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Date: 6/19/13 8:02 AM

I have been getting Burda for just three years now. I still look forward to each issue but, the excitement is less and less each month. I have them organized in a file box and now next year I will have to start another file box as this on is full. So how about everybody else? How do you store them, do you still get them, and is the excitement still alive?

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Date: 6/19/13 8:53 AM

I haven't bought one since maybe last fall, but that's just me. The way I look at it now is that if I love four or more items, or if there are one or two things that are so special that I'll probably never find a similar pattern elsewhere, OK. Otherwise, there's enough overlap over the years that it's not worth it to me.

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Date: 6/19/13 10:35 AM

This discussion interests me a lot, especially with the recent find of 90s line drawings out of Russia

When I was a teen (mid-90s), my mother would by them occasionally though my aunt had a subscription for about 10 years, from the 70s to the early 80s.

Currently, I have every issue since 2010, but I had bought back issues when I started my subscription so I could have a complete year. I even bought two years of older issues from a PR just because...

And, finally, I know a friend of my mother has about 20 years of Burdas but she left the country so no idea what happened to her magazines. (I think I'm going to ask her)

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Date: 6/19/13 10:49 AM

Quote: Vintage Joan
I haven't bought one since maybe last fall, but that's just me. The way I look at it now is that if I love four or more items, or if there are one or two things that are so special that I'll probably never find a similar pattern elsewhere, OK. Otherwise, there's enough overlap over the years that it's not worth it to me.

That's pretty much how I approach it too. There's a brick-and-mortar store in NYC where I can go pick up a current issue for about.. $9 I think? And the Burda website sells pdf versions for $5.50. So if there's an issue that has more than 2 designs I want, I pick up a physical copy. I have the September issue from last year, and I think I'll go pick up the current June issue. Most months, though, there's only one design I like, and a lot of them are not very practical so they wouldn't be very likely to make it to the top of my project list. I keep the links to the digital pattern pinned on a pinterest board so I can remember they're there if I ever feel like making them.

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Date: 6/19/13 10:56 AM

It was through Burda that i actually came to know of this website. My first issue/subscription start was Dec 2004 and i pored over that first one its a bit tattered now! Its my goal to eventually make it a tribute issue and make up as many of the garments as possible...almost done !
I loved Burda so much back then I went a little crazy on eBay and gobbled up EVERY back issue from around 1992 pus about 10 Burda Internationals, about 6 Bonnie Burdas a little fresher younger styles (like Burda Easy now and I have about 10 of those), a Festive Burda and some Spring and Autumn editions which are bundled styles for a season.
Those older editions also had recipes, knitting, crafts and articles. Also a wealth of sewing Pro Tips ie how to do welt pockets etc....which I have xeroed into a special binder.
My at a glance 2 pages are in a protective cover in a HUGE ring binder that is getting very full....so looking up styles is very easy. However as I also have about 25 +/- magazines pre July 1993 BEFORE they came out with all styles ata glance those are more time consuming to hunt for a particular style. I may eventually sell thoseCos this armouir/cupboard (sp) where i store them is getting packed !!!!!!

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Date: 6/19/13 11:42 AM

I have had a subscription for about 10 years: I copy the At A Glance pages and file them by year. The magazines I keep in tubs, in order, in a closet.

I often go back to older issues and find styles I like now that didn't attract me at the time, so to me it's worth it to have a subscription. But I have severely limited the amount of envelope patterns I buy as a trade off.

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Date: 6/19/13 11:45 AM

I got one year about three times, and then gave away all but about one year. I keep that one year on my bookshelf with sewing books. I have all the Ottobre Women magazines though. But will not re-up. There again, basics are included, and for me that is all I probably need. In Burda Magazine, many patterns are just rehashes of other patterns with different seaming which you could replicate yourself if needed. I really love to look at them, but at the price for subscribing it's too high. And the storage is another issue - I hate taking up space with things that I rarely use or look at, so I pass on magazines for the most part to others.

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Date: 6/19/13 12:03 PM

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I hate taking up space with things that I rarely use or look at

I feel the exact same way, about everything. Right now it has real-world benefits because my husband and I are living in a small NYC apartment so we're not exactly swimming in storage space, but I'm just naturally neurotic about accumulating junk. Every time I think about buying a pattern book/mag/envelope I think "how am I going to feel about having this pattern when it's time to pack and move?"

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Date: 6/19/13 4:41 PM

I've been getting them for at least 13 years. Some months are better than others and some years are better than others. I love being able to mix and match pieces from past issues.
I photocopy the tech drawing pages and put them in clear plastic sheets that I keep in binders. The magazine issues are in magazine holders by year and when I take out the pattern sheets those go in file folders by year that go in file drawers.

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Date: 6/19/13 6:46 PM

Nancy that sounds similar to how I organise my 7 years worth of Burdas.

I have been thinking lately that I might retain the magazine cover and patterns and discard the "magazine" part so that I can reduce the bulk as my storage capacity for these magazines is fast reaching its limit.

I scan the tech drawings so have a copy on my computer as well as a clear file - always nice flipping through that to look for inspiration.

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