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3 March

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    Mar 3, 2012, 11.16 AMby Flore Ama

    Hello David, I am not happy with burdastyle,- the basic maths of your system is off-kilter and I want this corrected. How can I just have 84 views in total??? with 4 project lodged and some are 146 views, 115 views etc…..Do you understand my meaning… YOU NEED TO SORT THIS OUT FROM 1 DIVA to ANOTHER …Please Sort.

    Thanks & God bless

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      Mar 5, 2012, 07.01 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Flore,

      I apologize for the difficulty that you are experiencing with the site, and absolutely understand how frustrating this is for you. I will forward your issue to our Technical Support team, who will investigate and work hard to resolve it.

      Thank you for your patience.



      P.S. – Please note that I am not a diva, and would prefer not to be called one.

24 February

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    Feb 24, 2012, 01.57 AMby Erika Valentine Doria

    Hi David! I am so happy to be a runner up for the Style X contest! On the contest page it said 5 winners would be picked, and on the winner page it says there are 3 and my name is on there as a runner up. Kinda bummed the rules were changed and kinda confused! all the best, erika

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      Feb 25, 2012, 08.38 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Erika,

      I will need to discuss this issue with the people who are managing the contest. I’m sorry for the confusion.



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      Feb 27, 2012, 05.15 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Erika,

      I received word that, due to production issues, the Style X staff unfortunately had to limit the final looks to three.

      I apologize for this inconvenience. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.



21 February

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    Feb 21, 2012, 03.56 PMby GULSEN GOKSEL

    Hi David, All we’re in creative world. Since my childhood I’m always drawing, dying, sewing, knitting and even printing. The age raised to 46. Still I’m feeling happy when I deliver a cloth not just realized from pattern. But you know last a couple of years, when Burda squeezed pattern papers almost 50%; that is the time I’ve been difficult time to trace pattern, follow hairlines. Why I’m writing these words, I’m not the only one, my friend who is almost 10 years younger than me, she has also uncomfortable for this issue. In February issue, I have started trace out Model 117. And I fed up for following red hairline on the top of red halftone another pattern. Dear David, there must be a way for sorting out this problem. This is a problem that makes me away from happiness of my sewing world. I’m sure even you’re not the exactly contact person for this problem but for letting this issue as a researching/engineering subject; you can let these words as a voice of mid aged customer. Thank you… Have a full creative days.

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      Mar 6, 2012, 12.11 AMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Gulsen,

      Thank you so much for your feedback. Unfortunately, the BurdaStyle.com team does not handle the burda style magazine print patterns.

      For inquiries regarding these publications, USA residents can e-mail info[at]glpnews[dot]com, or call 1-800-457-4443. If you are outside the USA, call 1-201-871-1010, and/or e-mail burda[at]guell[dot]de.

      Please let me know if you have any questions regarding BurdaStyle.com specifically.



18 January

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    Jan 18, 2012, 01.14 PMby Adriana Orozco Gomez

    Hi David!! I wa able to get in to burdastyle, but….this is not my account!!! I am Adriana Orozco Gomez, yes, but this one is not my account, I have no proyects here…..no friends….nothing!!! and with my other facebook account I am able to get in also, but as Nana Costa and the same, is not my account!!! I feel lost!!!. Also remember that in my account I have the badge that says that I am a contributor to the burdastyle book!!! my blouse is a cream chiffon one with lace under…..lets hope that this information does help to recover my real account!!! wish you the best!!

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      Jan 18, 2012, 04.53 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Adriana,

      Thank you for this information. We are still investigating this issue, and sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. I will follow up with you via e-mail as soon as I receive further updates.

      Again, I am so sorry for this inconvenience.

      - David

5 January

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    Jan 5, 2012, 12.11 PMby afrofashion

    Thank you for visiting my page…. i love what you have done with the greens.

    1 Reply

30 November

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    Nov 30, 2011, 01.54 AMby msc21

    I want to learn how to shop in a vintage shop. My wish is to find some great vintage pieces and add to them to make a modern look. Is there anything I should look for when vintage shopping? Thanks.

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      Dec 1, 2011, 10.31 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi msc21,

      Great question! Vintage and thrift stores are excellent for accessories — purses/bags, scarves and jewelry. I would really start there. They are an easy way to incorporate vintage into your wardrobe, and you’ll be surprised at how they really make an outfit fun!

      I would also recommend focusing on how a garment fits before focusing on the color or print. This may seem strange, but I assure you that if something fits really well, you will definitely wear it, and find creative ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe.

