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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.

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

A New Look for Your News!

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As the BurdaStyle community grows and changes, so do the awesome ad-ons that come with being a BurdaStyle member! We have just redesigned our weekly newsletter and are very happy with the new look! Check your inboxes later today to see the new design and fresh look! And if you aren’t already signed up, join our newsletter today by going to our homepage and signing up!

World Maker Faire Comes to New York

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September 25th and 26th join us at the New York Hall of Science on the World’s Fair Grounds in Queens for the very first World Maker Faire in New York! An amalgamation of creativity from all sectors, Maker Faire is a truly unique festival celebrating all that is DIY. We are excited to be part of this amazing event and hope to see lots of you stitching your own drawstring bag at our free Make and Take booth!

From Fashion Week: Cynthia Rowley's Punch Bowl

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During New York Fashion Week I had the pleasure of attending the Cynthia Rowley show in the main tent at Lincoln Center. Flirty with some hints of retro in the shape of mod-ish shift dresses and easy trouser-leg pants, Rowley kept it interesting with a recurring theme in the form of punched out circles and colorful circular cabochons, which adorned some of the more simple silhouettes. You can get a jump on the Spring trend and try the look for yourself on some of our classic patterns.

Introducing StyleTrek!

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“I have nothing to wear!” A common complaint amongst many of my friends, especially during uber-style conscious Fashion Week. However, there is a newly launched site that might very well erase that line from your vernacular. Enter StyleTrek, a socially-savvy new online shop offering the best in up-and-coming talent from all over the world and a platform to interact directly with the designers as well as other fashion lovers from all corners of the globe.

Textile Arts Center - Grand Opening

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BurdaStyle is proud to announce that starting in November, the Textile Arts Center will be teaching intermediate sewing classes using BurdaStyle patterns! This past Friday was the grand opening event for the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. With its curved felt-covered walls, custom-designed light grid, and plenty of worktables, the Center is designed to serve the established and emerging creative community of Brooklyn. We couldn’t be happier about such a great new center in our very own city!

Spanish Scientist Creates Spray On Clothing

Spanish scientist/designer Manel Torres has created a new material that can be sprayed directly on to the body, forming a literal second-skin piece of clothing. Made from a suspension of minuscule cotton fibers and plastic, the material can be washed and re-worn as well as dissolved back into its liquid form to be reused as another garment! Check out the video from New Scientist and let us know what you think about this amazing new way to make clothing.

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