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DIY Halloween Costume: Meg Starts to Make her "The Dress" Costume!


It has been years since I actually sewed my own Halloween costume. Every year I am always commissioned by my friends to sew theirs and never have time to make my own… But not this year! At the beginning of the year when “The Dress” (black and blue or white and gold) was happening I was extremely fascinated and read all these articles about the science behind why people saw different colors and thought that it would actually make a cool costume for this year’s Halloween! So I decided to go with my original plan and make the dress costume. Read on to see how I drafted the pattern…

Cozy Countryside: 9 New Plus Size Patterns


This plus size collection from the January 2011 issue of BurdaStyle magazine, are not technically new but all nine patterns are new to! This collection is full of cozy patterns perfect for fall including a poncho, loden coat and bohemian velvet vest.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Hooded Cowl Neck Top Reveal!


Here is my top all finished! This pattern was such a quick sew, and it so comfy to wear. I made this from our Hooded Cowl Neck Dress pattern, and cropped it into a top! This Mash Up was fun, and the last minute fabric change made it exciting. Read on to see more images and our Member variation’s of this pattern.

Fall Jackets: 4 New Patterns


This collection from the February 2010 issue of BurdaStyle includes four jacket patterns that vary in style and material choice. Make one or make all four, either way you will surely be stylish when the colder temperatures hit.

October Kits: Halloween, Drafting, and Plus Size!


We had three awesome kits launch this month! Have you picked one up yet? Read on to see all the kits for October… P.s. We have a kit with physical rulers that are mailed to you!! Whether you are looking to make a Halloween costume, or modifying your plus size sewing pattern, we have a kit for you.

Croquis: Introducing New Poses and Children's Templates!


We had great success with the release of our first set of Croquis: Drawing Templates, so we have created more! We have just released these 3 new poses as well as these new children’s poses! Read more to see how you can use them to flush out your sewing design ideas…

Member Model Challenge: One Shoulder Flounce Designer Dress


We have taken a break recently from the one pattern Member Model Challenge, and instead tested the waters with the Ultimate Member Model Challenge. So we are excited to bring back the OG Member Model Challenge and present our latest pattern… The One Shoulder Flounce Designer Dress! DEADLINE EXTENDED; upload your entries by October 19th 11:59PM EST more time to sew! To see all the submissions so far search Member Model Challenge and look under the projects section.

Fall Layers: 4 New Patterns


This collection from the October 2015 BurdaStyle issue is small but mighty! It features four different blouson jackets, all of which are different in style and fabric. Perfect jackets for fall layering!

Sewing Lesson: Flared Dress 109 05/2015


Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Flared Dress sewing pattern that debuted in our California Road Trip pattern collection from the May 2015 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this versatile dress and style it for cooler weather!

Sew Spooky Halloween Contest


Sewing is fun all year-round, but in our opinion, nothing beats being able to make our own Halloween costumes every year! Who wants to end up at a Halloween party wearing the same old store-bought Halloween costume? It’s all about being creative and putting our hard-earned DIY skills to work. So we thought it would be super fun to hold a Sew Spooky Halloween Contest to see how creative the BurdaStyle community can get for Halloween!

Evening Elegance: 9 New Plus Size Patterns


This new plus size collection from the October 2015 issue of BurdaStyle features elegant looks for an evening out. You will love theclassic long dresses, updated women’s tuxedo and easy-to-wear tunics.

BurdaStyle Academy: October 2015 Course Calendar

We can’t believe it is October already! September was a great month for BurdaStyle Academy, and in October we are running even more courses. Read more to see when all the courses are starting and simply click the course you are interested in to learn more and reserve your spot.

National Sewing Month: It's a Wrap!


Well that month went fast! September (National Sewing Month) is in the past and now it is time to reflect on all the great sewing that took place. Read more to see just some of the highlights…

New Featured Pattern Collection Kit: City Noir


This capsule collection has been brought back to life and is now available as a bundle download! This pattern collection kit includes all 9 sewing patterns in our sleek City Noir collection. Find your perfect little black dress in this pattern collection alongside a great skirt, basic tops, and even a great fitted jersey blazer. This collection is urban style at its understated best. Get the pattern collection kit here.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing my Cowl Neck Top


Hi everyone! This weekend I sewed up most of my top which I am making from our Hooded Cowl Neck Dress pattern. It came together quickly, and once I tried it on for the first time I was so excited that it all came together nice and it fit! Last week I made all of my pattern modifications, and keep on reading to see how I sewed it all together.


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