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Globetrotter Style

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This spring we’re looking forward to at least looking like we’ve spent the cold winter traveling around the world wearing colorful clothes from of far off countries. In reality, we’ve really picked up some great fabric and sewn them up ourselves! Here is some globetrotting wardrobe inspiration to excite your next sewing project. Don’t be afraid to pair multiple pieces together to form an eclectic outfit that says your passport has more than a few stamps in it.

Runway to Reality with Brother: Ali's Look

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Hi BurdaStylers, I’m so excited to share with you the look I made for Burda’s own Ali! This outfit is very much her style, and she was inspired by a look down the runway from designer Lela Rose at New York Fashion Week. For this look I made both the top and skirt from BurdaStyle patterns and using Brother sewing machines. I can’t believe this is already our fourth look debut for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother, and only 1 more to go before the look book reveal! Read on to see how I prepped and started to make Ali’s look.

St. Patrick's Day Style All Year Round!

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Hi BurdaStylers, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I do love this day because 1. I’m from Irish heritage, and 2. Green is my favorite color (and I look great wearing it with my red hair). I once had a motto “Dress up like every day is St. Patrick’s Day”, since I love to wear green. Although I don’t wear it as much as I used to, I still love the color and every shade of it whether it be kelly, emerald, or limegreen. I have pulled some of my favorite sewn in green patterns and styled them in outfits that I would totally wear!

Runway to Reality with Brother: Denise's Look

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Happy Monday BurdaStylers! Today we bring you Denise’s look that she sewed for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother. Last week we debuted Nadia’s look that Denise also made for us, so we are happy to showcase her blazer inspired by the Calvin Klein show at New York Fashion Week. Read on to see more about this look and how it was created using Brother machines!

Jean Styles to Wear & Make

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Denim jeans are a closet staple and when you have that perfect pair, life nearly feels complete. Designer jeans can be pricey, while tailored jeans can be even pricier so we recommend stretching your sewing skills and making your own. Don’t be scared, we’re hear to (sort of) hold your hand through the process!

Sew the Trends of Paris Fashion Week

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Paris Fashion Week finishes off fashion month every season and with they bring the best of the best. Chanel, Dior, Valentino – just to name a few. We’ve taken six trends that we loved the most on the Parisian runways this season that we want to sew now and wear later…or just wear now. See the trends here.

Runway to Reality with Brother: Nadia's Look

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Hi BurdaStylers! I hope you enjoyed my first look debut for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother. This Monday we are showcasing Nadia’s look. Nadia is a friend of BurdaStyle who we asked to pick a look she liked from NYFW for us to create with Brother machines. Read on to see the beginnings of how this look was created.

Sew the Trends: London & Milan Fashion Week, Fall '16

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As one would imagine, the looks that walked down the runway in London and Milan the past few weeks were much darker and heavier overall than what we saw in New York. Two of the main trends we saw in several shows was the surplus of sequins and velvet, these two fabrics will be mainstays for day and night this year. Things to make now? Bow front blouses, sequin everything, velvet shorts and flowing midi dresses. Things to make later? Dramatic statement capes, monochromatic hounds tooth suits, long sleeve velvet dress and outrageously large coats.

Take a look at the top seven trends we saw walk the London and Milan runways and that we can’t wait to start making now and later!

Runway to Reality with Brother: Meg's Look

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Introducing our first look reveal for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother! The look book will be available at the beginning of April, and leading up to the launch we are debuting the looks along with our prep work. The sewing tutorial images with Brother machines will be in the look book so you can easily follow along and sew these looks yourself from New York Fashion Week. This first post is my look, so read on to see how I transformed our Long Sleeve Sheath Dress into a dress inspired by this look from the Proenza Schouler show.

Sew the Trends of New York Fashion Week

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Another New York Fashion Week has come and gone, leaving us with a slew of old and new trends to look forward to sewing this year. Technically, these collections are for fall 2016 but we couldn’t help but notice that many of the pieces presented were springy in nature from skin-baring cocktail dresses to flowing off the shoulder tops that were ever-present this past summer. We can easily chalk this up to global warming or embrace that designers are coming to terms with a demanding customer base that want to shop the latest runway looks immediately rather than waiting six months.

Take a look at the top 10 trends we saw grace the New York runways and that we can’t wait to start making!

Runway to Reality with Brother!

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Hi BurdaStylers, today is my first day back from vacation and I’m excited to be back to the Burda world. Now that I am back in the swing of things I am so excited to get really started on our Runway to Reality look book with Brother! You will be hearing a lot about this look book for the next month as we will release a ‘new look’ inspired by the Fall 2016 shows from New York Fashion Week every week starting Feb 29th! We have been looking at all the shows and starting to pair the looks we like with BurdaStyle patterns to bring these runway looks to reality. Check out this post where I have done some brainstorming and started to gather the looks I like…

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!

BurdaStyle Team Valentine's Day Style Bundles

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and whether you’re going out with your man or your best friends, it’s time to start planning your outfit! The girls at BurdaStyle have picked outfits have each picked out a three-piece outfit and discounted all three to $11.99! Shop them here and start sewing your outfit for the biggest date night of the year!

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.

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