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Reprinted Burda patterns

15 December 2008, 12:37

I’m a huge fan of Burda World of Fashion magazine (BWOF) (elsewhere in the world known as Burdamode), but because the patterns are only available for one month only, sometimes it’s frustrating to miss a really good pattern when you seen it sewn up months later. I’m guilty of that myself, but Burda thankfully choose a few patterns each year from all the hundreds (if not thousands?) published in the magazine to reprint and repackage as Burda envelope patterns.

Burda envelope patterns have the same drafted patterns as appeared in the magazine, but they include seam allowances and have much better sewing instructions, with helpful diagrams and tips. The good thing is, these stick around for much, much longer than just one month, and are sometimes easier for people to buy in stores than the magazines.

So in the interests of friendly copycats inspiration I thought I’d fill you in on some of the garments myself and others have made from BWOF that are now more widely available in case you missed that magazine issue…

My tweed kick skirt is now Burda 7895

My tuxedo inspired suit is now Burda 7762

My brown bamboo wrap dress is now Burda 7953

My Glastonbury meets IKEA shower curtain dress is now Burda 7829

My TNT red velour or black fleece pullover is now Burda 7890

My waffle knit guitar top is now Burda 7892

Karen’s dress is now Burda 7759

Laura‘s and Trena‘s jumper dresses are now Burda 7761

Christina’s top is now Burda 7758

Cidell’s pyjamas are now Burda 7765

There’s even more interaction between the Burda family, because sometimes Burda envelope patterns also get republished on Burda Style in addition to the ones that are made just for the site!

Anyone find any other Burda World of Fashion patterns that they’ve made that are now in envelope form? My eyes were going buggy going through the catalogue trying to seek out familiar designs!

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  1. I think there are a pair of pants in this catalouge that ran. But, I’ll have to look them up. Thanks for compiling this!

    — cidell    Dec 15, 02:57 PM    #
  2. I just looked through these too. There are few I’m going to pick up that I really like. They ran before I was a BWOF-holic. I may make my own velour pullover. I have that magazine and some velour. Bwaaa ha ha.

    dawn    Dec 15, 03:05 PM    #
  3. Good eye! I guess everyone is a winner this way because the magazine subscribers get the patterns “early”, and Burda learns which styles will be hot sellers as envelope patterns.

    Christina    Dec 15, 05:36 PM    #
  4. I think Cate dress from burdastyle was in Burda catalogue as well, I noticed it, because the model was wearing a big bow on her chest.

    — Marija    Dec 15, 06:22 PM    #
  5. burda 7770 was in BWOF 6/07.
    I’ve made a muslin of this top, but there are still some fitting issues, so I haven’t reviewed it.

    vespabelle    Dec 15, 07:18 PM    #
  6. Great post! I’ve made at least Burda 7761 when it came out in the magazine last year. I’ll look for more!

    Tany    Dec 16, 10:35 AM    #

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