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Sew Your Superbowl Style

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We’re only days away from Superbowl 50 and we want to make sure you’re representing your team in style this weekend!

4 Last Minute Things you can Make Before NYE!

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New Year’s Eve is only a few days away, but don’t worry you still have time to whip something up to wear even if you don’t have any plans yet! I challenged myself with making a dress from scratch (only starting last night) but if you feel like starting from scratch you can easily add trim to an existing dress or make an accessory in no time. A little black dress can take you very far… So grab yours and read on to see the ways that you can add to it.

2015 In Review: The Top Selling Sewing Patterns of the Year!

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We can’t believe that it is time to wrap up 2015 and take a look at what you loved sewing this year! The list includes tried and true patterns that you have treasured for years such as the Dress with Gathered Rectangle Skirt as well as new patterns including the super-hit, Capped Sleeve Crop Top, which has been a best seller since its debut in February.

Pantone Color(s) of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

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Pantone shook up their yearly tradition of selecting one color of the year by picking two – Rose Quartz and Serenity! Both are beautiful colors that evoke a sense of calm, peace and, well, serentity. In celebration of these two colors that we will sure embrace for the next year, we’ve created a dedicated collection of patterns that embody these lovely colors and even styled a few looks. Read the blog post here.

How to Style Your BurdaEasy Patterns

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This year we’ve been releasing BurdaEasy patterns to BurdaStyle.com as digital downloads. BurdaEasy patterns are formatted to be an easy sew and all have detailed sewing instructions with picture diagrams! Here is some style inspiration for a few of our favorite BurdaEasy patterns, which can be made up to four different ways. The options are really endless and for only $5.99, it’s a pretty great deal!

Buy or Make: Cape & Wrap Jacket Edition

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It’s been said that every year when the leaves change colors and the air gets crisp it’s like a rebirth for us all. Well…we like to think it is, at least for our closets! This fall we can’t wait to sew up a cape. They are so cozy, chic and fun to wear. It can also be a very versatile piece, especially when you get to make it yourself! Lose the sleeves, add a belt, incorporate illusion sleeves, the options are nearly endless!

We’ve chosen a few of our designer cape favorites and paired them with look-a-like BurdaStyle patterns so that you can get the look for way less! Now, we know that you are probably not purchasing $3,000 capes and believe us, we aren’t either! But we love fashion and it’s fun to look at those out-of-reach items and imagine how we can at least look like our outfit cost as much as our car. Fashion is fun, so have a little fun with it!

Reintroducing our Design Academy Collection: 7 Revamped Patterns

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We are throwing it back this Thursday with this revamped collection from the 04/2015 issue! Since all the winners were chosen from our 2nd Ultimate Member Model Challenge for our original Design Academy collection, we wanted to reintroduce you to this fashionable and wearable pattern collection. Included are some great dresses with various silhouettes, and our member’s winning projects for these styles are sure to inspire future sewers of these patterns.

Weekly Trend Curations

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Here are our newest trend curations that will each be going on sale week by week. We’ve picked these specific categories and patterns based on current trends that will perfectly transition you into fall. See all four curations under the What’s New section on the homepage and keep an eye out for 30% off deals!

Celebrity Style Inspiration: Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon is the picture of elegance and class, on and off the red carpet. She’s a natural beauty and her all-American, classic style has made her not only “America’s sweetheart” but a fashion industry darling.

We love that Reese keeps her fashion choices interesting with bold prints and fun accessories while sticking to a pretty solid “uniform.” This often consists of a skirt and blouse/sweater, paired with a structured bag, polished hair and makeup and heels. She consistently looks put together, like she has fun being a girl and putting together a new outfit every morning.

We’ve taken a few styling cues from Reese for spring and paired some of our favorite BurdaStyle patterns that will give you a look so similar to Reese Witherspoon you might catch yourself speaking with a southern drawl!


Find The Perfect Spring Dress For Your Body Type

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The key to looking good-no matter what you wear? Confidence. A dress that accentuates your favorite feature while flattering your figure will make you look and feel amazing!

Throw Back Thursday: New Audrey Hepburn Inspired Vintage Patterns!

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Check out these new vintage patterns in store from the 04/2015 of BurdaStyle magazine. This matching cropped shirt and high waisted pant combo makes for an outfit inspired by the one and only Audrey Hepburn.

Celebrate Spring with Florals

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It’s officially spring here in the US and we could not be more excited! After a long winter and some serious snow storms we’re welcoming warmer temperatures, sunny days and spending time outside enjoying this rejuvenating time of year. With a new season comes an updated wardrobe and we’re craving bold, floral prints to brighten up our closets.

We’ve rounded up all the BurdaStyle patterns we could get our hands on in our specially curated floral category for spring. Below are a few of our favorites as well as our most coveted floral fabric recommendations from Mood Fabrics.

Sew like the Irish: My St. Patrick's Day Style!

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Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! It is one of my favorite holidays because 1. Green is my favorite color, and 2. I’m Irish! Leggings are the best thing to quickly sew up for any special occasion/themed holiday. I made a pair of green and white leggings using our Leggings Sloper and paneled some different fabrics together. I’ll even wear these after St. Patrick’s Day!

Wear This Dress All Spring

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We’re suckers for a timeless dress and it doesn’t get much better than a classic shirt dress. It’s a closet staple that is seeing a huge resurgence this season. Perfect for this transitional time of year when dressing in layers and wearing versatile pieces are a must. It suits every body type and there are a number of ways you can modify this flattering silhouette to suit you and your style. Try an assymetric hemline for an edgy look, stay classic with a button down or go bold with a fun floral printed fabric.

See below just a few of our favorite BurdaStyle shirt dress patterns along with fabric picks from Mood Fabrics. To view the full range of shirt dress patterns, take a look at our specially curated shirt dress category here where you will find plenty of options to choose from!

Wear It With Fringe: DIY Tutorial

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We see it on the runway, the street and even the red carpet. Fringe is taking over…and we’re pretty into it! The great thing is you can incorprate it into nearly every article of clothing (however, not recommended all at once!) from your vest to your skirt, even your shoes. You already know we are all about the current 70’s renaissance and this is definitely a part of that trend. It adds a boho, free-spirit feel to any outfit and we can’t wait to wear it this spring and summer.

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