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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 3, 2010, 01.01 PMby mmaldonado

    I still think I would like to see a Burda web page in spanish! =( I love this page but sometimes my english doesn’t help me that much =/

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    Jun 3, 2010, 09.24 AMby caroleleah

    Oh, NOOOOOOOOOO!!! I’m going to add my voice to the clamor!!!!

    This is an AWFUL way in which to treat your members, BOTH BurdaFashion AND BurdaStyle!!!!

    BurdaStyle is a nice site, & I visit here frequently. BurdaStyle.com is a site in its INFANCY, though, and it shows. The search function on BurdaStyle is clumsy, at best, and I cannot easily find ANYthing. I detest trying to scroll through thousands of patterns that have NAMES, for gosh sake, trying to find the particular dress or top that I remember. Nothing is in a reasonable order to enhance finding ANYTHING! If I do not bookmark a pattern when it is highlighted in the weekly email, I know I will never be able to find it again!! Horrible horrible horrible.

    Okay, I “put up with” this (realizing that I have the choice to leave), because I love being able to see the random items that come up when I do visit, and admiring the current projects of the week that show up on the home page. Creativity abounds in this place! The members are fabulous, and I love seeing the projects, but BurdaStyle SITE itself is not very user friendly at ALL . When I want to be able to FIND things, I can exercise my option to LEAVE the BurdaStyle site, and go to the BurdaFashion website!!! That site was laid out in an incredibly user-friendly fashion, and was slick and professional. VERY easy to use, with a wealth of information!!! I could find categories of patterns, new ideas, old ideas from archived materials. Stores in the USA do not carry Burda, and I used the BurdaFashion website to review new patterns and build my “wishlist”. Then I could decide on which of those to order from a USA supplier. I have NO other way of finding out what new Burda patterns are available! If there was a store here, I’d be going there to get my Burda patterns, but I don’t even have that option!

    And NOW, my “choice” of leaving or staying has been removed from me!! I am FORCED to come to BurdaStyle, and can no longer tell myself that I’ll “put up with” the cumbersome navigation that is BurdaStyle, as I can always choose to go to a much more professional, more easily navigated site: BurdaFashion.com!

    WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY would Burda eliminate a VERY well-functioning, user-friendly, easily-accessible site, and divert only some of the content of that site (at some unknown time in the future) to BurdaStyle, which is cumbersome and hard to use?

    As said by a million other posters, each site was valuable for completely DIFFERENT reasons. If you MUST combine the two sites, then make ALL of the content from BurdaFashion.com available here, and do it NOW, not some vague time in the future! This stinks with incredibly poor planning!!

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.08 PMby alden

      Hey caroleleah,
      We totally hear was you are saying and we are working on the search functionality. WE are also hoping to move the archives over as soon as possible. Know that we are working on it as fast as we can

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    Jun 3, 2010, 07.07 AMby grips

    Doesn’t work. Anybody a tip for me … please (-:

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    Jun 3, 2010, 07.02 AMby grips

    Sorry, found the button to get comments (-: Hope it works.


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    Jun 3, 2010, 06.54 AMby grips

    Well, all this doesn’t sound new to me.

    Im German, and here we had and still have hot discussions about the relaunch. Lots of functions like blogs and archivs had been removed from net. As well the “new magazin” loses subscribers. Whether new ones fill in this blank?

    Also wondering, that Burda stays the course they decided!?

    I especially look at THAT! with regret: The lost archiv. Why should they continue the archiv, if these magazins aren’t availabe anymore? YOU should buy new ones and not get inspirated by old ones. They promised to bring it back, but only the issues form 07/2008 are linked and give further information.

    The archiv of older issues is definitely not online anymore. I checked it out.http://www.burdastyle.de/magazine/burda-modemagazin/01-2004_bsmid_1.html


    By the way, it isn’t fun to surf on the german page … too slow, confusing … cause of the wonderful site-construction, … klick return doesn’t show the previous page > landing in the top of menu, free pattern-downloads gone, … to many advertises (even between previews) … and there’s no possibility to subscribe for comments in forum … the same here!

