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Sew up these sweet and lacy embroidered shorts for summertime fun. Add an elastic waistband to your favorite shorts pattern to make them extra comfortable.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 06/2017: Part 2

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I made great progress on my dress this week, and love how it is turning out. In my last post I concentrated on the bodice and this week I tackle the flounce and attaching the skirt. Read on to see my next steps in sewing our Flounce Dress from the 06/2017 issue…

Quick Tip: Full Arm Adjustment

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Is your sleeve a little tight? Simply add a little fullness to the upper area – we will show you how and exactly where! Read on to see…

Blouse Bonanza: 5 New Blouse Patterns

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Five patterns, ten looks: A fashion focus on blouses from the 06/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Includes serious business blouse options through to stylish party essentials!

DIY Glasses Case

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Make one of these adorable cases for every pair of glasses you have! These soft leather cases will be sure to keep your most special glasses protected and safe. Read on to see how you can make your own and download the free template…

Bee's Knees Skirt

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Convert your favorite pencil skirt pattern into a faux wrap skirt featuring on-trend metallic bee embroidery and sparkling beadwork inspired by vintage Schiaparelli.

Tony Awards Best Dressed 2017

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The Tony Awards is beginning to show that it can have a seat at the big kids table. If you’ve been a watcher of the Tony Awards you can’t help but notice that stars are bringing a lot more A game to their fashion choices. Anyone remember when Frances McDormand accepted the Best Actress award in a (gasp!) jean jacket? Lucky for fashion followers, critics and lovers of glitz and glam there were no jeans at this years show. However, you can tell there is a much more understated look to this awards show than say the Oscars, Cannes, Gold Globes etc.

Let’s look at some of the more memorable looks of the night. I have to say one of my favorites is Katrina Lenk. Her gold dress, especially against the floral back drop was simple elegance.

Did you have a favorite or least favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.

Quick Tip: Pressing

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“Well pressed is half sewn.“ This old tailor‘s adage is still true today. Proper pressing is just as important as correct sewing. As a general rule, the more delicate the fabric, the more carefully it must be ironed. Please consider the following when pressing your fabric…

Time to Travel: 6 NEW Plus Size Patterns

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Colors and patterns that feel and look great – sewn with easy-care and light-weight fabrics in feminine silhouettes for sizes plus sizes. Hello holidays, it’s time to travel in this collection from the 06/2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine!

DIY Corset Belt

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It’s a cinch! This summer, the lingerie-look corset belt is an absolute must. The belt looks wonderful over a jacket – even for the office, read on to see how you can make your own…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 06/2017: Part 1

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This past week I have been working hard starting to sew my June 2017 mash up dress. Read on to see which pattern I choose from the issue and my first steps in sewing…

Quick Tip: Sewing a Cap Sleeve

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Cap sleeves are a perfect addition to any top or dress. They are easy to sew and a great way to neatly finish off the armhole edge of your garment. Read on to see how you can use bias strips to neaten the lower edge…

In Full Bloom: 14 New Patterns for Women and Girls

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This collection from the June 2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine includes feminine retro look dresses, tops and skirts sewn with delicate lace and breezy cotton for romantics – and some floral looks for young girls’ sizes, as well.

DIY Denim Stirrups

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Stirrup pants – a must-have of the 80s are back again! This time around, the stirrups are worn visibly over the shoes. Read on to see how you can transform your jeans to have stirrups…

Cool Kids: 6 NEW Boy's Patterns

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This collection from the 05/2017 issue of BurdaStyle features relaxed cuts and tropical prints for teen boys that lend a laid-back surfer vibe to everyday looks.

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