I just got my first BurdaStyle magazine and found many things I wanted to try. But, the sizing is confusing to me. I’m 5’9" so what would be a 42 for me in the original sizing—-lists a larger size on the tall chart that none of the patterns list as an option (other than some Plus—just because I’m taller they class me as wider too?) I’m wondering if I just need to lengthen the pattern in the (probable) two areas or so where my length will be different like the top?? I’m hoping those of you with experience can guide me in what I may expect if I try to make these patterns……I always, always know that pants and skirts will always be too short no matter what pattern so I’m used to that. I’ve never made a Burda pattern so I just want to get an idea of what I’m in for on these. Thanks for your time and I’m so glad I found the Burda site, that magazine is so hard to put down :—)

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  • 20596winter_20fairy_large

    Mar 21, 2013, 08.35 AMby sewingfan1

    You’d need the patterns for tall sizes which are 70,72,74 etc with 72 corresponding to a size 38 (size 12 UK), 74 to a 40 (14) etc or yes you can just lengthen the pattern if it’s a standard size one. This link should help http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/lengthen-a-pattern

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    Mar 24, 2013, 01.30 AMby allmystuff

    THANK YOU! :—)

  • Purplefan_large

    Mar 25, 2013, 03.51 AMby purplefan

    Since you are 3 inches taller than the 5’6" standard for regular sizes, you’ll need to add length where you need it (torso, sleeves, pant legs, etc.). I’m 5’11", so know where you are at.

    Tall sizes appear infrequently in the BurdaStyle magazine. Sometimes in spring issues that feature dresses, there will be a pattern or two sized for tall sewers.

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