Wondering what’s going on in the latest issue of BurdaStyle US Magazine? We couldn’t be more excited to show you! Preview the 20 full-size pattern inserts featured in the Spring 2014 issue and flip through the magazine with Denise Wild and Meg Healy!

There’s a lot to look forward to in each issue of BurdaStyle US, especially when it comes to patterns. Any of the striking styles below catch your eye? Each garment has their own full-sized pattern within the magazine. You can have them all! With a collection of styles that are both casual and sophisticated, you’re sure to find the perfect piece to add to your spring wardrobe!

For pictured styles not included on the insert, we’ve included a style-directory at the back of the magazine with fabric suggestions, necessary notions and sewing instructions for each pattern. The link provided will take you to the pattern store, where you can purchase and print your PDF pattern at home!

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    Apr 8, 2014, 05.53 PMby mountaingirl

    I had bought the Winter edition of US Burda because the bookstore I usually bought the monthly mag at wasn’t carried for a long time. Lets face it living 45 miles from anywhere has its problems. I was disappointed with the winter ed because of having to download which is also a challenge because of living in a blackout area. I was buying Burda because of up to the minute styling, and feeling that I was ahead of the styles which are featured in the stores. My one daughter learned to sew with a Burda magazine pattern. How it stands I think I will go back to Vogue patterns which is a lot more accessible at this time. Good luck with US Burda Magazine.

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    Apr 8, 2014, 05.53 PMby mountaingirl

    I had bought the Winter edition of US Burda because the bookstore I usually bought the monthly mag at wasn’t carried for a long time. Lets face it living 45 miles from anywhere has its problems. I was disappointed with the winter ed because of having to download which is also a challenge because of living in a blackout area. I was buying Burda because of up to the minute styling, and feeling that I was ahead of the styles which are featured in the stores. My one daughter learned to sew with a Burda magazine pattern. How it stands I think I will go back to Vogue patterns which is a lot more accessible at this time. Good luck with US Burda Magazine.

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    Mar 12, 2014, 07.21 PMby datwell

    I subscribed to Burda Style US for one year and am sorry I did. I have never subscribed to the UK version but now realize this what I should have done. I immediately recognized several patterns from the website that are a few years old. The same models, fabrics and photos from two years ago? I thought I would be getting the new patterns from the European magazine just in US version. Silly me. I will not be renewing and will put my money towards the UK version.

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    Mar 12, 2014, 06.28 PMby zrinka

    I just bought the Spring edition of the BUrdaStyle US at JoAnnes and I have to say I am disappointed and I am going to stick to the monthly BurdaStyle, non-US. First of all, most of the models looked familiar. I looked through my magazines and found that most of the styles were featured in the April 2013 issue. Even the front page was the same!!! I hear the reasoning about having the US version, but at least they could have come up with something new – it is a quarterly issue anyway. I said I hear the reasoning, but I do not completely understand it. Why have another magazine in English? I guess I am lucky that in Los Angeles there are a number of newspaper vendors that carry the English and even the Russian version of BurdaStyle, so I don’t have to buy the annual subscription. But why not try to get the same BurdaStyle in other stores. I remember long time ago, it used to be available at Borders. Somebody mentioned previously that the US version caters to the US audience, obviously. But what is the difference? The only difference I see is that the patterns include seam allowances. Is that all? This is probably why some of the patterns are only available as downloads – too expensive to change all the existing patterns to add the seam allowances? OK, and one other thing – I have a feeling this US issue features simpler styles? There were some really nice, but more advanced styles in that April 2013 issue that have not been included. Now, I haven’t seen the previous issue – but is that going to be the trend? Is that what US audience is? Only easy, fast styles? I do not want to see the dumbed-down version of BUrda! (I grew up with Burda in Europe – both my Mom and Grandma used it. And I learned how to sew with Burda, yes, with those quick instructions that so many people hate. But it is a magazine, not a book of how-tos. I always liked it because it challenged me to learn new techniques and tackle more difficult styles. If you want easy styles for beginners, get the BurdaStyle easy issue…) And finally, I looked through the magazine before reading comments here, and my first thought was – why would I have to download some patterns? I just bought a magazine! Why not put all styles together, like the monthly issues? Well, it turned out – the downloadables do NOT have seam allowances included, they are the original patterns (which makes me think again, these magazine will not have anything original and it will be too expensive for them to change all the patterns to include seam allowances). But, I was not aware that you actually have to PAY for those patterns. What? So why did I buy the magazine? with patterns I already have from a year ago, that I have to pay to download? I want to say that I agree with a previous commenter who said that she wants this to succeed. I want to say that too, I don’t want it to fail, but I also believe in “why fix something that’s not broken”. I really do not understand what was wrong with the monthly issues. I currently don;t have a subscription and yes it is pricey, but get the monthly issues in more stores so people can browse them and problem is solved. Why a whole new magazine?

