Like many of you in the sewing community, I’ve been searching for some new patterns for the upcoming Fall season. If you’ve followed my blog, by now you know how much of a fan I am of Vogue Patterns. I’ve always been attracted to their style and their instructions are easy for me to follow, now that I’ve been sewing for a bit.
I’ve sewn a few McCall & Butterick patterns. McCall patterns are great for beginners. Butterick definitely has some really nice style options that I like, different from Vogue and are also pretty easy instructions to follow.
I’ve seen several sewists experiment with other patterns, hacking them up into their own style. For the first time in forever (singing Frozen tune in my head 🙂 ), I jumped out and started looking around and took a leap of faith…. or something like it.
I ordered Burda Style’s August Flagship Kit a few weeks back…. I really liked the outfits and you can’t beat such a great deal – 5 different collections, over 50 different pieces for only $19.99! Who doesn’t love a good deal?!
Burda Style vs Vogue patterns:
- Printable patterns (only).
- Instructions are written out with no pictures.
- Does not include seam/hem allowances, but advise you to add 5/8in seam allowance.
- Goes into great detail for fitting/measuring, accompanied with different sizing charts.
- Competitive pricing for patterns – ranging from $0.99 to $5.99 for individual patterns
- Gives you the option to receive the packaged pattern with instructions etc or you can print it off.
- Includes pictures with steps as you go.
- Pattern pieces include seam allowances.
- Provides measurements of completed garments vs your personal measurements to determine size for fabric info.
- Breaks down the different fabric widths and how much fabric to buy.
- Prices vary, depending on promotions and they offer memberships for additional discounts.
I think I’ve been a tad bit spoiled with Vogue! They are great for those learning to sew.
Burda definitely has the intermediate and advanced seamstresses in mind. They deal with people who don’t need as much help upfront. My goal is to try them out and see how it goes.
I love sewing and stretching myself to continue to grow and get better at it.
To be continued…
Until next time,
Happy Sewing 🙂