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Featured Member: luxihere

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Where are you from and/or where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I am from Chennai, India. I was born and brought up here and have lived all my 31 years of live so far out here in this beautiful, traditional, conservative yet caring city of Chennai. I am a SAHM (ex-s/w engineer) who loves pampering her 4.5 year old little princess and an aspiring freelance fashion designer dreaming of launching own clothing line in near future!

Spoonflower Goes to New York Fashion Week

To say that we are merely fans of Spoonflower might be a bit of an understatement. The fact that we can make our wildest fabric dreams come true through their custom printing services gets us just as hot and bothered as a load of new sewing patterns or a split-second flash of inspiration. However, we’re not the only ones showing one of our favorite fabric creators some love, designer Malan Breton used custom printed fabric from Spoonflower to create garments for his spring 2012 runway show during New York Fashion week and we hope that this is just the beginning of designers taking advantage of the amazing range of possibilities Spoonflower provides!

Amann Group Mettler Trend Reports - On the Runways: Spring 2012

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Just as we’re gearing up for fall’s colder weather, designers are rolling out their looks for spring 2012 and it already has me excited for warm weather to come back around. So far in New York we’ve seen in-your-face florals, sleek and sporty ensembles and everything in between but fashion week is just getting started and I can’t wait to see what the London, Paris and Milan designers have up their sleeves. Want to get started on a few of the spring trends? Check out some of my favorite looks from the runways, plus download great patterns for you to get the look now (but shhhh, don’t tell the designers!).

Keep it Simple: 10 Sleek New Women's Sewing Patterns

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Ease into fall with our 10 new sleek and simple patterns. A beautifully draped suit jacket, an easy to wear jumpsuit and a study toggle coat are just a few of the chic, classic pieces ready for you to download this week. For work or for play, these patterns are just what you need to start the new season off right, click through to see the rest of the collection and get started on your favorite.

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook On Sale November 1st!

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The BurdaStyle team is so pumped for the November 1st release of The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook!

Creating this book has been such an incredible process and it seriously couldn’t have been done without YOU, our amazing community! The book cover gives a glimpse of the 78 projects by members (from 23 countries) which are featured in the book.

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Peter Lappin's Halter Dress - Step 3

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We’re about half way through our September Sew Along with our friends at Coats & Clark, FreeSpirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. Have you started your garment yet?

This week, Peter continues with his Halter Dress Pattern, moving on from the bodice to construct the skirt. Click through for Peter’s continued instructions and stay tuned for one more week of steps and instructions as we close out National Sewing Month in style!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Gretchen Hirsch's Skirt - Step 3

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We’re about half way through our September Sew Along with our friends at Coats & Clark, FreeSpirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. Have you started your garment yet?

This week, Gretchen continues with her Skirt with Front Pleats, concentrating on the waistband. Click through for Gretchen’s detailed instructions and stay tuned for one more week of steps and tutorials as we close out National Sewing Month in style!

MySINGERStory.com: ashchaser

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SINGER® is celebrating their 160th anniversary and we’re getting in on the party by bringing you exclusive stories from our members and staff for MySINGERStory.com! Keep checking back for more interviews and behind the scenes scoops from some of our amazing BurdaStyle members. Up this week, ashchaser from Nashville, Tennessee.

Looking for Halloween Costume Ideas!

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Last week, we asked our Facebook community about what we should be for Halloween, but are still undecided. What would you all suggest?

Leave your idea below and we may end up making your idea in our Halloween themed Project of the Week!

Featured Member: Pampula

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Where are you from and where do you live now?
I was born and live in Espoo which is the second biggest city after Finland’s capital Helsinki. Although Espoo doesn’t feel like a city at all; when I come back home from Helsinki, which is very close to Espoo, it feels almost like I lived in a countryside. There is so many lakes to swim in and great forests to wander around here!

Ten Years Ago Today: Remembering 9/11

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11. As many of you may (or may not) know, BurdaStyle is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and our staff are all proud New Yorker City residents. As we took a moment to reflect on this day, we couldn’t help but be moved by the heartfelt words of friend and fellow creative Natalie Chanin who was in New York on September 11th ten years ago, and we wanted to share her story here with you.

Our hearts go out to everyone who lost loved ones on 9/11 and we thank Natalie for letting us share her words with you.

Join Us at the 2011 Creative Connection in St. Paul, Minnesota!

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Join us September 15th through 17th at the Crowne Plaza in St. Paul, Minnesota for the 2011 Creative Connection! Celebrating women and entrepreneurs, this 3-day conference marries the passion for handmade goods with technological savvy through a range of panels discussing DIY and craft as well as business and marketing strategies. Hands-on workshops, social networking and business panels and tips for building and running a creative company, the Creative Connection is a wealth of resources and support for both the new and established entrepreneur!

Amann Group Mettler Trend Report - Predicting the Spring Trends

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Even though pre-­‐season shows have taken on a life (and a series of trends) all their own, they are still a fairly good indicator of what we can expect to see on the runways come fall and spring. For this week’s Trend Report we’re playing a little game in the office called “Predict the Trends”, and decided to pull together some of the most prominent looks and trends from the 2012 Resort shows as an idea of what we could see designers sending down the runways in the coming weeks.

Send Them Back in Style: 7 New Kid's Sewing Patterns

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Backpacks, folders and pencil pouches aren’t the only things little ones need to start the school year off on the right foot. Check out our 7 new kids patterns to send them back to class in style! A sharp jacket for the boys; a sweet, dirndl-inspired dress for the girls and they’ll be ready to take on the world (or at the very least, the 3rd grade).

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