mardi 26 juin 2012

Good old Burda magazine...

It's long been established that burda magasine patterns are kind of a nightmare to trace, especially since they've put twice as many patterns on half as much paper...

I started sewing up the collar for my shirt earlier tonight, but once I had it in my hand, something was off...I just didn't think it would be so big...So I looked at the pattern instructions and sure enough, I'd cut the wrong piece.

To my defense, like I said, it's not like they make it easy.

You'll notice that both patterns 114 and 115 have the same piece number listed for the collar, though the collar shapes are clearly different (thank god for the little diagrams, I think it's BWOF's one saving grace...)

And here is the actual pattern sheet:

So, I missed it the first time...I don't know why they couldn't make both piece outlines the same thickness for more clarity. Thankfully, it wasn't too hard to recut the correct pieces from the old ones. I'm just glad it wasn't the other way around...

4 commentaires:

  1. Ah the Burda Tracing Nightmare! I thin most people would have made the same mistake. Those sheets are a trial but at least sometimes the patterns are worth it in the end.

  2. Ah that does look like fun.....

  3. Haha, oh yes, good old Burda! Thin lines like that are so easy to miss through the tracing paper, glad you worked it out though :)