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Heidi Ho
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Date: 4/14/10 4:02 PM

I am thinking of replacing my Burda subscription with another magazine when it runs out. For those of you who are familiar with all three I am curious which you prefer? Do they all fit similar to Burda? Are they trendy or more basic?

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Date: 4/14/10 5:13 PM

I don't like Ottobre. I've not been successful in getting them to fit and the styles just don't suit me

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Date: 4/14/10 5:31 PM

I think it depends on your lifestyle. I think Ottobre women's styles are made for housewives. I personally prefer more career-oriented styles.

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Date: 4/14/10 5:44 PM

Ottobre Woman has a more simple modernist "Scandinavian" vibe than Burda, IMO. Both Burda and Ottobre have really good drafts.

Knipmode's draft is not quite as good, IMO - at least for me, though Knipmode has the coolest boutique style patterns.

Burda and Knipmode are both issued monthly, Ottobre Woman is issued twice a year. Google them and check out their styles on their respective websites and blogs. I'm too lazy to link.

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Date: 4/14/10 6:27 PM

Ottobre is not particularly stylish but it is in English. Knipmode is not in english, and the draft is definitely not as good as burda. The other option, but it is very expensive is Patrones. Only burda and Ottobre are available in English. I still love my Burda.

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Date: 4/14/10 7:27 PM

La Mia Boutique.

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Date: 4/14/10 7:50 PM

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I think Ottobre women's styles are made for housewives.

Housewives... I haven't heard that term for a long time. I know what you mean, but I think that doesn't give the full scope of what Ottobre Woman has to offer. There are quite a few casual, everyday styles, but also some rather special/interesting skirts and coats and other items that would be great for wearing to work or to various events. I think of Ottobre as laid back and earthy, but with a quirky punch.

Here are a few examples:
fall 2009

fall 2009

spring 2010

spring 2010

P.S. I wouldn't want to live without Burda magazines, but Ottobre Woman is so reasonable, most people can get that as well if they want to (works out to a little over $20 year in Canada for the two annual issues of Ottobre Woman, including shipping, and in the U.S. it's probably even cheaper).

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Date: 4/14/10 8:35 PM

I suppose I'm a "housewife," (why does that term bother me so?) but I don't particularly care for Ottobre. The styles are a bit on the dowdy side.

Knipmode has some attractive styles in it, but I can't comment on how well they're drafted.

I still favor Burda :)

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Date: 4/14/10 9:15 PM

For me Ottobre isn't aimed at "housewives" (I don't like this term either ) but rather it has practical clothes for home, the park, doing the grocery shopping, weekend activities, casual dining, etc. Really good for the casual basics or wardrobe staples we all need.

Burda on the other hand for me is dressier. Good for dressy casual clothes, work clothes, special occassions, etc. I feel they kind of compliment each other. Sew your casual basics from Ottobre and your dressier clothes from Burda.

Knip Mode is a good magazine but like others have said I'm not so impressed with the fit. Burda and Ottobre fit me better.

My two cents.

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Date: 4/14/10 11:05 PM

Yes, I think you're right about Ottobre's clothes being practical. I LOVE my Ottobre t-shirt pattern...I think it's from 2-2007. It's my tried and true. "Dowdy' was too strong a word and not quite what I meant :)

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