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16 January

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    Jan 16, 2013, 04.13 AMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    Hi ! I won a book last month and was wondering when I would recieve it? My name is Justine of Sew Country Chick and the book was by Alabama Chanin.

12 July

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    Jul 12, 2012, 01.59 PMby Deonnej

    Hi! I would like to enter the summer sewing competition, however I am a plus size woman (size 16) and I can not seem to find the particular patterns that i am looking for in my size. Can you suggest anything or help with? Where I live, they do not seem to carry Burda patterns. I would like to order soon so that I make the deadline for the competition. These are the patterns: (stretch drawstring shorts#121A(5/2010), leather shorts#112(12/2011), wool shorts#111A(10/2010), shirt dress#116(4/2010), shirt dress#111(5/2010), oversized shirt dress#105(2010), and button down top#103(6/2012). Thanks for your help.

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3 July

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    Jul 3, 2012, 12.29 AMby laurertheexplorer

    hi!! i posted a question on a tutorial for the halter drawstring dress. i fear no one will see it as it hasnt been commented on in quite a while. i really need advice on making the dress for someone plussized.. really just need to know how much i should add to the measurements for someone with a 46.5 waist and 46 bust. please and soooo thankyou!

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21 April

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    Apr 21, 2012, 08.59 PMby burda-user-647408

    i good afternoon i’m from the caribbean and i would like to purchase a pattern but am unsure of you payment method . Do you accept visa debit cards

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      Apr 23, 2012, 01.51 PMby burdastyle

      Hello, Thank you for your question. Yes, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express Debit and Credit Cards.

      Best,

      Emmy

17 April

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    Apr 17, 2012, 09.08 PMby goldilox

    Emmy, I have a 39 inch bust, 42 inch hips, my waist measurement is usually anywhere from 31-33/34 inches,based on US measurements i am generally a size 10/12 (i have never been a size 6 at any point in my life.) and by your charts a 39.5 inch bust is a size 44 I’ve made several of your free pants patterns and the last time i cut the size 40 i still had to take it in a lot at the hips and even more at the waist. The blouses have just been complete disasters. And the last time i checked and inch was an inch and i doubt i’ve been measuring myself wrong all these years since i’ve made other clothes that fit using the same measurements

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      Apr 18, 2012, 01.57 AMby burdastyle

      Hello again,

      I am really sorry to hear that the clothes you made didn’t fit. Were you for sure using BurdStyle or Burda Style Magazine patterns?
      Of course, it is rare that a person is a perfect Burda fit and most people need to do some alterations to any pattern, but what you are describing shouldn’t happen.

      We actually only have one free pattern for pants on the site, the Ellen pants (http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/ellen). Were these the pants you made?
      If you happen to be using free patterns from the site that were created by members and not by BurdaStyle or Burda Style Magazine, then the size chart is not applicable.

      Please send us an e-mail at answers@burdastyle.com with a list of the patterns you have used that you feel fit this poorly and we will check them.

      Best,

      Emmy

15 April

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    Apr 15, 2012, 03.54 AMby goldilox

    I really wish burdastyle would put the finished measurements of the garments or review your size categories because the range my measurements fall in is still too big. Based on your size charts i am a size 44, anything i make in 44 is WAY TOO BIG. I eventually found out that the 38 is what i should actually be cutting…. It is for this reason I refused to buy patterns. I really think you guys need to look into this

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      Apr 17, 2012, 01.33 PMby burdastyle

      Hello Goldilox,

      I am sorry to hear that you have problems with the size chart.
      I myself used my own measurements and compared to the BurdaStyle size chart and got the size I normally buy in a store, 38, I have since made several garments in size 38 and they have been a good fit. The difference between 38 and 44 (6 to 12 if you use us. sizes), is huge, are you sure you were comparing your measurements correctly to the size chart? Perhaps the style of garment you were making were supposed to have a loose fit?

      We are glad you have found your size and we are sorry that it was difficult in doing so.

      Best,

      Emmy

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      Apr 17, 2012, 09.08 PMby goldilox

      Emmy, I have a 39 inch bust, 42 inch hips, my waist measurement is usually anywhere from 31-33/34 inches,based on US measurements i am generally a size 10/12 (i have never been a size 6 at any point in my life.) and by your charts a 39.5 inch bust is a size 44
      I’ve made several of your free pants patterns and the last time i cut the size 40 i still had to take it in a lot at the hips and even more at the waist. The blouses have just been complete disasters

2 March

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    Mar 2, 2012, 02.14 PMby goldilox

    Hello, How long does it take for prizes to be sent to contest winners, especially international ones. I won a prize in December; it’s now March. I have only heard from Coats and Clarks once to confirm my details and they have yet to responded to my other queries

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      Mar 5, 2012, 09.03 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi goldilox,

      I’m sorry about this, and will follow-up with this issue for you. I am going to send you an e-mal now.

