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Date: 7/4/05 10:26 AM

I see alot of poeple use the Burda magazine patterns.Would you say the price is worth it?Do you use alot of the patterns?Are they pretty easy?How to you subscribe?Thanks

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Date: 7/4/05 10:47 AM

I love my WOF. I make several patterns from each issue and each issue if you subscribe is only 5.00. Can't beat that. Instructions are often hard to follow; I usually don't bother with them. I sew a lot so it’s hard for me to say if they are easy for someone else. I think each issue has a few easy, a few middle of the road, and a few that are bit more complicated. You subscribe through GLP news. GLP NEWS (the website is down at this time, so try again later.)

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Date: 7/4/05 4:14 PM

Honestly, I feel they are the best value sewing magazine around...for pattern choice and inspiration. I am probably a little biased as I like European styling and Burda patterns are so well drafted. I normally get a 99.9% success rate with Burda, as compared to a lot of flops/wadders with some of the other Big 3.
All the patterns are right there for anything you choose to sew, but the big plus point for me is that I glean so many ideas and inspirations from them. This helps when I am fabric shopping..you know that feeling when you see a beautiful (or bargain) fabric but can't think what to make from it.

Each month they have a detailed sewing guide for one of the garments. There is a specific detailed pattern alteration guide for different figure types, complete with diagrams too.

I would really like to buy the Burda sewing guide book, but alas it is printed only in German.

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Date: 7/4/05 5:28 PM

I too love my Burda - but I do not subscribe. (I am able to get copies at my newsagent!) I find that some issues are not really suitable for either my climate or my lifestyle so I tend to buy only those that do suit. I live in a subtropical part of Australia where winter lasts only a month or two and so real 'winter' clothes are a waste of time and money here. And evening wear is a long-forgotten dream since we retired!! As I note you live in Arizona, I thoght you might like to consider that aspect - although maybe you are really into evening wear! LOL. That said, the patterns are great and give interesting choices at a really reasonable price. Good luck. Bevaau

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Date: 7/4/05 5:57 PM

Vonnevo

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I would really like to buy the Burda sewing guide book, but alas it is printed only in German

the burda sewing book is also printed in French La couture pratique and in Dutch.

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Date: 7/4/05 9:33 PM

Els, thanks for the information..I wish I could speak any other language The website you gave does list the contents which i have auto translated.

Presentation by the editor
How to take its measurements and to adapt an owner to his morphology? How to carry out grips, to pose armholes well or to sew a closing in trousers?

That you are beginner or more raftered, you will find in this book all the answers to the questions that you are posed at the time of the clothes industry of a clothing. Each heading is explained stage by stage and is accompanied by many illustrations colors. A detailed alphabetical index also enables you to very quickly find the explanation which you need.

Contents
With the synopsis
The place of work and ustensils
Small description of the textiles
The catch of measurements
Modifications of an owner
Individual modifications
Cut of fabric
The carryforward of the parts of the owner on fabric
The entoilage
The fitting
Seams with the hand and the machine
How surfiler
Grips
Hems
Pockets
Buttonholes
Buttons
Edges of closing
Edges with invisible buttoning
Buttoning sports shirt
Supports
Closings
Zippers
Collars
Completion of the necks and armholes
Facings of neck
The bottom of the handles
Slits of handle
Handles
Shoulder pads
Folds and pleatings
Belts
Linings
Supports of suspension, passers by of belt
Execution of trousers and final improvements
Various belts
Sharpening
Wheels and hives
Ganser
Braids
Days
Applications
Embroidered smocks
How to work certain fabrics
The seams overlock
Wire to be sewn
Alphabetical index
Symbols of maintenance of the textiles

I might write to Burda and ask if they have any plans on publishing in English...with so many of us buying the WOF magazine, there would have to be a market for it.


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Date: 7/4/05 10:40 PM

Thank you everyone for your responses.Think I'll go subcribe now

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Date: 7/5/05 0:22 AM

Debbie, there is also a 3 month trial subscription option, so you could go for that to test it out.

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Date: 7/5/05 1:45 AM

Debbie, another thought, I look back thru my WOF magazines and I often see something that I missed or didn't require at the time. eg, at present, I want to make a pleated skirt and and back in January's issue, there is the exact pattern I am needing.
For me here in Oz, a subscription is roughly half what I would pay in the newsagent and I dont have to wait 3 months for the current issue.
if you do subscribe,any that you aren't really interested in, can always be sold on ebay. mel's suggestion of a 3months subscription is a great idea.

BTW..I saw the April issue with the twist top while beowsing last night..on the English ebay that was mentioned here on the boards earlier.

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