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Fall Fabric Inspiration


This week, we hear from the fabric experts themselves. Amy Shockley, a fabric buyer from Hart’s Fabric, shares some fall fabric inspiration with our readers, including tips and projects made by her team in Santa Cruz, California.

Nature's Child: 9 New Girl's Sewing Patterns


These little girls are adventurous and on the lookout! We are sharing this new children’s pattern collection from burda style magazine’s November issue. Casual cuts are seen in fabrics that play between the contrast of shiny and matte fabrics. Many cozy knit fabrics are used for those cooler days and we see lots movement in the designs for the little girls who want to play.

Halloween Eve: Last Minute Costume Inspiration


Sure Halloween is tomorrow, but don’t fret! We have some last minute costume ideas and inspiration for you, plus a quick and easy Halloween DIY project!

Sandstorm: 9 New Women's Sewing Patterns


Take a look at this new pattern collection from burda style magazine’s November issue. Wafts of mist and dark outlines put on a creative show in these November fashions. Nature prints are seen in soft and free-flowing silhouettes. Indulge and let these new patterns catch in the wind.

After Hours: 9 New Plus Size Sewing Patterns


Every women needs some nice garments to wear after hours…and this new pattern collection from burda style magazine’s November issue is full of sultry designs. Shimmering fabrics and sophisticated cuts are seen in sixties-style coats and glamorous dresses.

Featured Member: heatherlou


This week we share our interview with amazing BurdaStyle member heatherlou.

Jewel Style: 12 New Women's Sewing Patterns


Burgundy, orange, teal, plum and emerald – these are all the lovely jewel toned colors featured in burda style magazine’s new pattern collection. With a nod to the 70s, this new collection makes color chic and perfect for the street. These designs are tailored to a tee, and are all modern takes on classic styles.

Modern Minimalist: 11 New Women's Sewing Patterns


This new pattern collection from burda style magazine’s October issue is a must see. These fashions are out of the ordinary. Unusual lines and minimalistic looks in fabrics both classic and modern shed new light on drapings, A-lines, and pleating techniques.

DIY Halloween: 14 New Costume Sewing Patterns


Halloween is creeping up on us, and the good news is that there is still time to sew your costume! We have dug into our archive and brought you a new costume collection from burda style magazine’s January 2012 issue. Check out these costume for the whole family!

Fall Fur: 8 New Furry Women's Sewing Patterns


Feel fabulous in this new pattern collection from burda style magazine’s October 2012 issue. This coat and jacket collection features many luxurious patterns all made in faux fur and leather. Indulge yourself, and see all the designs below.

Weekend Project: DIY Banana Bag!


Graphic prints are so in this season, and now you can create your own. Follow our tutorial on how to jazz up a plain bag or top.

Paris Fashion Week: Style Recap


Paris Fashion Week wrapped up last week. Paris both confirmed the key trends spotted at the other fashion weeks, as well as highlighting some new trends. There was an overall monochromatic palette in simple silhouettes. Sportswear dominated the runway and is sure to be a hot trend this coming Spring / Summer 2013. Take a look at all the trends we spotted below.

The Making of a Striped Swing Dress


I’ve been in the mood for stripes lately – swingy stripes. For my big project this month, I wanted to find the perfect pattern to pair with a lovely striped wool jersey from Mood (sadly, out of stock, but here’s a similar, albeit narrower, stripe in the fetching combination of navy and pea green) that I bought with my Mood Sewing Network allowance.

Wild Wonderland: 9 New Children's Sewing Patterns


This new children’s pattern collection from burda style magazine’s October issue is a must see! Playing outdoors is the most fun and that’s where real adventures can be found. These perfect little designs are made in imitation lamb shearling, jerseys, gabardine and embody lovely folklore details.


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