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Sew These Stylish Knit Patterns (Without A Serger!)


There are hundreds of patterns on BurdaStyle.com that suggest using some type of knit fabric. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a serger, you might think those hundreds of patterns are just out of your reach. Wrong! In our new course with Katrina Walker, Sewing Knits Without a Serger, you’ll learn all the necessary steps to to create your own knit fashions with a sewing machine. To get you extra excited about the idea of sewing with knits, we’ve styled five of our favorite BurdaStyle knit patterns, check them out here.

What to Wear this Fourth of July


Here are five outfit ideas If you want to look patriotic this 4th of July without looking like, well, you’re wearing an American flag. All you need are is a red, white or blue garment and some carefully chosen accessories and you’re goo to go, no matter what you’re doing to celebrate our amazing country. Happy 4th of July, BurdaStylers!

Buy vs. Make: Summer Dress Edition


While I don’t think many of us are spending hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars on everyday summer dresses, there’s no harm in getting inspiration from looking at them. It’s amazing what you can do with your creativity and sewing skills to create a garment that looks like a thousand bucks, when it may have only cost you fifty bucks as well as a few enjoyable sewing hours. We’ve rounded up a few gorgeous designer dresses that we spotted at Net-A-Porter and paired them with nearly identical BurdaStyle dress patterns in this edition of Buy or Make so that you can get the look for way less.

Most Popular Patterns of 2016 - So Far!


Here are the top 10 selling pattern of the first half of 2016. The list includes old favorites, which we’re sure you’ve seen or sewn before but we are happy to see new patterns published just this year on the list as well.

6 Dresses You Should Make & Wear This Summer


After what felt like a very long winter, the temperature is now steadily warm and the sun is out! Take a look at six dresses that we can’t wait to make and wear this summer to everything from barbecues to weddings. While dresses are fun to wear, they can sometimes be daunting to make, so make sure to check out our Dressmaking course, which starts today!

4 Looks for a Stylish Memorial Day Weekend


The stretch between President’s Day and Memorial Day weekend is a long one and it’s all the more reason to make the best of it while looking your best. Whether you’re staying home to hang with friends and family at the pool, going on a picnic, exploring the city or hopping on a plane. To help minimize any time worrying about what you’re going to wear over the weekend, we’ve paired together four fool-proof outfits for nearly any summer kickoff occasion. (HINT: Check back on Friday for major savings on BurdaStyle.com!)

Sew Your Summer Pants


We all know how effortless it is to throw on a summer dress but when you want to spice your look up a bit and put a together a chic summer outfit, reach for you most perfectly fitting summer pants. These can be made in a variety of ways with different fabrics, which we’ve conveniently broken down for you in this blog post along with styling tips and inspiration. Once you’re set on sporting this trend over the summer, don’t forget to perfect your pant making skills with our course, Perfecting the Art of Pant Fitting: Construction the Easy Way with Victoria Baylor.

1 Pattern, 3 Looks: Convertible Sheer Blouse


This sexy Convertible Sheer Blouse is a fabulous project for beginners looking for an easy and quick project with big wear-ability. Don’t get thrown off by the sheer-factor, you can easily wear a tank underneath to show less skin and make it more work and family function appropriate. We’ve styled it three different ways, all of which would be great options for this summer, especially since sheer is a huge trend of the moment.

Spring 2016 Style & Trends


From glitzy sequins to beach-ready mesh tops, our favorite trends for spring 2016 will make fantastic sewing projects for the season. Feminine ruffles for work and happy hour? Yes please! Micro pleats for brunch? On the list! Bold stripes for fun daytime events? Got it. Read below for runway inspiration and similar patterns to help you get the these six spring trends that are super wearable, fun to make and you can wear now through summer. Get your project list ready!

Our Runway to Reality Look Book with Brother Is Here!


Notice something different about our BurdaStyle banner? You can now download our Runway to Reality look book with Brother! To keep up to date and in the loop with everything Burda then enter your email above to access the look book filled with sewing tutorials, runway inspiration, and 2 free sewing patterns. Read more on the look book below, and see a behind the scenes video.

Mix & Match April Issue Patterns


Hi BurdaStylers! This year we are only releasing a couple of our Flagship kits that contain ALL the digital patterns from a specific issue, and April 2016 is one of the special issues. We just launched our April Flagship Kit which is personally my favorite issue so far this year (I know, I know there have only been 4). I thought it would be fun to pull my favorite styles from this issue and mix & match patterns from various collections to create some nice spring outfits.

What We Want To Make: The Bomber Jacket


The athletic jacket, also known as a bomber jacket or blouson jacket, has been a wardrobe staple for years in both men and women’s closets. It mixes masculine and feminine styles and can be made in a variety of fabrics including shiny satin, mixed and matched prints or even a heavier wool. We’ve rounded up our favorite athletic jacket styles from high-end fashion designers as well as our own BurdaStyle patterns that you can make yourself!

Runway to Reality with Brother: Ty's Look


Happy Monday BurdaStylers! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I’m very excited to share with your our latest (and final) look debut for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother. Ty was inspired by this look from the Tommy Hilfiger show at New York Fashion Week, and I was happy to bring it to life for her using a BurdaStyle dress pattern that I modified and three different Brother machines! Read on to see how I started to make Ty’s look.

Sweet Dresses for Easter Sunday


All week, friends and coworkers have been talking about what they are doing and what they will be wearing on Easter Sunday. It’s one of those holidays that makes me excited because it means warm weather and a wardrobe change-up is on the way. Here is Colorado we’re just recovering from a foot of snow that fell in less than 12 hours but if you live somewhere with a more forgiving spring climate then please break out your sunniest Easter dress for all of us who can’t. Here are six BurdaStyle dress patterns that are both modest yet cheery, perfect for brunch with the family on Easter Sunday.

Globetrotter Style


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.


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