    … not to forget the increasing for the magazin by € 0,40

    Just bought some sweeties from 1974 and 1979 from ebay. That makes happy (-:

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    Jun 3, 2010, 03.13 AMby kya1

    Ughhh this sux I cannot look up any patterns but the downloadable stuff, I not going to sit there and tape, 50 + pages together way more expensive than going to the store. I loved the old burda site so you knew which pattern you wanted when you went to the store. Not a happy camper here David.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 03.04 AMby kya1

    Yes not happy with this change both sites had a purpose this is not a welcome change,

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    Jun 3, 2010, 02.10 AMby tobogon

    I think that the worst part about it is that Burdastyle had not been altered before Burdafashion was redirected. Just an announcement that says we’ll be merging content over the next FEW MONTHS. Months? Why months? Why hasn’t the content been appearing on the Burdastyle website for the past few months before you go redirecting things? Very very poor decision making and planing. Lets just change shit now and fix it all up later…that blows.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 07.00 PMby alden

      Hey Tobogon,
      We are sorry you feel like this. We are trying to rectify the situation. This all happened very quickly and we would love to be able to tell you that it will be fixed in a week but the truth is we are working very hard to fix it all and it will fixed as soon as possible.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 12.44 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I am interested in how this will ride out, I think it can be good for us but I feel bad for the BurdaFashion members being so quickly thrown into this website. I will also miss the pattern magazine archives and as a subscriber I look forward to my monthly peak at the next magazine, surly it isn’t hard to just add that to this website. I remember a little disussion quite some time ago (I doubt I could find it now) that talked about how BurdaStyle and BurdaFashion had some overlap of members but mostly there were two different communities with completely different directions. Clearly many members choose to reside here and many other members choose to reside over on BurdaFashion and each has it’s reasons. A more clearer heads-up and more time for everyone to adjust might have been better?

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      Jun 8, 2010, 06.55 PMby alden

      Hey Kaitui_kiwi,
      This came on very quickly for us too and we are working very hard to make the transition as easy as possible for all that have been shifted. Also we totally hear you with the discussions, we are working on it and have been, its a very long process. We would love to have it all working in tip top shape!

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      Jun 9, 2010, 01.42 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      I think it’s clear to all who usually hang out at this site that it must have been thrown at you with just as little warning. This site just has such huge potential to be something amazing and I really want to see it grow up and be all it can be :) If anyone can do it your team can. I look forward to seeing the improvements as you guys can deliver them, keep it up, we’ll all get through this xx

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    Jun 2, 2010, 08.49 PMby damselfly

    Oh no! Either add all the content from Burda Fashion to BurdaStyle or don’t mess with it at all! I used the archives often and found them very helpful – saving me from having to dig through all my magazines. I hope they are listening to all of our complaints and will fix this asap. I’m not fluent in French and my German and Italian are non-existent so it’s kind of pointless to go to the other sites.

    I also agree with wzrdreams, this site needs to add more functionality to the members. Think Ravelry for sewers – what a lovely dream.

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      Jun 6, 2010, 12.35 AMby ajarose

      Agree completely!!!!

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    Jun 2, 2010, 08.07 PMby mariza07

    not good. this is not good. i too use burda fashion more than burda style and find flipping through the patterns easy and helpful. this definately needs to be split into 2 english wesites again

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      Jun 4, 2010, 03.23 PMby insight

      Same here.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 06.23 PMby eves

    Insanely disappointing (and strange!) decisions being made by Burda in the past year or two. Seems they benefit Burda, but no one else. :( Sad to see this happen to my former favorite pattern company.

    “….migrate some of the content….” David, since you did nothing to calm our worries by stating that the archives will be moved, are we to presume that it’s because they won’t be?? Your wording danced around that pretty well.

    And for the record, if I wanted to participate on the BurdaStyle site I would have already been doing so. Not my thing, so forcing me to be here isn’t going to inspire me to be involved.

