BurdaStyle is a wonderful German magazine... it costs about $15 and has dozens of patterns within. HOWEVER. Each pattern gets, like, 5 bullet points of instructions. Maybe. And this is what the pattern sheet looks like:
Well. How am I meant to find my two pattern pieces and trace out my size from that??? To use a fantastic stereotype, do you think they could have turned down their German efficiency just slightly, and maybe used two pieces of paper? I might add, there are as many patterns on the back of the sheet as well...
The actual dress making for BurdaStyle 06-2010-123 wasn't that exciting. It is literally two pieces of cheap orange fabric, and half a metre of elastic... But I have other plans for this pattern with some nicer material, now I have the hang of it.
- I can make an item of clothing between dinner and bed; and
- BurdaStyle is nearly, but not quite, incomprehensible.
Give us the tools and we shall finish the job."
Actually I AM kind of weakening and tiring... BurdaStyle, you exhaust me, but I love you anyway.