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November Burda arrived today
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Nancy K
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Date: 10/26/09 8:16 PM

My Burda came today and as I thumbed through it I read the descriptions of some of the jewelry craft projects to my 23 year old dd, in particular the necklaces made of colored pencils and lollipop sticks though the latter looked more like Popsicle sticks to me. She looked at me like I'd lost my mind and asked if I was kidding. Nope, not. There are some good clothes along with some very strange captions.

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Date: 10/26/09 8:54 PM

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There are some good clothes along with some very strange captions.


I thought some of the captions were a bit odd also (Well, and the crafts, but I just ignore that section.) However I really like the section of red holiday gowns - makes me wish I had somewhere to wear one.

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Date: 10/26/09 9:38 PM

I got my Burda on Saturday and I also couldn't believe those two necklaces. Especially since they are opposite a page with a relatively useful item - the studded leather flower. But really, colored pencils?

I'm not sure which I find more annoying, the lame crafts (the useful ones are okay with me, although there aren't too many) or the sections they have with suggestions for trendy things to buy. I hate those. The stuff is either ridiculously expensive designer stuff or from some random German or European store, so even if I do like something, it's not like I could buy it. If I want a shopping guide, I'll read Lucky.

And yes, the captions in this issue are really weird. Especially the 'Endless Love' ones... wtf.

But, overall, no problem with the clothes!

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Date: 10/26/09 10:26 PM

With all the dogs that they use with the models wearing the clothing, how about crafts to do with dog coats? (if they feel they must do crafts) I'd like some stylish dog duds.
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Date: 10/26/09 11:48 PM

I'm not a fan of the big flower on the back of the panties.
-- Edited on 10/26/09 11:50 PM --

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Date: 10/27/09 6:55 AM

I was tempted by the felted ball trivet until I read the instructions. And I am confessing that I am intrigued by the crochet link necklace. I'm pretty sure it's a bad idea, but I'm drawn to it. No doubt my 85,000 other projects will stop me from spending any time on it.

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Date: 10/27/09 7:47 AM

My mom is from Germany, moved to the States when she was first married at age 25. My grandmother used to send her German craft magazines, knit, sew, women's, etc. as her English wasn't that good, i.e attempt to knit from a different language.:cry: But I remember going through those magazine often, and the crafty projects weren't any different than they are today, very goofy. When I was young adult I lived in Germany, and as I could read the language bought a lot of crafty/sewing magazines like Anna and Burda (wish I still had them.) And they had the goofy crafty stuff.

I guess the German's just like that kind of stuff, it's been around for ever.

You might think I'm silly, but personally, I kind of like it. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling.

I did like one blouse in the magazine, the one with the asymetrical hem in white.
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Date: 10/27/09 10:49 AM

I still love that first red dress. I think with a different skirt I could make it more casual. I need to sew some nighties and loungewear so the lingerie section is perfectly propos. I really like the nightwear for kids section, unfortunately it's all too small for my daughters. I'll stop asking for pre-teen patterns because I'm obviously not being heard.
One thing I'm disappointed in is the December preview. It shows nothing! I love to look at the last page and anticipate on the general mood of the following month. Not this time!

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Date: 10/27/09 10:57 AM

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I really like the nightwear for kids section, unfortunately it's all too small for my daughters. I'll stop asking for pre-teen patterns because I'm obviously not being heard.

Yeah, the kids' patterns are pretty minimal as it is, so this is obviously not their priority. I agree with you that this is a really nice nightwear section -- I don't need it at the moment, but it's very useful to have on file for making gifts for young relatives.

There are a few pre-teen Burda envelope patterns, by the way. Have you checked those out? For example (since you mentioned sleepwear), they have a bathrobe pattern for older kids and pre-teens.


-- Edited on 10/27/09 11:02 AM --

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Date: 10/27/09 10:59 AM

There are a few things in this issue I would love to sew (unlike October which had nothing that interested me). The velvet blazer in the "Love Story" section is quite nice. Actually all the jackets and tops in this issue are appealing. But the jodphur style pants...blechh...not a good look for those of us on the 'pear-shaped' side.

Terry

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