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Sprout + BurdaStyle: Wrap Blouse

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Last week we revealed our new partnership with Sprout Patterns, and this week we are taking a closer look at 1 of the 6 patterns avaliable to “Sproutify!” Our Wrap Blouse is one of the most popular and versatile top patterns on BurdaStyle.com, so we just had to include it…

Announcing Sprout + BurdaStyle Collaboration!

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We’ve teamed up with Sprout to offer you six essential BurdaStyle patterns that you can fully customize! Each pattern will come with step by step instructions (and illustrations!), plus exclusive video tutorials. Read on to learn more and discover the fun of going from computer screen to sewing machine today…

Halloween: Riverdale Costume Inspiration

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I don’t know if you are like me, but my latest TV show obsession is Riverdale! If I wasn’t in Italy this Halloween my squad and I would totally dress up as the cast and I would be Cheryl Blossom of course. Each character has their own signature style that is easy to recreate by either pulling items from your own closet or sewing up something new. Read on to see suitable sewing patterns you can use to dress up as Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Josie and the Pussycats!

Halloween: Pop Culture Costumes

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For Halloween I always like to try and be something that is “current”, hence my The Dress costume for 2015… It seems this year was all about clowns, super heros, and handmaids. With some sewing skills you can easily create a current costume perfect for Halloween 2017, read on to see some pattern suggestions to make this year’s top figures in pop culture.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E9

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A “Little” Avant Garde: This episode started off as a continuation of last week. Did Claire cheat? Or was she the clear winner of last week’s challenge? I’ll just say: cheater, cheater, pumpkin-eater.

Remembering John Denver With Anna Zapp

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Today marks 20 years since the passing of John Denver, who was tragically killed in a plane crash off the coast of California on Oct 12, 1997. We celebrate the life of the humanitarian, political activist, award-winning songwriter and performer by paying tribute to his personal sewist and costumer, who sewed his extravagant stage shirts for 10 years. Anna Zapp, a former Sew News contributor, shares what it was like to work with John Denver and how he changed her life, taking her sewing business to the next level and helping her become a sewist for the stars.

Halloween: Game of Thrones Costume Inspiration

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Want to be like of your favorite TV show this Halloween? We’ve pulled together some costume inspiration for Game of Thrones, so whether you sew something new or pull items from your current closet you can get the look for Halloween 2017. These costume ideas include looks for the entire family to get into the spirit, because Halloween (and Winter) is coming soon…

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E8

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Client on the Go: There are only 9 designers left, and the front runners are really separating themselves from the flock. This week’s challenge was sponsored by Dixie cups. The designers had to create looks using a custom textile, and the winning print would eventually be printed onto Dixie cups! Plus, the winner gets $25,000. Huge stakes.

Time to Start Thinking About Halloween!

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October is here and now is the time to start thinking about Halloween at the end of the month! Read on to see some Halloween costume and party decor ideas as well as my favorite past Halloween costume that I made…

October is Pants Month!

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Happy October, friends! And Happy Pants Month! All month long we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks for making your own pair of pants, fitting and tailoring advice, styling options and pattern reviews. It’s all pants, all month long!

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E7

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The Ultimate Faceoff: The challenge this week was to create a menswear-inspired look using fabrics from JC Penny menswear fashions. The perfect challenge for Brandon and Kentaro, who already do menswear-inspired designs for every challenge. Sure enough, they were on the top but didn’t take the win.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E6

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Models Off Duty: This week the designers had to create a street wear look for their model to wear in the heart of NYC for a professional photo shoot. The models would then be able to post these photos on their social media accounts.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E5

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Descending Into Good and Evil: The stars from Disney’s Descentants 2 were on hand at Lyndhurst Castle to present this week’s challenge: Make an eveningwear garment inspired either by “good” or “evil.” Michael, the winner from last week, got to choose who would be “good” and who would be “evil.” Everyone seemed happy with his choices.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E4

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We’re Sleeping Wear? The designers must incorporate surface embellishment techniques into sleepwear fashions for Heidi Klum’s Sleepwear Collection. The winning look will be mass produced for Heidi’s line.

Sewing for Good: Sewing Charities

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Whether you have a few extra minutes to spare or a lot of extra fabric to share, a little generosity goes a long way when it comes to sewing for charity. Read on to learn about about nine sewing charities working hard to help you put your sewing talents to great use.

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