I’m addicted to Burda.
My next project is BWOF 05/2006 133 Tunic & 130 Skirt. It's been so long since I've made a non-Burda project. A few days ago, I spent some time looking in a Butterick catalog because I really wanted to find something other than BWOF and Butterick used to be my favorite pattern company. But, I honestly couldn't find anything I liked well enough to buy. I’ve subscribed to Burda World Of Fashion and Burda Plus for over 2 years and I have accumulated quite a varied collection of patterns. BWOF has career wear, formal wear, casual wear, in both classic and trendy, fashion-forward designs. The only way I can justify the subscription cost is to use the patterns. I have no real need to buy patterns anymore when patterns are delivered to my door every month. I have the patterns on hand and I don’t need to go out and buy or order a pattern when I want to start my next project. I’ve learned just what to do to get a good fit with Burda. Few people I encounter are aware that I sew a lot of my clothes. They will never know that most of the clothes I sew are from a single company. I might never have given this obsession a second thought. But, I review my projects on PatternReview.com and I write about my projects on this blog and I noticed a definite proclivity toward Burda.
So, do I break out of this rut or do I stay with what works? If I don’t actively seek out other options, I’ll never know if there is another pattern company that suits me as well as Burda. It’s never good to stay in a rut and put limits on oneself. So, I’m backing away from my “All Burda, all the time” proclamation and I wll consider other pattern companies whenver possible.