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[UPDATE: 04/17/2013] – In June 2010 the former Burda website in English, BurdaFashion.com was redirected to BurdaStyle.com.

We regret to report that the merger between BurdaStyle and Burda Fashion did not take place and BurdaStyle is unable to offer the same content as the former site. Please find the appropriate contacts below regarding information once available.

Burda envelope pattern customer support and sales:

- Germany: www.burdastyle.de
- France: http://www.burdafashion.com/fr/index.html
- Italy: http://www.burdafashion.com/it/index.html
- Russia: http://www.burdafashion.com/ru/index.html
- United States: http://www.simplicity.com

If you purchased a Burda envelope pattern in the United States and need support regarding your purchase, please contact Simplicity Patterns directly.

Simplicity Patterns customer support: Sharon Dorris, SDorris@simplicity.com
Simplicity Patterns Co., Inc., 6050 Dana Way, Antioch, TN 37013

If you purchased your envelope pattern outside of the United States and/or need support for an issue beyond the purchase (including English instructions), please contact the Burda Fashion Factory for assistance.

Burda Fashion Factory customer support: Liliane Tricard, liliane.tricard@burda.com

BurdaStyle.com sells downloadable PDF sewing patterns only. Between 2007-2010 BurdaStyle.com created a collection of exclusive PDF patterns from their NY office and in 2010 the team ceased pattern production and began selling PDF patterns by burda style magazine, which are under separate copyright laws. BurdaStyle.com does not offer customer support for patterns not available on the site.

If you have any feedback related to burda style magazine’s editorial content and/or pattern collection design please contact the magazine directly.

burda style magazine customer support: burdastyle@burda.com.

If you have any questions about BurdaStyle.com, please visit our FAQ page.


On June 2, 2010 BurdaFashion.com users will be redirected to BurdaStyle.com.

Like Burda Fashion, BurdaStyle is a vibrant community filled with chic and stylish sewing patterns, a large collection of sewing tips and tricks, and a fantastic selection of frequently-updated user creations for you to see and contribute to.

In order to take advantage of our community, we encourage you to join. Registration is absolutely free! In the upcoming weeks, many of the relevant Burda Fashion patterns and how-tos will be migrated to our site. In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look around and enjoy all that we offer. Here are some of the highlights:

- BurdaStyle offers over 250 downloadable, copyright-free patterns, in a variety of skill levels and tastes! Additionally, we are now featuring a collection of burda style magazine patterns, with 50 new patterns added each month. For information on how to download, buy and print our patterns, please go here.
Beginning Wednesday, June 2nd, the English version of BurdaFashion.com will be redirected to BurdaStyle.com. If you are a Burda Fashion member, welcome to our community!

- We encourage user variations and love seeing them posted on the site! Visit our Project section to view the latest uploads, and submit your latest sewing creations! Users can also upload their own Patterns onto the site, and share their creative knowledge by uploading their own Techniques!

- Similar to Burda Fashion, each BurdaStyle member has their own profile! Store an organized collection of all your favorite patterns, projects and techniques, maintain your very own sewing studio, update your activity feed and much more!

- Like Burda Fashion’s F@shionpedia, we have a comprehensive Terms section detailing key sewing words and definitions. Learn about everything from Alpaca to Zippered pockets!

- Like the Burda Fashion newsletter, we offer a weekly newsletter updating you on the latest BurdaStyle news, including our featured project of the week. If you haven’t done so, we encourage you to subscribe! See the subscription form on the right-hand side of our homepage.

- Our BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs, a worldwide, offline extension of our online community, is a great way to find sewing motivation and like-minded people right in your neighborhood! [Updated 7/15/2011] Discover how you can connect with over 260 sewing clubs around the world, or form one of your own. And check out our growing Resource Map, a collection of recommended sewing-related businesses all over the world, and contribute your favorite shops today!

- If you have any questions regarding our patterns or other site content, our excellent Discussion section (similar to the Burda Fashion forum) is a great place to look for help. Our members have a huge collective knowledge of all things sewing-related, and chances are if you have questions or trouble, someone else might too!

These are just a few of the things we offer here, and we are so happy that Burda Fashion members will be joining us to add even more ideas and inspiration into the mix. For any further assistance, feel free to send us an e-mail to our Customer Support team at Answers[at]BurdaStyle[dot[com].

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    Jun 9, 2010, 09.30 AMby analogue

    As a user of both the burdastyle and burdafashion websites and a long time reader of Burda magazine I’d like to add my concerns to the list.

