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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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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.33 PMby susupusu

    My favorite decade is definitely the 50’s. It was feminine and the curves were allowed to show. I believe it’s the Mad men that has got me over excited about the 50’s :)

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.33 PMby sharonsc

    Sharon Schnaar …For me the 70’s and 80’s had me sewing up a storm..I made a new outfit at least once a week and I was tiny so I could use a lil piece of cloth and make something fab on my singer treadle, well until I got the electric singer, but by then I had little ones and had to fit them into outfit schedule :D (now I need a much bigger piece of fabric to make me something )

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.31 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

    I think my favorite decade is the one we’re in right now! I love the fact that almost everything is allowed – fashion/color-wise. I love being able to wear bellbottoms one day and a 60’s mini dress the next. From a sewing perspective, the thing I love the most about the present decade, is computerized sewing machines and sergers. I’m personally not really into vintage-sewing, so I do love the present with all it’s gadgets and shortcuts! :-) Best regards, Anna Aasbjerg Rasmussen, Denmark

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.31 PMby betterhandmade

    I love the styles of the 50s, the circle skirts and the fact that women could look sexy without exposing themselves, but I think my favorite decade of style is the 60s. I’m a girl who loves pattern and bright colors, and this is what the 60s brought. I also love the mod style that popped up during this era.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.26 PMby bekabug8

    I love the 1930s

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.24 PMby mkonieczki

    I’m a sucker for the full skirted styles of the 50’s and early 60’s, but I also love the flattering lines of the late 30’s and early 40s…

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.24 PMby ashleyraine

    I love bright colors, so I think I’m more of a 60s girl. But I also like the flowy clothes of the 70s. Just drop me somewhere in between!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.24 PMby alibenkuka

    I love the ’50s style. <3

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.23 PMby suebee2

    I loved the 1950’s, There was style and structure to clothes. Women weren’t expected to dress as teenagers. Patterns were made for Matrons! I know we don’t like to label people, but as an over the speed limit person I can’t find much ready wear to wear. In Burda I can find a classic look and make a choice of my style that suits me.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.21 PMby borah

    I like the style of the 40s. It never really goes out of style. : ) Classic.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.20 PMby juliadora

    Mi década favorita es la de los ’50! Aunque los ’70 me gustan, me divertía mucho cuando era niña mirando las fotos de mi mami.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.20 PMby FEDRA

    My favorite decade was 70-80 because of one very important reason, I was YOUNG !!!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.19 PMby rethers

    My favorite decade is 1940. by far my fave!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 04.17 PMby joanna waddoups

    rel quick i dont know why when i signed up through fb it calls me laura oneill but im not im joanna waddoups and my fave decade is the 1910s..mostly for the beautiful florr lenghth gowns and because of downton abbeyor in recent times the 50s love circle skirts and tiny waists and sweaters

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