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    Mar 11, 2014, 03.27 PMby Jen Cameron

    The included patterns look lovely, but I sure would like to know what happened to my subscription and the money I sent. And yes, I have already e-mailed the vendor with no response.

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    Mar 10, 2014, 08.33 PMby dmattson

    Maybe Americans are too spoiled by the $1.99 pattern sales the big box craft stores have all the time to appreciate a good deal like Burdastyle. When was the last time you got a free pattern, even one, from Vogue Pattern magazine or Threads magazine? I never did either. I’ve always been a fan of Burdastyle and considered any edition a bargain. I’m very pleased with the two American issues I have so far.

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      Mar 10, 2014, 08.38 PMby MrsCharisma

      When the magazine was introduced, it was with the idea that it would be half patterns and half downloads – for free. So 40 patterns in each magazine.

      it is not fair to introduce it that way, have a bunch of us pay to subscribe, and then say…We changed our mind. We are only going to give you half of what we said we were.

      It has NOTHING to do with Big 4 pricing.

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      Mar 10, 2014, 08.42 PMby MrsCharisma

      Furthermore, the international edition and the US edition works out to be the same price per magazine — $7.50 USD.

      So why exactly can’t we get the same value for our money?? Again, that is the frustration.

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    Mar 10, 2014, 06.35 PMby jacquijb

    Well. I wish I’d seen this discussion before I purchased the Spring 2014 edition — I wouldn’t have bothered. $12.99 for the magazine, with 23 more patterns to pay $5.99 each for? No thanks. After my general frustration a couple of years ago with not being able to renew my subscription to the English-language edition of BurdaStyle in Denmark (I’m an expat) and now this? I think I’m done. There are plenty of other places for me to find patterns and inspiration.

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    Mar 8, 2014, 07.51 PMby Daintydeb

    I cannot seem to get to the downloadable pattern of the Maxi dress via the http address given. I do remember this from a previous issue of Burda UK. Sad to hear about the bait and switch marketing strategy here. I may cancel this and resubscribe to Burda UK. I had high hopes for this US version.

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    Mar 7, 2014, 09.08 PMby junehawk

    They sure changed their minds quickly about the “free” downloadable patterns!

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    Mar 7, 2014, 07.02 PMby MaZeLiving

