First, I want to thank everyone who wrote in about my stiff linen situation. Y'all gave some great advice and I appreciate it. Currently the fabric is washing on warm and I'll dry it on hot. If that doesn't do the trick I'll wash with vinegar and throw a shoe in the dryer. (I think that tip is hilarious but clever.) Then go from there.
So this month's designs were not that inspiring to me. I liked the plus-sized garments way better then the regular ones. I know sizing them down can be done, but I honestly don't want to exert that much effort. Call me lazy if you want.
I did like this coat, 101. It reminds me a lot of a new Simplicity pattern I just bought, 2508. There are elements of both coats that I'd like to combine. I love the sleeve cuffs of the Simplicity, their use of topstitching, and the back button-less band. But I like Burda's overall design better, with the front and back vents, side pockets, higher-set pocket flaps, shorter collar, and non-raglan sleeves.
Dress 111 is my favorite from this month's choices. I have the perfect stretch sateen to use for it. It isn't lined which makes it perfect for more casual wear.
I love the yoke of these simple pants, 113. I'm not sure if I'd make the belt carriers or not.
I'm currently working on McCall's 5859 view A, in a black and white zebra print with red piping. It's looking really cute so far but I have a long way to go on it.