Burda’s August Flagship Kit

Burda’s August Flagship Kit

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:

Burda

  • 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 patternsinstrx.1 instrx.2 sizing instrx

Vogue

  • 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.

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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 🙂

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6 Comments

  1. September 10, 2015 / 8:54 AM

    See, this is why I’ve paused on getting those flagship kits. I was already turned off by not having the seam allowances included. I’m still not sure why they do that. But, I already spend time tracing, making flat pattern adjustments, probably and muslin, and then the final garment. So, I’m not enticed to have to add yet another step of seam allowances. Have you tried one of the patterns yet?

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    • afashionaddict
      September 10, 2015 / 9:45 AM

      Wise woman!
      I took a leap and joined their sewalong this month. I cut fabric fabric for a pair of pants and got completely stuck (front zipper/flap etc). Their instructions are minimal and… good for deferring the eager sewist.
      Or maybe it’s just me! I’m not impressed…

      • September 11, 2015 / 10:44 AM

        Oh no! Maybe you can use the instructions from a Vogue pattern to get through the front zipper flap install?

        • afashionaddict
          September 11, 2015 / 11:03 AM

          Definitely going to try that! I refuse to waste it & I’m interested in seeing their style. We shall see…. Thanks for the advice!

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