Easter Egg Hunt Winners!!!

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We hope you all had a lovely Easter: that the Bunny brought you some chocolate, you got to wear a pretty dress, kiss some loved ones, and enjoy a little sunshine. Judging from our Inbox, many of you got into the Easter spirit by partaking in our very own BurdaStyle Egg Hunt! Many of you found all 10 eggs—Congratulations! Instead of a hat, we drew our three winners from an Easter basket, and they are: First place, kallers; Second Place, ziancabug; Third Place, charlotte287. The Easter Bunny and BurdaStyle are putting $100, $50, and $25 fabric vouchers in our winners’ baskets. Congrats to the big winners, and thanks so much to the rest of you for participating in our Egg Hunt. It would be no fun with out you!

Even though the Hunt is over, we know some of you still want to know where those last pesky eggs were hiding. Here they are:

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BurdaStyle Easter Egg Hunt Hint of the Day

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Here is Today’s Hint for the BurdaStyle Easter Egg Hunt!:

This one lays eggs, and something else!

BurdaStyle Easter Egg Hunt Hint of the Day

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Here’s your next hint to help you gather eggs in the BurdaStyle Virtual Easter Egg Hunt!

A red skirt with pleats, you’ll fit right in with the bright spring flowers.

BurdaStyle Easter Egg Hunt Hint of the Day

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Here’s your next hint to help you gather eggs in the BurdaStyle Virtual Easter Egg Hunt!

A pretty wrap top is just what the Bunny ordered.

BurdaStyle Easter Egg Hunt Hint of the Day

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Here’s your second hint to help you gather eggs in the BurdaStyle Virtual Easter Egg Hunt!

What do you get when you cross wind, bikes, rip-stop nylon and a load of creativity? When you find out, you’ll find an egg!

BurdaStyle Easter Egg Hunt

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Hippity hop, hippity hop!! Eggs and baskets and pretty dresses and lace gloves and ham and cookies! All of these can only mean one thing, the Easter Bunny and all his fun is here again! We love Easter: decorating eggs, grass and budding trees, warmer weather and longer days… Super yay!

The Easter Bunny and the BurdaStyle team have joined forces to bring you a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. We’ve hidden 10 eggs around the website, and will be giving clues through the week. Eggs will be in picture files within content created by BurdaStyle. Three lucky winners will receive a $100, $50, or $25 fabric voucher.

Before midnight Saturday March 22, send us ONE email only to answers@burdastyle.com, listing where you found all of your eggs (ie: Osman Tie, Picture 3 or “Octoberfest!” Blogpost). Do not send an email as you find each egg, but rather gather all eggs into your basket, and then send us an email telling us everything you found.

Remember to include your name, user name, email address, telephone number and postal address.

Winners will be picked from the pool of people who find the most eggs.

You can view the official rules and regulations here.

Happy hunting!!!

Here’s your first hint:

Easter showers bring May flowers! You can stop singing “Rain, Rain go away! Come again some other day…” because you just made what?

Our Greatest Contest Submissions

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The pattern and design contest has been over for some time now, winners were announced and congratulated. Now we have to deal with the wait until we can all make our own versions of the JJ’s blouse and Malissa’s sweater dress. See the winner blouse here and the winner dress here. In order to shorten the sweet time we present you some of our greatest submissions we received.

Here is the key to all those gorgeous drawings:

1) Rachel Godwin
2) Mirela Popovici
3) Roberta Dragan
4) Monica Andrade
5) Yael Fuerst
6) Bryan Liu
7) Caron Watts
8) Pamela Gallagher
9) Akrista L’Abert
10) Yoeng Cen Chua

We congratulate all of you, who participated and thank you again. We are so excited to have so much talent on our site.
Soon we’ll present you the runner ups of the pattern contest….

We Proudly Present....

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This is a big week for us. So many big decisions leave us ready for the weekend, which will be just as eventful, considering that we are almost ready to launch the new web design.

Again, we have to express our big amazement with your work. We received lots of very creative submissions with very well constructed patterns.
It makes us realize how much potential is out there and hope that we find more and more ways to bring that to our site.

Enough of the waiting, here is our winner for the design/pattern contest:

Somwan Molzer also known as JJ.

She is the winner of $500 and her pattern will be produced as free download for all BurdaStyle members.

Her Retro inspired blouse is convincing in all criterias. The design, even though very developed leaves room for pattern changes and adaptation. It would work as a simpler version, without the ruffles just as well as replacing them with piping.

Her pattern is technically sound and was presented in a very clean and understandable way. All left to do is create the PDF out of it…

We feel that her pattern is a great addition to our ever growing collection and we hope to see many variations…

We are pleased to announce. . .

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Finally, after a long night debating, we have come to a conclusion in our design/drawing contest.

Before announcing the winner we just wanted to state how impressed we are. You all are some of the most talented and creative people out there, it makes all the hard work worthwhile and keeps us going. Looking through the submissions was inspirational, as we found numerous designs that were easy to make, presented beautifully, and incorporated the idea of a global community, just as we try to do here at BurdaStyle.
Nevertheless we had to choose and our winner is:

……. MALISSA LONG!! Also known as mlssfshn.

She, as the winner for design will receive 300 USD. Her design will be produced as free download for all BurdaStyle members.

