It's a simple little princess sheath with some interesting seaming. I love the way the front seams flare out to the sides. And check out that back. Once again, subtle, but I think that the design will be quite flattering.
I really don't understand why this dress didn't get any love on the blogs or boards when this issue came out. Could it be because you can't tell anything about it at all in the magazine photo:
You can't see any of the seams, which in my opinion is what makes the dress. Also, the color is drab and having the model posed like that on the bed not only obscures the dress, but makes it seem like it's supposed to be a nightgown or a house smock. You really have to see the tech drawing to get any sense of this one at all.
Burda also offered a coordinating jacket in the same issue, #129:
Once again, the design is subtle, with long darts in front and an inverted pleat in the back. I'll definitely need a muslin, if for nothing else than to get the sleeve length exactly right for my little T-rex arms and to make sure I'm happy with the slight flare to the sleeves. I may want to straighten them.
So that's my plan for my first official spring project. What are your spring/summer sewing plans? Are there any other patterns out there that you just love, but you don't think they've gotten the attention they deserve?