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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.

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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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    Apr 6, 2012, 10.23 PMby eddalind

    both the floral and femininity of the fifties and the lines (and pretty much everything else) of the sixties

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    Apr 6, 2012, 10.20 PMby margaretglass

    My favorite style decade would have to be the 30’s. I cant wait for the Art Deco Society’s Gatsby Picnic in September!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 10.09 PMby barmaglot

    I love the roaring 20s.. there was so much going on: flappers, jazz, dance clubs.. I like the rebellious character of women’s fashion at that time.. Julia Gooding

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    Apr 6, 2012, 10.07 PMby franciesca

    Fifties! I love the elegance and naivety! Francesca Longo

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    Apr 6, 2012, 10.03 PMby maryvictoria

    I am in love with the styles of the 40s and 50s..I always feel as if I was born in the wrong era, that I should’ve been born in the 1920s so that I would be in my 20s during the 1940s and wear lovely dresses every day of the week. =) ~Mary Weaver

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.55 PMby sarahangel

    My favourite decade must be the 60’s, it was the most groundbreaking of all the decades.

    Sarah Thompson

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.45 PMby Pet Mama

    I am a child of the 80’s and I must say I remember having a lot of fun dressing with lots of color and some crazy new wave style. Hey, it was fun at the time, probably not so flattering now though!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.41 PMby jacquipardue

    I like the 20’s and the 40’s. the 20’s for the elegant dresses with interesting geometric lines, and the 40’s for the very classy yet practical clothing.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.31 PMby Shira B

    40’s-50’s :) my name: Shira Bar-On

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.19 PMby auntbot

    Love the 40’s and 50’s styles, great shapes and fabrics.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.15 PMby euma

    I love the 50’s elegance, superb! Eva Fernandez

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.11 PMby madyb

    I love the 40s and 50s style!So much femininity and elegance!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.11 PMby maidenjane

    I love the glamour of the 1940s!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.11 PMby pauline alice

    Like a lot of seamstresses, I love the 50’s style. Most of the time, even if I wear modern clothes, I try to add some 50’s styling with accesorizes or make up. I just love the elegance and femininity of the decade. As a fench girl, I also feel it’s part of an heritage received from the great masters: Gabrielle Chanel and her classic wardrobe, Dior and it’s New Look… And my favourite dresses to make the ones from this era. Pauline Guillet

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.01 PMby purplehaze

    the experimentation and bright neon colours of the 80s. i was only a baby in 80s but lived it through my mothers style and my mother never looked cooler and more stylish than in the 80s.I love how music genres dictated the fashions 80s equalled disco! as well as napoleonic style dress for adam ant fans and experimenting with different times and mixing it all up. stonewash jeans and ripped denim every garment had an 80s soundtrack to go with it. rachel baptiste

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    Apr 6, 2012, 09.00 PMby nouvellegamine

    i love the 1930s. the early thirties still has some flapper influences. the mid thirties has gorgeous little house dresses, androgynous suits, and maritime styles. the late thirties has shoulder pads and pared down skirts. The decade was famous for interesting designs coupled with striped or floral patterns. it’s also my favorite because it works well for my body type, which is a pear shape with broad shoulders (also known as an X).

    Elizabeth “Betty” Jordan

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    Apr 6, 2012, 08.32 PMby Daisy Whopper

    I’d love to be the cool, elegant 40s/50s type but in reality, I love the 70s – freedom, colours and flares with the emergence of punk in the latter years. This was one of those eras where the fashions tell the story of lives so vividly to me, pretty much any garment from that decade brings back a memory. Clothes weren’t just about fashions, they reflected social movements.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 08.12 PMby rowanna78

    From early 60s to early 70s, with a touch of “80s does 50s”

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    Apr 6, 2012, 08.02 PMby kfarley

    2000’s, only in the last decade have we unbridled our ambition in style. This is the decade of inspiration and DIY. We have learned from our fashion mistakes,conquered our fears of social expectations and have created new trends that will be timeless classics.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 08.00 PMby Amy W

    I used to think I was a 50s girl, but the more I sew, the more I gravitate to the 40s patterns. Amy Stevens

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.54 PMby audie2002

    I think the teens or the 20’s even though I don’t look good in empire-waist dresses. It was such a drastic change over those 20 years in fashion, plus the details are gorgeous! As far as wearing I would go 90’s – a tshirt and jeans are my go-to outfit.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.53 PMby Ivana Tomic

    Although i love the 50’s and 60’s fashion because of the forms that are body flattering and extremly feminine, i would have to say that at the moment my favourite era are definetly the 80’s- i just love the entire Zeitgeist of those years,and how it had affected fashion- models were just so much fun,bubbly, colorful,body-hugging,you had golden details,big chunky jewlery, and biiiig hair :-) just think Whitney Houstone and i wanna dance with somebody :) Ivana Tomic

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.50 PMby Ivana Tomic

    Although i love the 50’s and 60’s fashion because of the forms that are body flattering and extremly feminine, i would have to say that at the moment my favourite era are definetly the 80’s- i just love the entire Zeitgeist of those years,and how it had affected fashion- models were just so much fun,bubbly, colorful,body-hugging,you had golden details,big chunky jewlery, and biiiig hair :-) just think Whitney Houstone and her fabulous video for the song i wanna dance with somebody :-) cheers! Ivana Tomic

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.50 PMby Ivana Tomic

    Although i love the 50’s and 60’s fashion because of the forms that are body flattering and extremly feminine, i would have to say that at the moment my favourite era are definetly the 80’s- i just love the entire Zeitgeist of those years,and how it had affected fashion- models were just so much fun,bubbly, colorful,body-hugging,you had golden details,big chunky jewlery, and biiiig hair :-) just think Whitney Houstone and her fabulous video for the song i wanna dance with somebody :-) cheers! Ivana Tomic

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.48 PMby Saeriu

    Love the late 60’s-early 70’s. I can never pass up a pair of bell bottoms, long gored skirt, or fun dress. Only wish some of the fun prints from that area were more prevalent. Funky. Fun. Jerilea Hendrick

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.44 PMby Amanda Templet

    My favorite decade would have to be the 80’s. I love the 80’s because of the edgy styles, and the go-getter types of things people wore. The 80’s was all about fashion, and I think it still plays a part in fashion today. My mom passed down a lot of things she wore back in the 80’s, and to be honest, I love it all! People went all out in the 80’s and it’s classic. It was a time for rebellion and change, and that’s exactly what it did. I base a lot of things I wear around the 80’s and put a modern flare to it. I think that it’s also a style that will never wear out. -Amanda Templet

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.40 PMby Claire Cooper

    1920’s I just love the simple elegant lines. but in contrast I love the beautiful beaded embellishment of the garments. If truth be told. even if i love the 1920’s I love aspects of each decade. although there are a few horrors that should be consigned to the trash forever. As far as style Icons goes. my favorite would be Audrey Hepburn.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.40 PMby hazelhills

    I normally hate playing favorites, but I’d have to say the 1930’s. It’s not a great silhouette for me, but I love how long and flowy all of those styles look. And they hats in that eras were fantastic. Regina Casale

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.40 PMby alexus1325

    Oooh, free sewing book! Right now, I’m in love with the early 80s, that transitional period between the 70s disco/prairie styles and the more tailored looks of the Power Suit era. I’ve been loving the hyper-saturated colour revival!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.32 PMby bluewillow

    I love so many of the styles it is hard to choose, but I have become a girl who likes to wear comfortable pants and soft blouses. I see myself as a Katharine Hepburn-type.

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