      Best,

      David @ BurdaStyle

9 February

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11 January

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    Jan 11, 2012, 09.15 PMby Stitchless

    Hello, Have a look at my ‘Sculptured Dress’. I modified an existing vintage 60s pattern but others could do the same to BURDA 7602. Also looks great done to coat patterns, you end up with great ‘bucket pockets’. Have a look at my (rough) video tutorials on You Tube at ‘Stitchless TV’ or go to my website www.stitchless.co.uk Thankyou, Tree

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      Jan 16, 2012, 04.36 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Tree,

      Thank you for sharing! We’ll definitely take a look at your work.

      - David @ BurdaStyle

3 January

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    Jan 3, 2012, 09.26 PMby michellekate

    Hi! I live in the North East suburbs, how about yourself? This site is great :)

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      Jan 16, 2012, 04.37 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Michelle,

      We’re so glad you enjoy the site! We’re in New York City :)

      - David @ BurdaStyle

13 November

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    Nov 13, 2011, 12.25 PMby Chelle Sargent

    Hi I just have a question about the Grading a Bodice for Step 2 if you can please clarify??

    If each section is 1/4 and 1/2 of the grading, which the grading is 8cm, then wouldnt 1/4 of each section be 2cm? If so 4 × 2cm = 8cm plus the 1/2 ef section which is 4cm so that would equal 12cm??

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      Nov 14, 2011, 04.05 PMby burdastyle

      Hi Chelle,

      Can you send me the link of the tutorial or project you are referring to?

      Thank you,

      David

27 October

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    Oct 27, 2011, 01.13 PMby krystalpete

    I agree! I see that some of the missing projects were uploaded, bu not all of them! Mine is still not showing up!

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      Oct 27, 2011, 04.29 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi krystalpete,

      I’m sorry for this oversight. Your submission has now been added. Please see it here.

25 October

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    Oct 25, 2011, 02.27 AMby littlejay

    There appears to be several people (including myself) who tried to enter the Halloween costume competition, and for some reason, were not put on the slide show. We got our projects posted in time and followed the rules, but our projects are not in the line up. This is very frustrating and sad for those of us who worked so hard on our costumes, followed the directions, and made the deadline. Please correct this if you can!

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      Oct 25, 2011, 08.57 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi littlejay,

      I apologize for this oversight on our part. Your projects have now been added to the slideshow. Please let us know if we have missed anything by e-mailing Answers[at]BurdaStyle[dot]com.

      Thank you,

      David

9 September

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    Sep 9, 2011, 02.34 PMby Claire Pritchard

    Hello , please can you help me with a pattern …?

    Its the velvet cropped jacket #130 www.burdastyle.com/patterns/112010-cropped-velvet-jacket

    What part does peice 9 connect too? This is holding me back .. So please help

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      Sep 15, 2011, 03.05 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Claire,

      Piece 9 is the front facing, which I believe connects to Piece 1 (the center front). It corresponds with Step 7, which says to “Lay facings at front section seams down again. Stitch remainder of section seams, up to inside edges of facing.”

      If you have further questions, please visit http://Support.BurdaStyle.com.

      Best,

      David

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      Sep 15, 2011, 06.24 PMby Claire Pritchard

      THANK YOU!!!

      :D

14 August

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    Aug 14, 2011, 09.21 PMby ichigogirl

    I just noticed that you’ve begun to remove insulting comments about your models bodies (f.ex. on swimsuit shoots), THANK YOU! It makes me so sad to read the insulting and insensitive comments some people write, not because I’m unhappy with my own body but because I know that women of all sizes sadly tend to have body-issues. So I’m really glad to not have to read them any more, great! I also really appreciated a team-comment on one of the projects about Burdastyle being size positive, meaning positive of ALL sizes, very girl-empowering imho, keep it up!

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      Aug 15, 2011, 02.55 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey ichigogirl,

      Thanks for your positive feedback. We try to moderate all comments, we too find it sad to read insulting comments! We try to be very conservative in comment removal – we only remove comments if the content breaks the Terms of Use on the site.

