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BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern: Mastering Iconic Looks from the 1920s to 1980s


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    Mar 7, 2014, 07.52 AMby maggiemc

    Can’t we see it first before buying it?

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    Feb 13, 2014, 12.48 AMby natygups

    Hi everyone! I’m new at the Burdastyle page. I want to buy some patterns but I don’t have a credit card I have a debit card. I want to know if I can buy patterns with that card and how I do that?

    I’m in Colombia, thank’s :)

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      Mar 13, 2014, 05.40 PMby luloo

      debit cards are not a problem ;)

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    Jan 26, 2014, 01.38 PMby malibasha

    kindly support me as i am new to this, i wanna start a new project for mens slim fit plasers. how can i get more patterns and how to use it

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    Jan 17, 2014, 10.23 PMby Tyrone Semmler

    Hey everyone, I’ve just joined and have a much needed answer to my question. I have been cross stitching tableclothes since I was 17yrs, I am now 53. I always bought the Burda magazine which had unlimited designs and then I got married and had children, so tableclothes went on the back burner. Now they have all grown up and I have time to myself, I went through my wooden crafts box and to my dismay, all my Burda magazines have gone, but my tableclothes are still there and half finished. There is one in particular that I really want to finish. I only have a book number and wondered if someone can help me. The Burda magazine would have been in the late ‘70s early ’80s #402. The design is red fuscia’s “i think”.

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    Dec 14, 2013, 03.38 AMby rabbitfighter

    Hello, how can I download the extra woman’s sleeve blouse? Do I need to buy the book or is there another way to down load this pattern? thank you RF

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    Oct 3, 2013, 11.28 PMby Rehab Esmail

    hi can i take phone number in Egypt to contact

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    Sep 16, 2013, 02.29 AMby chichi87

    HI, I’m in Australia and i’m wondering how i can download the book, as we dont have it on our itunes at the moment. is there another way we can download?

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    May 15, 2013, 08.37 PMby lucievdb

    Hi, I wondered where I can find a hard copy of the book in a brick & mortar store in Belgium? As I would like to know what patterns it includes before buying. Thanks!


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    Feb 23, 2013, 12.53 PMby llewelyndigma

    Hi where can i possibly buy the ebook when I am currently located in UAE? please help. Thanks!

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    Feb 21, 2013, 02.20 PMby jeannadiy


    I am a size 16 and was wondering if the patterns in the Burdastyle Vintage Book will be able to accomodate me before I make a purchase of the book.

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    Feb 18, 2013, 08.13 PMby katdat

    Hi Tracey, sorry to hear that you are having similar difficulty in seeing your projects I have sent an email and posted here; having had a reply I chalked it down to the weekend and today being a holiday, hopefully tomorrow will bring a reply. I did put alot of effort, being sick etc, my photos are not brilliant but I believe I fulfilled the brief. Anyways entering this contest has jumpstarted my sewing and that is a good thing. Goodluck to you and hope all there is resolution for us both.

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      Feb 19, 2013, 02.48 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Hello katdat,

      I apologize for the delayed response, it was a long weekend for us here. To complete you submission it was required for you to link your project to the base pattern used.

      I see that Tracey listed the instructions for linking the pattern below. You much click the box “My project is based on an existing project or pattern on BurdaStyle.” When the text box appears you must type in the base pattern name used, wait for the drop down menu to appear and select the correct pattern on the list.

      We also filtered the required title when viewing submissions as well.

      The finalist gallery will be posted shortly.



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    Feb 17, 2013, 04.36 AMby katdat

    Hi there, I entered the Burdastyle Vintage Modern Sewing Contest which I discovered too late but managed to finish my projects on time. In a flu haze I uploaded photos and did all the necessary and was able to do this after much difficulty before the deadline but unfortunately I am seeing my project on the project page. I do not know where I went wrong. Thanks for any help in this.

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      Feb 17, 2013, 11.20 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

      Hi there Katdat, I am feeling your pain. I have had mine uploaded for days now and it is also still in the projects area and has not been put in the area with all the other contestants! I am nearly in tears, trying to figure out where I went wrong- with 2 pleas for help written to whoever answers these questions… I am at my wits end.

      If you hear anything will you .
      let me know? I will do the same if I hear anything.

      Good luck,

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      Feb 17, 2013, 11.30 PMby Tracey McGowan Wirth

      So…Katdat- I just did the same thing again and again- the last time my husband did the same thing I did- exactly and it worked for him-

      you need to check the box that says that your project is based on a Burdastyle and for me it was the Jamie Shift Dress when I put it in a yellow box with same name showed up and I clicked on it- Then it puts it into a long white box- and makes it official- it isn’t very intuitive,


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    Feb 13, 2013, 09.50 PMby carolientje

    I have received the book and I love it!!!! I can’t wait to make some dresses, everything :)

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      Feb 15, 2013, 06.22 PMby burdastyle

      Woohoo! Would love to see your projects!