    US version of Burda is published for US consumer. I believe that each edition targets country specific audience. Tatiana, you may remember that russian edition always had a lot of ads for the products sold in russian stores. In fact russian editions from a few years back were so much bigger and heavier that you would see 1 garment page and then 2-3 ad pages. You can still buy a lot of them on eBay. US version is packed with ads for fabric and notions online sources, features some american bloggers, and provides instructions that US seamstresses may be more accustomed to. Now, I am not associated with US Burda in any way, but I know business world well enough to understand how much work goes into establishing something like that. I know everyone wants what they pay for, and if you think of it UK subscription costs $90 a year, comes with about 40 patterns on average (estimated guess), half of which are usually variations. In other words, it would be safe to say you get 20 good patterns and pay about $7.50 per issue. US versions is offering annual subscription of 4 mags that one can get for $20 with a little subscription insert from the magazine at JoAnns. So you get 20 patterns for as minimum as $5 with info that is gathered specifically for the country you shop in. The point that I am trying to make is that US edition is a baby. Babies take time to grow. They need to build audience and get enough supporters so they can do just that, grow. They want you to come to the website and see what they offer.The idea is that you wouldn’t have to commit to the subscription that is offered by a very few companies, and that eventually you will be able to go to your local news stand, pick up a copy, see if it has anything you are interested in and purchase if you like. If you think of it, and if you like Burda as much as I do, it IS a big deal. I subscribe to UK version, have been for years, my mom and sister used Burda when I was a kid. I grew up with Burda in my house. And I purchased the US version even though I have all the patterns already. Why? Because I want this to succeed. Don’t you?

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      Mar 7, 2014, 09.15 PMby Tatiana Laremore

      You are right, US Burda is a new magazine and it will take time for it to gain its following. Unfortunately, the publisher used a bait-and-switch tactic in attracting the customers, which may antagonize some customers like myself. I was led to believe that I will get 4 issues plus one bonus issue for a 29.99 yearly subscription. At this rate, counting the 20 free downloads in the premier US issue, a year of US patterns will cost me double of the year of the UK Burda patterns, but it is still pennies compared with the price of downloads. So the cost of patterns doesn’t even enter the equation for me. From the get go, the US edition misled me by promising “20 patterns included in every issue plus 20 free downloads” without honestly saying “but only in the first issue”. It’s just not nice, and for a new business – an easy way to lose customers. I understand that they are trying to attract the followers, I just disagree with the tactic.
      My biggest problem with the US Burda is that while waiting for my shiny new magazine, I purchased 2 downloadable patterns from 2013 thinking that they cannot be in the 2014 magazine. I was unpleasantly surprised to find them in my Winter 2014 US issue. Would you subscribe to a newspaper that prints last year’s news? It seems more reasonable for me to get the international version for $90/yr which has this year’s patterns even though half of them (or even more) are not my cuppa tea. That’s all. I am not breaking up with Burda, I am a very loyal customer who is looking for a better subscription option from Burda. :)

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      Mar 7, 2014, 10.21 PMby MaZeLiving

      Tatiana, I was replying more to the statement someone made asking what was the big deal to have US version. Like you, I used to get Burda in Russia where I grew up, in fact I even remember the very first issues when you had to bring kilos of recyclable paper to even have a chance to get it. :) Everyone has to start somewhere.
      Personally I don’t buy downloadable patterns because I don’t like the process of having to paste them together. This is one of the reasons I still prefer UK versions – I like having it all in one place. But they do say that trends come to US about 1 or 2 years later, so maybe it makes sense to have older patterns reprinted for US customers. Although, I don’t think that is the reason for delay, most likely it ties into some international copyright laws.
      I understand your frustration, I would be upset too. I am not considering giving up my UK subscription, I look forward to that monthly issue too much! And if you are a big fan, seriously, check eBay, it has a lot of most recent issues. I bought a few magazines there from 2009 after the collections were posted here and I absolutely HAD to have a few patterns. It beats paying for each pattern separately. Also, russian site BurdaStyle.ru has a great source – you can see all the patterns in every magazine and they post the entire magazine issue online, all images, before mine gets to my mailbox so I know exactly what I am getting a few days earlier.

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    Mar 7, 2014, 04.48 PMby MrsCharisma

    I posted on the other blog entry but seriously disappointed that the Winter edition had access to the online patterns but this edition SHOWS the patterns but you have to pay full ($5.99) price for each additional pattern. Furthermore, patterns like 128?? Yeah, the cropped version isn’t included. WHY NOT? All they needed was a line for that view.