      As always, we count on thoughtful members like you to help us moderate by reporting comments as inappropriate. Thanks for noticing!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

18 July

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    Jul 18, 2011, 02.06 PMby Dory Cubana

    Could you make a LArissa jacket in plus sizes? Please, pretty please!

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      Jul 18, 2011, 02.44 PMby burdastyle

      Hi Dory,

      Thanks for your suggestion! We aren’t producing any more patterns at the moment, but we’ll consider perhaps providing a tutorial.

31 May

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    May 31, 2011, 04.34 PMby PaintonLily

    I keep asking questions and for help about a project on this site and no one helps.

    I need help with the Fabric Covered shoes!

    Where do I get help?

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      Jun 10, 2011, 09.29 PMby rachelnyc

      Hi PaintonLily,

      Sorry about the delay! The best place for answers is to email “answers@burdastyle.com.” This is our direct email of customer service.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

23 April

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    Apr 23, 2011, 05.26 AMby Crystal Fashionsbycj Jordan

    I am a big fan : )… I love BURDA STYLE I just when to the fabric store Hancocks …lol I hope I spelled t right , and I just tried to bought some patterns….7344 and 7394 was sold out :(. I love you guys patterns and even the free patterns are great. Please add more free good patterns…. Such as catsuit , rompers,jumpsuits and something similar to the patterns I JUST LISTED…. BURDA STYLE IS MY NEW FACEBOOK…. THIS IS THE SITE I AM ALWAYS ON… AND YOU GUYS SHOULD DO A CHAT THING LIKE FACEBOOK … WHEN YOUR FRIENDS ARE ONLINE YOU CAN CHAT WITH THEM…. Sewers getting connect….. That will be cool.

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      May 2, 2011, 05.51 PMby rachelnyc

      Thanks so much for the love and the awesome suggestions!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

1 April

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    Apr 1, 2011, 04.28 PMby atrinka

    Buradstyle: how do you announce the winners of your contests and giveaways??? I’m looking for the winner of the beautiful “Pure Elements” fabric but I cannot find them. Ciao!

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      May 3, 2011, 09.43 PMby burdastyle

      Hi Atrinka,

      I’m sorry, this was an oversight on my part. We usually announce winners in the next “Comment to Win” blog post.

      See the winners of the Pure Elements fabric contest at the bottom of this blog post: http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/comment-to-win-a-felt-universe.

      If you have any further questions, please let me know.

      - David @ BurdaStyle

7 February

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    Feb 7, 2011, 07.32 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    why do you give a stage,as featured project,to a person who might have copied an idea and present herself as the original maker? i mean the white dress with Origami folding like a kite.this is the prsise dress the original artist had created,but the copier dosen’t say she copied his work. you should be carefull on how you pick your featured projects…

25 December

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    Dec 25, 2010, 10.50 AMby loyl8

    questions burda? When are you going to post the dress on this page top one 2nd from left? I have been waiting patiently. please post :) and that adorable hat

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      Jan 6, 2011, 09.24 AMby loyl8

      please respond if you can please :)

23 November

30 October

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    Oct 30, 2010, 02.56 PMby cocobuddr

    I recieved the recent email about the Amy S sweater. I must say it is divine. I also asked a question on the forum about where that sweater material came from, but then I noticed that the pattern was 2 years old. Also, so any suggestions where to obtain the purl knit fabric would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

25 September

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    Sep 25, 2010, 06.30 PMby thedveri

    Hello! I have problems with downloading Helena skirt pattern. I click “get it”, then “Print Pattern at Home” but download dialogue doesn’t pop up, instead I get just a blank page and downloading doesn’t start. Here’s the screen capture: http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/chickachickadee/helena.jpg Same with instructions. I really want to sew this skirt. Any idea what the problem may be and what can be done about it? Thanks in advance, Alice.

10 September

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    Sep 10, 2010, 10.29 AMby Vanessa Barrett

    Im gona be in New York next week, can you reccomend any good sewing courses/schools for dressmaking?

21 August

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    Aug 21, 2010, 02.29 PMby asperge11

    plz make more of your patterns free !!

17 June

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    Jun 17, 2010, 10.25 AMby princmay-1

    I love Burda!!!!!

7 June

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    Jun 7, 2010, 06.04 PMby meghanjm

    Thank you soooo much for featuring my Clown and Ringleader project!!

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