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This is in no way to disrespect Burda sewing patterns- but here’s a thought that might make Burdastyle.com more useful to me, and it’s entirely possible you have already thought of this.

I really like the ability to see what other people did with the sewing patterns available- I have found no other website with that sort of useful and specific information. There is a site for hand knitters called Ravelry where it is possible to look up any knitting pattern and see how it worked out for the hundreds of other people that have tried it. As it is there are people talking about other brands of sewing patterns so why not make user-filled database of sewing patterns like the Ravelry website?

Just a thought. Go to Ravelry and see what I am talking about.


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    Jul 12, 2011, 02.28 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I know what you mean, I think you’ll find this kind of search at sewingpatternreview.com :) You can search for any pattern (well most of them) and it shows you all the uploaded versions by members of that pattern. It’s a great site, not as pretty as BurdaStyle so I don’t post there.

    If you do look up a BurdaStyle pattern on this site you can see all the other members versions, but only for BurdaStyle patterns.

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      Jul 12, 2011, 03.29 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey kaitui-kiwi,

      The Finished Projects module is available on all projects, including member created. Take a look at this recent project here.

      Please let me know if I misunderstood your comment.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      Jul 12, 2011, 07.36 PMby thecuriouskiwi

      Oh yes that’s what I was trying to explain but I forgot you can do it with any member pattern also. I think it would be great to link to ANY pattern, like Simplicity 1234 for example, I could tick “I used a patter” then type it in, then it would link with any other projects also using that pattern, that’s how it sort of works on sewingpatternreview.com

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    Jul 12, 2011, 03.48 PMby rachelnyc

    Hi guys,

    Yes, a fuller pattern marketplace is a super idea! We are currently working on something similar to this. You’ll notice in the Patterns section, there is a “By” for “Partner Brands.” Currently, Oliver + S is the only brand in this program thus far. We are hoping to expand this opportunity to more pattern makers later this year.

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      Jul 16, 2011, 11.36 PMby wzrdreams

      It’s not really about a “marketplace”. It’s about finding information that will help me on my projects. Currently I go to patternreview.com whenever I need to research a pattern. If the pattern brand indexing feature was available here it would make Burdastyle much more useful to me. Right now it is easier to find projects by searching for the pattern over on patternreview. I just don’t spend a lot of time searching for things here because it’s really hard to find things.

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      Jul 27, 2011, 04.15 AMby thecuriouskiwi

      I agree with wzrdreams. I think BurdaStyle are missing the point, this suggestion is not about buying more patterns from other companies. It’s about posting our projects and linking to ANY pattern, not just BurdaStyle patterns. So if I make Simplicity 1234 it links to any other uploaded project that is tagged as Simplicity 1234, does that make sense? So I can search for Simplicity 1234 and see all the projects for it and then I can read the comments to get an idea of any fitting issues that they may have mentioned in the description etc.

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    Jul 28, 2011, 06.05 AMby TheMonkeyThatSees

    Yeah! Kaitui-kiwi- This is exactly what I was thinking. I’ve seen sewingpatternreview.com too- I’d just like to combine everything it has to offer with everything Burdastyle has to offer.

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