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Fashion School Crash Course: Become a Fashion Designer


Have you always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer? Do you want to get an inside look into fashion design with Project Runway Alumni as your guide? If so, this course is perfect for you! Explore a fashion designer’s perspective on fit; an introduction into fashion illustration; fashion forecasting; draping-what is it and how to start; styling like a pro; fashion branding dos and don’ts; and so much more.

FREE Sew-Along: Sew Yourself an Edgy Biker Jacket


I’m so thrilled to announce that our third FREE Sew-Along is now live and open for you participation! And if you join and sew-along before March 16th, you are entered to win one of several prizes including a HUSQVARNA VIKING® TRIBUTE™ 145C sewing machine and Coats & Clark prize pack. So if you want to learn how to construct a biker style jacket this winter with help from me, then go ahead and register today. Plus size jacket variation also included! Read on to learn more and see the jackets that I made…

New Course: Introduction to Garment Sewing


I’m so excited to debut our latest course on BurdaStyle Academy! This course is for sewists that are still a bit new to sewing, especially garments and using BurdaStyle patterns. So if you have already taken our Introduction to Sewing course, then this new course is the perfect next step to teach you more about using patterns and sewing specifically dresses and tops! Read on to learn more, watch the promo, see the included patterns and register here

Last Chance to Become a Certified BurdaStyle Teacher!


Our BurdaStyle Certification Course launched in September and it has been amazing so far! Registration for this course session ends October 31st, so now is the time to be a part of this interactive course to become a BurdaStyle Certified Teacher. Read on to learn more, see some of the projects students and I have made for the course and read some testimonials of students who have passed and are now certified.

LAST CHANCE: Sew Your Own Jean Jacket!


Today is the LAST DAY that you can register FOR FREE in our Jean Jacket Sew-Along! Read on to learn more and see what our members have created so far…

Learn How to Sew an Embroidered Jean Jacket!


It seems you can’t go anywhere without seeing an embroidered denim jacket, they are so on-trend this season and guess what? You can sew one yourself! Read on to learn more and register for FREE

FREE Sew-Along: Only 1 Week Left


Only 1 more week left to learn how to sew this knit maxi dress for FREE! Read on to see some of our member variations of this dress pattern and how you can make your own too…

FREE Sew-Along: Starts Today!


Starting today you can register for our FREE sew-along to learn how to make a knit maxi dress and have a chance to win one of several products used in the sew-along! It was really fun putting together this sew-along and making our Maxi Dress pattern from the 04/2017 issue.

Become a Certified BurdaStyle Instructor


We have an exciting new certification course that we’ve been working on for a while now and I filmed back in April. The BurdaStyle Certification Course features many core techniques, sew-alongs and downloadable patterns, and the certification process is not only for those pursuing a teaching career, but for anyone who has a passion for sewing. Read on to learn more and watch the promo…

BurdaStyle Academy: May & June 2017 Course Calendar

Here is the second half of May & all of June 2017 course calendar! If you want to start right away check out all our on-demand courses as well.

Advanced Pattern Making


I have a brand new course starting in a couple of days entitled Pattern Making Skills for the Advanced Sewist and I’m really excited about it! I wanted to develop and film a course that teaches more advanced pattern making techniques for those who have taken my other beginner pattern making courses. Read on to learn more and register…

Get a Better Fit: Tailoring & Styling for Tops, Dresses, Special Occasion & Vintage


We all have a closet full of treasured garments that no longer fit our bodies, our lifestyles or the current fashion trends. So, what’s there to do?Tailor, mend or restyle them so they are again go-to wardrobe essentials.Learn how to recognize what garments can be adjusted and how to alter blouses, dresses, special occasion and vintage garments so they look great, maintain their balance and allow for comfort and movement.

Get a Better Fit: Tailoring & Styling for Pants, Skirts, Jackets & Coats


We all have a closet full of treasured garments that no longer fit our bodies, our lifestyles or the current fashion trends. So, what can we do? Tailor, mend or restyle them so they are again go to wardrobe essentials. Learn how to recognize what garments can be adjusted and how to alter pants, skirts, or jackets so they look great, maintain their balance and allow for comfort and movement.

Pattern Drafting and Designing for Stretch Fabrics


Slopers are the perfect starting point for designing and making your own sewing patterns and garments. Slopers are in essence the basic template for the pattern making process, and they are used to establish the fit of the body. So when you have a perfectly fitting sloper to your body, you’ll have a perfectly fitting garment!

Wedding Gowns: Design and Sewing Course


Often I hear that creating a wedding gown is: “very difficult”, “hard-to-learn” and “demands many-years of experience, special education and unique talents”. People say, “It took me 3-4 weeks to make one wedding dress”, “I have to do a lot of fitting tests, torturing my client and myself” or “drafting a pattern is the hardest thing I’ve ever done!”


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