    Alden, the decision to redirect the burdafashion site at this point was obviously out of your hands and I don’t doubt that you’re working really hard to transfer content. Of course I appreciate your efforts, but I’m sure you can understand people’s frustrations about the poorly handled transition. Repeating the same reply to everybody’s posts really isn’t good enough though. People’s individual concerns aren’t being addressed and it is unclear which parts of the burdafashion site will be transferred and which aren’t. You ask which parts people would like to see transferred, but it seems obvious from almost everybody’s answers that they want ALL of them.

    I’d also like to echo Auntchelle’s concerns about the direction the magazine is going in, an important point you did not address in your reply to her. I too have noticed a decline in quality and agree with all her points about this. The changes in the magazine and the unfortunate way the site was handled really don’t instill confidence in me and make me worry about the future of Burda, both online and offline.

    Please do not take this personally, like I said, I do appreciate all the work you’re putting in and the stress you must be under. I also really like the idea of the Burdastyle community / OpensourceSewing, which has been a great inspiration to me and no doubt many others, but the site is just not optimal yet and is a very different concept to Burdafashion. I’m not saying the content of both sites can’t be incorporated in one megasite, but the way it’s being handled has unfortunately just been inadequate, with many readers missing out on their favourite website. Perhaps you can make someone at Burda who can fully address people’s concerns aware of our issues. Maybe they could come on this blog and and answer questions?

    Thank you for listening!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 06.17 PMby alden

      Hi Analogue,
      I didn’t mean to reply the same thing to what everyone is saying, though most people are generally expressing the same opinion. i want everyone to know that we are hearing them, positive negative and otherwise.

      With a change like this there are may cogs in play and we are working through them. As of right now we are keeping you all abreast of what we know and where we are in this transfer, What we can say now is that we are sorry that we weren’t able to prepare for the transfer in a way that we would have liked.

      Burda fashion was an amazing site and one that was very different than BurdaStyle, they spoke to different audiences and had different purposes. What we are doing now is trying to find a happy medium where we can have the archive, articles, patterns and social media all together. That is the goal, it will happen soon but we cannot give you a firm date at this moment. Just know that our team is working as fast as we can. please feel free to message me with any concerns that you have and i will get back to you.

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    Jun 9, 2010, 02.13 AMby zrinka

    I I was really disappointed today when I was redirected to this site. I read through all the comments and what worries me the most are responses from “Alden”… “we are listening and working really hard on adding the content to this site, etc…”

    Does this mean that the burda fashion site will go away? If so, I think this is a BIG MISTAKE. These two sites were COMPLETELY different. Burda fashion was a magazine site and should have stayed that. I loved previewing magazines, and browsing old issues (even though I have many of them).

    You cannot simply point to another site without warning or explanation and definitely NOT if the content has not been transferred. This is ridiculous. Even if this does mean that the two sites will be merged you cannot do it without a plan of what is going to go where. And my biggest concern is that Burda Style will get so big it will be unmanageable. I am afraid that you will be loosing readers and members – starting with me.

    I do have to say that this makes me really upset. I have been a reader of Burda for many, many, years. My mother still has issues bought by my grandmother, long ago. I used the burda fashion site long before burda style came along. A change like this… not just that it hasn’t been really thought through, it has been handled really poorly from the technical side – I am sorry to say – but a high-schooler would have handled this better.

    If you are still “thinking” about what to put where, and “working hard” on transferring content in “the next few months”, AND are not planning on maintaining burda fashion… then at least leave the burda fashion site up UNTIL all is moved and burda style is up and RUNNING properly.

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      Jun 9, 2010, 02.25 AMby zrinka

      by the way… burdastye.de has the link to the magazine page as well as archives (from the magazine page). They don’t go back further than January 2009, but at least it seams they are working on it. Why has that not been done on the english site, I cannot understand!
      Here is the 2009 archive page: http://www.burdastyle.de/trends/news/magazine-das-komplette-burda-modemagazin-archiv-2009-in-der-uebersicht_aid_2818.html

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      Jun 9, 2010, 06.30 PMby alden

      Hi Zrinka,
      WE are sorry you feel this way, as you can see in my reply to analogue, we weren’t able to prepare for this transition in a way we would have liked and we are sorry for this.

      We are keeping you all up to date on this move and how we are going forward. WE are hearing your concerns and we are doing the best we can to address them. As soon as we have more concrete information for you, we will share it.

      I know that the sites were completely different and served different functions, there is no question about that. Where we are now is moving forward and creating a site that embodies the best aspects of both.

      please feel free to message me if you have any concerns or questions and i will do my best to answer you

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    Jun 8, 2010, 09.03 PMby lyndybin

    Online Editing + Project Head Daniela Rühl E-Mail: info@burdafashion.com

    Write to Daniela and tell her what you think about the loss of the english version burdamode.com.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 08.36 PMby lyndybin

    Why did you change what was successful?

