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Date: 7/9/12 11:50 AM

Apologies if this has been posted already, but I just saw that the English-language BurdaStyle site are asking for feedback on their Plus-sized patterns.

I know there are usually lots of complaints every month when the previews come out but here's a way to give some constructive criticism and maybe make things better!

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Date: 7/9/12 12:12 PM

I just posted my opinion. Thanks for the heads up on this opportunity. I hope they listen.

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Date: 7/9/12 12:36 PM

Really important topic. I understand that RTW is already a minefield regarding plus-size clothing, so it would make sense to produce great plus-size patterns that you can alter to fit fabulously.

I have to say that some of the Burda patterns are a "what the heck moment," especially with some of their sack dresses. No one looks good in sack, even if it's a charmeuse sack!

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Date: 7/9/12 1:40 PM

Thank you, Squirrellypoo, for bringing this to our attn! I just left my comments (I'm eeyore) and it would be awesome if they actually took our feedback into consideration when planning future plus size patterns!

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Date: 7/10/12 11:16 AM

I've just posted, too (although I don't see it yet). I've been pretty disappointed with them recently so let's hope this helps.

Is it me, or do they have a lot of 3/4 sleeves in the plus sizes? Do they make your arms look longer?? I don't mind the occasional 3/4 sleeve but I really prefer regular long sleeves.



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Date: 7/10/12 11:51 AM

My arms are so short 3/4 sleeves end at my wrist bone. For me, it's easier to get long sleeves from 3/4 then it is to alter long.

I don't mind them, but it's ease on my part.

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Date: 7/10/12 12:16 PM

I added my 2. Thanks for bring this to our attention. Good feedback was provided and i'd be happy to see the suggestions implemented.

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Date: 7/10/12 9:24 PM

I'm just starting with Burda patterns, and I'm right at the edge of their size ranges (some regular dresses I liked didn't go up to my size.)
I'm wondering, how do their plus sizes compare to the regular sizes, and are they much like RTW plus sizes?

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Date: 7/10/12 9:26 PM

You asked a great question!

I just posted this question on a different thread but I was also wondering what cup size is used on Burda Plus?

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Date: 7/11/12 11:45 AM

I believe that Burda patterns in general are drafted for a C cup, but the plus patterns, especially the ones that only come in a plus range, are drafted for a D cup and possibly larger for the largest sizes. The "only plus" patterns are also drafted for rounded shoulders. As for how they compare to RTW plus sizes, if it's a fitted style then it really is fitted - which is unusual for plus patterns and clothing.

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