- a little disappointed Review by LauraKate333
I knew better, but I ordered it anyway. I subsrcibe to BurdaStyle and get the English version every month but was hoping that the American version would hold some new treasure. Not so. These are all patterns we've seen before. Nice patterns, just not new. It does have a nice discription of how to use the Burda magazine patterns for people who are new to them (like the woman who wrote the first review--clearly never tangled with the magazine before). Otherwise, kind of a bust.
(Posted on 11/17/13)
- Bad promotion, especially for the e-version Review by Fifi
1. How is one to choose to order this magazine when there is no pictures preview of what styles are inside?
2. The e-version is at the same price as the printed version. With the printed version, the seamstress has to trace out the pattern from the attached map of all the patterns, a task which have deterred many people to buy from Burda, otherwise they would have a lot more subscribers.
3. With the print version, one has to print out this stuff on 8"x11" paper (most home printers), tape them together, than trace again? You are talking about sewing masochism? I would not even want it this way to getting pattern even if somebody give it to me for free!
Supposedly, out of one magazine, there is about one or two styles of MUST make, after paying $15+ shipping (or a whole ream of paper if using the printer), one is much better off buying a Vogue designer pattern at that price (they even come cheaper since Vogue has a sale at least once a month @ $4 or $5 each). Even the Italian Marfy pattern comes already cut up for you on rice paper. Just do the fitting, adjust, add the seams when cutting, and voila!
Please ask BurdaStyle to get a bit a reason in their marketing head!
(Posted on 11/13/13)