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Posted on: 9/3/10 9:27 PM
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In her blog, KatC83 received a tip from Anonymous on how to read the Burda pattern sheets. I have modified her directions below:

The individual pattern pieces are actually very easy to find.

1. Look at the directions for an individual pattern.
2. Find the location for your pattern pieces on the enclosed pattern sheets, for example - BLUE pattern outlines, sheet B, pattern pieces 1 to 6.
3. Open up sheet B, and locate the individual numbers (in BLUE color!) on the EDGES of the sheet.
4. When you find the number go either horizontally or vertically across the sheet, until you find the number 1 there.
5. You have located that pattern piece. It is that simple!
6. Because the sheets are now so complex, I trace each piece with a highlighter or other marker before I trace it off so it is easier to follow.

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Hilary said... (10/26/10 11:20 AM) Reply
Great tip! I find my BWOF sheets very intimidating~this will help a lot, thanks!!
ak21 said... (9/12/10 8:03 AM) Reply
the coloured highlighter tip is magic. going to try that next time. thanx
movac said... (9/4/10 8:34 AM) Reply
Thanks so much...good & very useful tip...I've always hated th "cutting out" part, tracing is even worse:-( Thanks
KatC83 said... (9/3/10 10:55 PM) Reply
Thanks so much for sharing this with the rest of the community Lizz. It will save so much time and frustration!
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