Party Through the Decades: Contest Inspiration

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The current BERNINA Party Through The Decades competition is one of our best! Not only is the contest open to each and every BurdaStyle member (finally a contest non-US members can enter)— it’s an exciting platform to showcase your joie de vivre in a fabulous party look.

For Him

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Guys need clothes too. Because such a vast majority of our members are women-sewing-for-women, we have designed a lot of patterns exclusively for the fairer sex. Today, let’s think about designing for him.

Silver Screen Sewing: Annie

“It’s a hard knock life,” says Annie and the other children in the orphanage in this clip from the hit 1980s musical, Annie. You’ve got that right.

Make Karl Lagerfeld's Designs

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If you could get a sewing pattern from your favorite designer in the world who would that be?

Halloween with Schlosser Designs

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Along with your witches’ brew and bag of skulls, decorate your creepy, crawly lair this Halloween with this great table set from Erin Schlosser of Schlosser Designs.

Silver Screen Sewing: Peter Pan

Where would we be without our shadows?

Wedding Blues

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Something old, something new… something borrowed, something blue. What do you think of blue as a wedding accent?

4 Cool Fall Patterns

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Have you made your Fall jacket yet? Have you been wanting a slouchy leather jacket? How about a blouson jacket in washed silk? Or a winter coat pattern with stand up collar?

Is Camel The New Black?

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Camel colored garments are taking the world by storm. Buttery tans, burnt yellows and sueded camel colored wools, velvets, suede and silks graced many Autumn/Winter runways as well as hundreds of fashionistas’ backs. Is camel the new black?

The Day Before: Nina Ricci


Have you visited the website Full Frontal Fashion? Here you can find behind-the-scenes videos of designers, models and stylists days before their collections hit the runways. Have fun browsing through the different categories and get an inside look at the makings of a wholesale collection.

At The Office: 4 New Looks

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Do you ever have bittersweet “back to school” feelings when September comes? My mother used to take me and my sister school shopping, and while my sister would strike gold, I’d never be happy with what was there. So my mother and I would sew my clothes. Going to the fabric store was pure inspiration for me. Now that some of us aren’t dressing for school days anymore— we can still dress for the office right? Here are 4 office friendly patterns to play with.

Autumn Coats: What are you wearing?

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The last days of summer are among us in New York city. Fashion week has come to the big apple and has migrated to other parts of the world. Now it’s time to make a list of what you’re going to sew for yourself this Autumn. Most particularly, a coat! Have you decided on a Autumn/Winter coat yet?

Jackie O-La La

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Jackie-O has been influencing the world of fashion for years. Her iconic style will, for many years to come, be adored by people all over the world, and is regularly referenced and reinterpreted in fashion.

Exposed Zippers: In or Out

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Exposed zippers have been seen on the international runways for the last few seasons, but I have more recently begun to contemplate their role in fashion. Zippers are not only a functional closure— today they are being used more widely as accessories (necklaces, bracelets, embellishments) and can be super-exposed (on the outside of silk satin or down the front of a dress). What do you think about this exposure?

En Plus

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Four cool patterns for Fall and how you could style them— for sizes 44-52 (US 12- 20)!

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