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Why do most burda style patterns not include a seam allowance?


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    Jun 7, 2012, 03.10 AMby mlssfshn

    It’s a European thing plus most people aren’t standard sizes and have to alter.

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    Jun 20, 2012, 10.36 PMby katexxxxxx

    When I draft a a pattern, I do so without seam allowances. Later I may add a seam allowance to the pattern: the width often depends on the type of fabric, the seam finish I want to give it, whether or not it needs to be adjustable later, or any combination of these, sometimes all at once!

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    Jul 16, 2012, 10.59 PMby Krissie Colton

    I often wonder the exact same thing, though it does make life slightly more difficult

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    Jul 16, 2012, 11.05 PMby purplefan

    The magazine pattern sheets have a lot of information-I’d say it is for saving room on the pages.

    The patterns bought in envelopes at the fabric stores in North America have had seam allowances included for some years now. Occasionally I see patterns in the catalogue that I know have appeared in BurdaStyle magazine (blouse, skirt, pants). But the magazine has more clothing styles so one gets used to the adding in of seam allowances when tracing out pattern pieces. Habit.

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    Jul 18, 2012, 01.50 AMby seamstome

    In the Three Quarter Sleeve Blouse patern, the istructins state: Seam and Hem allowances are 5/8 in and 3/4 in repectively. but then the collar band and collar have no seam allowances. does this mean the bouse itself has no seam allowance as well? The instructions are always so cryptic

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