What's Your Take On Plaid?

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What are your thoughts on plaid (or tartan)— one of the most popular and classic woven textiles in the world? (Pictured above: Missoni, Sonia Rykiel and Versus)

Harem Pants and Jersey Looks: 5 New Patterns

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Grab some jersey or a knit fabric and dive into one of these great new sewing projects! See them all here.

Faux Real: 4 Must Have Patterns for Faux Fur

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Whether you’re faux or against it, fur is everywhere. Real or fake, people are bundling up in the stuff and we’ve got 4 new patterns designed especially for fur— faux or real. Check them out!

Trousers: 5 Fresh Patterns for the New Year!

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Behold: I am pleased to introduce 5 fresh trouser patterns for the new year! Read on…

2010 Fashion Recap

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2010 was filled with many exciting fashion moments. It was a fun and challenging task to browse through archives from 2010 to find the most exciting looks, so here’s a post with some of my favorite fashion movements from the past year. What were your favorite fashion moments of 2010? Pictured left to right: Cacharel, Giles, Louis Vuitton

Free Twinkle Sews Dress Pattern on Craftstylish

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Remember when BurdaStyle offered a blouse & skirt pattern from Twinkle by Wenlan? Well, I was just browsing through the Spring ’10 issue of sewstylish magazine and realized that they have a free Twinkle dress download! Get it here.

7 Retro-Inspired Projects

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I have been away the past 3 weeks traveling through Chile & Argentina (where it is Springtime and absolutely wonderful) and had a very fine holiday. Today back in the office I was perusing the talent of our members and was struck by these very cool retro-inspired projects!

Petticoats Please

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I’m sure you all know what a petticoat (or underskirt) is— but I wonder, would you wear one today? For a retro inspired wedding or to puff-up a prom dress? Check out these petticoat looks and tell us what you think about them.

POP

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It’s all about the color of the fabric you use if you want your look to POP! Check out these 4 bold colored projects to make!

Party Frocks: Make It!

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Refinery29 continually has it’s finger on the pulse of what is going on in the fashion world, and their 10 Party Dresses To Grab Now post is rocking as usual— especially if you’d like to take a stab at making your own (for our “Decades” competition perhaps?). Check out these looks & get the patterns!

Buttoning Down

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A button down men’s shirt, or a buttoned up blouse lends a sharpness to your look— it can instantly pull together a disheveled outfit and I love the sometimes androgynous edge a nicely tailored button down can give the silhouette. Check out these brand new patterns to make your own buttoned look!

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?

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