my first forray into Burda

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my first forray into Burda

Post: # 134314Post mrsflibble »

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*runs off crying* *resorts to alcohol*

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i have no pic of the dress cos it looks ridiculous on me. I followed the pattern to the letter, traced and cut the size pertaining to my measurements and it sucks big fat bottoms.

oh well. back to Simplicity lol!!!
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Yikes! That looks scary!

Good choice of booze though! one of favourites is to mix it with irn bru and squeeze of fresh lime.

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Since when could you buy Irn Bru in Surrey? :lol:
Pattern looks like a Birminham road map!
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invisiblepiper wrote:Since when could you buy Irn Bru in Surrey? :lol:
!

Fortunately its widely available! I might have moved back to Scotland if it wasn't!

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Post: # 134323Post Graye »

I once made some trousers with a Burda pattern. They turned out absolutely brilliantly but it took forever to work out what bits to cut out and they was SOOO complicated to sew. Isn't there some sort of size discrepancy with Burda patterns though?
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Post: # 134328Post Odsox »

invisiblepiper wrote:Since when could you buy Irn Bru in Surrey? :lol:
Pattern looks like a Birminham road map!
You can even get Irn Bru in Ireland :cheers:
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Is that supposed to be a sewing pattern? Yikes!

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Post: # 134393Post Nomada »

That's not a sewing pattern, they lie!!!! It's abstract art! :lol: I've been looking at free patterns on a website called burda style. They seem pretty easy to follow. I've been learning stuff from my mum so in the new year she'll be showing me how to use a sewing machine so I might try some of them out but these patterns just put me right off! :shock:

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Post: # 134417Post mrsflibble »

as you can tell by the fact that the bottle is only 1/4 full (hey, i'm trying to be positive) it's popular here lol!
good with pineapple and coconut juice drink available from t****, great with lemonade, fab with cola (even generic own brand cola) and absofrickinglutely amazing in a chocolate milkshake.

As for the size discrepency in burda, i knew about that so I went by my measurements, not my RTW size... and it still didn't flipping fit properly. think it's 'cos although I am their size 50, I'm not 5'6"... i kind of look like someone who's been squashed in a circus mirror , I'm short and dumpy lol!

I've kept the patterns though. they'll make nice wrapping paper for people who sew :lol:
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Post: # 134425Post kiery »

Oh my, the pattern looks horrendous to decipher. I feel sick just by looking at it.

I have been on the burda site a few times - admired the clothes, but not downloaded anything. I think I will give it a miss now.

Good for you for giving it a go though!!

I found a new site ( to me anyway) and thought you might like a look if you haven't already. I wonder if the patterns are any easier to decipher than burda though. :flower:

http://www.dotsnstripes.co.uk

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As I know nothing about sweing or patterns, when I first saw the picture of the pattern I thought that you had started a new hobby...... Astronomy! :oops: :oops: I thought it was some kind of plan of the star formations!

I think I would need alcohol after trying to decipher that lot! :flower:

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Post: # 134440Post Annpan »

Sorry the dress turned out crappy MrsF... my wedding dress was Burda and it was the first pattern I followed - maybe that is a baptisim of fire, but it turned out gorgeous....

The above pattern does make sense to me (just concentrate on one colour at a time) - but I don't remember my pattern being all on one sheet like that :?
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It looks like a spirograph creation :D
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Post: # 134489Post Millymollymandy »

That's what I thought - and never having heard of Burda I'm glad there were more contributions to this thread before I read it because I had absolutely no idea what Mrs F was on about! :lol:
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Post: # 135486Post mrsflibble »

Burda is a sewing magazine which comes with a load of patterns and instructions every month.

Kiery, no I've not been on there before. nice site, I'm not sure about Ottobre magazine 'cos I'm not sure i can find a copy to have a nose at lol!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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