      Also, if you’re just starting out on your vintage adventure, steer clear of things that you find challenging when shopping in a regular store. For instance, it is very hard for me to find shoes and pants that I like. If I go to a thrift store, or even a regular store, looking to find them, I am always disappointed. Instead, I can always find a nice shirt or accessory that fits me well. You may find that if you choose to invest more money on your challenging pieces, it is easier to find a complimentary piece in a thrift or vintage store.

      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

      - David

11 November

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    Nov 11, 2011, 02.38 PMby jeffrey

    Hey David – it was so nice to meet you last night!

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      Nov 11, 2011, 06.35 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hey Jeffrey!

      It was fantastic meeting you and your lovely wife, too! I’m so glad you were able to make it, and hope you both had fun!

9 August

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    Aug 9, 2011, 06.18 PMby nellopea

    Hello David. I just started a new Dallas club and would like any info you have to share on how to encourage others to join.

    Thanks, nellopea

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      Aug 11, 2011, 10.33 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Nellopea,

      That’s wonderful! If you’d like, I can send you a packet that may help you with your club. If interested, please send me an e-mail at David[at]BurdaStyle[dot]com.

      Thank you,


23 June

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    Jun 23, 2011, 11.36 AMby hdk100

    Hi David! I would like to know how the winners of a “comment to win” are announced. Thank you.

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      Jun 24, 2011, 01.59 PMby mynameisdavid


      All of the winners have been contacted privately, and next week we are going to post a big recap of all the contests and winners for the months of May and June. For future months, we are going to do monthly recaps, as well.



20 May

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    May 20, 2011, 09.26 PMby Denise Cullen

    OMG! We just won two tickets from David @BurdaStyle, so now we get to go to @MakerFaire this weekend! Yippee! :)

13 May

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    May 13, 2011, 08.28 PMby princmay-1

    Hi, I already wrote you on team[at]burdastyle[dot]com but get no answer yet! I would like to stard a sewing club for my city, Ischia (NA – Italy): there is no sewing club here. Please, tell me what do I have to do? Thank you!

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      May 13, 2011, 08.44 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hello! I’m sending you an e-mail right now :)

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      May 13, 2011, 08.45 PMby princmay-1

      thank you!!!

27 March

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    Mar 27, 2011, 04.22 AMby Daniel Parker

    I’m so flattered that you like my fuzzy shirt :)

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      Apr 5, 2011, 02.23 PMby mynameisdavid

      Absolutely! I love it! I’d love one for myself :)

28 November

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    Nov 28, 2010, 07.45 PMby nettie

    David, you forgot another iconic sewing scene. The Grinch sewing his Santa costume ;o)

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      Nov 30, 2010, 06.02 PMby mynameisdavid

      Ahh, good one!! Maybe I’ll find a clip of that scene and post it ;)

4 November

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    Nov 4, 2010, 08.47 PMby sewtoyinsew

    Hi David. My name is Toyin. Im a novice sewer in Birmingham UK. I would really like to start up a small BSC in Birmingham, how can I do this??


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      Nov 5, 2010, 07.06 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi SewToyin,

      Great! I’m going to send along our packet to you through e-mail to get your started.



23 April

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    Apr 23, 2010, 04.24 AMby mrussell1

    Hi David, my name is Missy, you kindly commented on my question on my patten siz not coming out the right size. “Each pattern comes in sets of standard 8 1/2 × 11 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, please copy and paste the following URL in your browser: http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/printing-patterns-at-home.

    Your particularly issue may be related to your Print setting and/or page setup. Check to ensure that your page setup is configured for 8 1/2 × 11 sheets. This is usually done by going to File – Page Setup."

    i just think i have confused my self more- as i previously said- im from Australia, and out standard printing size is A4 (which i think is 29.7cm by 21cm or 8.3 by 11.7 inches) the test square is still coming out 0.5mm too small in both directions and i am uncertain why- Does this happen to the test squares where you are

    Sorry to be such a pain- i just not certain of what i am doing wrong?

    thank you so much for your help Missy

20 January

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    Jan 20, 2010, 04.19 PMby brandymccoy

    Hi David, thank you for the nice comment you made on my dress. I checked out your etsy shop, and hearted your shop:) Very lovely designs.

23 June

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    Jun 23, 2009, 08.53 AMby ralarkins

    Hi, David! has there been any interest in setting up a BSC in Plano, TX, USA? I know there is a club about an hour drive northwest from here, but that is a really long drive, especially if I have to add in more time for rush hour traffic. I keep seeing one for Dallas ‘coming soon’ but has that actually happened yet? Not to mention that Dallas is a big place with a lot of traffic congestion.

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      Aug 9, 2011, 06.17 PMby nellopea

      I just added a new Dallas club. Is Dallas too far for you? I’m in the White Rock Lake area. Was thinking a public library would be a good meeting site. Any thoughts?

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