Last weekend, during the Seahawk’s defeat against the Colts, my husband and I made a trek back to my childhood hometown to pick up some Burda Style magazines from the library. Only three of the libraries carry the magazine in their periodicals: one of them had all theirs checked out, the other ones were close enough to each other, so we went to the library I knew.
I recently discovered that some of the Burda patterns I had bookmarked on their website existed in some of the magazines, so I didn’t have to pay for them. Yay! Also, my husband got me a subscription of the magazine for our anniversary, so I have a lot of new patterns to look forward to.
The Burda Style magazine looks a lot like any other fashion magazine: the collections are arranged well, each look is arranged in an editorial way, and the accessories are listed. Then on the inside of the magazine, there’s the patterns and instructions (you can also download the instructions from the website too). In the instructions, the various sizes are listed, and it tells you which page of the pattern sheet, which pieces, and what color to look for. Below is a snapshot of what you can expect when you’re tracing your patterns from the magazine.
I think I got a little motion sick the first time I started working with the patterns. It’s important to pay attention to the sizing on the pattern. I ended up tracing one of the patterns a size smaller than I wanted to, but it was for a knit design, so I don’t think it will matter too much. I’m also using a high-quality tracing paper I got from Michael’s, so the Sharpie doesn’t bleed through onto the pattern page.
As of right now, I have about four more patterns to copy. I have a week left on my check-outs, so I have plenty of time to finish up. I’m pretty excited about getting some free patterns.
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