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anyone here do clothing before?

Old 05-01-2009, 11:14 AM
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I wanted to try it out since I can never find what I want how I want in a store. I decided to start with a simple burda coat but I'm having problems figuring out sizing :lol: :shock: great start i know. anyone ever use a burda pattern before?
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:16 AM
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Burda has a great site on line, I'm sure it would answer your questions

http://www.burdastyle.com/?gclid=CLe...FQObFQodqSZY9A

if you scroll down there is a place to find a size chart :wink: it converts cm to inches.. for sizes

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Old 05-01-2009, 11:18 AM
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yeah i've been a member for awhile and tried that. doesn't seem like anyone is willing to help there. further proves we have an awesome group of people here though :-)
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:26 AM
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I've done quite a bit of sewing. Everything from casual shorts to Wedding gowns, but I can't said that I've ever used a Burda pattern. Is it just size conversion you're needing or what in specific.. I'd be happy to help if I can.
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:40 AM
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It says to go by bust size for the jacket which is fine and dandy but when i looked over the pieces the main front piece says my bust size finishes at a smaller size then the other part of the pattern states i'd be. I was going to cut out at 8 but it's saying on that pattern piece i'd be a 6. burda doesn't seem to have much by way of troubleshooting that i've found on-line. what do you think?
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:45 AM
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Aww man Ruth the chart you linked to gives me yet another size-4! Yikes! Maybe I'm not ment to make clothes!! grrr i will persevere!!! i will have my pretty blue twill spring coat!
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:53 AM
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I am pretty sure the burda patterns don't have instructions in the envelope. I think that you should start with a different pattern company. The simplicity company has redone thier patterns to make them better and easiler to use. I love the mcCall and butterick patterns the best because they have more detail to them. The way you determine your apttern size is by measuring youself carefully in the areas that are required for the garment you are making. Now, remember the patterns are standardized. You might have to alter the pattern slightly for it to fit you well. Just take a tape measure to the height and width of the pattern and make small adjustments to it. Remember to figure in ease so you can move it it right.

Well, there is a little bit of a learning curve to anything, right? Just don't buy a pattern that is too advanced to start out. Keep it simple lines and I think you will do fine. Don't forget to check the pattern for any notions or thread that you need to make it and get them while you are there at the fabric store. Give yourself time, don't rush it. I finally broke down and bought an adjustable maniquin to work with. I love it!
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Old 05-01-2009, 11:59 AM
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Oh Red i had a number of patterns picked out ahead of time so i could run into joann's and run out--YEAH RIGHT!!! LOL! They had none! None! of the ones I wanted! There were no coat patterns to speak of! Craziness i tell you. I had a mc call's that i put back cuz it was $10. This one was $7. Maybe I should go back for the mc call's!
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:06 PM
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I haven't used a Burda pattern, so can't help you there. However, I heartily recommend Pattern Review.com for help with sewing clothing. Burda patterns are discussed there and everyone is very friendly and helpful. Heres the link:http://sewing.patternreview.com/news
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Old 05-01-2009, 12:10 PM
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oh boy i tried that site too and--of course--my pattern hasn't been reviewed. Egads! I sure can pick them!!! :lol: :lol: :wink:
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