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[UPDATE 12/17/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member Amanda Gonzales

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


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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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    Dec 12, 2012, 07.01 PMby gege13

    I really like the ’60s style!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.55 PMby Rocio Martinez

    I love the 20’s style. I always get inspired by it!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.48 PMby liminef

    I love the 30’s… thanks for this opportunity to win a copy! :D

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.45 PMby petitepear

    30’s. Bias cut garments fascinate me. I want to look good AND be comfortable!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.37 PMby flutefish

    I’d say the 1950s.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.36 PMby aine1

    I love sewing with vintage patterns, so getting this would be awesome! Cheers!

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.29 PMby lmb

    I think I would have to say that 3 decades inspire me. 20’s,30’s, and40’s. This is a time when women still put effort into dressing proper, but the clothing was not as restricting as it was before the 1920’s. I love deco style elements and all the small details in the clothes of this period of time.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.20 PMby saxysarah

    I love the fashion of the 20’s as well as the 50’s.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.19 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    I love the 20s & the 30s but I also enjoy looking at current fashion & adding those details into my hand made garments.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.18 PMby Jamie DSC

    I’m into the 40’s. I guess I like the big shoulders

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.17 PMby Jennifer Gregory

    This would be an awesome book to have

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.15 PMby sewicked

    I love the clothes from the 1940s and 1950s. They fit and flatter my figure so much better than the latter styles.

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    Dec 12, 2012, 06.00 PMby elisabetsy

    I am inspired by right now! Love the current resurgence of interest in vintage styles from all decades!

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