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.

Sandstorm: 9 Safari Chic Designs


Summer winds and windswept deserts inspired this collection that’s full of delicate dresses, tough tomboy separates, and a feminine leather jacket. These patterns are from the July 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions to previously published patterns have been updated.

Tips For Sewing Fine Fabrics


Recently we showed you some of the sheer styles we’ve been loving on the red carpet lately, which left some of you wondering… how can we sew them?! We admit: It’s easy to get swept away by the soft chiffons and shimmering sheers and forget all about the hard part! Sewing delicate fabrics can be a challenge, but these tips will have you tackling those tricky textiles in no time.

Digital Pattern Drafting


I got a sneak peek at Lauren Dahl’s new Digital Pattern Drafting Course using Adobe Illustrator! I thought I knew a lot about Illustrator and how to use it for fashion design, but I learned so many new things and how to utilize new tools in Illustrator. It was a huge help to me when I was developing our newest Swimsuit Sloper for

Beach Comber: 9 Children's Patterns


Soak up the sun and sand in a collection of washable, wearable beach essentials. We’ve got little ones covered, from bloomers to beach hats. These patterns are from the June 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.


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