The winner of the Show Us Your A-Line skirt competition is….

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We had 60+ amazing entries in this competition and some hard decisions to make.
The skirts were scrutinized by the team and then sent on to Wenlan Chia, Founder and Designer of Twinkle by Wenlan, who made the tough final decision.

Last Chance to Enter the Show Us Your A–Line Skirt Competition

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Better hurry up! Tomorrow is the last day to submit your skirt variation to us at submissions (at) burdastyle.com and be entered to win:

Grand Prize- Pfaff sewing machine, retail value ($1000), Twinkle by Wenlan sewing fabric, sewing accessories by Coats & Clark, Whish Body Products, and an autographed copy of Twinkle Sews…

And the WINNER of the SEWING REPUBLIC Scarf Dress Competition is…

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Congratulations to Damiana_Designs! Her Scaly Scarf Dress blew away the judges and has won her a brand new activa 210 sewing machine from BERNINA! We would also like to congratulate our runners up: Scarf Dress Ruffled by Pltnmblondelife and Scarf Dress by javiertellez.

As you may have noticed, the voting on several of the entries became unethically compromised by a few of the contestants; and because of this we were forced to choose the winner a different way. Therefore, an esteemed panel of judges from BERNINA sifted through all of the entries, narrowed it down to the top five contestants, and chose the grand prize winner!

Thank you, to everyone, for all of your amazing entries and we look forward to seeing more of your creative work in the future!

Happy Sewing!

Sponsored by BERNINA and the Sewing Republic

Show us your A-Line and Win!

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In honor of Wenlan Chia’s new book, Twinkle Sews: 25 Handmade Fashions from the Runway to Your Wardrobe, we are holding a contest to see your best A-line skirt.

The A-line pattern available, Twinkle Sews book, or can be downloaded by visiting BurdaStyle.com. Submissions must be received by October 14th, (11:59 pm EST). Create your variation of the A-Plus, A-Line, and kindly send a photo to submissions@burdastyle.com with the header “A-Plus, A-Line”. Submissions will be put into a slideshow where, Wenlan Chia, founder and designer of Twinkle by Wenlan will then pick her three favorite creations.
Three winners will be chosen:

Grand Prize- Pfaff sewing machine, retail value ($1000), Twinkle by Wenlan sewing fabric, sewing accessories by Coats & Clark, Whish Body Products, and an autographed copy of Twinkle Sews.

Vote for your Favorite Scarf Dress!

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We have received so many great entries for the Scarf Dress Challenge; it’s truly amazing to see your creativity. Now it is up to you to decide who will win the brand new BERNINA activa 210 sewing machine. You have until the 30th of September to vote for your favorite project in the Scarf Dress Challenge slideshow. What are you waiting for? Get voting!

Scarf Dress Challenge- Last Day to Enter!

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Tomorrow, September 23rd, is the last day to submit your scarf dress for a chance to win a BERNINA activa 210 sewing machine! We know that you have been working hard all week creating your own amazing variations of the scarf dress. What? You haven’t created one yet? Don’t worry, there is still time to sew up this quick and easy project! Check out this blog post for details and download the instructions for the scarf dress at the Sewing Republic brought to you by BERNINA. We will be accepting entries through tomorrow (11:59 pm EST) so send ‘em in!

Scarf Dress Challenge - Win a BERNINA Sewing Machine!

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BurdaStyle and BERNINA have teamed up to bring you an awesome contest and a chance to win a brand new BERNINA activa 210 sewing machine.

Free Pattern from Weekend Sewing & STC Craft. Plus enter to win one of three great books!

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Hey Everyone,

We just found out about this great contest from Heather Ross, author of Weekend Sewing and STC Craft

They’ve put together free pattern and easy gift idea. They’re giving you the pattern for the Gardening Gloves from Weekend Sewing as a free download, and they’re also giving you some really cool, creative ideas about how to present them to a friend. For the pattern and the rest of the details (which include some of Heather’s adorable illustrations), click here.

To sweeten the deal, they are also giving away three STC Craft books! To enter to win, join them on Twitter (@stc_craft), answer the question—“What are you currently crafting or looking forward to starting?”—and tag your tweet #STCcraft. Then, on Friday, July 31, 2009, at noon EST, they will choose three winners at random from the eligible entries and contact them via Twitter.

