"Remember Nora? She co-founded the online sewing community BurdaStyle and travels the world speaking about innovation at tech conferences like DLD and Picnic. It’s just another day at the office for Nora as she grows the company and sets her sights on book publishing!"
“In the summer there’s a lot more to choose from, so I buy more things,” said Lindsey Ibarra, managing editor at BurdaStyle, a magazine for sewing enthusiasts."
Man, turn your back on BurdaStyle.com for a week and they get flooded with new patterns!
"After coming across this website the other day, I must say I'm addicted. Its the best web site about offering you free sewing patterns and tips. " "I recommend this site as a definite must see."
The [BurdaStyle] website...has a [ridiculous] amount of inspiration from creative individuals from around the world.
I'm sure any of you who are sewers are familiar with the burdastyle site. It's an amazing place to get sewing tips, free (and/or inexpensive) patterns, advice, and showcase your own projects.
I decided to warm up with an easy project, based on this terrific tutorial from open-source sewing site BurdaStyle. The tutorial gives clear instructions for converting trousers into a skirt. I used a nice pair of khakis (Ralph Lauren "classic chinos") that I got very slightly used on eBay for $7. The pants didn't fit properly, so I never wore them. I think I will now:
Thanks for all your lovely comments about my Heidi dress. It's my favourite dress pattern at the moment and i would like to make another although i have so many other things to make that i'm not sure when i will get around to it. My favourite skirt pattern right now is the Kasia skirt from BurdaStyle, designed by Kasia.
Our friends over at BurdaStyle (the online community for open-source sewing patterns) recently put up an absolutely charming (and easy) how-to. Learn how to make beautiful and simple ribbon or fabric flowers! Make a bunch and have lovely flowers that bloom on and on! As always, all projects and patterns on the site are copyright free, so you can sell what you make from them. This is a perfect project for Valentine's Day or a wedding in need of some handmade touches.
"There is a nice free pattern here at BurdaStyle for a similar pair of tap pants and a top that would be super sweet to sleep in. Its styling is different than these, it uses a casing for the waistband, but I am all about lingerie elastics and edging with lace."
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