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25 August

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    Aug 25, 2015, 06.33 AMby SueMH

    Hi, when I put up a project " based on " a Burda pattern, I tick this box and put in the relevant pattern date, name and number, but I get a error saying I need to add it. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks for your time.

23 August

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    Aug 23, 2015, 07.37 AMby HilaW

    Hi. How do I change my username? Thanks

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22 August

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    Aug 22, 2015, 02.33 PMby Willy D'hont

    Hey, Can you pdf file Annex translating English (USA) to Dutch. If so I would be very happy with that. Regards Rita Van Kerckhove

    Hey, Can you pdf file Annex translating English (USA) to Dutch. If so I would be very happy with that. Regards Rita Van Kerckhove

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      Aug 24, 2015, 07.05 PMby burdastyle

      This is the US division of BurdaStyle. All of our patterns are only available in English.

13 August

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    Aug 13, 2015, 06.28 AMby cookiegirl

    I am new to sewing, and I was hoping to learn to sew using the patterns from Burdastyle. So I purchased the July package and started with the easy one – the blue summer blouse – but as it turns out, the instructions on the patterns are so difficult to understand and follow that I’ve had to rip open the piece so may times and its still not complete. I won’t give up, but you should really try to make the sewing instructions easier and simpler to follow – of perhaps offer a sewing video or tips on how beginners can make the most of the patterns and learn effective sewing at the same time. A picture tutorial would also help you know. Please try to support beginners who don’t really understand all of the sewing lingo. Thank you.

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      Aug 13, 2015, 04.09 PMby burdastyle

      We do offer many instructional videos and tutorials. Click HOW-TO in the menu bar above to navigate to that section.

      Also, our Discussions Forum (http://www.burdastyle.com/discussions) 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. Search through past forum posts, or post a new one. You may find just the answer you need, and help others in the process.

      Finally, if you have a specific question about one of our digital patterns that you can’t get help with by using the above suggestions, you can email your inquiry to answers@burdastyle.com.

      I hope that helps!

11 August

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    Aug 11, 2015, 05.59 PMby miekewichers

    I bought pattern Designer Cascade Dress 05/2011 #157 online. It says it is size 8,10,12,14,16 so that is 5 sizes. The pattern has 6 lines, so 6 sizes. Would that mean size 18 is included?

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      Aug 12, 2015, 09.54 PMby burdastyle

      The size range has been corrected to include SIX sizes: 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44

1 August

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    Aug 1, 2015, 04.10 PMby madkencam

    I was checking out and entered all information for one of the sew alongs and got an “invalid csrf code” message so could not make the purchase. Because it didn’t work on my phone I then tried to purchase on PC but there is a price difference of $3 less when trying to purchase on my phone. Could not find the same $16.99 offer on PC or iPad. I was going to enroll in one of your other courses but This makes me not want to purchase anything from BurdaStyle. 1. Why was it giving me that message and 2. But most importantly Why do you offer different retails??

25 July

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    Jul 25, 2015, 06.02 PMby Jennifer Williams

    I would like a refund for the following purchases: - Basic Bodice and Sleeve Sloper - Basic Skirt Sloper - Basic Pant Sloper - Basic Fitted Dress Sloper - Basic Shift Dress Sloper

    on July 23, 2015, for a total amount of $29.95.

    The reason I am requesting the refund is because I expected the instructions/slopers to contain information for custom fitting to my specific measurements. Instead I plan to take the “Draft Your Own Personal 5 Piece Sloper Collection” course.

    Please let me know how to proceed.

    Thanks for your time.

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      Jul 26, 2015, 08.00 PMby burdastyle

      I have replied to your email regarding this issue.

24 July

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    Jul 24, 2015, 04.12 PMby marietheresedeloof

    HELLO I have just regitered, I Have chosen my "bouclé jacket "(104) I would like to order, pay…confirm… and download … but I can’t . Can you help me, please?

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      Jul 26, 2015, 08.03 PMby burdastyle

      If you have put items into your cart, click the SHOPPING CART icon at the top of any web page and you can proceed with your purchase from there.

15 July

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    Jul 15, 2015, 04.46 AMby Pab6816

    Can someone tell me Where I can purchase ban roll for hemming delicate fabrics for a tiny hem?

14 July

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    Jul 14, 2015, 05.21 PMby Allison Page

    Hello: regarding my post question about accidentally marking inappropriate on a comment: the commenters name is Ellen Hatteland, commented on my big wide summer pant. Thank you!

    1 Reply

13 July

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    Jul 13, 2015, 11.33 PMby Allison Page

    I accidentally marked a comment on my project as inappropriate which was a mistake! How do I take inappropriate off of the comment? Thanks.

