Burda Challenge 2018

Today I launch/ embark on my Burda Challenge 2018. The backstory for this challenge is rooted in the fact that I rather quite like BurdaStyle magazines hence have taken out a subscription for nearly 2 years now.

In order to justify said subscription, I set myself little targets to hit in order to maintain the subscription. So here we are in 2018, on the first day no less, and am committing myself to making at least one garment from a Burda magazine per month.

Wish me luck and anyone wanting to join along with me – the more the merrier!

I even designed a widget thingie for my side bar.


Until next time, happy sewing!

Peace and love,



30 thoughts on “Burda Challenge 2018

  1. I keep hoping to have the health to make clothing again but so far it hasn’t happened, although I am a teenytiny bit better (from epilepsy from having gotten electrocuted some long while back) and I am going in the right direction healthwise finally, which is great. You and the others online are my vicarious sewing activity, and so far ‘we’ and ‘our’ outfits all look great! Thanks! ahaha!

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  2. I have just subscribed as a Christmas present to myself, hopefully I will make lots of lovely things! How do you find the sizing, some have said they run small?


  3. A good challenge. I no longer have a subscription but I have several boxes of magazines that I really ought to be making use of.
    I look forward to seeing what you make this year 😃

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  4. This is my 4th year of the challenge. I’m hoping to get one per issue again – this year I made 10 and traced off a pattern from an 11th. However, I used two issues more than once.

    Good luck!

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  5. Can I join you but make just the one? I had a lucky find in a charity shop a few months ago and got quite a lot of old Burda magazines for pennies. I’ve never sewn from them before but a dress caught my eye. I’ve even got the fabric ready and waiting… 😀

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    1. Absolutely!!! Yes! Its not a prescriptive challenge – setting your own goal and pace. Whether its making 1 item over the course of the year or just going through what magazines you have and selecting patterns. The idea is to do something/anything with the magazine. x


  6. I don’t have a subscription, but I have found that I’ve sewn a few Burda garments this year and I’m sure to pick up an issue or two from the newsagents during the year – can I make a sporadic contribution to this challenge?

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  7. I’m going to part join you too! My output is not enough to do a garment a month but I will try to make at least one Burdastyle pattern this year. I buy the magazine when I see an issue I like and have quite a few issues now but have never made up one of their patterns. As you say, they have some lovely designs , I just need that motivation to start one

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    1. Thats a great goal! You havemade it suit you and what time you realistically have. The challenge is about just doing something with the magazines this year. I look forward to seeing what you make this year! xxx


      1. Hula I have a blog too and wanted to put the little icon on it ( permanently on the rhs as others do) to show I am taking part. Can’t work out how to do it though. Any tips?


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