Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Yet another Question RE: Burda ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Yet another Question RE: Burda
Center fold
knitstitcher
star
knitstitcher  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NC
Member since 8/17/10
Posts: 429
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 3/9/13 10:41 AM

I'm getting ready to make my second Burda pattern (#135 from 3/2013). My first attempt at a burda pattern was not so good; it was too big and now I'm wondering if this is the reason.....
I was just reading some old posts regarding burda sizing and ran across a post talking about NOT adding the SA to the pieces cut on the fold.....meaning just the actual "cut on fold" line.Uh oh. I added a SA to the actual fold line in my first pattern. Can someone clarify this for me before I start tracing? I actually just traced another blouse pattern from an earlier issue.....glad I haven't cut it out yet!
And while I'm here.....I seem to fall in between sizes on some of the measurements. Should I go up or down in size in this area?
-- Edited on 3/9/13 10:42 AM --
-- Edited on 3/9/13 10:42 AM --

------
Lorri
Bernina Artista 730,Babylock Journey, Babylock Evolution, Singer 201-2

carolineG
star
carolineG
Intermediate
CA
Member since 6/4/04
Posts: 282
Login to reply to this post

In reply to knitstitcher <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 3/9/13 10:56 AM

Yes, you made a mistake! the good thing is now you know what you did wrong and you will have a much better result on your next make. Don't add anything to the "fold" lines. Just place those on the fold of your fabric and cut.

carolineG
star
carolineG
Intermediate
CA
Member since 6/4/04
Posts: 282
Login to reply to this post

In reply to knitstitcher <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 3/9/13 10:58 AM

Quote: knitstitcher

And while I'm here.....I seem to fall in between sizes on some of the measurements. Should I go up or down in size in this area?

-- Edited on 3/9/13 10:42 AM --
-- Edited on 3/9/13 10:42 AM --

I"m not sure about the in-between sizes. Probably go up a size until you've seen a few Burda designs, then you'll have a better idea of how the sloper fits you. Burda is very form fitting (at least compared to domestic pattern companies). Sew a few simple makes (a basic top, a skirt) till you have a good idea of your sizing. Good luck!
knitstitcher
star
knitstitcher  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NC
Member since 8/17/10
Posts: 429
Login to reply to this post

In reply to carolineG <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 3/9/13 3:37 PM

Thank you. I'm making a jacket and don't want it too tight....need a little room to wear something under it.... so maybe I'll go up a size to see how this works.

------
Lorri
Bernina Artista 730,Babylock Journey, Babylock Evolution, Singer 201-2

GBK

GBK  Friend of PR
Intermediate
GERMANY
Member since 12/24/07
Posts: 900
Login to reply to this post

In reply to knitstitcher <<


Date: 3/9/13 4:31 PM

Lorri, do you mean that all your measures are between two sizes or are your measures ''distributed'' across different sizes?

------
Happy Sewing!

Nancy K
starstarstar
Nancy K
Advanced
NY USA
Member since 12/28/04
Posts: 8074
Login to reply to this post

In reply to knitstitcher <<


Date: 3/9/13 4:48 PM

If there is a fold cf or cb, there is no seam allowance added. If you look at a pattern that already has sas added you will find no seam allowances at the fold line.

------
www.nancyksews.blogspot.com

GlButterfly

GlButterfly
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 8/28/08
Posts: 2913
Login to reply to this post

In reply to knitstitcher <<


Date: 3/9/13 6:21 PM

A fold is a fold. There is no seam so you wouldn't need seam allowances. Now if you didn't want the garment on a fold, such as you knew you had to make adjustments to the back, then you would add seam allowances and sew a seam.

------
I have not yet begun to procrastinate

Update: soon I will decide when I will begin procrastinating.

knitstitcher
star
knitstitcher  Friend of PR
Intermediate
NC
Member since 8/17/10
Posts: 429
Login to reply to this post

In reply to GBK <<


Date: 3/9/13 9:08 PM

My bust measurement is 35 1/2. This is between a size 38 and 40. My waist is 28 1/2 and also between those same sizes. My back width is 13 1/2 which is a size 36. My hips are a perfect size 38, so I'm not sure what size to cut. I'm making 03/3102 #135. I'm more concerned about the bust and waist sizes. I know I can grade the pattern, but do I cut between the 38 and 40 or just cut the 40? I hope I'm making sense.
By the way....Those measurements are all in inches.
-- Edited on 3/9/13 9:10 PM --

------
Lorri
Bernina Artista 730,Babylock Journey, Babylock Evolution, Singer 201-2

Irina Grace
Irina Grace
Advanced
AZ USA
Member since 7/18/11
Posts: 123
Login to reply to this post

In reply to knitstitcher <<


Date: 3/9/13 11:33 PM

You go by bust measurements for a jacket. You cannot use 38 because it will be too small, so your size is 40. You will need to adjust your waist and hips. Make a muslin first.
I am not sure about your back width measurements. All my Burda magazines are from Europe in Russian and there is no back width measurements in a size chart....
Back width 13.5inches (34.2 cm) corresponds almost perfectly with size 40....(this is from my sewing book charts) and size 36 has 32cm back (12 5/8 in). This is body measurements, not a pattern measurements.
Also this jacket is pretty fitted design so it does not have mush ease.. you said that you want more room inside....So I think it is good to go with size 40...

------
Irina Grace
English is my Second Language

GBK

GBK  Friend of PR
Intermediate
GERMANY
Member since 12/24/07
Posts: 900
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Irina Grace <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 3/10/13 1:36 AM

Quote: Irina Grace
I am not sure about your back width measurements. All my Burda magazines are from Europe in Russian and there is no back width measurements in a size chart....

Back width 13.5inches (34.2 cm) corresponds almost perfectly with size 40....(this is from my sewing book charts) and size 36 has 32cm back (12 5/8 in). This is body measurements, not a pattern measurements.

Also this jacket is pretty fitted design so it does not have mush ease.. you said that you want more room inside....So I think it is good to go with size 40...

Hi Irina, on the website, burda has more detailed size charts, both in inches and centimeters: burda size charts.

------
Happy Sewing!

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> Yet another Question RE: Burda

Merchants on PR
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

Online Sewing Classes
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Kwik Sew 2191
photo
Review by Chris Brya... on 5/14/11
Read Review

Pattern Runway Gathered Sundress Digital Pattern
Pattern Runway Gathered Sundress Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $9.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Cake Patterns Hummingbird Top Digital Pattern
Cake Patterns Hummingbird Top Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $9.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Young Image Magazine Y1258 Coat Coat
photo
Review by velosewer on 5/23/13
Read Review

Newport Tote
Newport Tote

Details
Price: $8.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Take-Along Bags
Take-Along Bags

Details
Price: $7.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 6903 Pattern ( Size )
McCalls 6903 Pattern ( Size  )

Details
Price: $17.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 1620 Pattern ( Size 10-12-14-16-18 )
Simplicity 1620 Pattern ( Size 10-12-14-16-18 )

Details
Price: $18.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN