Tuesday, May 20, 2008
They'll Have to Pry BWOF out of My Cold, Dead Hands
Some Burdaphiles try to make something out of each issue before the next issue is published. Many are successful and I salute them. But, that has never been my goal. I was satisfied when I made an outfit from the Spring/Summer 2008 Burda Plus Fashion before the Fall/Winter 2008 issue came out 6 months later. My next project is a milestone for just the opposite reason. This blouse is from my very first issue of BWOF - July 2004 – the oldest issue in my collection. Styles have changed in four years but not that much. Blouses are more fitted these days. But, with my midsection, I can’t wear fitted blouses anyway. Besides, I've never been a trendy fashionista. Even though I don't make something out of every issue, I am definitely getting my money's worth. Of the patterns I've reviewed on PR, 62% are either Burda World of Fashion or Burda Plus Fashion. I try to use other patterns – I really do. I always look at other pattern company's catalogs whenever I'm in JoAnn's. I've made several Burda envelope patterns. I like Vogue patterns, but one Vogue pattern costs more than one issue of BWOF (even with first class postage rate). Butterick used to be my favorite pattern company, but even Butterick doesn't excite me the way BWOFs do. There is nothing for me to do but continue to anxiously wait for BWOFs to arrive every month and make sure I always have tracing paper on hand.