First time to my knowledge that I think I have seen a company reduce access for its customers to its projects and consequently sales. Now if I want to look through the magazine to see if I want to buy it I have to get in my car and drive downtown to the newsagent who carries it or into my car and drive to the fabric store to look through the catalog. The German site has an elaborate, over complicated "trend" selection from the magazine but it is not as nice simple and accessible as it used to be.
Makes me wonder if the burden of a multi language magazine is no longer paying off and if they aren't considering a switch to downloadable patterns.
Also indicates to me a narrowing of their focus to less experienced sewers, which is very important, at the cost of the general sewing public.
Makes me wonder where they are going to next. I also know that BWF has looked increasingly irrelevant to me lately anyway - the clothes are not as wearable as they were, and I used to love that magazine. Of course I think part of this is how the garments are staged and I frequently pass over some twisted photo of something I can't really see and then find the same pattern looks great on a real sewer who has made a version and obviously has more imagination than I do.
At any rate I regret losing access to their pattern catalog.