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BurdaStyle Members Create One of a Kind Garments with Liberty Art Fabrics

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Recently we offered ten BurdaStyle members the opportunity to craft one of a kind garments using burda style magazine patterns and the amazing textiles of Liberty Art Fabrics created by Kaffe Fassett. We are excited to share the results with the rest of the community and we’re sure that you will be as awed and inspired as we were.

Silver Screen Sewing: Peter Pan

Where would we be without our shadows?

Halloween Costume Ideas

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Halloween is about two weeks away (gasp!). Are you dressing up for this night of ghoulish delight? If you need a some inspiration for DIY costumes, you’ve come to the right place!

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Follow Us On Twitter

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Many of you are already following us on Twitter (thanks!), but for those of you that aren’t, here are a list of reasons why you should:

Looking for more competitions and career changing opportunities?

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I stumbled upon Talenthouse.com through Laura Bolčina’s project Florence Forever. Laura is participating in a design competition which may put her dress on Florence, of Florence + the Machine! Other prizes include $500 cash, an article in LuckyMag, signed copies of the album and more. Very exciting stuff! If you are looking for more competitions which may help further your career in the arts and design, or to simply win some amazing prizes, check out Talenthouse.

Adding Seam Allowance

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You may be familiar with the fact that many of the burda style magazine patterns do not include seam allowance. Some of you may already have figured your way around this, but if you’re still stuck I found this really simple tutorial from Five Green Acres using 2 pencils and some tape. Give it a try!

Blair and Sibylle

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Is it just me or did it look like Blair was sporting a variation of our Sibylle dress on last night’s episode of Gossip Girl? Perhaps a bit of wishful thinking, but with a few tweaks our pattern could totally be ready for the campus of Columbia!

What's Your Favorite DIY?

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As a community of creative people we’re always looking for inspiration. There are so many beautiful and unique things out there, it seems impossible to find it all! BurdaStylers are amazing crafters and always keen on what is happening in DIY, so we want to know: where do you get inspired? What DIY’ers, websites, blogs or artist are making the things that make you swoon? What fantastic things are happening in DIY that we just have to see? It can be jewelry, woodworking, paper arts, weaving, sewing…if it’s cool DIY, we want to know about it!

Oliver + S Patterns Now Available Through BurdaStyle!

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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