    In the midst of our busy lives and jobs, it was like ‘coming home’ to comfort, something we knew, something familiar. We knew what to expect. We were at ease with the Burdamode site. Every month we waited, in anticipation, for the first peek of next month’s magazine. We could see the fashion shows if we clicked onto the German site at the bottom. It was easy to maneuver around. We loved it!

    It is now gone. You have left a lot of very loyal and enthusiastic customers hanging and restless and unhappy.

    You ask what we want? Bring back our Burdamode.com site.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 08.01 PMby flexareta

    I agree with most comments. According to my opinion this is unlucky change. I feel that sewing community on the internet is already veryreally small and every well-made webpage is like a base in the sewing war-field. Personally I used BurdaFashion.com for looking through the new magazine issues trying to decide if I’ll buy it or not. I’m also going to miss DIY ideas. And what about some free patterns from Burda Easy? There was a lot to read and get from that page and I’m little bit worried how you want to transfer all of that here. And yes I am a person who likes rules in life and mostly I hate sudden changes. And personally I don’t think this is a good change, seems to me like another business step without even care of readers.

    Wish you luck dealing with sudden changes…

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    Jun 8, 2010, 07.01 PMby calendar

    Hmm I think the decision to get rid of Burda fashion is a surprising one, but I don’t think it was the decision of BurdaStyle, but rather the parent company Hubert Burda to consolidate to cut costs, given that there are 2 websites in English. (I don’t know for sure, but that is what makes sense to me). I don’t think all this blame should be heaped on BurdaStyle.com, but there is no where else for all the BurdaFashion users to complain. I used the Burdafashion website to look at archives and get free patterns, so I am disappointed that these are now gone. I hope you will be integrating these features to Burdastyle. I think the reason that the website users are so disappointed is because they were not consulted in anyway, and this transition happened before the Burdastyle website was ready for it. Umm I guess I am trying to say that I still am very fond of Burdastyle (even tho im not very active bc of computer probs) and that I hope in the future, whoever on the higher levels that makes these decisions, cares more about the users of the website.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.31 PMby alden

      Thanks Calendar,
      It was avery quick transition and we are working very hard to get the most beloved parts of burdafashion onto BurdaStyle

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.08 PMby lincee

    My previous post is a question and an answer would be appreciated.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.06 PMby lincee

    SO, is anyone going to explain what is going on? Is the Burda Envelope Pattern Catalog going to be visible at this site? Ever? That’s a yes or no question. Are the Burda Magazine Archives going to be available at this site? Ever? Also, yes or no question. We deserve a reasonable and respectful response.

    I forgot to check the box that says this is a question.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.02 PMby depiction

    I’m primarily a burda-style user and I agree that the two websites are different in function and should’ve been integrated before the change came. Bad move Burda. The archives on BF are amazing and it would be a shame to loose that. Burda-style is not near as user-friendly and search-friendly and the organization of the patterns and the dimished free content here is disappointing. Please listen to your member-feedback, both burda fashion and burda style memberships.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.28 PMby alden

      We are listening! WE promise! please let us know what would make you feel more comfortable when on BurdaStyle and we will do our best to accommodate it

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    Jun 7, 2010, 06.24 PMby hannnc

    I’m glad some of the burda magazine patterns are available on here as I was always sad when a member used one of those patterns and i couldn’t get it too. I like that while we’re merging, our community is getting bigger. I always found burda fashions layout not as easy to use as burda style, but then again i wasn’t a regular to BF so ill leave it up to others to talk about.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.27 PMby bex81

    So very disappointed Burda. Your archive of current/past issues was extremely useful, and we can’t even view your latest patterns online in an easy format (my nearest sewing-shop is 35km away, and i’m not going there just to browse) – BurdaStyle is a pain, I hardly ever use it!

    Consultation with your customer-base would have been a good idea, as opposed to forcing a change upon us. It feels like the change is more about improving your bottom line (its cheaper perhaps not to have 2 sites) instead of improving your customer’s experience.

    Hmmm – at least Vogue, Simplicity etc have more-user friendly websites. Not sure I can be bothered hunting through your content to find what I want (harsh, but true, sorry).

    Hope you guys take on your customer’s feedback.

    x

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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.25 PMby gedwoods

    Although also a member of BurdaFashion, I have always primarily inhabited BurdaStyle – I only occasionally consulted BurdaFashion.com. I’m sorry the BF community feels it has been steamrollered into joining the BS community and I sympathize with the arguments given.

    I would like to say, however, that as a stalwart BurdaStyle member, I hope BF members will choose to stay on and join our community and welcome those that wish to do so – I cannot see how BurdaStyle members can lose by having a whole lot of new “faces” around with their own priorities and interests! Please do feel welcome “over here”!

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