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Date: 2/27/13 5:56 AM

Preview at Burda Germany

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Date: 2/27/13 7:35 AM

Thanks for posting, westmoon! I'm not overly thrilled yet but really like the bustier and the respective dress. The preview in the March edition shows a refashion project from a blouse and a t-shirt that intrigued me: I love to get ideas for refashioning so I guess this issue will make it into my shopping cart ...

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Date: 2/27/13 7:49 AM

It's OK, nothing grabs me as much as the last two issues, which were great. I'll wait and see when it arrives in the post! I like the long, blue, flow-y dress (picture no. 9), not sure I need a dress like that though!

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Date: 2/27/13 8:30 AM

I am not very excited about the preview garments. I think I might like this dark blue dress but I have a feeling it's actually a sack dress with a belt for shape which isn't really my thing. I also like that giant blue floaty dress but I don't know that shape does anything for me and also, when would I ever wear it?

I think in general I feel like the summer issues are just kind of depressing for me because all they do is remind me that we've had no summer here in the north of England worth speaking of for two years running.
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Date: 2/27/13 9:16 AM

Not impressed at all. Pretty boring.

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Date: 2/27/13 10:11 AM

I think all the nice plus sized patterns went into the Spring Burda Plus issue and we are going to have shapeless sacks in the monthly issues!

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Date: 2/27/13 10:35 AM

The plus-size patterns this month are not so much shapeless as inclined towards the BREASTS! I HAVE THEM! PLEASE LOOK AT THEM! style.

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Date: 2/27/13 10:52 AM

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I think in general I feel like the summer issues are just kind of depressing for me because all they do is remind me that we've had no summer here in the north of England worth speaking of for two years running.

Two years running? It's been a lot longer than that! Our summers are GREAT for running, not so great if you want to wear little spaghetti strapped sundresses.

I just find Burda's summer designs to be kinda lazy repeats on the same billowy kaftan "hippy style" they run every summer in June and July...

Now that I'm actually looking at the preview, this dress has potential, but it's impossible to see the seamlines in that kaleidoscope print:


And didn't someone just post a RTW dress the other day that looked exactly like this wanting a pattern?


ARRGHGHGH men and boys patterns YET AGAIN that are just the same freaking boring button-down shirt, waistcoat, and jacket! WHY do pattern companies only ever release male patterns for button-down shirts?? Why not, say, upsize the boys' raglan baseball tee from the last issue for men? Newsflash Burda (and everyone else), men wear casual clothes, too!

And I rather liked the last few Plus collections, but this one is a big heap of ugly.

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Date: 2/27/13 11:40 AM

I agree with the others, the patterns seem pretty basic: dependable and perhaps a bit boring. But I love many of the fabrics they picked. The flesh-colored linen and some of the prints--luscious.

Claudia

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Date: 2/27/13 11:59 AM

Partially, I blame the current fashion (at least here in Germany) which may influence burda's choice: I see a lot of loose RTW styles similar to the stuff burdastyle magazine offers.
The envelope pattens are more fitted but nothing excited me this season (with the exception of a knit dress with curvy color blocking). I guess I have too many years of burda mags and envelope patterns in my stash ...

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