Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: June Issue


Finally made these shorts! I could have not asked for a better result, and the fit is perfectly loose. A while back I revealed which pattern I was making so you guys could follow along and make your own mash up. Check out how I made my shorts as well as see some other member variations of the shorts pattern.

Featured Instructor: Lauren Dahl


Meet Lauren Dahl: seamstress, mom, jeans lover, and the instructor of our upcoming course on digital pattern drafting! Lauren is the owner of Pattern Workshop, the designer behind Selvage Designs, and the creative force behind the blog, BASTE + GATHER.

New at BurdaStyle Videos: How to Sew the Island Placket Dress


This video will teach you valuable sewing techniques and clothing construction skills that will have you well on your way to tackling more advanced sewing projects! Watch a free preview here!

"The Next Level Knock-Off": Creating Patterns from Ready-to-wear Designs


Learn how to transfer the fit and design of a ready-to-wear garment to a paper pattern! Read more here!

Congratulations to our Member Model Challenge Winner!


After 4 great finalists, we have our winner! Congrats to Kalinah Khan for her pretty floral dress variation.

Midnight Circus: 12 Patterns for Evening


The whimsy and romance of fall dressing is here with these jackets, blouses, and loose fitting dresses. These designs are from the August 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.

The First All Petites Pattern Collection


The first pattern collection just for petite figures! The BurdaStyle Best of: Petites Collection features three dresses, two basic tops, a tulle gown, sailor pants, a skirt, and cropped trousers, specially sized for shorter ladies.

Get Inspired with this Online Moodboard Course!


This teaches you the necessary steps in creating a Mood Board starting with theme, colors, and how the trends apply to your target customer! Sign up for Mood Boards for Fashion Design

Online Course: Digital Pattern Drafting.. Have you signed up?


Do you love creating your own sewing patterns – but wish there was an easier, quicker way? Read more here about the new online course for Digital Pattern Drafting with Adobe Illustrator!

Athletic Inspired Fashion: Moodboard


A couple weeks ago I published which pattern I was going to sew for my next Meg’s Magazine Mash Up. For each Mash Up I usually prepare an inspiration board otherwise known as a moodbard. It helps me brainstorm and gain insight into the style of my garment I am preparing on making. Moodboards really help me focus in and compile inspirational images together that aid my new garment design. Check out our new Moodboard course so you can create your own!

Learning to Fit Using Your Tried 'N True Patterns


Thursday’s web seminar is for anyone who has a Tried ‘n True pattern and wants to learn how to use it to fit new, fresh out of the envelope patterns! Sign-up here!

Space Odyssey: 10 Out of this World Designs


Photorealistic prints make these tees, skirts, and a dress with a surprise back cut out simply out of this world. These patterns are from the August 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

How to Wear Harem Pants


Project ideas and styling tips for one of summer’s most popular and controversial trends. We show you how to wear harem pants and our favorite harem pants patterns!

How-to Video: Sew the BurdaStyle Slip


In this 1-hour video you will learn how to sew our slinky slip sewing pattern. Watch the video here!

Vote on the Top Four picks in our Member Model Challenge


The entries are in and now it is time to vote on the top four member project submissions! Check out the top four, and vote on which project you want to see be face of our Asymmetric Designer Dress.


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