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From: pfaffshirl
Date: 03-05-2007, 07:24 PM (1 of 4)
I recently discovered the Burda Maxi Kids patterns. My 9 yr old graddaughter is chunky and hard to fit . Burda 9685 is great for her. sizing is strange - you start with the child's age and then there are 9 widths to select from according to the child's measurements. The size 8, width 6 works great for her and she loves the pants that I've made for her.
User: pfaffshirl
Member since: 03-08-2003
Total posts: 6
From: MaryW
Date: 03-07-2007, 10:37 AM (2 of 4)
It's nice to know that some of the heavier kids can get a good fit. My grandson was quite heavy when he was smaller and he looked kinda sloppy sometimes.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
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From: material_pakrat
Date: 03-07-2007, 03:55 PM (3 of 4)
Thank you for the info on the patterns. I have the problem of a wide son and a very thin daughter to fit. I had a look, and I think i will be purchasing the boys patterns soon. They look like a nice base piece for his wardrobe.
It's about time one of the pattern companies did this. I just wish they would redo all of their Plus size patterns along the same line. :nah:
Cheers, Soph.

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User: material_pakrat
Member since: 12-13-2006
Total posts: 220
From: LauraM62
Date: 03-09-2007, 07:04 AM (4 of 4)
I'm glad to hear from someone that has finally made the Burda Maxi! I have a 'maxi' daughter. So far we have used allot of the Simplicty Lizzie & Raven line, the plus size works pretty well for her. I know I love the Burda fit for me, so I'll have to get one of the Burda Maxi to give it a try for her! Thanks for letting us know.
SW Indiana

If everyone cared and nobody cried; If everyone loved and nobody lied; If everyone shared and swallowed their pride; Then we'd see the day when nobody died --'If Everyone Cared' by Nickelback
User: LauraM62
Member since: 08-10-2003
Total posts: 246
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