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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Am I the only one left who likes Burda? lol ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Am I the only one left who likes Burda? lol
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Date: 3/25/11 11:40 PM

Every thread about BurdaStyle/BWOF seems to lead to a host of disappointed subscribers airing their grievances. I'm not disappointed. Yes, their website is about the worst ever, but I have a subscription with the magazine, not the website.

Is there anyone else who still enjoys Burda?

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Date: 3/25/11 11:48 PM

Oh yes. While we may crab a lot, it's probably as a family (sewing family) would.I know I love seeing my Burda come even though I don't sew anything out of the magazine as a rule. :)

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Date: 3/26/11 0:03 AM

I like Burda. I'm not crazy about every style they have, but I love getting the magazine and I have made a lot of clothes from the magazines over the years.
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Date: 3/26/11 0:45 AM

I still love Burda too. The drafting rarely fails me. The pattern sheets are a mess but less sheets help save money on shipping and I don't want the price of the magazine to go up. As for the website, there is always, Google Translate. Oh, I could go on and on about Burda but as Muffet says, its all in the (sewing) family and I hardly see myself giving up on the magazine.

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Date: 3/26/11 1:38 AM

I love the Burda magazine; I'll never give it up. :)

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Date: 3/26/11 2:51 AM

Love my Burda magazine

I still stalk the Postie each month, waiting for my Burda
Burda's precision drafting and techniques, never fail me.
Sometimes there are no styles I would like to sew when I receive the magazine, given we are in opposite seasons, but my Burda magazines are well used for browsing. Often I find just the pattern I am looking for, in a past issue.
$10 per month (direct subscription to Germany) for all those patterns and information, is excellent value compared to the $6 gossip magazines that I can read in the line at the supermarket.

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Date: 3/26/11 7:48 AM

I can't decide about renewing my subscription this year. I see the price is up $10, and the spaghetti lines on the sheet make me crazy. The last pattern I traced took a couple of HOURS! I'm in my "golden years" now, & the styles are pretty wild for me most of the time. BUT,,,,,,, as others have mentioned, the drafting is wonderful, it's fun to get the magazine, I look forward to each & every one, and I usually find at least one item that I would consider. Hmmm,,,,,

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Date: 3/26/11 9:09 AM

The pattern sheets are annoying, but really, if you weren't into tracing, you probably wouldn't have tried Burda in the first place.

I've been using French Burda since they took down the archives on the English site too, so I'm okay with that.

As for the styles, I'm sure they'll come around. Not all the issues have been clunkers, and I'm sure I can sell the ones I don't like (who someone else I'm sure will) which kind of justifies the price for my anyhow.

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Date: 3/26/11 9:15 AM

I still like Burda. I don't always sew something from each magazine, but I have been teaching my 13 year old niece to sew, and she loooooves every, single, issue.

I deal with the wacky pattern sheets by going over the line I want to trace with a highlighter before I start.

Their fit and drafting is always spot-on, and while I won't be sewing any harem pants, they do typically have a great plus section.

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Date: 3/26/11 9:25 AM

I definitely love my Burda! Living in The Netherlands, I have easy access to many other sewing magazines, but never buy any, even when I try to bring myself to try some out... I guess Burda just always has something in my style (even if that often should read "Burda of two years ago" since I'm clearly not very fashion-forward ) I know many people dislike the less fitted garments Burda has been offering lately, but hey, that is the fashion now and they do have something fitted in every issue, as well. It will change again when the fashion changes. I'm actually, to my own surprise, loving many of the more sacklike patterns of the 2011 Burdas... Yes, tracing has gotten more difficult, but then Burda did use to be the easiest traceable pattern magazine, and as for the present tracing sheets, well, believe it or not but I have seen worse... But the sizing and drafting is just the best/most consistent there is around, and that's the kind of quality I will always stay in love with!

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