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Date: 5/9/06 11:33 PM

Has anybody used patterns from Burda Plus Fashion magazine? I have asked my newsagent to get a copy for me and am interested to know what people think of it.
Does it have mostly classic styles or does it have the up-to-date look of Burda WOF? How is the sizing?
And am I right in thinking it is published twice a year?
I am pretty good at upgrading smaller sizes to fit me but it is SO much easier to begin with a pattern that is the right size! Or close to it, at least!

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Date: 5/10/06 3:03 AM

I haven't used any of the Burda magazines but women here seem to adore the Plus issues--there was much excitement when the summer issue showed up on the Burda website. I believe it is twice a year. If you want some idea of what the styles look like, you can see photos and tech drawings from the current issue on the Burda Website:

Burda Plus

There's a crinkly silver-grey skirt and jacket suit that I'm thinking is worth the price of the ticket for this issue if I can find it around town.

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Date: 5/10/06 7:12 AM

If you do a search for "Burda Plus" (or check the Plus Size Sewing over the last 90 days), you'll find several people's opinions of Burda Plus.

The patterns run the same as the Plus patterns in Burda WOF to my knowledge. While some have been impressed with the styles, others have thought they were kind of boring. When you think about it though, you really don't get up to the minute styles in Plus size RTW either.

tlmck3, have you seen a Burda Plus available to purchase? I have yet to find someplace that stocks it. I finally broke down and got a subscription in March, just a hair too late to get the summer issue that everyone seems to like.

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Date: 5/10/06 9:49 AM

International newstands are your best bet but people in the states have had decent luck finding it at Borders also. I have made stuff from it, the styles walk the line between trendy and classic -maybe because it only come out twice a year. The fit is very go for me straight off the page on the Plus Petite ones. You can also get older issues from TwistleTops on ebay NAYY but I have bought from her and she is great to work with.

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Date: 5/10/06 11:36 AM

Muria,

I have not found it yet at Borders but on another thread someone said she gets hers at a German deli. I live near an old German neighborhood with a lot of European clothing and shoe stores and a lot of new Bosnian and Croation immigrants, so I'm going to take a walk over there to poke around in the shops. There's got to be a news stand tucked away in one of them. I'm not sure I'm ready to subscribe yet- or to which one (or ones.) The Plus does seem a little dull to me but right now I'm working a lot on fitting & I keep hearing how great the fit is- and there is one really great suit in there this time around.

Terry

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Date: 5/10/06 2:51 PM

Since it's only twice a year, amazon.com has a one year subscription for something like $15. I'm definitely not ready to shell out $70 for BWOF, but the Plus magazine would run me $8.50 at Borders (if I could find it), and I'm saving gas running around looking for it this way. On the other hand, I wish I'd done it a few weeks sooner so I got the summer issue.

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Date: 5/11/06 12:18 PM

I'd heard that people thought the plus sizes were a bit dull sometimes, so I hadn't really pursued the magazine. Although, I can't say I was super impressed by the made-up clothing in the magazine that was linked to, I went further and looked at the technical line drawings and some of them did seem more interesting.

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this jacket seemed busy and a bit floppy. But look at the line drawing. Very interesting darts at the waist, nice fitting, etc. I think this would look great in a solid linen, for example. That print it's pictured in really doesn't do it justice.

So perhaps some of what's to blame is the styling and photography.

Anyway, I'm going to try out a subscription -- it's only two issues and I'll see what I think.

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Date: 5/11/06 1:43 PM

Some of the Plus patterns *are* a bit dull when compared to the ultra-trendy other patterns in WOF. But that doesn't mean they are not up-to-date and stylish. The Plus patterns just seem to be targeted toward an somewhat older audience than a lot of the smaller sizes.

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Date: 5/11/06 2:27 PM

You don't mean me do you!
I had some one refer to me as middle-aged the other day and I had to fight every instinct to wrestle them to the ground screaming "You take that back..." instead I mentioned that in my family we live to very ripe old ages so I'm not nearly in the middle yet!

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Date: 5/11/06 4:15 PM

This jacket in the lightweight fabric is shown as a shirt jacket for summer. I believe the same jacket is also shown in an aqua heavierweight fabric in the same magazine as more of a typical jacket. Personally I find it interesting and plan to try it before the summer is out.

As far as plus size fashions go, I think Burda WOF has some of the best looks I can find for me. But I'm not ultra trendy.

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