Burda Style Easy Fall/Winter 2013

My first Burda Easy Magazine (covering sizes 34-44) came in the mail last week. Usually the patterns inside don’t spark my imagination, but this time, there were these:

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thumb_800x600_10-3What the what? These are great! You can check out the rest on the Russian Burda website. (P.S.- the Russian Burda website is all you will ever desire in a Burda website.) Instead of waiting for it to pop up on ebay for $20, I just signed up for a year subscription (2 issues) for the same price. It’s a really cool magazine. Here’s what it looks like inside:

IMG_1078As you can see, it has eight patterns, and two of those you draft yourself. (The monthly Burda has 16 to 24, not counting childrens, crafts, draft yourself, and multiple versions.) Still, the four patterns I showed above are so awesome, for $10, I’m sold.

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IMG_1081There are multiple tissue patterns in the center. They aren’t printed over each other in different colors, like regular Burda, but you still need to trace them bc the patterns are printed on both sides of each sheet.

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IMG_1083The back of the magazine features detailed, for Burda, sewing instructions. All in all, this is fun. Karl starts preschool next week which means I have two mornings to myself. I do have a project I need to finish the first week, then it’s on to producing some dolls and paintings for sale, but I’ve promised myself that I have to get into my five year old fabric stash and make some clothes for myself, my husband, and Karl. I refuse to be a doll lady whose dolls are better dressed than myself. Refuse.

As you may have heard, if you read the American Burda website, there is going to be an American version of Burda. Apparently, it will have fewer patterns, but more detailed instructions. I think it’ll end up being something like Burda Easy. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, bc I feel that there’s a market for it. But I’m glad the other international versions with more variety will still exist and will end being the copies I buy.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. “I refuse to be a doll lady whose dolls are better dressed than myself. Refuse” haahaha and ditto on the international versions continuing to exist because those are ones you’ll end up buying XD Hopefully all the ‘beginners’ will go for the new edition and then the regular burda can go back to being what it was in 2008-9, wearable, fashion forward and sack-free XD

    1. “2008-9, wearable, fashion forward and sack-free XD” yes! I hoard my old Burdas, pre Dagmar Bily. I could write an epic poem about all the ways Burda is so disorganized. I realize part of it is there’s so many sacks and tunics in RTW, but the other part, catering for complete beginners, makes the magazine a little boring. I don’t need another dirndl pattern that’s just a rectangle sewn onto an elastic band. Or another set of blouses made out of rectangles. I actually like that aesthetic in some Japanese pattern books I have, but their beautiful styling makes up for it. I appreciate well thought out beginners patterns, but I hate it when they just clutter up Burda.

  2. Also, love the cloud background of your header. =D

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