Good luck!

Win a Weekend Knitting Retreat!

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The amazing Clara Parkes of Knitter’s Review and STC Craft are teaming up for a very special giveaway to celebrate the release of Weekend Knitting in paperback and the beauty of taking time off to knit and learn new knitting skills with friends.

Clara has been hosting an annual knitter’s retreat every fall for the last eight years, and this year’s gathering, which will take place November 20, 2009-November 22, 2009, in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Now, here’s the exciting part. STC Craft has one retreat package to give away. That means that one lucky winner will have his or her retreat expenses covered: to be specific, the cost of all classes and activities, two nights’ lodging in a private room, all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast, snacks and beverages throughout the weekend, plus all taxes and gratuities, will be covered. In addition, the winner will receive a copy of the new Weekend Knitting paperback in a gift basket in his or her room. The cost of transportation to/from the event is NOT covered.

To enter or for more information, go to Melanie Falick Books.

Winner of the Sew News Subscription is....

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Congratulations to Easbrooke! The handy dandy Random number generator helped pick us our winner. Thank you all for entering!

Win a One Year Subscription to Sew News Magazine

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We are giving away a one year subscription to Sew News magazine. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by June 25th 2009 11:59pm est to be entered to win. One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. Best of luck and happy commenting.

Craft and Singer's Swimsuit Cover-Up Contest: Sew One Up and Win!

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Craft and Singer have combined forces to bring you the swimsuit cover-up contest! Here is your chance to show off your spin on beach-wear (*must be a sewn garment). For a six week period, you can submit pictures of your swimsuit cover-up to the flickr group called ‘The Swimsuit Cover-up Contest’.

At the end of the six weeks, SINGER will pick one Grand Prize winner and three runners-up.

The Grand Prize winner’s project will be featured on the SINGER® web site and promoted in an ad on Craftzine.com. The Grand Prize winner will also receive one (1) SINGER® Fashion Mate 7256 Sewing Machine.

Three (3) runners-up will receive a SINGER® dress form and a $25 Maker Shed Gift Certificate.

So get on sewing and whip up your perfect beach creation!

SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

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Our very own Gertie (of the Malissa variation fame) is in another very cool contest! This time it is the SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge. Check out all the entries and vote for your favorite!

Kent University Student Wins “Project Runway”-type Design Challenge

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By participating in the “Project Runway”-type design challenge at Kent State University, one lucky winner has won the opportunity to have a creation of their choice made into a BurdaStyle pattern sponsored by Coats & Clark.

Meet Theresa Rietschlin, an Ohio native and Kent State University student. Most of Theresa’s days are spent drawing and sewing when she is not working for her father’s construction company. Like many of our own stories, Theresa owes her gratitude to her mother, someone who has not only taught her the ABC’s of sewing, but who has encouraged her to cultivate her artistic vision.

How has sewing affected Theresa’s life? “Sewing has been a way for me to express my creativity. Although the process to get the final garment is tedious, the final product is worth every second. To realize that one can create a garment from a piece of fabric is truly wonderful. And of course, without sewing I would not be going to school for fashion design”.

We will be working with Theresa over the next few weeks to create a winning look from which the pattern will be offered to everyone later this year! Congratulations Theresa!

Celebrate Spring with BurdaStyle and Simplicity!

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Two companies, one look:



Simplicity and BurdaStyle have joined forces this spring and offer you a great deal on a fresh look.



Vote for your favorite look and get your spring wardrobe ready!



In our “Celebrate Spring with Simplicity and BurdaStyle!”photo album we offer you five combinations made out of one Simplicity and one BurdaStyle pattern. Select your favorite look and spread the word!



Voting will end on Sunday, March 15th at 12 am EST. The outfit with the most votes will be published as featured project on BurdaStyle.com and Simplicity.com on Monday, March 16th.



Take advantage of Celebrate Spring!



The patterns of the winning combo will be offered on Simplicity.com and BurdaStyle.com for incredible spring discount prices for one week: The Simplicity envelope pattern, all printed out and ready to go, instructions included, will come to your house for less than half the price: a mere $5.00 (Shipping included in the US). The BurdaStyle downloadable sewing pattern with instructions will be offered free of charge for the duration of one week.

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