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      Jul 14, 2015, 03.49 PMby burdastyle

      If you can let us know the username of the member you commented on, we can unmark the entry.

2 July

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    Jul 2, 2015, 11.04 PMby Mokara

    Dear BS, is there a way to stop getting updates for Activities of BS staff? I would like to go back to the way it was before, getting updates from people I’m following / friends with. Please let me know. Thank you!

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      Jul 14, 2015, 03.47 PMby burdastyle

      To turn off Activity Notifications from BurdaStyle Staff:
      Click your USERNAME in the upper right corner of any web page
      Click ACCOUNT
      UNCHECK anything you do not want to be notified about
      Thank you for being a member of our Community!

29 June

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    Jun 29, 2015, 03.47 PMby Jennifer Radel

    I’m feeling extreamly discouraged from logging onto Burda Style with these new pop-up advertsements, that take up the entire bottom of my screen and will continue to open an entirely new page when I’m trying to purchase a pattern. I love Burda Style and I try to buy as many online patterns as I can afford, but I’m not likely to contunie if these advertsements contiune. Burda Style is not a free resource, we pay for our use. Why do you subject your customers to this?

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      Jul 2, 2015, 02.58 AMby burdastyle

      If you click on the ad, you will get the option to opt out of future ads.

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      Jul 2, 2015, 11.02 PMby Mokara

      I tried clicking on the ad, but there are so many… however, I downloaded Adblock Plus, it’s free, and it took care of this issue for me, I’m very happy. I use Chrome & they have it for different browsers, try it: https://adblockplus.org/

27 June

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    Jun 27, 2015, 04.46 PMby Kirstin Bozyk

    Flared Dress 5/2015 #109. Thank you.

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      Jul 3, 2015, 02.59 AMby burdastyle

      The instructions for this dress have been updated. You can download the new version from your Library.

24 June

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    Jun 24, 2015, 09.24 PMby Kirstin Bozyk

    Hello. I downloaded the Lace Flared Dress from May 2015, and the sewing instructions say “see sewing course to continue.” What sewing course are they referring to? Where can I find it?

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      Jun 26, 2015, 06.25 PMby burdastyle

      What is the full name and number of the pattern?

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    Jun 24, 2015, 06.44 AMby Joanne C.

    I’m from Bahrain. Where can I get a HARDCOPY magazine of Burda locally? Been downloading pdf files and would like to try out the printed magazine with pattern inserts. tia!

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      Jun 26, 2015, 05.55 PMby burdastyle

      We do not have a list of local (to you) bookstores that carry our magazines. Most stores order from a distributor and we do not have access to any other company’s customer list (your local stores).
      You can also purchase the print magazine from via the Interweave online store:

23 June

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    Jun 23, 2015, 11.19 AMby Hobzee

    I forgot my code and whenever i try to download something they request it.

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      Jun 23, 2015, 05.28 PMby burdastyle

      If you could provide more detail about the code being requested, I will try to help. What are you trying to download?

18 June

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    Jun 18, 2015, 09.00 AMby Louretta Nel

    How do I find a collection? For example, I saw a pattern in the “Denim Days Collection”; I couldn’t find the collection when I searched and sitting scrolling through hundreds of blouse pictures in the pattern section is a no go.

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      Jun 23, 2015, 05.26 PMby burdastyle

      All of our pattern collections are housed in the Editors’ Pick blog department. So, that is one way of searching all the past collections!

17 June

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    Jun 17, 2015, 07.11 PMby 7starnorth

    I am trying to sew a lining into the Melissa’s Dress, variation 3 by Melissa Fehr. I cannot figure out how to sew the lining to armholes and flip it right side out to complete sewing lining into skirt part.

15 June

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    Jun 15, 2015, 11.41 AMby Madalina Ilisescu

    Hi,I’m from Romania,Europe and I’d like to buy a couple of patterns. How can I do that? Thank you!

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      Jun 15, 2015, 08.22 PMby burdastyle

      All of our available patterns come in downloadable .pdf files. Once you click “Get It” on the pattern page, the pattern is automatically sent to your Purchase History page within your profile. Go to your profile by clicking on your username, and click on Library. You can also access your Library in the right-hand side of the homepage.

12 June

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    Jun 12, 2015, 12.15 AMby o0helen0o

    User Wendy696 is using the community to advertise a commercial fashion website. Her posts on the wall are worded to sound as though she has made whatever clothing is pictured, but then she has a link to this website – http://www.wsdear.com Can she please be banned or blocked?

