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What to Sew for Your Next Vacation

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I just got back from vacation a couple of days ago, and I feel refreshed and excited to get back into my sewing routine. I wanted to share with you some garments I sewed in preparation for my vacation that really were essential and made my travel wardrobe more comfortable, practical and stylish! Read on to see the 3 things you need to sew for your next beach vacation.

Dress in a Day

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Have a special occasion coming up? Attending a wedding soon? You have time to make your own dress today even if your even is tomorrow! A fitted dress at that – read on to see how I made a dress in a day that fits great and looks like it was store bought.

Sewing Lesson: Double Breasted Jacket #104A 08/2017

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You can do it! Even sewing beginners can sew this double-breasted, 60s-style jacket. Just take it one step at a time and follow this sewing lesson to make our Double Breasted Jacket pattern that debuted in our Retro Mix pattern collection from the August 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this jacket for fall.

Sewing Lesson: Printed Romper #102A 07/2017

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The embodiment of summer. Just sewing this garment with its gathered shoulders and hem ruffles puts us in a holiday mood! Follow this sewing lesson to make our Printed Romper pattern that debuted in our Surfer Girl pattern collection from the July 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this summery romper.

Sewing Lesson: Bow Neck Blouse #103B 06/2017

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Follow this sewing lesson to make our Bow Neck Contrast Blouse pattern that debuted in our Blouse Bonanza pattern collection from the June 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this blouse for any occasion.

Short Story

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Sew up these sweet and lacy embroidered shorts for summertime fun. Add an elastic waistband to your favorite shorts pattern to make them extra comfortable.

Bee's Knees Skirt

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Convert your favorite pencil skirt pattern into a faux wrap skirt featuring on-trend metallic bee embroidery and sparkling beadwork inspired by vintage Schiaparelli.

Sewing Lesson: Knot Dress #114 05/2017

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Follow this sewing lesson to make our Knot Dress pattern that debuted in our Pure Chic pattern collection from the May 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this T-shirt dress perfect for everyday.

Sewing Lesson: Bomber Jacket #114A 04/2017

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You can do it! Thanks to clear, step-by-step instructions, even creative beginners can sew this season’s trendiest jacket for themselves. Follow this sewing lesson to make our Bomber Jacket pattern that debuted in our Must Haves pattern collection from the April 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this on-trend jacket.

Cool Running with Trash to Couture

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When I saw Burda Style’s “Cool Running” set it was only fitting as a runner that this be my first try at making my own active wear. Since the boom of athleisure I’ve been interested in trying a few myself but it can be somewhat intimidating at first. Being a runner who trains consistently I value pieces that offer comfort, support, and function. Bonus points for style and design. This pattern set checks all the boxes I look for in active wear.

Sewing Lesson: Off the Shoulder Top #118 03/2017

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Nothing to wear? Here’s the solution – this top is not only super trendy, it can also be sewn in a flash! Follow this sewing lesson to make our Off the Shoulder Top pattern that debuted in our Eclectic Beauty pattern collection from the March 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this trendy top.

Sewing Lesson: Bouclé Jacket #108 02/2017

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A classic cut with modern touches. This cropped bouclé jacket includes fringe details at the front bands and hems. Follow this sewing lesson to make our Bouclé Jacket sewing pattern that debuted in our Best of Bouclé pattern collection from the February 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this classic jacket.

Sew Your Own Workout Tank

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I have been making leggings, and athletic wear for years and I absolutely love working with (and wearing) these types of fabrics. I even have a workout wear course where you’ll learn how to now only sew, but draft your own athletic and yoga wear. Sew along with me in this post where I show how I sewed our Athletic Tank pattern from the 01/2017 issue.

Sewing Lesson: Leather Moto Jacket #113A 01/2017

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The cool alternative to a blazer. This must-have is now also making an appearance at the office! Follow this sewing lesson to make our Leather Moto Jacket sewing pattern that debuted in our Most Wanted pattern collection from the January 2017 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this edgy biker jacket.

DIY Pleated Skirt

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Turn pre-pleated fabric and some elastic into a fabulous skirt that sews together in an hour (or less), and you don’t even need a sewing pattern! Read on to see the tutorial, you can make this skirt to wear out tonight…

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