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Pattern Making 101

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Have you always wondered about pattern making and wish you knew how to work all those drafting rulers to create your own stylized sewing patterns? This course is all about the 101 of pattern making. You will be introduced to slopers, drafting supplies, and the essential pattern making techniques. In this course you’ll be provided with your own set of slopers to use as your template for pattern making, and each session will guide you through different pattern making practices on the bodice, sleeve and skirt!

Sew Along: Men's Shirt Sewing Pattern Part 3

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Welcome to part three of our men’s shirt sew along using our Men’s Chambray Shirt sewing pattern! In this post I go over how to sew and attach the collar…

DIY Butterfly Applique

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This summer, the butterfly trend takes fashion to new heights! Read below to see how you can create fabric butterflies to appliqué onto your favorite garments…

The Making of This Double Gauze Dress

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Hi BurdaStylers! In my Mash Up voting post I introduced a little side project I was working on, and I was busy this week finishing it up! See below for the tutorial on how I sewed my double gauze embrace dress.

Sewing for Your Body Type

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What ever your body shape may be we have a sewing pattern for you. You may be pear shaped, hourglass, apple or column but good thing you know how to sew because you have the ability to sew garments tailored to your unique body shape! Read on to see recommended plus size patterns paired to different body types and learn more about additional alterations you can do to the pattern for a perfect fit.

Cool Kids: 8 New Sewing Patterns for Kids

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A biker jacket, faded motorcycle jeans and a hooded sweatshirt are all outfits that will get the school year kicked off right for cool kids and have them in the fashion spotlight all year long.

Jean Alterations

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A friend came to me last week after she purchased a pair of vintage ripped denim jean cut offs and wondered if I could bring in the waistline and fix a little hole on the corner of the back pocket. Of course I said yes, and I took pictures along the way for this tutorial! Check out how I altered the waistline of her jeans I (the quick way) and patched the hole with what I could find already in my studio.

Katrina Walker's Top 5 Tips For Sewing Knits (Without a Serger!)

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Everybody loves knits. Everybody. They’re soft, comfy, and super fashionable. Whether your look is tailored, sporty, or feminine – there’s a knit fashion for that! Every year new fiber and knit stitch combinations make their debut for even more fabulous options.

Pattern Drafting and Designing for Stretch Fabrics

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Slopers are the perfect starting point for designing and making your own sewing patterns and garments. Slopers are in essence the basic template for the pattern making process, and they are used to establish the fit of the body. So when you have a perfectly fitting sloper to your body, you’ll have a perfectly fitting garment!

Vote on My next Mash Up Pattern

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It is voting time again! You all help me so much when it comes time to pick a new sewing pattern to “mash up” next. I appreciate your input and you all always pick the perfect pattern for the job. I want to make a dress that I can wear to some special occasions I have coming up and I’m stuck on which dress pattern to use! Read on to see the dress options and vote.

Studio Time: 10 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This new collection from the August 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features beautifully feminine sewing patterns that include a bodice dress, pencil skirt and short boucle jacket.

DIY Necklace & Bracelet

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Colorful accessories with leather, felt, gems and feathers are a real show stopper and make any boring old shirt vibrant! Download the templates here to get started, and read below to see instructions…

Caribbean Dream: 8 Sewing Patterns

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This collection from the 07/2012 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features 8 lovely designs made mostly from silk scarves! You can make an entire summer beach wardrobe from scarves lying around in your closet, or ones that you purchased specially for making into a garment. These styles will have you looking and feeling like a caribbean queen.

Dressmaking: Draft and Sew Your Own Dresses

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Have you ever wondered how to transform a basic dress sloper into a custom-fitting dress? Or perhaps you want to learn various useful pattern adjustment techniques? Then this course is for you.

Sew Along: Men's Shirt Sewing Pattern Part 2

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Hey BurdaStylers, welcome to part two of our men’s shirt sew along where I show you how I’m putting together a men’s shirt sewing pattern! If you missed part one you can see it here to catch up! Read on to see my next steps in sewing this men’s shirt sewing pattern.

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