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Hey everyone!

After being MIA for a couple of days we are finally (pretty much) set up! We have our internet up and running and are getting back into the swing of things!

It’s very, VERY different being up by radio city music hall, lots of bankers in blue shirts, we totally stick out as the Brooklyn crew. We love our new office, we are all in one room which will totally help with the creative flow of ideas, the lunch options are great and we have an awesome view!

It’s good to be back on the site, we missed you all for those few days!

BurdaStyle and STC Craft Present: DIY Design Day Benefit for BARC and Bags For the People!


Join BurdaStyle & STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books for a hands-on experience with DIY projects, DIY inspiration and techniques on a thrifty budget. Come learn to make fun and easy DIY designs and support local non-profits!

With lessons in sewing, printing and hand stitching from such amazing teachers the likes of Heather Ross of Weekend Sewing, Katherine Bell of Quilting for Peace and Alicia Kachmer of Brooklyn Based, this event is going to rock!

Sewing Related Tattoos: Yay or Nay?

I know that tattoos have caused some controversy in the past, what do you guys think about these sewing related tats?

Take a Look at the Burdastyle Resource Map!

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The BurdaStyle Resource Map is officially launched!

We love the great business resources now listed, and are excited to present more in the future. Whether you are looking for places in your neighborhood to find great fabrics, notions or sewing classes, traveling and in search of a great local sewing lounge while away, or have a favorite local sewing spot you think others should know about, our Resource Map is created just for you.

BurdaStyle talk at Parsons


Hey Everyone!
Just wanted to extend this invitation to you, tonight at 6.30 PM EST Benedikta and Nora are giving a talk in the “Networked Design” Series at Parsons, organized by the ASS Graphic Design department. The talk will be on “The road to collaborative fashion design” and we would love you to come, listen, and ask questions! It’ll be fun. Find out more information here

Address: Parsons School of Design, Kellen Auditorium,
66 Fifth Avenue (at 13th St.), Room 101, NYC


Not able to pass by? Watch the live stream of the event!

We are very excited for this talk and can’t wait to see you all there!

Amazing Halloween Makeup

So as you all know I am a bit of a fanatic about Halloween, but I just had to share this with you! Check out this amazing video from M.A.C., the Lichtenstein inspired costume is just mind blowing! Maybe next year

found via TashaMarie

Beginner's Sewing Blog: I Have a Costume for Halloween!


It is by no means done, but I followed your advice and have something that will certainly pass! I pulled it in here and there to get rid of the poof. Making it out of jersey didn’t hurt either, that little bit of stretch goes a long way (you were all right about the muslin)

I accidentally sewed the whole dress together in what I had originally decided was the wrong side out, I ended up leaving it because there was no clear right side/wrong side and this is only for a costume after all.

The BurdaStyle Resource Map!


- Looking for places in your neighborhood to find great fabrics, notions or sewing classes?
- Traveling out of town, and searching for a great local sewing lounge?
- Have a favorite local sewing store you think others should know about?

If you fall in any of these categories, the BurdaStyle Resource Map is made for you!

Site Improvements and Linking Projects Initiative!

Just a quick update: We are so happy to announce that you now have an edit/delete button for all the comments you make! YAY! I know that we have all been looking forward to this for some time, so thank you to our team at Area 17!

We are also in the process of going through and linking projects to the patterns that were used and we would love you to help us. Many of the links didn’t get transferred when we were updating the site and, as we find this a vital part of BurdaStyle and the concept of open source, we are going to do manually link projects to their patterns. Either you or we may have to add some info to your projects from the drop down options (season/material etc) as creations transferred from the old site are missing these new classifications. Keep in mind, you, as the member, can always edit/add information to your own projects. Please help! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Beginner's Sewing Blog: Halloween Costume Countdown - Lydia Shirt to Dress


With the recent cold snap, (it might even snow tonight) I am hoping to avoid the mistake I make every year. I always plan out costumes forgetting that it will be bloody freezing in NYC by the time I get around to wearing them. That’s why I have decided that for my Yellow Brick Road costume I am going to lengthen the Lydia to make a shirt dress. However, all my sewing helper buddies are out of the office, so I’m really on my own for this transformation.

Top Ten Sewing Accessories You Can’t Live Without


Brought to you by BERNINA and the Sewing Republic

Having the right tools while you sew can make all the difference between a beautiful skirt and something that will go into your scrap pile. Using these easy little accessories can shave minutes, even hours off your total time. Check out this list… see anything missing? Let us know!

BurdaStyle Sewing Club Update: 1st Meeting Recaps


Thinking of starting a BurdaStyle Sewing Club but don’t know what to expect? Many first-time leaders share similar worries, but often end up having very good experiences! Here are recaps of two leaders who hosted meetings for the first time.

Contact Form Bug Fixed

Hi Everyone,
Last week while working on the contact form, our programmers discovered a bug that wasn’t letting messages through to our customer service team. If you submitted a query through the contact form please resend it and we will answer it as soon as possible!

Sorry for the confusion and we look forward to getting your questions answered!

The BurdaStyle Team

Beginner's Sewing Blog: Costume Creation


So, apparently it’s October, I’m convinced September just never happened. October brings good things: fall leaves, butternut squash and most importantly, Halloween. Better than the presents from Christmas and Chanukah, being stuffed silly on thanksgiving, or even my birthday, Halloween is my absolute favorite day of the year.

When I was growing up dress up was always my favorite game and Halloween was huge event. Some examples of costumes I have had: a waterfall, a fish in a fishbowl, a salt shaker and a Picasso painting (it took 4 washes to get out all the dye from my hair.) With September just up and disappearing, I have started to get a little panicky about not having a costume yet, I know I have a month, but I have a reputation to live up to! The trick is to come up with one that it simple, isn’t too big and is easily recognizable, like this one and this one.

BurdaStyle Sewing Club Update: New BSCs Around the World!


When checking the BurdaStyle e-mail this weekend, I was met with a slew of e-mails from people interested in forming a BSC in their area! What was even more amazing was that these requests came from all over the world.


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