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BurdaStyle at Maker Faire

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This past weekend BurdaStyle (along with 96,000 others) were at Maker Faire in San Mateo, California.
If you guys are not familiar with Maker Faire, it is the country’s best science fair created by Make Magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the DIY mindset.”
While there we taught hundreds of people how to sew using our quick-and-easy free make + takes with Singer sewing machines and Britex fabric. Check out our slide show from the event.

To all those interested in joining BurdaStyle, click here.

We wanted to give a huge shout out to those who made this event possible.

Make + Takes from Maker Faire

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If you are in the Bay Area this weekend (May 22&23) you should come by Maker Faire and join us for a Make + Take! We will be having two, quick and easy projects to create. You can sign up for either the Easy Drawstring Bag or Roll-Up Organizer.

We will have awesome fabric provided by Britex, the four story, amazingly inspirational landmark fabric store in San Fransisco and sewing machines and a brand new line of irons provided by SINGER (who are also a part of the Swap-O-Rama-Rama tent.) Once your project is created, you’ll also be able to iron on some cool graphics!

It’s going to be a lot of fun! So, stop by booth 218 in the expo hall, pick up great goodies and create something!

See you all this weekend!
-Alden

And the Winners of the Sitches & Craft Runway Competition are....

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Those who attended the Stitches & Craft Show in Melbourne had the opportunity to vote for their favorites in the Stitches & Craft Show Runway Competition Brought to you by BurdaStyle and Tessuti. They voted and the lucky winners are….

Help Those Affected by the Nashville Floods

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Being part of BurdaStyle, as I have been for the past 2 1/2 years, you develop relationships with people all around the world. One such person I have had the pleasure to get to know is our member Ashchaser. When her status was updated last week to: “We Nashvillians need your help! Clothes, shoes, anything, will do!” I knew BurdaStylers would love to help. From Ashchaser herself here is a first hand account of the devastation and what you can do to help:

When witnessing the effects of natural disasters on the news you cannot help but feel sympathetic to those far away people, trying to deal with what has happened to them in the best way possible. Yet on May the 1st and 2nd my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee would experience something which has left me with so many more feelings than just sympathy itself. In two days our midstate received about 13 inches of torrential rain, making for the first monsoon I had ever seen in my life. On that Saturday it started with just flash floods, as well as the advice to just stay put wherever you are and wait it out, without panicking. Although many people like myself were out and trying to get back to the city, packing the roadways towards what would be the epicenter of the chaos. Soon the interstates were overtaken by nearby rivers and streams, causing many to abandon vehicles for their lives, and ripping up the asphalt wherever it was in the way. The situation became dire when those who stayed at home noticed that floodwaters were quickly reaching their back doors, and would end up needing rescue by boat with few belongings and their pets.

The Uniform Project Complete

Uniform Project Picture Book from The Uniform Project on Vimeo.

One of our favorite blogger/fashionist/activists has finished her journey. 1 dress 365 days, nearly 220 kids in school

BurdaStyle Magazine Patterns Are Now Available on BurdaStyle.com!

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BurdaStyle is pleased to announce the introduction of burda style magazine patterns onto the site! Beginning today, we are presenting 51 hand picked patterns from the existing 2010 issues of burda style magazine. Each month hereafter, we will be showcasing more than 30 burda style magazine patterns specially chosen by our creative team expressly for you, our wonderful community! These fresh new patterns include plus-size options, children’s patterns and spot on trends.

Sell at the Artist and Fleas Market in McCarren for 50% off!

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A few days ago, we told you about a wonderful opportunity for New York-based BurdaStylers to sell their amazing sewing creations in the BurdaStyle-designated booth at the Artist and Fleas Market in McCarren. Now, we have another fantastic incentive for extra-ambitious crafters and sewers in or around Brooklyn!

Mother's Day with Schlosser Designs!

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Isn’t this adorable?!

Erin Schlosser of Schlosser Designs, a fantastic sewing and craft company, sent over this super-cute and creative dining room set called The Cafe Collection, complete with table runner, place mat, and napkin rings!

Open Call Closed

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Thank you for your submissions! Due to the volume of entries, all accepted participants will be notified by 6pm EST, on May 14, 2010.

Rockabilly Photo Shoot

Join the Artists and Fleas Market in McCarren!

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Attention New York Sewers and Crafters!

BurdaStyle has signed up to media sponsor the upcoming Artists and Fleas Market in McCarren, a weekly outdoor marketplace in Brooklyn’s McCarren park, featuring independent designers and handmade goods.

Where Have The PDF Pattern Instructions Gone?

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I’ve noticed many of our users expressing that they are having trouble finding our instructions in a downloadable, PDF format.

Behind the Scenes: BurdaStyle Photo Shoot

Carol models the Kathrine dress…

BurdaStyle RESTYLE series: the KATHRINE dress from Susanna Locascio on Vimeo.

*Updated - Win [Another] Pair of Tickets to Maker Faire!

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Congratulations to mskirko for winning the first pair of Maker Faire tickets!

BurdaStyle is giving away another two pairs of free tickets to the upcoming Maker Faire in San Mateo County, California! Tickets are originally $25.00, but they can be yours for free!

Check out Nora's Story on Shatterbox!

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Check out this fun and informative video from Shatterbox, discussing how our co-founder, Nora, turned her love of sewing into BurdaStyle!

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