Electric Lady Land: 5 New Patterns Sized 44-52

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Have you ever mixed royal blue, electric purple and dark brown? Or what about bright mustard, khaki and tomato red? The Spring 2012 runways were full of eye popping color combinations all of which we find so refreshing and fun! These new patterns are great templates for color blocking and for creating everyday staples. Read on to see them all…

Time to Sew: 8 Essential Wardrobe Staples

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There’s a reason that certain trends or designs stay current forever— because many of these trends consist of classic shapes that can easily blend into our lifestyles, yet the variations come into play through fabrics, colors and styling. Read on to see 8 new patterns with a timeless elegance…

Circus Costumes from the 50s

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When David shared these photos with me last week I was absolutely in awe. I adore 40s + 50s fashion as many folks do— but I had no idea the spunk and creativity that went into vintage circus costumes, and they are indeed amazing, as are the photos, discovered on howtobearetronaut. Read on to see them all!

Black + White: 10 Classic Wardrobe Staples

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Black and white have forever been a chic color combination, and no matter the season or current trend, black and white clothing, whether worn together or alone, make for timeless classics. Worn together there is a play on masculine/feminine, sometimes bold and edgy and sometimes romantic yet structured. Check out these 10 new patterns and exciting ways to wear black and white together…

Fashion Design Collaborations: Which Ones Work?

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Many of our readers are not only handy with a sewing machine, but they follow the goings-on of the fashion industry as well. And if you’ve been paying attention to the current collaboration climate, you’ve noticed there are many. From Karen Elson + Nine West, Target + Missoni, to Kenzo for Opening Ceremony, which ones are a hit? A miss? Read on to see more photos and voice your opinion…

70's Glamour: 9 New Patterns

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Are you a fan of wide leg trousers, long flowing maxi dresses, glitter platforms, Anita Pallenburg or Janis Joplin? If so, read on to see these luxurious new patterns with a modern take on the 70’s…

Color Saturation: New Patterns + Variations

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This week we release five new patterns and five variations to get you geared up for fall. Made in a range or beautifully saturated hues, these pieces are sure to get you excited to pull out your machines and start sewing! Which pattern or variation is your favorite?

Keep it Simple: 10 Sleek New Patterns

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Ease into fall with our 10 new sleek and simple patterns. A beautifully draped suit jacket, an easy to wear jumpsuit and a study toggle coat are just a few of the chic, classic pieces ready for you to download this week. For work or for play, these patterns are just what you need to start the new season off right, click through to see the rest of the collection and get started on your favorite.

Send Them Back in Style: 7 New Kids Patterns

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Backpacks, folders and pencil pouches aren’t the only things little ones need to start the school year off on the right foot. Check out our 7 new kids patterns to send them back to class in style! A sharp jacket for the boys; a sweet, dirndl-inspired dress for the girls and they’ll be ready to take on the world (or at the very least, the 3rd grade).

10 New Fall Patterns You May Fall Hard For!

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Get ready for some super fresh Fall patterns that will have you salivating! Read on to see the looks + get the patterns…

Back To School (or office) Wardrobe Staples + Patterns

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The changing of the seasons can sometimes cause one to be melancholy— saying goodbye to warm summer days and your laissez-faire attitude towards life. But it can also be exciting, many people choose Fall as their favorite time of the year, and not only because of the changing of the leaves or apple cider— it means a new wardrobe! If you’re looking for some back to school tips (or an updated work wardrobe) read on for patterns and inspiration!

Tropical Glam | 7 New Patterns

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If you like piña coladas, or getting caught in the rain… then you may just love this week’s new patterns. Read on to see the styles + get the pattern downloads.

Dress Like A Duchess | 16 Wonderful Patterns

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The royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has caused quite a stir, and many of us are excited to see what Kate will be wearing whenever she’s captured on film. This week I’ve put together a collection of eclectic patterns fit for a Duchess. See the looks!

The Devil Wears Burda? | 9 Runway-Worthy Patterns

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How many of you have read the book (or seen the film) The Devil Wears Prada? Meryl Streep makes quite a fascinating Anna Wintour, though I’d have to say The Hours is one of my favorite Meryl roles, as Clarissa Vaughan, but I’m rambling. Are you ready for your next LBD or the perfect 40s-cut skirt? Read on…

Très Chic: 7 Glamorous New Dresses

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Many of us who sew often look to the past for inspiration and love vintage— we muse over old Hollywood glamour and the uber-feminine silhouettes of the 40s and 50s. If you’ve got a bit of silver screen siren in you, be sure to check out these new patterns!

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