The complete preview for the first issue of Burda of the new decade is now online! I have to say, it’s better than I was expecting, given the rather inauspicious sneak preview that they posted a couple of weeks ago. There’s still nothing in it that is making me feel like I *have* to have this issue, but there are a couple of items with potential. I’ve categorized them into these categories: 1) Yes, That Looks Good, 2) Probably, But in a Different Fabric, 3) Cute, But I Can Get it at Old Navy so do I Want to Sew it?, and 4) I Think This has Potential, But Something Needs to Change.
First up, Yes, That Looks Good:
Next up, Probably, But in a Different Fabric:
Yikes. I feel like I’m in a science filmstrip about molecules or bacteria or something. This must be what it’s like to be inside a DNA double helix looking out. It’s taking all of my seamstress visionary capabilities (which aren’t much in the first place) to picture this in navy blue with a pair of chunky, 1940s-inspired tan heels. Ah, that’s better.
Cute, But I Can Get it at Old Navy so do I Want to Sew it?
And lastly, I Think This has Potential, But Something Needs to Change:
The turquoise coat has a nice vintage feel to it, but obviously I would require less muppet skin trim and less bedazzlement. The short jacket- I don’t know. Something about the shape appeals to me, but something about it is off. Might be the fabric choices, but I don’t know what would be better. Grey plaid wool maybe? And the last coat is nice but boring except for the topstitching. It’d be a good to use as a block. Some extra detailing and some more interesting fabric, and it’d be a winner.
All in all, nothing I’m dying to make but on the whole not bad. May have to renew that subscription now.