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3 July, 2015

  • 10:52 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Please tell me why Burda's instructions SUCK

    The US Burdastyle magazine is an electronic subscription but quarterly.

    As to Burdastyle (International), I am not aware that it is available electronically. Will have a look at the German site….



30 June, 2015

  • 05:38 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Help With Pattern Sizing :)

    Burda patterns are known to be better fitting in that armholes on tops tend to be higher than on North American patterns or on pants, having closer fitting rises (not as baggy as on North American …

  • 05:35 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Please tell me why Burda's instructions SUCK

    The sewing course reference would refer to the issue’s pattern pages having more detailed images and instructions for the pattern on specific pages within the instruction booklet part of the issue….



16 June, 2015



10 June, 2015

  • 08:15 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic 5/2015 burdastyle dress pattern 104A

    Could piece 11 be some kind of bias facing or trim piece? I don’t have this issue but have encountered in the instructions letters a & b which are smaller facings usually for tops-the pieces have t…

  • 08:09 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Pattern Storage? Printouts and Traces how do you store

    XL pageholders by Avery are suitable for holding pattern tracings. I try to use a pageholder for the pattern magazine & sheet & tracings together. It gets too crowded if more than one traced patter…

  • 08:06 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Vogue pattern 8280

    Does the instruction indicate that you are understitching a seam then flipping the seam inside? To me, that photo seems to show the arm/sleeve part of the dress in A version.

    http://voguepattern…

  • 08:02 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Burda Vintage Special magazine

    Pity that the spam posts have buried this thread and another sewist’s blog thead!

    There are Burdastyle members who are into Vintage styles. So only Facebook members can see your outfits?

  • 07:52 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic 1970, 1980 and 1990 Burdas for sale

    Suggest you send the member a direct message using this forum’s contact system. Click on the member name and then on the send message link. That way, the member will likely get an e-mail about your…

  • 07:41 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Do you listen to music when you sew?

    It depends on what I’m sewing-if the sewing is not frustrating, anime soundtracks or J-pop or K-pop are fine. If I’m spending more time on ripping out seams or figuring out what to adjust, classica…

  • 07:39 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Digital magazines

    The US distributor actually shows which monthly PRINT back issues of English versions of the German issues are still on hand! I don’t see any special issues shown, which is where Burdastyle Easy w…

  • 07:18 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Country Home: 7 Patterns

    The polka-dot top has that waterfall collar that Chico’s featured in its stores last fall. So that is where the trend came from!

    Love the purple coat fabric! Swoon…



1 April, 2015

  • 04:38 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Near the Sea: 11 New Patterns

    Some of the Mood Fabric choices offered are quite refreshing compared to the original stripes or prints used!
    Think the trick most of us sewists have is adapting what we like about the newer patte…

  • 04:29 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Special Effect (Plus Size): 6 New Patterns

    I love the blue floral print shown for the third dress! That is something that is hard to find in Ontario (Canada) fabric stores. Hence all the interest in knowing which source provided Burdastyle …

  • 04:18 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Pattern Reveal!

    It’d be a hoot if you could get the Alexander Henry cotton print from King Textiles that has a black ground and women in colourful dresses crossing the street. If it’s still available, it would be …

  • 04:14 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Design Academy: 9 New Patterns

    Mood Fabrics’ brown fabric choices for the blazer are much nicer than some of the ready-to-wear khaki or tan choices I see on store clothing racks!
    I like the original black print shown on the lo…

  • 04:07 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Why bother publishing instructions for digital patterns

    I understood that the first US BurdaStyle quarterly issue came with some code to access the downloadable patterns but that process was discontinued with subsequent issues. I don’t know if the first…

  • 03:57 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article March 2015 Favorites

    That wrap blouse is waiting for a perfect print fabric so that I too can be a happy owner of the top!

  • 03:56 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article March 2015 Favorites

    I purchased the March 2015 issue mainly because of the Hawaiian prints featured in the issue! I was not able to snag the February issue (jacket) but have one last best hope to try.

    While I still…



9 March, 2015

  • 05:25 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article The Spring 2015 Issue of BurdaStyle US is here!

    Last week, I actually saw copies of the Winter issue of BurdaStyle US at a Chapters bookstore west of Toronto, ON! Thrilled because in December, I did not see any issues. Local Michael’s stores do …

  • 05:19 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Sweatshirt Jumpsuit :)

    Wow, green grass already in Norway? The snow is finally melting here in Ontario…

    I like the outfit colour because you are dressed and at the same time, the colour will help obscure any mud or …



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19 February, 2015

  • 04:55 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Cloth baby booties

    Happy colours and fabric prints for those booties! They add some extra flair to a baby’s outfit.

  • 04:52 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Burda11/2014model125

    Wonderful project! I love seeing the neckline ruffles and curved sweater openings. I can see this pattern being used with bright colours and maybe even patterned fabric (tone-on-tone). Thanks for s…

  • 04:43 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Fill in the blank: If I had an entire day

    Try posting in the Somebody Help Me forum area.

    Burdastyle offers many innovative dresses.

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