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Date: 6/28/12 4:24 PM

I just received my very first BWOF magazine. I'm so excited and want to make blouse #116. But I'm a little overwhelmed with the patterns! It looks like a road map and I can't seem to find the right pattern lines for my specific pieces. I see where it tells me page a, green lines ....i even see the numbers in green but I am having a really tough time finding my pattern. Maybe I need special glasses
Also.....the instructions give me seam and hem allowances, but I need to ADD them in when I trace my patterns, right?

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Date: 6/28/12 4:44 PM

Well, check out this pinned thread first then this very usefull post by Squirellypoo on tracing

Also, Burda is more a C-cup and usually people use their Full Bust measurement. Burda's drafting is famously precise, if they say Fitted, break out the Spanx!

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Date: 6/28/12 4:55 PM

LOL that was my first reaction also. If you've found the sheet letter, color and number combo you just need to follow that number across the sheet in a straight line. As you go across the sheet you'll find that number same number and color combo. The number will be on the inside of the pattern line. From here you can either visually follow the pattern edge, use a highlighter or use white sheets of paper to cover up the stuff you don't need. Over time you will get "an eye" for the pattern pieces. It's just tough at first. You do need to add seam allowance. I'm not sure about the hem. Good luck.

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Date: 6/28/12 6:19 PM

Yep Burda is my favorite as far as fit. And fun. I use a sharpie to enhance and bring out the corners of what I am going to trace before I actually put the sewdish sewing paper on top and trace. I really like Squirelly's way as well.

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Date: 6/28/12 6:27 PM

Thanks, everyone. I had to walk away for a bit to let my eyes adjust back to normal. I think I see one of the pieces. Now....for the sizing. I'm on the burda site and one of the measurements is "bust point". What is this measurement? The number is too high to be point to point on my girls So would this be shoulder to bust point?
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Date: 6/28/12 7:21 PM

Yay! Got it all traced. One last question: I noticed numbers in some of the corners of each piece. I'm assuming that I need to treat these like notches and match them?

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Date: 6/28/12 7:34 PM

Quote: knitstitcher
I'm on the burda site

Which one? Not that mess of an English site???

Congratulations on tracing your firt Burda! What width seam allowances did you go with?

re:bust point, Burda means your Full Bust ie over your nipples and accross your bra strap at the back.

re: numbers, yes this replaces notches as on the Big 4 patterns.

I created an online album of photos of the charts from one of my English issues (I subscribe to the French edition):

Burdastyle Magazine Size Chart in Imperial/Inches

Hope this helps!
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Date: 6/28/12 8:03 PM

Uhmm..... well....I was on that site. Yours is much better. Thank you. You've been very helpful.
I haven't traced on my seam allowance yet. I was thinking of using a 1 inch SA this first time around just in case I need a little wiggle room. I want to see how Burda fits me and I want to make sure I have chosen the correct size. I'll probably do a muslin just to test it.
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Date: 6/28/12 8:25 PM

Quote: knitstitcher
Uhmm..... well....I was on that site.

So sorry you had to experience that. Burda has...perculiar ideas about online presence and customer satisfaction.

I think 1in is a good idea. My latest trick is to use the desired width painter's tape/masking tape when I'm using my rotary cutter. No tracing, no nada.

And you can still use it as a guide when sewing/machine basting the pattern pieces!!! (provided you stuck them perfectly vertical, that is )

Good luck! I'm happy to have been of help to you. We have saying here men anpil, chay pa lou (many hands lift a heavy burden)

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Date: 6/29/12 12:59 PM

One final question. I'm making blouse #116 and the back center seam is placed on the fold. Do I need to add my seam allowance to the fold?

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