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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!

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


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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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    Dec 12, 2012, 11.10 PMby taysha1128

    I love the 40s!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 10.23 PMby nani

    The 50’s! Without any doubt.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 09.48 PMby Tove Sæther

    Love the 40’s

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    Dec 12, 2012, 09.26 PMby laracrj

    Late 50s/ early 60s – so glamorous. I want to live in a world where people dress like the characters in The Help, but don’t act like them!!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 08.54 PMby Kristy Burch

    I’m a ’40s girl, here! Also love the ’50s and ’60s as close seconds.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 08.48 PMby euma

    The 20’s and the 60’s, I love both of them!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 08.38 PMby libra-s

    It has to be 60’s. Elegant, chic and feminine!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 08.33 PMby joen

    I love the 40’s! Every outfit was just that and dress or suit with shoes hat and gloves to complete the look.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 08.31 PMby pomondy

    Oh goodness how I love the 1940-1960s. Everything vintage fits me just so much better than modern fashion!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 08.27 PMby Arzu Arslan

    i love 60`s i will be very happy if i can get the copy of the book

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    Dec 12, 2012, 08.05 PMby gittecib

    I am always inspired by the 1920’s. I just finished drafting a pattern that was inspired by a 1920’s dress. I also bought the book BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and this book would be a great companion.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 08.00 PMby GuidingDuck

    If I had to pick only one, I’d say the 1950’s. I love the circle skirt style patterns for daywear and nothing says glamour to me like a 1950’s evening gown.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 07.58 PMby verenahartmann

    I cannot wait until I can have a copy of this book!! When will it be available in Germany?

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    Dec 12, 2012, 07.20 PMby magnolia729


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    Dec 12, 2012, 07.08 PMby madyb

    I love the 60’s!

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