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I love the site and seeing all the members’ projects, but since this site has replaced the English-language version of the Burda site entirely, I really want to see more of the patterns from the magazines appear on this site — and more quickly. Two things I could do with the magazine that I cannot do now:

1. I loved looking at all the style pages in a way that mimics the completeness of the printed magazine. I really miss that (to the point of checking the German site regularly, even though I cannot read the text).

2. While I like looking at the styles, I use the children’s and plus-size patterns, and many of those don’t appear to be available on this website. It’s now almost November, and the last children’s patterns from the magazine on this site are from June (unless I am simply not finding them…)


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    Nov 12, 2010, 03.06 PMby squirrellypoo

    I’m wondering what happened to the September issue’s patterns? They jumped from August straight to October… And September was the best issue is YEARS, too!

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      Feb 18, 2011, 03.14 AMby Sewing And Style

      totally agree!!!!!! it was my absolute favourite last year!!!!

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      Nov 14, 2012, 07.08 PMby BurdaStyle Support


      Meg has been going through the archives (we at BurdaStyle can go back just two years), and have found the patterns from September 2010. Keep an eye on the site! Meg will be bringing some of these patterns to the surface soon!



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    Nov 16, 2010, 09.42 PMby sew4my3

    Are you referring to burda style patterns online, or the burda style magazine patterns? For the patterns online, we receive a select batch of patterns from the burda style team, and these patterns are not specifically chosen by us. Unfortunately, we cannot decide on what they make available to us.

    If this is in reference to patterns in the magazine, for inquiries regarding these, please contact liliane.tricard@burda.com. For other questions regarding Burda Magazine subscriptions, please e-mail novakovic@guell.ch.

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      Nov 19, 2010, 04.22 PMby lincee

      This is an interesting response. You are saying that you have no control over the patterns sent to you or uploaded by Burda Magazine? So this is an independent website, not related to or owned by Burda, except the name BurdaStyle? I only ask because all the other BurdaStyle websites (those in languages other than English) do include the ability to view both Burda envelope patterns and preview BurdaStyle magazine.

      I really wish someone here would come clean (fess up, tell the truth) about this website’s official relationship to Burda. The stated purpose of this website has been misleading and this is getting old.

      As consumers, we deserve to know if this website has the “right” or ability to view or preview BurdaStyle envelope patterns or magazines both current and archived or if it ever will.

      I will be emailing the contacts you listed and asking them these same questions. Thanks for those.

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      Nov 20, 2010, 03.27 AMby sew4my3

      Hello LinCee,

      I have forwarded your very valid question on to someone more qualified to answer it for you. I am the Burdastyle website moderator and unfortunately do not have an answer for you. Someone should be back in the office on Monday and will hopefully be able to answer you then.

      Till then keep sewing with a smile!

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      Dec 4, 2010, 04.52 PMby lincee

      Just to keep you informed. I have received NO responses to any of my questions. I emailed the people you mentioned at burda.com and have had no replies. Also I have heard nothing from the person/people you forwarded my questions to. Just wanted you to know.

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      Dec 16, 2010, 09.39 PMby nora


      Please note that (and I am copying this from the FAQs):

      BurdaStyle.com is a subsidiary of Verlag Aenne Burda, which also owns burda style magazine.

      While we are under the same umbrella, BurdaStyle.com (launched in 2007) and burda style magazine (which was Burda Modemagazine and renamed “burda style magazine” in 2009) are two different companies. We have separate concepts and teams, yet both offer sewing patterns produced by Burda. BurdaStyle.com was launched as a pilot project to target a new audience in a new market and includes many social features and a different kind of look and feel.

      So – The name is the same, but logo and spelling are different, as well as the concept. It is not ideal and the companies are looking for a solution.

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      Dec 17, 2010, 09.32 PMby lincee

      This reply is to Nora. I hope it shows up in the appropriate place. I can’t quite figure out how this discussion board works.

      NORA, Thank you so much for this response. You have no idea how much I appreciate this. I looked everywhere for this information and obviously overlooked the obvious. :) I also emailed many people and never received a response.

      The DISCONNECT between the magazine and the website is now clear to me. Two different companies. I get it.

