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New Pattern: Retro Style Dress


This dress sewn with a wool jersey and asymmetric pleat details is just as charming 60 years later. This fitted dress with the asymmetric pleats at the right shoulder shapes the hour-glass silhouette beautifully. Slant pockets at the waistline tuck in as inlaid pleats to replace darts, and the elaborate sleeve gussets: gorgeous!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 01/2018: Part 2


The year is off to a great start so far! Last week I started sewing my January Mash Up and we joined the Burda Challenge 2018, so I think this year will be my biggest sewing year yet! I’ll be sewing my Mash Up every month PLUS at least 1 other garment using a BurdaStyle magazine pattern. But back to my current make, these footed leggings! Read on to see my next steps in constructing these cool and comfortable yoga pants…

Quick Tip: Upcycle a Shirt into a Girl's Dress!


What to do with old men’s shirts? Throw away? Too bad! If the fabric is not just full of stains or moth holes, it can be sewn into a sweet-and-sweet girl’s dress. This sewing project is super-easy and ideal for men’s shirts that are no longer appealing, too big or too small, where the sleeves have holes or stains – these are cut away and not recycled. We’ve also decorated the dress with a potato print.

Get the Look: The Bachelor


If you are like me, and you love to watch The Bachelor, and are part of #BachelorNation, then you also must love looking at all the dresses the contestants wear! It amazes me that each week they wear new gowns to the rose ceremonies and I have read online that before going on the show these women spend thousands of dollars on dresses to wear. I have been into the recent season with Arie lately and the first couple of episodes really had me looking at the gowns they were wearing trying to impress The Bachelor, and all these gorgeous BurdaStyle dress patterns starting flashing in my head. Read on to see my picks for dresses to make if you’re going on The Bachelor…

Far and Away: 7 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns


Statement pieces with pronounced embroidery in a style tapped from the Andes. These patterns are fashionable for the outdoors and at the office with striking details from the 01/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

Sew in Your Own Garment Tags


In addition to our new collaboration with Sprout patterns we also developed a line of fabric prints on Spoonflower! And one of our favorite new designs are these garment tags that you can sew into the back of all your handmade projects.

DIY Jewellery Box with Pillow


A decorative tray with an ultra-soft pillow is the perfect laying place for your most delicate jewellery. This is the perfect craft to sew if you received chocolates and special jewellery for the holidays! Read on to see how to make…

Take Our Survey for a Chance to Win!


We want to know a little more about you to serve you better! Take the survey to be entered to win one of three digital pattern packs valued at $75. You have until January 31st 11:59 EST to enter. All entries will be compiled and 3 winners will randomly be selected and contacted February 1st 2018. Read on to take the survey… Thank you to all who participated – we very much appreciate your feedback! The winner have been contacted.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 01/2018: Part 1


I ended 2017 with a fuzzy warm sweater and I want to kick off the new year with something just as comfy, which is why I knew right away I wanted to sew something from our Time to Relax yoga collection. Read on to see which pattern I picked and my first steps in sewing…

Burda Challenge 2018


We were so thrilled when we saw Saturday Night Stitch post about her doing a Burda Challenge 2018 doing a Burda Challenge 2018 earlier this year, that we just had to get on board too! And to help everyone participating along in this challenge we created a printable planner so you can plan out all your 2018 projects. Hila from Saturday Night Stitch committed to sewing at least 1 garment each month from BurdaStyle magazine, and is encouraging others to join and make their own personal sewing goals. Read on to see mine and download the free challenge planner…

Quick Tip: Get Your Shoulder to Fit!


Jackets and coats can be compensated with shoulder pads… but with thin tops it is better to adjust the shoulder of the patterns. Read on to see how to do it!

The Golden Globes 2018: Best & Worst Dressed


This year, the red carpet at the Golden Globes was a bit different for a very important reason. Women and men came together wearing black to support a movement known as Time’s Up, which takes aim at sexual harassment and power imbalances within the workplace. Many stars including Emma Watson, Amy Poehler and Meryl Streep chose to bring activists as their plus ones. With that said, we couldn’t help but take note of which black style moments were major fashion wins and a few that were a miss in our books.

What were your thoughts on the red carpet?

Time to Relax: 8 New Yoga Patterns


More sport, rest and quiet time: This comfortable collection for relaxation and yoga just about fulfills the New Year’s resolution on its own and is from the 01/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

DIY Yoga Bag


Keep calm. This yoga bag of glittering fabric will easily hold your mat, clothing, and towel. Adjustable straps hold your yoga mat in place on the outer side of the bag as well! Read on to see how to make…

Ultra Violet is Pantone's Color of the Year!


With every new year, Pantone releases a color of the year! This year it is Ultra Violet, and I’m loving it. “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” – Pantone. And with this new color we created a kit… our Ultra Violet Kit that includes 15 digital sewing patterns all sewn up in this year’s shade. Read on to see some of my favorite patterns in the kit and how they can be worn.


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