So, I'm just gonna come out and say it. I hate Burda World of Fashion plus size patterns. I don't have a subscription to BWOF because I don't really like every issue, and I can get reasonably priced copies in my neighborhood (at Nancy's Sewing Basket.) I had a subscription for a year, and liked only half of them, so I just buy the ones I like.
Now, I'm like a lot of other women. My weight is not where I want it to be, but I like myself and I think I deserve cute clothes. (Acting on that belief is another thing entirely.) I buy BWOF as a day dream tool, and I always swear I am going to make something from it, but I never do. Why? The plus size patterns usually suck. Here is how the issues usually appear to me. Cute, cute, cute, Lots of plus-sized jackets with no waist shaping, one over sized shirt, maybe a dress that doesn't inspire me, a pair of basic pants, and a skirt with some kind of weird yoke. Ugh. Burdastyle has cute plus size patterns, why can't BWOF? I don't even usually like the special plus-size issue.
I need a good pants pattern, so I am gonna try the one in the Feb issue to see if they fit better than the big 3, but I'm not really excited. I am also going to try to size one of the smaller patterns to fit me. It's just kind of a pain. Rant over.