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      Mar 7, 2014, 05.56 PMby Tatiana Laremore

      And 116 looks like it could be made into that black bustier pattern which sells for 5.99

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      Mar 7, 2014, 07.21 PMby MrsCharisma

      Ah! Great eye Tatiana! Thanks!

      I just need to add seam allowance to the front bodice piece!!

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    Mar 7, 2014, 03.19 PMby Tatiana Laremore

    Thank you Jamie (isidore) for your thoroughly informative and unbiased blog post. I wish you’d written it (I’d read it) before I subscribed to the US edition in December. I used to buy the monthly Burda in Russia (back in the 90s) and when I moved to the US, I couldn’t find it at any of my local news stands (probably because it wasn’t there? duh). I love Burda because of the quality of their patterns, and I don’t mind a busy pattern sheet, as long as it is accurate. I will buy a subscription to an international edition. Thank you and all other helpful commenters for making up my mind!

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    Mar 6, 2014, 02.57 PMby WildforTextiles

    I couldn’t tell you exactly how many patterns are available in each issue -but there are many. I receive my subscription from the German Canadian News every month in a timely manner. Because I live in the arctic, there are occasional delays but the magazine does arrive monthly. Sewers/bloggers in the U.K. also receive theirs, in English, usually just after the 20th day of the month and the timing of these new monthly issues is what corresponds to the “new” patterns/collections that are previewed on this BurdaStyle site. I just don’t see the added value of the new U.S. version as, you note, the patterns have already been available for a year or more.

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      Mar 6, 2014, 06.08 PMby Tatiana Laremore

      Thank you for taking time to answer my questions, I will definitely switch to the monthly magazine!

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    Mar 6, 2014, 02.15 PMby WildforTextiles

    I don’t really understand the big deal with the new U.S. Burda. I have been receiving BurdaStyle mag (in Canada) since late 2006, in English (except for 2 years when we lived in Italy and I had to decipher the instructions in Italian). All of the patterns above and in other posts I’ve seen about the “new” Burda mag are all patterns that have appeared in my older BurdaStyle magazines. I am a huge fan of Burda and 90% of my wardrobe is from Burda… I just don’t get the hullaballoo about the not new patterns in the new U.S. mag.

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      Mar 6, 2014, 02.25 PMby Tatiana Laremore

      Thank you, WildforTextiles! This is why I am not going to subscribe to this ‘new’ Burda next year. The patterns in the ‘premier’ issue of US Burda’s Winter 2014 edition were available online a year before. I feel like I’ve been had. :-( They promised 40 free patterns in every issue (20 on the insert and 20 free downloads) but apparently changed their mind by the next issue. Looks like the monthly magazine has 20 patterns in every issue, is it true? Are they delivered in a timely manner?

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      Mar 7, 2014, 05.47 AMby nouvellegamine

      I think the new US version of Burda is geared toward beginners. It seems to have more detailed instructions. But if you don’t need that then the international Burda is the best buy. That’s the one I get every month and the brief instructions don’t bother me. I feel like once you’ve put together a button up shirt a few times you know exactly how you like to do and just need to skim the steps anyway.

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      Mar 7, 2014, 07.16 AMby isidore

      I blogged a detailed comparison of the two US vs UK editions here: http://denversews.com/2014/01/06/burda-us-versus-ukinternational-comparison/

      I prefer the UK version as well, but I am glad that a version of Burda is now available on new stands in the US for people who just want to pick up an issue to try and not have to pay $90 for a year’s subscription. A lot of people have never heard of Burda and hopefully will discover it now that they can buy it at JoAnns. Maybe if pattern magazines catch on in the US there will be monthly issues? I can only hope. But all of this advertising about the mag on the BurdaStyle website does feel like preaching to the already converted.

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    Mar 6, 2014, 11.52 AMby Tatiana Laremore

    A lovely collection of dresses and skirts! Perfect for the Summer! Now if Burda finally sends me that subscription containing all those lovelies, I’ll be on the cloud 9. :)

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