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Oliver + S Patterns Now Available Through BurdaStyle!


Children’s clothing has come a long way since I was a tot. I distinctly remember my mother putting me in some very, er, questionable ensembles usually consisting of a sort of ribbon motif or lace bib. Not so for the modern babe, these days kids have better clothing options than adults! That’s why you might, on occasion, catch me in the children’s department trying to squeeze my way into a child’s size 16 sweater or jacket (I mean, it basically equals an adult size 2, right?) Children’s sewing patterns have come a long way too, mostly with the help of Liesl Gibson. Her company, Oliver + S, creates some of the cutest kids patterns on the market and we at BurdaStyle are excited to announce that you can now buy Liesl’s adorable patterns through her BurdaStyle studio! I caught up with Liesl to get the scoop on how she started Oliver + S and what inspires her cute and quirky designs.

Putting a Voice to Your Style


In our current era of “fast fashion” and mass consumption retail, the desire for one-of-a-kind garments is becoming ever more prevalent. Asserting individuality through the way that we dress is nothing new, however using your voice to aid in the process might be. Enter Berlin-based Trikoton, a knitwear company that can harness the frequency of your voice and turn it into unique patterns that allows you to personalize their sweaters, leggings and scarves.

Silver Screen Sewing: Cinderella

If only we had a group of little mouse friends to do our sewing for us — and to make us a ballgown at that!

Mary-Kate and Ashley's The Row

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen discuss their design process and share a quick peek of their collection for Spring 2011.

Channeling Coco


A new book mysteriously appeared in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t been able to put it down. Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life is an in depth look at the force that reshaped the way women dressed in the early 20th century. From her humble beginnings in a French convent to her worldwide fashion success, Chanel was a complicated, demanding woman known as much for her free spirit as her beautiful designs.

Exclusive Offer Through October 6th: Receive 30% Off Your Fabric Purchase at Mood Online!


Hey BurdaStylers, do we have a treat for you! Now through October 6th, we’ve partnered with the amazing fabric store Mood to offer you guys 30% off your online Fashion Fabrics purchase!
Simply enter code BURDASTYLE30 at checkout and you save 30% off!*

350.org's 10/10 Global Work Party


What are you doing on October 10th? If you’re in Auckland, New Zealand you might be fixing up your bike. If you’re in Kampala, Uganda you could spend the day planting hundreds of trees, or if you’re in Copenhagen, Denmark you could hang out with their Upcycling Club and learn how to turn your old garments into new pieces. “What is this all for?”, you ask. It’s part of 350.org’s initiative to get people thinking about, and taking action against, global warming.

Sewing Scenes: The Perils of Pauline

Hollywood loves sewing. From superhero suits and Renaissance garb, to high-powered business suits and couture gowns, custom-made clothing featuring the work of amazingly talented sewers is all over the silver screen. Moreover, there are a surprising number of scenes devoted to the craft of sewing.

Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum


The American Folk Art Museum launches the Year of the Quilt, the museum’s celebration of a glorious American art form and the creative contributions of three centuries of talented women. This exhibition will be on view for a full year, October 5, 2010–October 16, 2011, so you have plenty of time to check out this wonderful exhibition!

New York Maker Faire: We Were There!


This weekend we packed up our Singer Confidence sewing machines and headed out to Queens for the very first Maker Faire in New York! What an amazing event: fire-breathing whirly rides, fish bicycles, soldering workshops, crocheting classes and too much more to remember!

Swap-O-Rama-Rama This Weekend in Philly


It’s a new season, which means it’s time to clean out those closets and the fine folks at Swap-O-Rama-Rama are here to help with their 3rd annual Philly Swap! Taking place on October 3rd at the Urban Outfitters headquarters located at the Philly Naval Yard in Philadelphia PA, this community-wide event invites you to bring in clothing items you no long wear and swap them out for gently used garments from other SORR attendees.

Got a Question? Check out our Brand New FAQ Page!


Need to know how to upload a technique or how to print a pattern through a Copy Shop? Visit our brand-new FAQ and Support pages for the answers!

The Day Before: Nina Ricci

Have you visited the website Full Frontal Fashion? Here you can find behind-the-scenes videos of designers, models and stylists days before their collections hit the runways. Have fun browsing through the different categories and get an inside look at the makings of a wholesale collection.

Fashion's Funny Bone


Ever wonder how fashion designers find inspiration? Over at Fashematics, see the break down of extravagant runway looks in hilarious visual equations.

BurdaStyle Classes Announced at Textile Arts Center


Starting November 2nd, the Textile Arts Center will be offering sewing classes featuring BurdaStyle! The first class of the BurdaStyle Series will be: Intermediate Sewing — Jakob Buttondown Shirt – a perfect intermediate, unisex project.


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