I love Burda patterns when I buy them in the store. They come with seam allowances and a pattern that I can cut out. I like that. I'm learning to like printable patterns too; but the ones you can buy in an envelope are what is familiar. And there is an easiness to that.
I also subscribe to Burda magazine. Fool that I am, I pay $120 Cdn a year for my subscription and I probably only make one or tow patterns from them each year. Those are very expensive patterns indeed! Two patterns for $120...and without seam allowances no less. This year, I plan to make at least three items from each magazine.
I think I subscribe to Burda for the motivation it provides. Somehow just flipping through the magazine makes me happy. I'm not a clothes horse nor am I very into fashion. But I love getting a new issue in the mail.
I recently bought the new Burda book and I love it!
The book aims to be a combination of coffee table book and creative outlet. Our pages will inspire and incite readers to push their sewing skills and continue creating! Much like the BurdaStyle online community, the book will be a comprehensive sewing resource, featuring fantastic, easy-to-understand projects, sewing creations made by our talented members, an extensive glossary of key sewing terms and much more. We are excited to offer this book to sewing enthusiasts and interested observers alike.
From the Burda blog