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Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Sew Retro: 25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl & A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution.

Sewing never goes out of style, and today it is more popular than ever! Sew Retro offers twenty-five stylish, vintage-inspired sewing projects—beautiful bags, essential skirts, unique pillows, and more—that are a pleasure to sew, thanks to easy instructions, helpful diagrams, and a pocket of ten full-size patterns.

This fun, inspirational book also uncovers sewing’s colorful history, from the introduction of the sewing machine to the modern DIY movement, and features interviews with today’s hottest fabric and pattern designers, including Amy Butler, Betz White, Barbara Brackman, Emma Brennan, Judie Rothermel, and Kathy Miller of Michael Miller Fabrics. Filled with gorgeous project photography and quirky vintage illustrations that bring the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, and beyond to life, Sew Retro celebrates sewing yesterday and today.

Learn more about Sew Retro and enjoy bonus projects and tutorials at www.sewretrothebook.com!

Click here for purchasing info on Sew Retro: 25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl & A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What decade inspires you the most?

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team

113 Comments

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    Dec 22, 2012, 03.49 PMby lauriana

    Six months ago, I would definately have said 50’s. I still agree but for me, style-wise the 50’s begin in 1947 and end in 1964.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.36 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all so much for participating in this comment to win! What fun it is reading all of your responses. Stay tuned for the winner.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.19 AMby Zenica-stan

    20’s are awesome….

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.08 AMby Jazmijntje

    The 60’s and 70’s. Love the A-line anbd bell-bottum. Great patterns for coats as well

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    Dec 16, 2012, 09.33 PMby bttn

    Mod, A-line, ’60s is my decade!

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    Dec 16, 2012, 04.46 PMby sondraleigh

    Love 50s 60s and 70s! But probably most influenced by the 60s. Beautiful book!

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    Dec 15, 2012, 06.38 AMby eatures

    40s cool!

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    Dec 15, 2012, 04.03 AMby Barb Severance

    I’ve been loving the 20’s styles, and recently inherited my Mom’s Bernina sewing machine from the 70’s. I hate patterns from the store, and am more of a just do it type. I requested this book from our local library’s resource dept, and hope I win the book from here.

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    Dec 15, 2012, 02.32 AMby skeeler

    Right now I am a 60s geek! That magical decade keeps calling to me. I love the styles. They don’t look like “fashion”; they just look cool. Even when they are exaggerated and costume-like, with false eyelashes or go-go boots. Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, like that. Maybe I love the 60s because it is the decade of my childhood.

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    Dec 15, 2012, 01.42 AMby meggiemoo

    I love the 60s and 70s in general, but there are so many great styles out there I really can’t tie myself to just one era!!

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    Dec 14, 2012, 11.01 PMby nomoreviolence

    I AM retro….. I always enjoyed the styling of my Grandma Wilma’s dresses from the 1950’s…. flared skirts, fine details…. She copied the latest styles in the only fabrics that she could afford, simple cottons. She looked wonderful! She also taught me how to use rummage sale clothes as fabric to make my own clothes. I also enjoy the outfits from the movies that were made in the 40’s and 50’s. I like the coordinated outfits and beautiful fit and details. I don’t have the body type to look good in clothes from the 20s or late 60s…. but I enjoy the 20s accessories and LOVE Jackie O styles. I look for vintage clothes in the local Goodwill stores and at estate sales, since the prices are wondrous and the clothes are so beautifully made. But when I can’t find what I want, it’s time to break out the sewing machine and my stash of fabric. ;-)

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    Dec 13, 2012, 10.59 PMby sophiewoman

    I would love to win this book so that I could make myself and my daughters something vintage. I love the 40’s. They love the 60’s.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 04.15 PMby marielsbarreto

    i love the 1940´s and 1950´s but i´m also inspired by the 1800´s too much work and time on those garments!!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 02.41 PMby capmorse1

    I took a sewing class in jr high/hs….my mom was a wonderful seamstress and she could make anything! Unfortunately, I didn’t have the patience then. I have recently begun taking a sewing class at our homeschool group to learn to make apparel. I finished my 1st shirt in 30 years! I would love to win this book so I can continue on my journey of learning to sew and loving it! Many blessings to all of you this holiday season!:)

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    Dec 13, 2012, 11.07 AMby dianajanssen

    40’s mostly.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 09.18 AMby Sofia Elena

    I love the 30’s due to the very feminine style

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    Dec 13, 2012, 09.07 AMby Scary Merry

    I love the 40s, 50s, and 60s! I tend to mix 40s hair with 50s fashion a lot, especially when I go swing dancing.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 07.14 AMby Angela Khebou

    I’m a 50’s retro girl, love the glam and full circle skirts but I also love some of the 20’s:)

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    Dec 13, 2012, 05.25 AMby jessdunstan

    I love the 50s and 60s!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 05.08 AMby madchard

    The MOST? I love the 1920’s, but I think I am getting alot of wear out of 1950’s styles. They seem to be very flattering for curves!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 04.54 AMby matilda116

    Love the 60s!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 04.28 AMby Alecia-Renee

    I love elements of fashion ranging through the 20s to the early 60s. Each decade has a little bit of magic, something that makes it special.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 04.04 AMby lrm

    I love the aesthetics of the 20s- looks like a great book. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 04.03 AMby auschick

    I love dresses from the 50’s!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 03.51 AMby Nianest Alers

    I love the style of the 60’s and 70’s

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    Dec 13, 2012, 03.18 AMby Anarkalisewing

    I personally love the 1870’s and 1880’s from india , then there were very interesting saris and choli designs

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    Dec 13, 2012, 03.14 AMby chivis47

    Im curiosity about 40s and 60s, thanks

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    Dec 13, 2012, 02.54 AMby ReneeWatts

    I love a little something from each decade. Would love to win this……

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    Dec 13, 2012, 01.48 AMby DarcyRo

    I’m very excited about the opportunity to win this book. I enjoy making vintage clothes so this would be great inspiration for me. I am most fond of the 50s.

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    Dec 13, 2012, 12.47 AMby planet

    1950s for sure, Style in the designs.

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