Her “Sweat Dress” design stood out in all BurdaStyle criteria’s that we used to make a fair and sound decision.

Malissa, who tends to feel cold, often found herself wanting warmth, but not at the cost of looking fashionable, and so created a strong concept of a toasty but stylish dress.

Her inspiration is a common sweatshirt, a garment thrown on casually for warmth. She developed it further, making it into a dress that, depending on the choice of fabric, can be worn for a variety of occasions. Just imagine it in a pastel silk jersey, decked with Swarovsky jewels on the neckline, worn for a formal event. Or suppose it’s made in a more casual knit, accentuated by a different color choice for the rib on the hem and the turtleneck, rocked with slouchy boots to school or work. The possibilities are endless.

Her concept leads right into the open source idea. The dress, inspired by a casual sweatshirt, is an accomplished design in itself, but still leaves plenty room for pattern and design changes. Some of you may prefer it without the turtleneck, or a ¾ sleeves. And that is what we want to encourage you to do, take a pattern and make it yours!

Even though the Design is very distinct, it is simple and easily constructed keeping all skill levels in mind. Last but not least we loved her free and artistic style of drawing.

So many of you impressed us with not only your illustrating skills, but the ideas behind the designs as well! We’ve never been more “WOWed” and are thrilled to be on the receiving end of such brilliance! So, we would also like to share with you two submissions that are receiving our honorable mentions. For design merit, we award Jocelyn Lin’s Tabbed-Waist Top. Not only was it presented uniquely, but the concept was well thought out and explained as well. See also her website. For artistic merit, we were marveled by Marina Pcholkina, who, with her intricate and detailed illustrations, showed herself as both an artist and a designer.

Again, we thank all of you for your submissions and stay tuned for tomorrow, when we will announce the winner of the pattern-making competition!

And the Winner Is ??

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Sunday was finally the closing date for our design competition. Already having received so many unbelievably creative submissions, we did not expect another last minute gush of entries. We are absolutely thrilled and have such a good time going through all the wonderful designs you have sent. As you can see on the photo!

We will still take a couple of days until we can announce the lucky winners, that will carry home a nice chunk of change of either $300 or $500. Expect to find out who won the drawing contest on Wednesday and who won the pattern contest on Thursday. We keep our fingers crossed for all of you amazingly talented people out there and are looking forward to showing you a bit of the best highlights of the contest…

Competition Deadline Extension

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The deadline for our pattern and design competition is extended to 15 July 2007. We’ve received several worried mails that were concerned about international shipping procedures and the time that takes. Many of you were afraid that because of overseas shipping they would miss the deadline. So, we quickly decided to extend it! Keep in mind to finish your pattern or design before June 15th, that gives you a whole month of shipping time, that should be sufficient!

BurdaStyle 1st Design and Pattern Competition

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UPDATE: Due to shipping issues, the deadline is extended to 15 JULY 2007 Items should be at our office either before or on that date.

Dearest BurdaStyle members,

We are thrilled to announce our first BurdaStyle Design Competition. As an open source website, we are hoping to facilitate more creative opportunities for the sewing community all over the world. Now we’ve come up with the perfect way for you to contribute to the site as well as to your own trophy case, or in this case, pattern library. Send us your designs and we will choose two winners to have their patterns professionally created, shot in a photo shoot, featured on BurdaStyle.com, and downloaded by other BurdaStyle users! Also, did we mention that this competition can make a contribution to your wallet!?!

There are two categories to which you can submit. If you are great at designing, but not patternmaking, submit an illustration and tech drawing along with specifications, and we’ll do all of the pattern work. If you feel confident in your patternmaking skills, show them off! Send us a pattern you made along with a muslin of the design and technical drawing.

Design-based competition

PRIZE $300
Design a garment or outfit (if you choose to illustrate an outfit, make clear which piece you are submitting as we will only choose 1 garment to produce)
Submit an illustration of your design (front and back), a technical drawing (front and back) and specifications. Also send a document telling a little bit about yourself, the inspiration for your design, and a description of the fabrics you envision your design in.
Send everything as low-res jpeg [indicate size] and contact information including a picture of yourself in an e-mail to
answers@burdastyle.com
. All contestants must have a filled-out user profile on BurdaStyle.com, which will be used to introduce you as a participant.

Pattern-based competition

PRIZE $500
Design a garment.
Submit a self-made paper pattern, muslin, and technical drawing. Also send a document telling a little bit about yourself, the inspiration for your design, and a description of the fabrics you envision your design in. All contestants must have a filled-out user profile on
BurdaStyle.com, which will be used to introduce you as a participant.

Send through the good old Postal Service to

BurdaStyle
Attn: Benedikta Karaisl,
325 Gold Street,
6th Floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11201
USA

All submissions are due in our inbox (e-mail and post) by July 15 (formerly June), 2007. We will choose one winner from each category and notify him/her by the end of June.
Please note, by entering and winning this competition you are giving us the permission to make your design and pattern open-source, and for the pattern produced from your design to be posted on our website.
Please note: Some people where confused if they were allowed to enter altough they didn’t live in the US, yes, they are! For more information check the official rules!

By the way: Interesting and creative submissions that didn’t win will still be featured on the site!

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