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I usually wear an 18 in most other patterns. I have used Burda for my granchildren and my daughter had her bridesmaids outfits made with a Burda pattern. But I have not used it for myself. I found and awesome pattern I want to use for a gold top, 7218,, but I am not sure if the sizing will be right for me. I am good at making changes to patterns if need be but how do Burda patterns fit -true, small, big? Your advice would be appreciated. Thanks!


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    Jan 2, 2013, 10.36 AMby tailorstack

    If you take your measurements and use the sizing charts to find out your size.http://www.burdastyle.com/statics/size-chart The looseness / fit of the garment is dependant on the style and how its meant to be worn.

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    Jan 12, 2013, 05.11 AMby jenss-1

    With any pattern, it depends on your shape and usual alterations. I have learned that I must always do an FBA. So, I choose Burda patterns based upon my upperbust measurement, rather than the bust measurement. This way, the shoulders usually fit me. (I think Burda is a little broad in the shoulders). I then do an FBA and usually get a reasonably good fit. But that’s just me. I would say that the measurement charts are fairly accurate, but some styles will of course have more ease than others.

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    Apr 20, 2014, 02.58 PMby purplefan

    Burda fit runs quite true to measurements. If I recall, the last time the measurements were updated in very late 1990s or early this century. So you have to measure yourself and see which number may determine the size to use and to adjust other areas for fit. The effort is worthwhile. Regular sizes assume height of 5 foot 6 inch woman. Petite is 4 inches shorter and tall is considered to be 5 foot 9 inches.

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