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      Jun 8, 2010, 06.49 PMby alden

      Hi Eves,
      I’m sorry you feel this way. We are working very hard to get the content moved. What else did you use on the old site?

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    Jun 2, 2010, 06.09 PMby anns

    Nooooooo! really? I use those magazine archives all the time! And I frequently go back to see the patterns (because my local store is 25 min. away). I subscribe but I’m always posting pictures and links on facebook or my blog of the actual magazine photo along with my creation. If I can’t search for these, waaah!

    I’m all for having one site, but please, please, PLEASE put the archives of the issues, the current pattern lineup from the store patterns on the BurdaStyle site. They are very different sites, and the content is not at all the same! Frankly I think this is a 1.0 version must-have, not a 2.5 version “we’ll be migrating later” feature! In the interim, I’ll have to dust off my rudimentary Italian or French to see the archives.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 05.28 PMby wzrdreams

    I won’t echo the other complains, although I agree 100% – especially regarding the forums.

    My own comment/concern is the statement that on Burdasyle one can " 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!" This is over stating the capabilities of Burdastyle.com.

    - There is no “organization” features on our profiles. I cannot reorder the favorites or patterns… they are fixed in chronological order which is not my prefered organizational method. I can’t find things easily at all. Some measure of flexibilty would be appreciated.

    - The search features are limited and do not pull up all items within the search parameter. It would be great if we could chose multiple tags or search terms to look up projects. Also, why can’t we search for members? That’s been something that’s been missing since the re-launch.

    ETA: currently there is no linking option for patterns that are not produced by Burda. For popular free patterns (such as Collettes Mini Bloomers) tags would help to search for all projects from that pattern.

    - I wish I had my very own “sewing studio” on my profile, where I could post inspirations, catelogue stash materials & patterns, list and update works in progress as well as publish finished items. Unfortunately that area is currently an incredibly touchy uploading process that often results in errors and frustration. I would love to see the bugs erradicated but also the functionality of the “studio” improved on. I would like to be able to create a project when I START a project so I can keep track of my progress and add notes as I am working, rather than do it all at the end (and hope that I don’t get errors in the middle of the upload process). The only way to do this currently is to not publish it, but then it isn’t public. How great would it be if we could list items as “In Progress” and “Finished” with start and finish dates…. think of how much BETTER the Sew-alongs would be if we could actually see each others progress (and have updates post to our activity feed).

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      Jun 2, 2010, 10.40 PMby judeb

      I agree with this totally, I visit BS in very short snaps of time and having my profile organised to my preference would make it so much easier. I haven’t uploaded any new projects because it always rejects something I have done wrong and i don’t have time or currently the patience to sit and work it out.

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      Jun 3, 2010, 12.40 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      So well written, I completely agree with you, all those features would be great and to repeat myself I’ll add one more to your list: GOOD FORUM software (eBullitin!) please :)

      This feels a little like dejavu doesn’t it? The team are over stretching themselves and forgetting to give a heads up to the members, this is what creates post after post of confused members wondering whats going on.

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      Jun 6, 2010, 11.05 PMby gedwoods

      Wow, wouldn’t an online “sewing studio” like you describe, wzrdreams, be cool! I vote for this!

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    Jun 2, 2010, 04.07 PMby mirela

    Elegant Impressions: Thank you for the link to the archives. I tried today and the other sites stopped working…:((((( I am really really sad about this. I cannot believe it!!!!

    I really hope you do migrate the Archives as well, as well as the Slide Shows. These were some of the best features i used from BurdaFashion. I agree with one site, but one that has all the features.

