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UPDATE! Congratulations to “sigridjakob” and “lrm” who won each their copy of “The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook”!! We will be back soon with another fun giveaway. Thank you all for your participation!

Are you a fan of the 1970s bell bottom pants, the elegance and decadence of the 1920s or are you more of a Audrey Hepburn kind of gal? Tell us what your favorite decade of style is and why for a chance to win a copy of our very own sewing handbook, “The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook”!

Comment on the blog for your chance to win a copy of “The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook."

“The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook” is a comprehensive guide to DIY sewing, from novice to beginner, and is sure to be a wonderful addition to your sewing library.

To read more about the BurdaStyle Sewing handbook and find out where to buy a copy, go here

To win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question, in the comments below: What is your favorite decade of style and why?

*NOTE: In the comment, also please state your full name!

We are loving all the comments on your favorite decade of style so we have decided to throw another copy of the book in and extend the deadline with another day!

The deadline for submissions now is Saturday, April 7th at 10 p.m. (EST).

Good Luck!



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    Feb 7, 2018, 01.19 AMby Peterhuges

    This article is pretty good, the competition which you have conducted is excellent. Nowadays the olden trend has come with bell bottom pant; I am keen to win the prize if the race leads again. Most of the gowns are very good for girls, and they are up to the latest trend. Olden days are golden days; we can’t miss those days. Similarly, if you want to watch all the older movies then click here. There are plenty of older movies with various styles, so download all the older tv shows. So don’t miss such techniques. Thank You.

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    Apr 11, 2012, 09.58 PMby 10ashus

    Congratulations, “sigridjakob” and “lrm”. You are going to love this book. Please keep posting as you decide what to make first and be sure to show us your finished garment.

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    Apr 8, 2012, 05.18 PMby pendlestitches

    I love the 40’s and 50’s…feminine clothes. Modest yet sexy. Hats and gloves. Ladylike and chic.

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    Apr 8, 2012, 03.44 PMby GeraldineRead

    For me, definately the ….80s! I love the experimental shapes, the influence of Japanese desginers and the greater freedom for women in terms of clothing styles and shapes. It probably wasn’t the most flattering or stylish era, but for me definately the most exciting.

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    Apr 8, 2012, 03.26 PMby bttn

    I love the ’60s! mod, twiggy, A-line!

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    Apr 8, 2012, 03.18 AMby Danielka Ta

    I love the 1930s Hollywood glamor gowns. They knew how to make a woman’s curves stand out and proud. I especially love the classy halter necklines and all over shine.

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    Apr 8, 2012, 02.51 AMby meggiemoo

    The 70s are my favourite – I’m a fan of the free flowing looks that still have some shape to them, if they make sense! I also love the 50s, but 50s fashion is far less practical for my everyday life! Megan Arlett

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    Apr 8, 2012, 02.12 AMby ewagner

    It is probably the impact of all my Downton Abbey watching, but I would have to say the teens~1920s. Divinely feminine and proper! Erin Wagner

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    Apr 8, 2012, 01.44 AMby marisee

    I love the “Roaring 20’s” , for me that decade had an impact in fashion, it had many changes , the waistline moving down, with women wearing pants (men’s look) and the Bouffan hairstyle, and let’s not forget the short loose and straight flapper dress with long pearls :)

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    Apr 8, 2012, 01.25 AMby Stitcher75

    40s and 50s by far. I loved when women could be feminine and curvy and beautiful and classy.

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    Apr 8, 2012, 12.56 AMby sundaisy

    I just love fashion from the 1940’s – probably for the same reasons that the “hippies” in the 70’s chose vintage clothing from that era to wear. I love the tailored, fitted feminine look, with fitted waistlines, full-legged trousers and full skirts, the bows at necklines, and the wide collars. Also, being that it was at wartime, a lot of the clothes had to be practical, and yet, a sense fashion was still achieved. Women from the 40s definitely had a sense of style – I know because that was my grandmother’s era.