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    Jan 30, 2013, 06.48 AMby carolientje

    i bought it, can’t wait to have him :)

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    Jan 29, 2013, 10.33 PMby lesyoung

    my family i purchased your book at the britex event in san francisco. great job and we had great time at britex the book is very beautiful and very detail on how to make a dress. the wired bound is a good idea, easy to flip the pages. i hope you write another one

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    Jan 23, 2013, 07.52 AMby zvezdica5

    Hi, can´t belive that have just now seen/heard for contest. I will ordered ebook right now. I really wish to make and finish a project in time. I have so much ideas all the time, but time is not always my friend. is here anyone from slovenia?

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      Jan 23, 2013, 10.16 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Yay! The eBook is a great option, too, so you can easily start working on projects to make the contest deadline!

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    Jan 12, 2013, 02.48 AMby Patty Orellana

    Do I really need to buy the book in order to have only one pattern? it is the only thing I am interested in. It is too bad, because I have to many sewing books and buying another book would make me feel guilty since I owned almost a complete sewing library at home.

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    Jan 12, 2013, 02.43 AMby Patty Orellana

    I want to download the pattern Elizabeth Gathered Waist dress but don’t have a code, Do I really need to buy the book in order to purchase this pattern only? That’s too bad…I only need this pattern right now.

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      Jan 14, 2013, 03.49 AMby BurdaStyle Support

      Hi Patty,

      The Elizabeth Gathered-Waist Dress is part of the book BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and not sold individually. The patterns you see listed above are for customers who purchase the eBook and not the hard copy. eBook customers receive a download code to access them from this site. If you are concerned about having too many books in your sewing library, an alternative can be to purchase the eBook, which costs less.

      The BurdaStyle Team

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    Jan 10, 2013, 09.48 PMby chillwear

    Where is the code to download patterns located in the book? I got my copy as a Christmas gift ;-). Can’t wait to make several items.

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      Jan 11, 2013, 05.34 AMby BurdaStyle Support

      Hi chillwear,

      If you received a physical copy of the book, they are all included in the envelope located at the back of the book. The patterns for download on this site are for eBook customers. If you received the eBook, the code is provided there.

      Let us know if you have any other questions!
      The BurdaStyle Team

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    Jan 9, 2013, 12.52 AMby amberg

    Is there anywhere in Melbourne, Australia I could buy it instead of having to ebook it?

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    Nov 28, 2012, 08.54 AMby elizabethking

    Just received the book from Amazon. I’m impressed. Well done

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    Nov 26, 2012, 08.31 PMby jennieuk

    I just received my book in the post today from Amazon and I’m just champing at the bit to get started sewing!! My only problem is I’m 7 months pregnant and have to wait until junior arrives before I can get started when I know what size I’ll be!! But all in all still love the book!!

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      Nov 27, 2012, 03.08 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks for your support and congrats to you! The book was designed with a variety of projects and you can totally turn the Joni Bell-Sleeve Top into a maternity-friendly top or dress by lengthening the hem. Cheers!

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    Nov 24, 2012, 04.31 PMby cikk

    I wish I had seen this page before I bought it. It’s good, but one of the base patterns is men’s – not interested – and I hate pants with seams in the front and back. I appreciate the drafting demos, but I think it would have been way easier and more precise to have a bustier pattern – so much time to convert the Elizabeth dress- I will just use one of my bustier patterns if I want to make a dress like that.

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      Nov 25, 2012, 07.00 PMby burdastyle

      Thanks so much for your feedback, cikk! We hope that you’ll post some of your finished projects on the site. Regarding the Jean Stirrup Pants, the front markings on the pants are actually pintucks and you need not include them in your sewing. Thanks again for purchasing the book!

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    Nov 7, 2012, 09.43 PMby lesyoung

    hi jamie

    i am glad you finished writing the book. looking forward to your book signing in san francisco in december.

    where is book signing location in san francisco

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      Nov 14, 2012, 07.00 AMby ahearta

      I’m so sad I’m going to miss the book signing in San Francisco. Glad you’ll be able to make it lesyoung!

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      Nov 16, 2012, 01.30 PMby Jamie Lau


      We have a BurdaStyle event scheduled at Britex Fabrics from 7-9 PM on 12/18. More details coming soon!


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    Nov 2, 2012, 11.53 PMby nouvellegamine

    Hmmm, it looks interesting, but I think I’m going to have to see it before I buy it.

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