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Hi sewers!

I’m Dani and I am thrilled to be leaping into action with the BurdaStyle team. I’m coordinating BurdaStyle’s emedia, so I’ll be giving you the scoop on our webinars, courses, and how-to videos. We’ve lined up some fantastic experts who are eager to share their knowledge of the craft.

I’m particularly excited about this week’s webinar with fashion architect Nicole Maret on a transformational reconstruction – a Japanese technique that allows you to create 3D shapes and lines on your garment. Check out a video of the technique here:

Amazing, right? I can’t wait to learn along with you all and try my hand at this new technique.

A little bit more about me: I’m an intermediate sewer and expert clotheshorse who got my start cutting apart thrift store clothing in high school to make groovy bellbottoms. The first project I sewed from scratch was a Sailor Moon costume. One thing I love about the community here at BurdaStyle is seeing everyone put their own spin on our patterns, whether they’re into retro pin-up style or classic looks.

My own style is a mixed bag. I like to switch it up and go from tomboy to vintage prairie marm to goth depending on how I’m feeling. I love the tomboy-cool of Marimacho and WildFang, and I think this long blazer from BurdaStyle is to die for – long, slimming and cool without lapels.

Stay tuned for more of my posts here on the blog, as well as on our Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Sew on!

-Dani

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    Aug 24, 2013, 07.44 PMby Deeba007

    Beatiful, congrads !:-)

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    Aug 22, 2013, 05.10 PMby fashionfreek

    Hello there:-D

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    Aug 22, 2013, 02.13 PMby Denise medenisewild

    Hi Dani!! Wonderful to see the team growing! :)

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    Aug 22, 2013, 08.55 AMby freakusbzzz

    Welcome and congrats on the job.

    Something off topic but mentioned in your blog. The webinar for TR teqniques. It kind of feels odd that someone is charging to teach someone else’s original tequnique, especially when the creator kindly offers these tutorials for free.

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      Aug 22, 2013, 09.56 PMby thecuriouskiwi

      The smarter ones amongst us will save our $ for buying fabric and watch it for free on YouTube ;)

      They also recently did a webinar for digitally putting fabric onto your pattern line drawing using Photoshop…I wrote two tutorials on my blog for free, about how to do that one using Photoshop and one using a free software called Gimp…

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      Aug 25, 2013, 08.21 PMby nouvellegamine

      @thecuriouskiwi I’ll have to check out your tutorials :D I’m actually pretty good at photoshop, but you never know when you might pick up a better, faster way of doing something. Can’t wait to see what’s on your blog!

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    Aug 22, 2013, 04.51 AMby MegH

    Hi Dani!! Welcome to the team :)

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