I stopped buying Burda Style/World of Fashion last year. I didn't subscribe to it and my local magazine stand stopped carrying it. I've made exactly three garments from a dozen years of BWOF/BS so I stopped buying it. However, I did subscribe to Burda Plus which was a bi-annual magazine featuring plus size designs. I did love it, even though I made nuthin' from the patterns and I must have six years of Burda Plus magazines to show for it. Don't really know that for sure because my Burda collection is still packed up waiting for storage to be set up in my new sewing room.
I really didn't miss either magazine during my year's hiatus. Then I got an email. A simple email started me down the road to ruin. The email showed this magazine...
...and I was intrigued...and then curious...and then before you know it I was on the GLP website ordering it. But it seemed kinda silly to only order this one magazine, so I signed for another year of Burda Plus. Figuring that since I no longer buy Burda Style every month, all the patterns would be new to me. A problem I was having with Burda Plus before...they were recycling the plus size patterns from the monthly issues.
Anyway, long story short, the magazine showed up this week and I was disappointed. Really and truly disappointed. The magazine says that it has styles in ALL sizes...yeah right. Two lousy loose pieces, $10 for two lousy pieces. Can you tell I'm annoyed? And this is after receiving the first issue of the Burda Plus, which was actually a great issue! See love/hate...
I'm thinking that after this second issue of Burda Plus arrives, I'm letting it go. Because I didn't really miss anything...my sewing is going in another direction...not in the way Burda is going. Y'know I love seeing garments other Burda lovers/sewists make. I love seeing how they brought the idea to fruition. But in all honesty, that's not me. Right now, I'm really enthralled with interpreting designer looks and making them in my size...or sewing up a wardrobe...a series of garments that work together and allow me to plan. That's my sewing right now...not Burda Style or Burda Plus.
So after this next issue I won't renew. I'm actually glad that I did this because it confirms that my original decision was correct and I won't be enticed again.
...as always more later!