Burdastyle and I have a love hate relationship. I’ve been suckered into buying a few of their patterns now but given the awful instructions that go with them I generally end up swearing like a sailor at some point during the proceedings.
Anyway I had bought this shirt dress pattern for Mini Me some time ago and had printed out the pattern but not the instructions.
So last week when i tried to login to get the instructions I’ve been unable to access my account. Next comes days of emails back and forth with Sheila in their customer services who was about as useful as a chocolate teapot and claims there is no account. Er well how did I get this pattern then Sheila? Hmmmm?
Now I’m at the point that both my emails and tweets to them are being ignored. Fecking 10/10 for customer services Burdastyle! I’m guessing this will be the end of our tumultuous relationship then eh? Perhaps it’s best for both of us that we do -it may lower my blood pressure and reduce my swearing to squaddie level rather than sailor level.
Except this dress is cute.
And it turns out not having the instructions made it actually quite easy to make this pattern. Because I engaged my brain rather than relying on Burdastyle’s truly rubbish instructions.
And Mini Me likes the dress too.
What to do. Continue with my abusive relationship with Burdastyle or cut them out of my life??
P.s. we took these photos on our trip to the National Museum of Scotland when we went in search of dinosaurs. Such a gorgeous building!
Ahem: update. Sheila from custom services has finally come back to me after 5 days with the suggestion that my account might be on the UK Burdastyle website. Who knew there were different websites?! So hurrah I have my patterns again.
I may have forgiven Burdastyle – it is easter after all.