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Date: 10/12/04 1:23 AM

If anyone is interested, this site has a discontinued Burda fitting shell for sale.  I've done business with the seller, and found the service to be great.

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Date: 10/12/04 12:46 PM

Elona, thank you so much for that link.  I was just wondering where I could find old Burda pants patterns in a trouser style!  Although most of the Burda pants patterns were taken, I did find some I liked, as well as Style and New Look Wardrobe patterns.   ;)

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Date: 10/12/04 4:01 PM

You're welcome, MaryT.  I scored a few old gems, myself!

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Date: 10/19/04 9:09 AM

Thanks for this wonderful site!  Finally a Canadian site for OOP patterns ... time to stock up for the pattern stash contest in 2005 ... :D

I just found a KS pattern for a princess seamed T shirt for knits ... can't wait to sew that one up!  Neat selection of patterns.  Are you doing a review of the site elona?  If you don't then I can once my order arrives.

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Date: 11/1/04 12:03 PM

I ordered 6 Burda patterns and 4 Kwik Sew ones. Service was prompt. I'd recommend this site too.

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Date: 11/1/04 2:33 PM

Feel free to review the site, guys!  It sounds as though you have already bought much more from them than I have (heh-heh).

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Date: 11/3/04 1:48 PM

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Feel free to review the site, guys!
Somebody else beat me to it!  It is already done!  I received my order really fast ... and now I have some new fabric from EOS to go with it! :biggrin:

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Date: 8/26/06 10:44 AM

Does anyone know if there is a current Burda sloper/fitting shell available and where it can be purchased? I have read a few reviews about slopers/fitting shells and wanted to try Burda. Thanks

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Date: 8/26/06 12:37 PM

Gladys, Burda used to make fitting shells, and I actually made up a couple of them, finding them very helpful. However, they discontinued this kind of pattern years ago. I wrote them about it, and they said styles changed too much for the shells to be valid. This struck me as an odd answer, one with a fair portion of baloney in it, but whatever.

Still, I notice that these shells do occasionally show up on ebay, as well as at this fine site:

Discontinued patterns at Northbreeze

The best shell is Burda 3750. There is an older one, Burda 4855, but it has the extended shoulders and deep armholes of the 80s, so I would stay away from it.

An idea: Since Burda is now conscious of their American market, even to the point of having English on their site, it might be a good time for a little letter-writing campaign, pointing out that the Big Four all have fitting shells, which we find helpful, yada-yada.
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Date: 8/26/06 1:46 PM

Elona, thank you for the information - I will keep an eye out for these patterns. I have never learned how to fit patterns because I have always preferred loose clothing but I do need to figure out how to fit sleeves and armholes because I'm very short (5'0") with no bust but a waist to make up for it! LOL! Thanks again.

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