I have subscribed to Burda World of Fashion for what seems like forever! Not only are the styles great but it is enjoyable as a fashion magazine as well. I get lots of good ideas from it’s pages. And, being from Germany, I was practically weaned on it. I didn’t even know you could buy a pattern in an envelope until I was in middle school, that is how much the roadmap of pattern lines was part of my girlhood.
I have known for a couple of months that my subscription was going to expire this month and yesterday I received the renewal notice in the mail. I’ve been seriously thinking of not renewing. I have noticed over the past year that fewer styles are available in a size 34 – most are starting at 36. True, it’s really not hard for me to grade down a 36 through the chest and shoulders. The trouble is that I am so severely limited as to sewing time that I don’t want to make those additional alterations. And there are so many other patterns that do come in my size – why pay $80/year for WOF? But, you know what will happen: I will let my subscription lapse and then I’ll see a WOF style that I absolutely can’t live without. I’ll have to call all over the country looking for that issue and then I will vow to subscribe for the rest of my life. Clearly, I’m damned if I do, damned if I don’t.