8 June

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    Jun 8, 2015, 08.19 PMby Stephanie35205

    I want to pay for an order with a Prepaid Visa, but the payment page wants the name on the card and billing address. How do I use Prepaid cards and Gift Cards?

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    Jun 8, 2015, 08.42 AMby ctharp

    I would like to introduce myself, I am Claire Cochran, the creator of the SA Curve rulers. I have completely redesigned my measuring wheel for the sewing community and have put it on Kickstarter and called it the Curve Runner. I am looking to get the word out to as many interested people as possible. Here is the Kickstarter Link:


    I was wondering if I could put the information about the Kickstarter campaign on your projects page.

    I would be eternally grateful if that is OK. The campaign just has 3 weeks left.

    Thanks! Claire

1 June

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    Jun 1, 2015, 04.38 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hi BS Support, Activity I am following is gone… Hope you will fix it very soon.. Thanks :)

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      Jun 1, 2015, 06.29 PMby burdatestuser2

      Hi Ellen, We’re in the middle of updating the site. This should be fixed within 24 hours. Thanks!

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      Jun 4, 2015, 05.34 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi again, Thanks for reply, but there are still no “activity I am following” coming up.. Hope the problem will be solved very soon.

31 May

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    May 31, 2015, 12.49 PMby Jennifer Ingley

    After posting several projects, I’ve found that I can’t type a title of the project into the “based on” blank, which is a required field. I can only click on a project name that has already been entered and is in the list that comes up. So I’ve been picking the project name that is closest to mine. But that brings up the issue or project in the sidebar, and sometimes although it is close, it’s not the same project. One time I lucked out, and someone had already posted the same project so I was able to choose it from the list. Is this just a bug that might be in my browser (Safari)? Because obviously some people have been able to type in project names, otherwise there wouldn’t be any in the list.

25 May

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    May 25, 2015, 12.48 AMby thecatbat

    Hi, I have read through the pattern FAQs, what do you do when you print the pattern and your pattern test square is 9.5cm by 9.5cm? Do you have to resize the image some how? The instructions just say make sure it’s 10 by 10 cm and don’t actually offer any suggestions as to what to do when it doesn’t print right.

    Thank-you :)

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      May 26, 2015, 07.37 PMby burdastyle

      Each “Print at Home” pattern comes in sets of standard 8 1/2 × 11 or A4 sheets of paper. Please print each sheet AS IS – do not crop or enlarge the pages. You are provided with a guide that shows you how each pattern must be assembled. For more information on printing and assembling patterns at home, please go to http://www.burdastyle.com/faq/patterns#faq_13. Please note that some print options require you to select “Fit.” We recommend you find your test square and print this page first for accuracy. Your test square should measure 10cmX10cm.

      If you are experiencing problems downloading or printing your pattern, the following information should help you.

      - Check to make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader. Visit http://get.adobe.com/reader/ for download information.
      - Click “Save As” instead of “Open” when downloading.

22 May

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    May 22, 2015, 09.53 AMby mhladn

    I’d like to order sth, but I don’t know where to get my discount code. Thanks, Mira

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      May 22, 2015, 05.54 PMby burdastyle

      A discount code is not required to make a purchase. You can leave that field blank. To receive our codes, make sure that you are signed up to our email newsletters.

19 May

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    May 19, 2015, 06.35 PMby Se7enV

    How do I download english instructions for a pattern I have already bought? I live in Germany.

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      May 19, 2015, 06.43 PMby Se7enV

      I have been to burdastyle.de but do I have to purchase the downloadable pattern in order to see the English instructions?!

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      May 20, 2015, 06.57 PMby burdastyle

      We handle support for the digital patterns found on our web site.
      For 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:
      Lea Vogelbruch, Tel.: +781 84 3228, lena.vogelbruch@burda.com
      Irène Horn, Tel.: +781 84 2945, irene.horn@burda.com
      I hope that helps!

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      May 21, 2015, 07.23 PMby Se7enV

      This reply is completely unhelpful. It is identical to the reply I found farther down. Had you taken the time to read my question you would see that my problem is not knowing the website addresses. Simply pointing a person to burdastyle.de does nothing to help them navigate a huge, unintuitive website and find the answers they need. What I need to know is: do I have to purchase the downloadable pattern just for the English instructions if I have already bought the paper pattern, or can I simply download the English instructions as it is implied in the pattern itself?…

14 May

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    May 14, 2015, 08.40 AMby babiewabsie

    How can I change my user name?

    1 Reply

13 May

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    May 13, 2015, 03.04 PMby Missgreenice


    I printed the test square and its 11×11. Any good ideas on how to fix this? Or do I just try to minimize in the printer settnings?

    Thanks for help,


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