SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Forum > Patterns and Notions > ? about burda patterns ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
? about burda patterns
sunnycat
sunnycat
Minnesota USA
Member since 7/25/13
Posts: 71
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



Date: 9/2/13 2:10 PM

I am using Burda for the first time. I noticed they say to pin the pattern on the wrong side of the material, exactly opposite of the American patterns. Anyone know why this is? Happy Labor Day! I'm making 6990, it is super easy T-shirt, 3 pieces.

frame
star
frame
USA
Member since 2/19/04
Posts: 5357
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



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


Date: 9/2/13 2:26 PM

Which American patterns say to pin the pattern to the right side of the fabric?

FWIW, it doesn't matter which you do as long as you are consistent. Make sure you have a left sleeve and a right sleeve, etc. :)

------
"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant." - Horton(Dr. Seuss)

***When all else fails, call Tiffany.***

Speech girl
starstarstar
Speech girl  Friend of PR
Member since 5/11/03
Posts: 2728
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



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


Date: 9/2/13 2:33 PM

Congrats on making your first Burda. I am a big fan of Burda :).

I am assuming that the pattern has you cutting a doubled (folded) piece of fabric? I can't speak to the directions given by various pattern companies, but when my (American) grandmother taught me to sew she taught me to fold the fabric with right sides together for cutting. So the pattern would be pinned to the wrong side. It's easier to mark the fabric this way and some of the pieces may already be together in the way you want to sew them.
When I cut on a single layer I cut with the right side up.

For symmetrical garments that are cut on a fold or single layer it won't matter much which side of the fabric you pin to. For garments with pattern pieces that are asymmetrical it's best to follow the layout directions in the pattern.

------
Kim
formerly mikkim
http://girlwithatimemachine.wordpress.com/

Vintage Joan
star
Vintage Joan
Ontario Canada
Member since 7/16/07
Posts: 11799
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



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


Date: 9/2/13 6:17 PM

I use Burda a lot, and I just pin the pieces to the right side because that's how I was taught. But after frame asked that question, I had a look at my American patterns. I was very surprised to see that they all said to fold the fabric right sides together too. I don't think it really makes any difference (except, yes, be consistent). I suppose one reason I pin the pieces to the right side is in case there are any little flaws in the fabric that you want to avoid.

I hope you enjoy using Burda -- I switched to Burda several years ago when I found out how well they fit, and I rarely use anything else.

------
my shield and my very great reward ~ Gen. 15:1
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
"When you hear a man talk in agony, remember he is hurt. Be patient and reverent with what you don't understand." ~ Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

Vintage Joan
star
Vintage Joan
Ontario Canada
Member since 7/16/07
Posts: 11799
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to Speech girl <<


Date: 9/2/13 6:22 PM

Quote:
...pinned to the wrong side. It's easier to mark the fabric this way and some of the pieces may already be together in the way you want to sew them.


I never thought of this -- I may try it and see if I like this way better, after all these years.

Quote:
For garments with pattern pieces that are asymmetrical it's best to follow the layout directions in the pattern.


Ah, very good point. I guess something could end up facing the wrong direction? I'm taking your word for it -- I'm not spatially gifted at all.

------
my shield and my very great reward ~ Gen. 15:1
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
"When you hear a man talk in agony, remember he is hurt. Be patient and reverent with what you don't understand." ~ Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

Shona
star
Shona  Friend of PR
British Columbia CANADA
Member since 11/9/02
Posts: 24
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 9/2/13 7:35 PM

The first pattern I pulled out showed single pieces cut with the fabric right side up. That makes total sense if there is a right and left side front, for example. I like to keep the fabric right side up even for folded bits, because when I mark, I stick a pin through and chalk the wrong side. It's also easier to make sure large fabric design bits are where you want them. Nothing like those big flowers on places you don't really want people to look.

Vintage Joan
star
Vintage Joan
Ontario Canada
Member since 7/16/07
Posts: 11799
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



In reply to Shona <<


Date: 9/2/13 7:54 PM

Quote:
...fabric right side up. That makes total sense if there is a right and left side front, for example. It's also easier to make sure large fabric design bits are where you want them.

Other very good points.

------
my shield and my very great reward ~ Gen. 15:1
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
"When you hear a man talk in agony, remember he is hurt. Be patient and reverent with what you don't understand." ~ Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)

JTink
star
JTink
Member since 4/20/08
Posts: 6556
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      
thumbsup 3 members like this.



Date: 9/3/13 9:04 AM

I never realized any one actually cut right side up on purpose, unless it was a single layer I've always cut right sides together.

MrsCharisma
starstarstarstar
MrsCharisma  Friend of PR
Member of the Year
Member since 2/1/13
Posts: 4254
Skill: Intermediate
Body Type:
Send Message

      



In reply to JTink <<
thumbsup 2 members like this.


Date: 9/3/13 9:32 AM

Quote: JTink
I never realized any one actually cut right side up on purpose, unless it was a single layer I've always cut right sides together.

Raising my hand for this camp as well.

I only cut on the right side if it's single layer...

------
www.sewcraftychemist.blogspot.com
Singer Talent 3321 | Kenmore 1503 | Brother 1034D

My Big 4 Sizing: Medium | Tops 14/16 | Pants 18 | Skirts 16/18.

My Measurements: 36 HB | 39.5 FB | 34 W | 44 Hip

sunnycat
sunnycat
Minnesota USA
Member since 7/25/13
Posts: 71
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      
thumbsup 2 members like this.



Date: 9/3/13 10:53 AM

Thank you for your opinions. I'm going to fold the fabric with wrong sides together as I've always done. Otherwise i'm afraid I will confuse myself and cause a mishap. 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 >> ? about burda patterns

Merchants on PR

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater Knit Fabrics
Deals!

Amulet Swim Fabrics


Poly/PBT swimwear fabric
Web site

Vesta Patterns


vestapatterns.com
Web site

Paganoonoo


Upcycle sewing patterns
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Altering Pants
Altering Pants

Class Details

Online Class
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Class Details

McCall's 5977

photo
by: StephiLuna

Review
SewBaby Blankie Buddies Pattern

SewBaby Blankie Buddies Pattern

Pattern Details
ADVANCED SLEEVE - A CD Book by Kenneth King

ADVANCED SLEEVE - A CD Book by Kenneth King

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.