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Date: 11/16/13 2:55 PM

So I bought my first Burda Style Magazine. How do people really do these patterns? They are truly a maze. I'm going to try to do the Draped Dress on Page 30.

Whose up for this? Do you think it will look ok if it isn't so short?

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Date: 11/16/13 7:38 PM

You get used to the lines pretty quick - some people highlight their size to make them easier to trace. Burda really has fabulous fit - so it's worth the effort! Play around with a few styles and you'll see!

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Date: 11/16/13 10:13 PM

Ok, I'll give it a try!

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Date: 11/17/13 12:02 PM

I buy the painter's drop sheets from Home Depot (About $10 for 200 ft). I trace the patterns - after I highlight them on the sheet- with a sharpie. Be sure to trace the grainlines too. Hang in there, you'll get used to them.

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Date: 11/17/13 2:43 PM

Painter's drop sheets? That's a good idea. You can see through them ok?

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Date: 11/17/13 3:46 PM

I am trying Burda for the first time also. I have not got to trace yet, however after reading through a lot of the pinned tips at the top of the page, I decided seeing through paper as I usually try to with a normal pattern was not going to work for me. I HATE trying to follow the lines on a normal pattern. I can not imagine trying to do it with one of these mazes.

The link is here that was in the tips thread. I really love the idea of the pattern being on top and my paper being on the bottom. I plan to do some tracing and cutting Tuesday if I can find time. I ordered plain brown craft paper specifically for this method. I was actually out of my normal tracing paper anyway and figured if it didn't work for my sewing patterns my kids would use it for their craft stuff anyway. I am shocked how large the roll was I got off Amazon for $15.

Fingers crossed, I am so excited to try the patterns if I can only get them traced out.

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Date: 11/17/13 10:36 PM

Ugh, I'm so there with you! I'm trying to trace the cape, and I'm not even sure which side is up on the front yoke!

I never thought I would prefer downloaded patterns!

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Date: 11/18/13 10:07 AM

While I have 2 or 3 Burda Style mags, I hadn't actually tried to make anything from one until my birthday (January) of this year.

Tracing was definitely a challenge, but I got used to it. Plus, I think the dress that came out of it was worth it. Though, I still made a tongue-in-cheek comment on my blog about this being the type of torture that Germans would come up with (said by someone with mostly German heritage).

I wish there was a preview somewhere of all of the garments in the new US Burda mag - has anyone run across one they can share? I'm thinking about subscribing for the heck of it (it's $25 for 4 issues) but am curious to see what's in the Winter 2014 issue first.
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Date: 11/18/13 10:53 AM

I've been sewing from Burda for several years and I have found the tracing of a pattern gets easier each time I do it. Before I worked with a Burda Style Magazine, I had always traced patterns (the Big 4) onto tracing paper since I had to do so many alterations that way I always had the original pattern to go back to if I needed to.

I think the best advice is don't rush.

Take your time and enjoy - Yep! Enjoy every step of the process.

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Date: 11/18/13 11:04 AM

I have been sewing with Burda for years and they used to be easier to see but it's still doable. The style and fit are worth it.
I trace. I use this sketch paper from National Drafting. I use this for my work as well, I'm a landscape designer, so it was easy to just use the same paper for tracing. tracing paper
Since I use a lot of it, I have searched and this is the best price I've found. I buy the 24"x 50 yard in white. I find that the yellow is distracting.

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