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Date: 1/7/14 1:07 PM

I frequently smile at the choice of words in the English translation of Burda pattern instructions. I just made Burda Kids 9458, view B and it frequently tells you to "neaten the outer facing edge" or to "neaten seam allowances and press open". Now it assumes you know how to do this and indeed I do know what to do but I'm sure many beginners would scratch their heads and wonder how to "neaten". Probably this kind of thing is why so many people have trouble with Burda instructions. Also, there are gaps in the instructions. It tells you in detail, with drawings, how to apply the facing to the hood but totally leaves out applying the facing to the collar if you are not making the hood version. Quirky, indeed. But I love the kids' patterns because they are so well drafted and always go together beautifully.
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Date: 1/7/14 1:28 PM

A good thing to share with beginners - Burda Discussion

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Date: 1/8/14 0:55 AM

Burda does go together well, but I have to laugh at those instructions too. Many of the designs can be easily sewn by a beginner, if only the instructions were complete!

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Date: 1/8/14 5:31 AM

I still remember making a simple Burda dress for my then 5yo DD and nowhere did it tell me to attach the skirt to the bodice.

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Date: 1/8/14 9:58 AM

Adaire - I recall having to look up what "neaten" meant, too. Not sure if it was a Burda pattern or not, but I don't recall learning it as a sewing term. I also love to read this sort of thing and typos crack me up. Easily amused, I guess!

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Date: 1/8/14 4:02 PM

Quote: goosegreen
I still remember making a simple Burda dress for my then 5yo DD and nowhere did it tell me to attach the skirt to the bodice.



Doesn't surprise me, though!

I have a friend who was doing technical writing for Kwik Sew back in the day... she's still a good sewing friend of mine. I'll have to tell her about this one! lol

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Date: 1/11/14 3:01 PM

This reminds me of a warning label on a Japanese kitchen knife I saw. It read, "Keep out of children" . ...uh thanks for the advice :)

I think they meant, "Keep out of reach of children"
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Date: 1/12/14 7:55 AM

Maybe I'm missing the point, but using an overlocker, or a zig-zag or even pinking shears has always been called "neatening the seam allowances". That's the term I was taught when I started sewing in the 1960s, and I've used it ever since.
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Date: 1/12/14 4:15 PM

"Neaten" is not a sewing term that I've ever heard in the US. I too was puzzled when I saw it on Burda instructions. Then I realized it's probably standard in British English. Burda can't really be expected to have separate British and American versions of the instructions. We just have to stretch ourselves a little when something looks odd.
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Date: 1/12/14 4:49 PM

I had a doozy a while back ....... I decided to try out a range available from Simplicity ...... and here is the pattern line drawings.


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