BurdaStyle Plus - January 2015If you were to Google "passive aggressive fat shaming", I truly believe that the landing page for this collection should be one of the top hits:
Loft Life Collection (January 2015)
There's a whole lot of fugliness and unflattering sacks going on here.
Loose-Fitting Elasticized Athletic Jacket (01/2015 #134)
If you've ever wanted to wear an oversized, shapeless, silver sack jacket #134 is your pattern. For those who weren't following Burda back in the Burda World of Fashion (Burda WOF) days, looks like these are partially how Burda got the nickname "Burda WTF?"
|BurdaStyle 01/2015 #134|
Next up is a pair of trousers apparently so unflattering on the model that BurdaStyle used not one, but two different photos that completely obscure the supposed selling point (design-wise) of the pattern--the hip yoke and pleats.
|BurdaStyle 01/2015 #130B|
|BurdaStyle 01/2015 #130A|
I have a hard time deciding what's less flattering here: the shirt itself or the fact that the Burda stylist decided to tuck an oversized, bulky shirt into a pleated skirt. This is just awful.
|BurdaStyle 01/2015 #132|
Hey, at least the coat is nice.
|BurdaStyle 01/2015 #131|
HotPatterns 1185 Three-Piece-Sweet Jacket, Scarf, and Tank
Thankfully, we finish the week by cleansing our brains from that awful (and IMO, insulting) Burda collection with a set of fun layering pieces from HotPatterns:
HotPatterns 1185 Three-Piece-Sweet Jacket, Scarf, and Tank set
|HotPatterns Three-Piece-Sweet Jacket, Tank, & Scarf|
Now, I live in a moderate climate in the PNW, so I have plenty of opportunity to wear unlined jackets, but one of my biggest pet peeves with patterns is when a recommended fabric for a jacket (or dress or skirt) is something like "wool tweed" or "wool crepe" that you'd always line, and then the pattern doesn't include lining pieces or instructions (I'm looking at you Colette Dahlia).
In any case, this pattern is an excuse to go fabric shopping for 2-3 coordinated fabrics. That's never a bad thing, is it?