I have just bought my first issue of Burda Style Magazine (I'm a user of their website), and have been very impressed. I was looking for patterns for work clothes, see what you think!
I like the way they lay out the contents in a really clear way, so at a glance you can see the designs and what page they are on. It makes it easy to work out of the issue is one for you as well. At nearly £5 it's not the cheapest sewing magazine, but the best one I've picked up for clothes patterns (apart from Ottobre Magazine that I subscribe to).
So flicking through the workwear photoshoots, I can see myself in quite a few of these garments:
This coat is effortless and looks smart enough for the office for autumn (before I need my wool winter coat)
I wanted a grey wool skirt with folds/ pleats in, that looks a bit special. I've only seen ones like this in designer's collections (not on the high street) I think this skirt should be knee length and then it would look great. It looks a little too long for me here, verging on frumpy length.
This skirt is a runner up, but if I made it, I would miss off the hip pockets. Again I like the folds in it.
I like this top, but don't know if I would bother making it.
I like the pencil skirt, it looks really sharp and polished. Very nice indeed.
And if I was going to a ball this dress is gorgeous!
The preview shots for the September edition look pretty strong as well.
This dress has caught my eye. I think it looks great.
There might be some nice skirts from this shoot.
I'm loving the gold leaf on this bag. A bit of autumnal cheer!
As you might expect with a magazine like this, the patterns are a nightmare, as they are printed on top of each other. Extracting a pattern from this has never been an enjoyable thing to do for me. I do think I will persevere, and give one of the skirts a go to start with.
But to sum up, I was impressed. These are professionally put together designs, that I would be proud to wear.