many of us longer-time sewists have stockpiled over the years. What do you all think? Do you think Burda’s recent approach of using the envelope patterns as an outlet to re-release older designs is helpful? Or does it feel like a waste when we used to get a bunch of new exciting designs in the catalog? Feel free to discuss it all in the comments!