    -Michelle Livanos

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    Apr 8, 2012, 12.38 AMby Bigfoot

    Definitely the 1920s were my first love in fashion. I had a few gorgeous gowns and a black velvet opera coat with big white fur collar from my geandma that absolutely loved to try on as a young girl. I even had a crumbling, old, silver dance card booklet of here’s and, opera gloves to match. I loved the details and the elegance and the romance of the style of these items. I wish I could find more balls to go to today! :) – Meara Crawford

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    Apr 7, 2012, 11.42 PMby zarash

    My favorite fashion decade is the 1980s, yes I said the 1980s! It was all about dress to impress such as the power suit as more women entered the workforce! So got to thank the era for work attire as well as workout apparel becoming popular and trend worthy. -Zara Sheikh

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    Apr 7, 2012, 11.03 PMby pooka

    I adore the simple shapes of the 60’s, along with the absolute freedom the garments seemed to possess. I think that the costume design in some of the movies I’ve seen from that era (Darling, Who Are You Polly Maggoo?, Wonderwall). I love that the clothes were bright and vivid while the eyes were dark. All that work spent on eyes, fake eyelashes, thick eyeliner. My mom told me that she used to spend three hours on make-up when she was young.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 10.54 PMby kleinfee

    The roary twenties style is my absolute favorite, but also the 40ties and somtimes 50ties. I love the glamour and the elegance of those garements.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 10.51 PMby jocel

    I just love the 60’s!

    Ana Loureiro Santos

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    Apr 7, 2012, 10.44 PMby redredhoodie

    though I like the silhouette of 50s dresses, I love how free, floaty and confortable 70s fashion was. also the wider style makes the clothes so much easier to fit when it comes to sewing.

    Katarina Hessler

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    Apr 7, 2012, 10.43 PMby lauramae

    At the moment, the 1940s are definitely my go-to style decade. The styles are fabulous and do not take up much yardage OR closet space. However, a few years ago I would have said 50s, and these days the bright colors of the 60s also has my attention.

    I love that today the style options are basically endless! Laura Pedersen-Schulz

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    Apr 7, 2012, 10.34 PMby Mari Miller

    Like so many, I’m drawn to the 50’s. I love though skirts & cinched in waists.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 10.25 PMby peachassassin

    I really love the 1930’s – all those puff sleeves and clown collars make me giggle!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 10.13 PMby limer

    I love 1950s rockabilly!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 09.27 PMby burcinevrim

    I think 1950s are the best with its’ A line skirts and dresses. Burcin yilmaz

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    Apr 7, 2012, 08.41 PMby Jmocymru

    Now is the best era. As you can wear anything you want to.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 08.27 PMby Maria Fogelström

    It will always be the 60’s! The 60’s style will never be wrong and makes anyone look fantastic at any time!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 08.03 PMby JessicaScissor

    I love the 1950s with nipped waistlines and all the femininity!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 07.34 PMby Natasha Venzke

    I like 50’s style clothes, because it always looks so flattering and feminine to me. I don’t think it was very comfortable though, so I’d like to find something in between comfort and class.

    Natasha Venzke

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    Apr 7, 2012, 07.16 PMby ananae

    Hi, I think the 20-30 era was great for women: no more corsetes. the possibility to wear pants. It was revolutionary! Thanks Anna Esterlis

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    Apr 7, 2012, 06.32 PMby Dawn Johnston

    Every decade has something new and exciting to offer but my favourite has to be the 70’s – the era I was born in. Bell bottoms, Maxi skirts, Tartan down the sides jeans, lava lamps, loud loud colours, orange plastic seats – there was nothing to beat it. love it and love the clothes and patterns.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 05.53 PMby mckenzieclark

    The 60’s for sure! The juxtaposition of Jackie Kennedy and Twiggy is just fantastic together. To me, 60’s style was understatedly beautiful and simple, while still fashion-forward.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 05.42 PMby Marcia-Monica

    Marcia Carlson – Definitely the 1960s – the flower child era – mini and maxi skirts, tunics and bell bottoms that they now call flared – this was the time when anything was correct in the fashion world. You could be ultra conservative or extremely avant garde.

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