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Kid's Holiday Gift Guide

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Happy Holidays, BurdaStylers! The first installment of our gift guides comes in the form of gifts that you can DIY for the little kids in your life who love the season more than anyone. We know it’s hard to believe but if you plan on making gifts this year..it’s time to get started!

Fall Coat Trends

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While we are still enjoying the fall temperatures here in Colorado, we know that serious cold weather is just around the corner and now is the time to sewing for it. Back in February, fashion designers sent coats down their runways that set the trends for our approaching weather and we’ve rounded up our favorites along with patterns to make them your own. If you’re looking to keep things classic, opt for minimalist coats with interest, grown-up toggles and pea coats with a modern shape. To make a statement, patchwork faux fur for optimal warmth and style, add shearling to points of interest on your topper or forgo fitted for an oversized silhouette. Read the article to see the six coat trends you should have on your fall sewing list.

DIY Maternity Style

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In just a few months I’ll be turning the big 3-0 and while I’m still busy planning my upcoming wedding, many of my friends are planning their baby nurseries. The phrase “maternity style” may make most fashionistas shudder but in recent years I think with the help of celebrities, we’ve seen that not all style has to be thrown out the window while expecting. I think it’s important to look your best and of course yourself, even while you’re carrying a little one. Here are some of our favorite sewing, fashion and DIY bloggers showing just how stylish one can be during those challenging yet rewarding nine months.

Best Selling Wrap Dress Sewing Patterns

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Diane Von Furstenburg has said of her iconic wrap dress, “The wrap dress made women feel what they wanted to feel like…free and sexy… It also fitted in with the sexual revolution: A woman who chose to could be out of it in less than a minute!” In 1974 she created the iconic wrap dress, which has stood the test of time and continues to be her best selling style. It flatters nearly every figure and can be made in a variety of styles and fabrics, worn to nearly any occasion. We’ve gathered six of BurdaStyle’s best selling wrap dresses for your shopping pleasure.

Wedding Dress Trends 2017

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Nearly a year ago, on a beach in San Francisco, my boyfriend of three years got down on one knee and popped the question. We’re getting married next summer on June 17th and I’m about to embark on the exciting journey of picking out my wedding dress. I never had a definite idea of exactly what I wanted to wear on my big day but over the past year, thanks to Instagram and Pinterest, I have some great inspiration. Since I’m emotionally invested in the topic of wedding dresses and have read every “Wedding Trend” list out there for the past year, I’ve put together a list of my most favorite wedding dress trends including alluring off-the-shoulder styles and playful bows.

3 Garments You Need for Fall 2016!

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Believe it or not fall is almost here, the fall 2016 ready to wear collections brought some interesting and fashionable trends! Since BurdaStyle has such an extensive digital sewing pattern library, you bet we have pattern that you can use to sew up the latest trends. Read on to see the 3 things you have to start sewing now! (p.s. you can get all the trending patterns in this kit).

Best Dressed

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We can never have enough dress patterns and we’ve rounded up ten of our best selling (ever!) dress patterns right here.

Fabric Print Trends for Summer

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The best part of sewing is fabric shopping right? As well as the ability to make any style of garment with whatever fabric you choose. To keep my sewing projects on trend I looked up what the shining fabric prints were on the spring/summer 2016 runways. Read on to see my favorite 4 fabric print trends…

Sewing for Your Body Type

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What ever your body shape may be we have a sewing pattern for you. You may be pear shaped, hourglass, apple or column but good thing you know how to sew because you have the ability to sew garments tailored to your unique body shape! Read on to see recommended plus size patterns paired to different body types and learn more about additional alterations you can do to the pattern for a perfect fit.

Sew These Stylish Knit Patterns (Without A Serger!)

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There are hundreds of patterns on BurdaStyle.com that suggest using some type of knit fabric. Unfortunately, if you don’t have a serger, you might think those hundreds of patterns are just out of your reach. Wrong! In our new course with Katrina Walker, Sewing Knits Without a Serger, you’ll learn all the necessary steps to to create your own knit fashions with a sewing machine. To get you extra excited about the idea of sewing with knits, we’ve styled five of our favorite BurdaStyle knit patterns, check them out here.

What to Wear this Fourth of July

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Here are five outfit ideas If you want to look patriotic this 4th of July without looking like, well, you’re wearing an American flag. All you need are is a red, white or blue garment and some carefully chosen accessories and you’re goo to go, no matter what you’re doing to celebrate our amazing country. Happy 4th of July, BurdaStylers!

Buy vs. Make: Summer Dress Edition

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While I don’t think many of us are spending hundreds (or thousands!) of dollars on everyday summer dresses, there’s no harm in getting inspiration from looking at them. It’s amazing what you can do with your creativity and sewing skills to create a garment that looks like a thousand bucks, when it may have only cost you fifty bucks as well as a few enjoyable sewing hours. We’ve rounded up a few gorgeous designer dresses that we spotted at Net-A-Porter and paired them with nearly identical BurdaStyle dress patterns in this edition of Buy or Make so that you can get the look for way less.

Most Popular Patterns of 2016 - So Far!

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Here are the top 10 selling pattern of the first half of 2016. The list includes old favorites, which we’re sure you’ve seen or sewn before but we are happy to see new patterns published just this year on the list as well.

6 Dresses You Should Make & Wear This Summer

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After what felt like a very long winter, the temperature is now steadily warm and the sun is out! Take a look at six dresses that we can’t wait to make and wear this summer to everything from barbecues to weddings. While dresses are fun to wear, they can sometimes be daunting to make, so make sure to check out our Dressmaking course, which starts today!

4 Looks for a Stylish Memorial Day Weekend

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The stretch between President’s Day and Memorial Day weekend is a long one and it’s all the more reason to make the best of it while looking your best. Whether you’re staying home to hang with friends and family at the pool, going on a picnic, exploring the city or hopping on a plane. To help minimize any time worrying about what you’re going to wear over the weekend, we’ve paired together four fool-proof outfits for nearly any summer kickoff occasion. (HINT: Check back on Friday for major savings on BurdaStyle.com!)

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