    I use the archives a lot, i even wrote an article on my blog on how i keep the patterns organized so i can easily search through them, and BurdaStyle mentioned the link in one of their older blog posts. So please please please integrate the archives.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 02.05 PMby ejvc

    I can’t really understand how you could have removed the whole Burda Fashion website without making sure the patterns etc were already here! Can you be a little more clear about what “some of the content” might be? From my point of view, the magazine archives (with the detailed line drawings, extra photos, and fabric requirements) were an absolute draw, as were the pattern collections as sold in the stores…

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      Jun 8, 2010, 06.46 PMby alden

      Hey Ejvc,
      thanks for your input, its great to hear what you loved about the other site it will help us when we transfer content. What else did you love/ do oyu miss?

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    Jun 2, 2010, 01.54 PMby mynameisdavid

    Hi Guys,

    We definitely understand your concerns. In the upcoming months, we are going to migrate some of the content from burda fashion to BurdaStyle. This will include many of your favorite burda patterns and how tos.


    David @ BurdaStyle

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      Jun 2, 2010, 11.02 PMby judeb

      I am sorry to say David that your answer is quite lame. Members of BF are very upset at this change and to say that “some of the content will transferred over the coming months” doesn’t really help us. What content? and what do we do in the meantime? Maybe they should have kept BF up and running with limited functionality until all content was available on BS. Also does it mean the funding for the BF website will be transferred to BS (probably not). There are still many things to iron out on the Burdastyle beta site to combine the 2 sites at this stage seems very premature. As a member of both sites I feel as if Burda as a whole is struggling to keep up with what is required of international sites like these. Let’s hope that Burda are not trying to remove themselves from an international arena. It is very sad to lose Burda at any level.

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      Jun 4, 2010, 03.35 PMby insight

      I think we would have appreciated being asked for our input on the redirection of BurdaFashion. Migration of content should have be completed before the redirection. Since BurdaStyle changed its format (which I loved and the reason to join) my usage has decreased. I was able to use BurdaFashion for ideas and pattern searches since it is no longer sold in my area. What was the reason for the redirection? We would like to know. Please bring back BurdaFashion!!!

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      Oct 5, 2010, 08.12 PMby lindeken

      Hi David,
      It’s October now and it the new ‘website’ is still annoying, to say the least. I have the feeling I don’t speak for myself only when I say I want a decent website and not a blog. Can’t we go back in time and get BurdaStyle back? this really is very disappointing! Burda is losing people here!

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    Jun 2, 2010, 01.43 PMby Ronèl Venter

    Please enable the magazine contents/archive section – it was great and used regularly.

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    Jun 2, 2010, 10.23 AMby evanick

    Dear Burda style team

    This is very confusing. This website is completely different and does not have the same content as Burda fashion. Where are Burda monthly magazines. I can’t find anything here .

    from totally confused (Eva)

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      Jun 8, 2010, 06.45 PMby alden

      Hey Eva,
      Sorry you are confused, this was a very quick change and we are working on getting the content onto the BurdaStyle site

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    Jun 2, 2010, 09.10 AMby Jodi Wade

    Also, when I buy Burda patterns here in Hungary they never have English instructions (or Hungarian for that matter) but I used to be able to find most of the instructions on BurdaFashion. Grrrrrrrr! This is so annoying!!

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    Jun 2, 2010, 04.10 AMby klf

    So, it’s like you removed the best features of each site, then took what was left and smashed it together?

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    Jun 2, 2010, 02.45 AMby karmicnewt

    I would like to chime in with my extreme disappointment. I use the burdafashion.com site to view the current and archived versions of both Burda World of Fashion and Burda Plus Fashion magazines and to check out patterns. I check the site at least each month to see what is in the current issue which I then buy from my local fabric store. If fact, I was going there just now to see what was in the June issue and got redirected here. I am a member of both sites and like both of them, but they serve very different purposes for me. No longer having access to the magazine contents/archives will be what I will miss most and will likely cut down on my Burda magazine purchases greatly.

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      Jun 4, 2010, 03.19 PMby insight

      I am glad you can purchase Burda in a bookstore. I can only order them. I am very disappointed as well. I was first disappointed when BurdaStyle changed its format. Now I am even more disappointed that I can’t view BurdaFashion anymore. I know several people who do not come to this site as often as before.

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