Last Day to Submit: Handmade Holiday Contest Presented by ModCloth x BurdaStyle

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We hope you’re narrowing down that shopping list because the holidays are officially upon us. You have one more day to post your handmade accessories to our Handmade Holiday Contest Presented by ModCloth x BurdaStyle, for the chance to snag yourself a $100 gift certificate to ModCloth! Check out the original blog post for full contest rules and if you haven’t started working on that gift yet, head over to ModCloth’s Handmade and DIY Section to get inspired and get sewing!

BERNINA 'Party Through the Decades' Roundup

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We here at BurdaStyle were quite impressed not only by the sheer volume of diverse and high quality submissions received (over 150 from six different continents), but also with the level of enthusiasm and styling that went into each project. It was great seeing members get so creative and inspired, both from using vintage patterns and drafting original designs for a modern take on classic silhouettes. On that note, we’d like to highlight some party looks throughout the decades.

Meet the Winners: The BERNINA Party Through the Decades International Competition

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You voted, we tallied and now it’s time to announce the winners of the Party Through the Decades Competition presented by BERNINA 3 Series! Drum roll please….

Last Day to Vote: The BERNINA Party Through the Decades International Competition

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Have you voted for your favorite party outfit yet? Better do it now because your chance to pick the winner of our Party Through the Decades Competition presented by BERNINA 3 Series ends at 4 pm EST this Wednesday, December 8th! Check out the slide show of the top 50 entries and pick your favorite, but hurry you only have a couple more days left so get those votes in now. Remember, you can’t vote for the same look twice, but you can vote for as many different looks as you like!

Handmade Holiday Contest Presented by ModCloth x BurdaStyle

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Update: Addition to rule #4 – Please include a link to the ModCloth item your project compliments.

It’s that time of year again, time to start checking off that holiday shopping list. It can be hard to find everyone on your list just the right gift, and we all know the best ones come straight from the heart. We’ve paired up with our good friends at ModCloth to challenge BurdaStyle members to make a handcrafted holiday gift for someone you love and score yourself a sweet $100 gift certificate to ModCloth!

Start Voting: The BERNINA Party Through the Decades International Competition

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Who’s ready to party!? You guys really showed your skills for this competition and we are so thrilled to share the top 50 entries in our Party Through the Decades Competition presented by BERNINA 3 Series! Congratulations to everyone who participated! It was really difficult for us to narrow it down. Check out the slide show of the top 50 garments and the inspiration behind them and vote for your favorite.

Last Day to Submit: The BERNINA Party Through the Decades International Competition

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We hope you’re rounding the corner on finishing those party looks because today is the last day to get your submissions in for the Party Though the Decades Competition presented by BERNINA!

'Party Through The Decades' Inspiration: French New Wave Nostalgia

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Peter Pan collars? Check. Marinière stripes? Double check. French New Wave films of the 1960s, a decade that began in black and white, introduced us to a fresh new look in both cinema and fashion. Similar to Swinging Sixties London, it was a time when art, music, youthful iconoclasm, and fashion all converged. Style icons embodying the French ‘effortless chic’ aesthetic – several of whom who also had careers as pop singers – continue to dot mood boards and wield influence on runway looks of designers such as Jason Wu and John Galliano for Christian Dior.

1 Week to Submit: The BERNINA Party Through the Decades International Competition

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Hey party people, it’s crunch time on those frocks! We can’t wait to see your skills on those finished garments and learn the inspiration behind your work for our Party Through the Decades Competition presented by BERNINA!

'Party Through the Decades' Inspiration: Marvel at the Musicals, the 1930’s - 50’s

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In was in the late 1920s when a new art form ‘Musical Film’ came about. The public found the collaboration between sound and film was so new and exhilarating that it created a new revolution for the Hollywood and film industries.

Meet the Winner: Halloween Costume Contest 2010!

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Thank you to all of the superbly talented members who took part in our Halloween Costume Contest!

GoneWandering‘s project Jaws Halloween took a bite out of the competition with her jaw dropping costume (I can’t resist the puns)!

GoneWandering will receive fabrics from Laurie Wisbrun, thread from Mettler, and her own BurdaStyle “Stitches” T-Shirt!

I can’t wait for next year! 356 days and counting…

'Party Through The Decades' Inspiration: 1960s and 70s Afro Cool

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The late Sixties to early Seventies was certainly an eventful period. It was filled with unprecedented cultural shifts, rebelliousness and liberation, and ultimately a new era of expression. Free love and peace signs appeared in abundance, and singer-songwriters poured their hearts out over strummed guitars and self-penned lyrics.

Time to Vote: Halloween Costume Contest

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Halloween has passed and it’s now time to vote for your favorite costumes!

Voting ends November 8th at 4pm EST and the winner will be announced November 9th in the newsletter and via our blog.

Your favorite Halloween costume winner will receive an awesome prize package including fabrics from Laurie Wisbrun, thread from Mettler, and your very own BurdaStyle “Stitches” T-Shirt!

Check out some of the looks the BurdaStyle Team sported this Halloween weekend….

Announcing the BERNINA "Party Through the Decades" International Competition!

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Calling all independent designers, sewing hobbyists and D.I.Y. crafters from around the world: Here’s your chance to win a BERNINA 3 Series sewing machine or cash prizes by putting your design skills to the test!

Showcase your DIY Halloween Costume for a Prize!

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Making your own Halloween costume this year? You may be the best on the block, but let’s see how you compare with other BurdaStyle members. Submit to our spooky slideshow for the chance to win!

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