      Thank you again. :)

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    Nov 17, 2010, 07.38 AMby victors

    Does anyone know how to download the newer freebies over at BS.de? It asks for a code but where do I find that? one asked for a code found in an issue of the mag but my English copy didn’t have it,or I couldn’t see it. I have emailed them asking this , the reply was ‘will be dealt with promptly’ . Over a week later that smacks of, promptly ignored.

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      Nov 18, 2010, 01.08 AMby sew4my3

      I’m not aware of this until now and will try to help you find an answer. Thanks!

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      Nov 20, 2010, 03.29 AMby sew4my3


      I have sent your question on to everyone I could possibly think of that will be able to answer this for you. Hopefully by Monday when everyone is back in the office.

      Till then Happy Sewing!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 04.06 PMby amibambini

    So… where have the new patterns gone? So far the patterns have been from August and October, and there have been no new ones for ages. I used to love logging in on Monday to see what new treat Burdastyle had in store, but no it looks like those days have long gone.

    It kinda looks like fun, unique Burdastyle got taken over by bland corporate Burda and was promptly forgotten about. That’s a shame.

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      Dec 16, 2010, 11.59 AMby carottesauvage

      Maybe Hubert Burda Media has enough subscribers for the magazine now (and a worldwide attention thanks to the website) to be secured for another financial year….hence the lack of interest now?

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      Dec 17, 2010, 11.09 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi amibambini,

      We hear you and understand your frustration. While we wish that we could offer brand new patterns each Monday, pattern production costs make this very difficult for us. We are still releasing new project ideas every Monday.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      Dec 17, 2010, 11.12 PMby rachelnyc

      Hello carottesauvage,

      This is not the case, it’s actually the opposite. As a completely separate entity from the magazine, it’s tough to regularly produce high quality patterns on our own.

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      Dec 17, 2010, 11.34 PMby carottesauvage

      I know that! I was commenting on Amibambini ‘s post above where she is ’half’ referring to the Burdastyle magazine patterns-unless I got it wrong- and the ones produced by Burdastyle NYC. It seems that two concerns were mingled into one in that post…

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    Jan 10, 2011, 03.42 PMby missceliespants

    It might be interesting to ask Burda Style in Germany to let us vote on what patterns could be added to the site. I sew mostly from Burda and am asked all the time for back issues, etc.

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      Jan 10, 2011, 08.36 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi cidell,

      That’s a great idea for the future. I’m going to share it with the team!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      Jan 11, 2011, 12.24 AMby sewenggirl88

      I would love to see back issue patterns uploaded, there are many times I’ve seen older patterns used on blogs I read that were published before I started subscribing to the magazine so I can’t use them.

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    Jan 11, 2011, 08.14 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i have the advantage that i did subscribe to german burda magazin and i am using burdastyle in addition. i really think, that both of these media’s have there good and there bad things. while burdamagazin has a lot of new patterns every month, i really like the social bit of the burdastyle very much.

    i just wish for the future, you would use more patterns from burdamagazin (i as well wrote this to the magazin-people as well) as a downloadable pattern is worth every penny and so much easier, than to copy the pattern from the magazin!

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      Oct 23, 2012, 09.49 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Hi Ralf,

      I hope you are well. Some time has passed since you posted the message above.

      The BurdaStyle.com team would love your opinion on the increased frequency of our pattern posts.

      We are making an effort to post patterns more often, covering more of each current magazine issue as well as introducing PDF patterns from issues past.

      What are your thoughts?



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    Feb 9, 2011, 02.26 PMby junespoon

    I agree about the September patterns…i missed the issue of the magazine and there is a pieced-stretch dress that i REEEEEALLY want to make and can’t get it anywhere! I tried buying from the german site but don’t speak german and couldn’t manage to get it to work!!!


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      Feb 18, 2011, 03.17 AMby Sewing And Style

      Contact me, I might be able to help you with this problem!

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    Feb 28, 2011, 05.05 PMby tamalicious16

    I subscribe to Burda Style Magazine, so I have the patterns. However, I like to look on the website to see if anyone else has made them sometimes/what kind of reviews they get, and when I post things I’ve made, I like to appropriately indicate where the pattern came from by linking. I have made a pattern from the September issue twice (and haven’t been able to link it, but I really really liked it), and I’m interested in making something from the December issue, but I’m not sure about it and want to see the reviews.

