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We at BurdaStyle are thrilled to announce the creation of our first ever book! Extending our community and mission offline, the BurdaStyle book will be a reflection of our creative international community. The BurdaStyle book will bring our community and ethos to new frontiers!

The book seeks to further engage, share, and expand the BurdaStyle community, as described by Nora a co-founder of BurdaStyle, “The book is a true manifestation of the global creativity of the BurdaStyle community. With the pattern making expertise of Burda, we’re thrilled to offer even more inspiration from and for BurdaStyle users..”

The book aims to be a combination of coffee table book and creative outlet. Our pages will inspire and incite readers to push their sewing skills and continue creating! Much like the BurdaStyle online community, the book will be a comprehensive sewing resource, featuring fantastic, easy-to-understand projects, sewing creations made by our talented members, an extensive glossary of key sewing terms and much more. We are excited to offer this book to sewing enthusiasts and interested observers alike.

The book’s publication, set for 2011, releases five brand new BurdaStyle patterns designed by our creative director, Alison Dahl Kelly (Dahl by Kelly, Project Runway). The patterns enclosed will be high quality Burda patterns, with the fitting accuracy of over 60 years of experience. The concept of the book focuses on variations by made by select group of international community members and designers. Some of them we wrote directly, and some made it through our open submission!

Stay tuned – we’re still looking for participants that can share tips, ideas, and inspiration. Our goal is to include as many members as possible.

Each of the five patterns will feature steps to replicate the featured variations, as well as images of other interpretations to serve as further inspiration. Like BurdaStyle.com, readers can create their own versions to share or sell!

As project manager of the book, it is my honor to announce this engaging and exciting new chapter in BurdaStyle history! You may have seen my featured member post! I am happy to reveal the mystery behind our “secret project.” It has been a joy to communicate with so many of you and I look forward to meeting even more talented members!

I will be making posts on our blog as the book develops, becoming more frequent towards the release date.

-Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Jan 19, 2011, 04.28 PMby pvmdesign

    I want it, i think it’s going to be amazing!!!…. you are going to announce the date of sell it here on burda page??

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    Jul 6, 2010, 02.09 AMby cozywork

    wow~~! good news~~

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    Jul 4, 2010, 06.32 AMby craser

    wow i look forward to the book of inspiration!

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    Jul 3, 2010, 09.03 PMby bugsymalone1102

    I am very excited for this!

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    Jul 2, 2010, 10.20 AMby ava-marie

    i cant we to get my hans on the new burda book

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    Jul 1, 2010, 04.49 PMby shielaimbao

    yey finally! i’ve been keeping this news to myself for almost two months. Now i can share my excitement with my family and friends! thank you burdastyle for this opportunity:)

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    Jul 1, 2010, 02.18 PMby mirela

    It will be a busy month of July for me getting one of the projects done for the book!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 01.30 PMby wishofhappiness

    YAY!!!! So excieted! How will we be able to buy this book? And will it be available outside the US (i.e. in Australia)????

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      Jul 1, 2010, 05.11 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey wishofhappiness,

      This is a popular question, so please excuse my repeat response (Sabrina asked a similar question)

      The publication is still far in the future, but we are anticipating sales with Amazon.com as well as a wide variety of other retailers. You should be able to buy it no matter where you live!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      Jul 4, 2010, 05.10 AMby wishofhappiness

      thanks, so probably stores like Borders etc.?

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    Jul 1, 2010, 01.01 PMby carottesauvage

    Yeah!!!!!Gearing myself for the deadline…..yeepee!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 07.21 AMby verypurpleperson

    Yay to the announcement! Super excited to be a part of it!

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    Jul 1, 2010, 03.09 AMby gedwoods

    It’s great to see that this project has matured and will see the light of day.

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    Jun 30, 2010, 10.02 PMby sandrasews

    Oh how exciting to see all the amazing members that will be part of the book. I’ve admired so many of your creations. I’m am thrilled to be part of this book, also this amazing community and to be amongst such talent. Thank you BurdaStyle for the opportunity.

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      Jul 1, 2010, 05.18 PMby rachelnyc

      Thank YOU sandrasews!
      It’s a great feeling to be part of a collective effort. This strong community is what made the book even a possibility. We are truly so happy to include a talented variety of members.

      -Rachel @BurdaStyle

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    Jun 30, 2010, 04.43 PMby lala86

    Finally! I’m so glad to be part of this book! I’m so anxious to start my interpretation of the secret patterns! can’t wait. Thanks once again for this big oportunity BurdaStyle!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 03.26 PMby oonaballoona

    hooooooray and zipadeedoodah! i’m playing too! i’m so psyched to be in such good company :) i hope i can live up to it!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 01.36 PMby ashchaser

    Alright I can say something about it now- I am SO excited to be helping out with a creation in this book!!!! I have already turned down a few projects for friends just so that I will have ample time to give this book the absolute best sewing skills I have to offer. I don’t want to say anything more specific than this, but I am glad I can shout from the rooftops now!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 01.27 PMby wzrdreams

    Yay! I’ve cleared my schedule and resisted starting new projects in anticipation of this. It’s so exciting!!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 01.26 PMby Rikki Cade Battle

    ooh i cant wate for the book to come out

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    Jun 30, 2010, 09.57 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Yay, now everyone knows! I am so excited to see everyone elses contributions…and nervous to start mine! :)

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    Jun 30, 2010, 09.01 AMby lecoccole

    Wow! Can’t wait to have it!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 06.48 AMby Shia Lynn

    Where and how can i get this book?

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      Jun 30, 2010, 02.00 PMby alden

      Hey Artsy crafty,
      The book wont be out till fall of 2011, but you can be sure we will be letting you know where you can get it!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 04.40 AMby luxihere

    All the best to the team. I am thrilled to be part of it. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 04.13 AMby littlecottondresses

    Dang, I was sooo excited until I realized that it’s 2011 instead of 2010. Oh well, I’ll be waiting.

    Thanks Rachel and thanks BurdaStyle!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 03.26 AMby kelepso

    I would like to suggedt you add equal information for pattern making and patterns for men, then, I would definitely considering buying one for myself.

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      Jun 30, 2010, 03.47 PMby rachelnyc

      The patterns are already picked, but there might be a variation you’d like! ;)

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    Jun 30, 2010, 12.41 AMby sunnyb64

    Yay, the announcement’s up! I’m so excited to be able to take part in this.

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    Jun 29, 2010, 10.31 PMby jaxmcd

    So excited to share the official news and be a part of this! Great to learn more about you in the “featured member post” as well! :) Congratulations, everyone!

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