Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wondering if any of you have ever tried sewing with Burda patterns? I find the styles so unique and often quite different than American fashions. Their sizing is a bit bizarre and I'm a little afraid to try something and mess it up. Any hints or warnings out there LOL? I'll be listing some interesting Kwik Sew patterns from the 1970's and 1980's today that I found this week so if you are into Kwik Sew look later today.

6 comments:

Karla said...

Go ahead. Live dangerously. Burda patterns are very, very good. They usually have less wearing ease than the Big 4 companies, and produce a more ready-to-wear style fit, so don't try to cheat on your measurements. The Burda pants draft is (IMHO) more likely to produce a wearable, flattering pair of pants than the American companies.

Out of the Ashes Collectibles said...

Okay I'll give it a shot - now to figure out which one to pull from stock LOL - thanks for the info

AuntieAllyn said...

I haven't done any Burda patterns, but I have sewn a couple of things from the Burda World of Fashion magazine -- a summer dress and a top, both with plenty of "wearing ease". No problems with the sizing, but their instructions were a little sparse (and there's no illustrations). Give 'em a go!

artsyfartsystitchwitch said...

I've had the "Studio" pants pattern for years & just love it. It does fit a bit differently than American patterns - much higher crotch seam & closer fit in the rear, which I prefer, but that is the European fit. This pattern is from the time before they added the seam allowances to the patterns, which allowed the sewer to add whatever seam allowance they preferred as the fabric was cut.

pattygems said...

I love Burda patterns. The styles look less "homemade" and not like everyone else's clothes. I made some really cute dresses for my daughter when she was little (she is 29 now). So, my Burdas were the old ones without seam allowances. Since I like to sew with a 1/2" seam allowance, I just "eyeballed" the cutting line to 1/2" outside the printed line. You can also trace the patterns off onto dosew (?). Anyone out there who used to use Stretch 'n Sew patterns will know what I'm talking about. Give Burda a try.

Lizzy said...

Burda patterns are very good, of course sizes are little different, but they are very nice, I can find Burda magazinez here in mexico, the only bad thing is that the magazines are old but it is ok because fashion arrives late here so these old magazines are just fine for me.