    I’ve been getting the magazine since August, and September and December are just missing entirely (people have already commented on September, but not December). There is nothing posted from these issues. March isn’t up either, but it’s not actually March yet, so I won’t worry about that one. It’s really frustrating!

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    Jun 16, 2011, 07.27 AMby mandyjanewhite

    I’m wondering where the patterns are from the April issue of the magazine. The patterns are there from January, February, March, May and June but nothing as yet from April. I have bought fabric and notions to sew one of the dresses but need the download for the pattern. The patterns in the magazine are OK but with so much going on on one sheet it is much easier to buy and download the ones you want. Please let me know if I can find these downloads?

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    Aug 4, 2012, 08.35 AMby michaelG4369

    where can I find the new patterns of August and September.

    There should be a unique Burdastyle.

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    Nov 1, 2012, 04.01 AMby tothepointe

    The problem as I see it is brand confusion. So the magazine and website are different companies with a loose relationship I understand that BUT they have the same name and thus consumers expect them to consistent. I can go on the burdastyle.de website and see all the patterns there for purchase and expect to see them here also. The magazine has been ridiculously hard to find on newstands vs 10 years ago and it seems natural that the brand expand on the internet. You are a company with no control over the product you offer? There’s plenty of places now that we can buy downloadable patterns from including the big 4 now. Burda needs to keep up or be left behind.

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      Nov 14, 2012, 07.31 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Hello tothepointe,

      We apologize for the confusion, and I admit, it is confusing.

      BurdaStyle.com is a subsidiary of Verlag Aenne Burda, which also owns burda style magazine.

      While we are under the same umbrella, BurdaStyle.com (launched in 2007) and burda style magazine (which was Burda Modemagazine and renamed “burda style magazine” in 2009) are two different companies. We have separate concepts and teams, yet both offer sewing patterns produced by Burda. BurdaStyle.com was launched as a pilot project to target a new audience in a new market and includes many social features and a different kind of look and feel. We origninally designed and published our own patterns here in NYC but as of 2010 we no longer do this. At that time we began selling patterns by burda style magazine.

      BurdaStyle.com does not have all the same content as burdastyle.de (the magazine’s website), nor do we have control over burda style magazine’s product. As mentioned previously, we are a separate business and no longer make our own patterns here in NYC.

      So – The name is the same, but logo and spacing are different, as well as the concept.

      We upload new PDF patterns every week and members have the opportunity to upload their own patterns at any time.

      If you have further suggestions, please let us know.



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    Nov 16, 2012, 01.40 AMby tothepointe

    “So – The name is the same, but logo and spacing are different, as well as the concept.”

    So like a knockoff bag then. When it comes down to the problem is if buying the patterns we want online is not as easy or accessible as buying the magazine then we aren’t going to bother. Thats the problem you’ll run into if you only offer a subset of what’s in the magazine. I came over here because I like Burda the magazine and assumed it would be the same. With google autotranslate I can just go over to the .de website and buy from there.

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      Nov 20, 2012, 03.02 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Yes, tothepointe, you can purchase downloadable PDF patterns from the .de site if you prefer. Our site is not for everyone.

      That said, we are not like a “knockoff bag.” We do not model our website off of the .de site and did not originate with that goal in mind. BurdaStyle.com never intended to be a website for the magazine. It was not until 2010 that we began selling burda style magazine patterns. Within the last six months we have been publishing more and more of the magazine’s content. Instead of publishing all of the patterns at once, like the .de site, we release patterns twice a week.

      Many of our users have subscriptions to the magazine or prefer non-Burda patterns. These users choose to engage in our site for the social platform that it is, an element that no other Burda website can claim to have.

      If you are simply looking for an English version of the magazine and not finding the desired patterns on our site I recommend subscribing to the magazine. You can do so here: http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/subscribe-to-burda-style-magazine/.

      I hope that you decide to continue to visit our site, if not for the patterns, for the rich online sewing community made up of men and women from all over the world.



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