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Buy or Make: Gingham Edition

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The sweeter cousin of plaid, gingham is the print of spring 2015. It was popularized by style icon Brigitte Bardot and has the optimistic feeling of 50s and 60s French Riviera-meets-classic-Americana. This past September designers including Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenburg and Altuzarra sent the retro print down the runways in modern silhouettes and unexpected colors. We’ve seen the trend on the street in matching seperates, sweet shirtdresses and button-down shirts playfully tied in the front. It’s easy to wear, understatedly sexy and ultra-feminine, we’ll be wearing this print all season long.

We’ve taken a few of our favorite looks from the runway and paired them with nearly identical BurdaStyle patterns that will help you get the look – for a lot less! Just pick up your favorite gingham printed fabric and get sewing.

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!

Boho Days

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It’s that time of year, festival season will officially be kicking off next weekend with the first weekend of Coachella in Indio, CA. Alas, the BurdaStyle team is not going to be in attendance but that doesn’t mean we can’t dress like it. Boho style comes back year after year, evolving but never fading. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite boho BurdaStyle patterns for your sewing pleasure. Check out the below picks that we’ve styled with our most coveted accessories and stop by our full boho curated selection here.

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.

Project Sew-Alongs: The Romantic Maxi Dress

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We’re excited to announce that we now have Project Sew-Along videos available for purchase at the BurdaStyle Academy! There are currently 13 Sew-Along videos available for you to watch ranging from dresses, to jackets, skirts and even a swimsuit. Plus, we’ll be adding to videos to the library regularly.

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.

70's Inspired Patterns We Love

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Top patterns, clockwise: Long Fur Waistcoat; Flared Tunic; Long 70s Coat; Sleeveless Jumpsuit

You might as well just set your Instagram filter to 1977 because it’s one of the biggest trends of the moment and we can’t get enough of it. Suede, (faux) fur, bell bottoms and wrap dresses – the 70’s brought us so many timeless trends that just continue to come back in style. This year is really about the subtle lapel tailoring, wide pant silhouettes and retro fabrics.

Get The Look: Culotte Pants

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There is a new trend in town, folks, the culotte pant! Similar to the gaucho pants that we here at BurdaStyle sported in highschool but with modern and chic tailoring. Styled right, we think these pants are a total hit for Spring. Lucky for us, BurdaStyle just came out with two new culotte patterns so you’re able to sew the look yourself with the material, color and of course tailoring to fit your body!

Lounge It Out

We’re not sure about you but the BurdaStyle team is covered in nearly a foot of snow and we are chilly! Nothing sounds better than curling up on the couch with a hot cup of tea in our coziest loungewear.

Inspired by our current mood and weather situation, we’ve compiled a curated cateorgy of our favorite BurdaStyle loungewear to keep you feeling toasty and cute till Spring hits. Shop the curated category here!

Here are just a few of our favorite looks from the category

Mastering The Midi Skirt

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There’s something wonderfully feminine and graceful about a midi length skirt. Finding the perfect midi can be a little tricky, causing many would-be wearers to stay away in fear of looking short or disproportioned. Luckily, we sewers can customize our very own midi-masterpiece!

Get The Look: Oscars Red Carpet 2015

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite looks from last night’s 2015 Academy Award Red Carpet in Hollywood, CA. It was star-studded, glamorous and at times a little risky (looking at you Emma Stone)!

Although formal wear isn’t our main game here at BurdaStyle, we’re all about taking the trends we saw on the stars to the street in our everyday wear. With that said, check out our favorite looks along with a few BurdaStyle patterns that will help you get the look.

Top 12 Member Viewed Projects of 2015

We’ve compiled a list of our Top 12 Most Viewed Member Projects of 2015 and we are so excited to share them with you! These members have been such a fabulous part of the BurdaStyle community and we really appreciate their love and passion for our patterns.

It’s so fun to see these patterns come to life in the creative way that our members produce and showcase them on BurdaStyle.com. From the fabric selection, pattern tweaks and photography styling – you guys are awesome!

Didn’t make the list this time? Don’t worry! We are always looking at your beautiful creations and maybe we’ll feature yours next time.

Congratulations to those who were chosen! Happy Sewing.

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