I know two wrongs don't make a right, but take this Burda hog!!
I headed to my local library today and found almost every copy of Burda magazine since 2008, including two 2012 issues! Woot woo!
I'm not sure if I can claim responsibility for this surprise. Does my local Burda hog read my blog or have they just gone on holidays? I'm not sure. Despite my dislike for their pattern hogging, I couldn't help borrowing six issues myself. I think I'm going to have a busy week tracing!
Many readers asked which library I go to for Burda, but look, I'm not going to tell you that information am I? *sorry* It's hard enough getting the good issues without y'all starting to hog too! What I will tell you though, is that most local libraries, in Sydney anyway, have online catalogues, so you can check if a library stocks the magazine before you leave home. I'm pretty sure you don't have to live in area to borrow from a library, so you might find that it's only a short drive and to get your hands on a few free patterns.
To Carolyn - yes, I can reserve issues of Burda if they are currently out on loan, however, this incurs a $1 fee. I know it's only $1, but if I'm not 110% certain that I'm going to sew a particular item, it seems like a waste of money just to look at a magazine. How much of a tightwad do I sound like right now??
On a different note, have you seem that I am the featured seamstress on the Colette blog?? So excited! Can you believe my brother in law call my meringue skirt, a Wilma skirt, as in Wilma Flintstone! Seriously, he has no idea!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win one of three Seam Allowance Guide sets.