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Mary Brooks Picken: The Original Fashion Sewing Authority


As creator of the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge, Amy Barickman shares the history and inspiration behind this exciting competition, happening right now on BurdaStyle!

Opposites Attract: 6 New Sewing Patterns to Color Block


Add a splash of color to brighten up your wardrobe. This week’s new patterns are perfect for mixing bold and neutral hues together.

Featured Member: handmadebyfreya


What is your dream sewing project?
There are so many things on my drawing board! I would love one day to become a lingerie designer, so an actual collection that I had designed and made patterns for would be my dream. Also, I’d like to think that in the future, if I get married, I would make my own wedding dress. I think that has to be the ultimate sewing project, doesn’t it?!

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook Variation Designers: Melissa Fehr


Get to know BurdaStyle member and variation designer Melissa Fehr (aka: squirrellypoo) and check out a behind the scenes look at the creation of her beautiful project based on our Dress Pattern from The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook!

Vintage Modern Design Challenge: Inspiration from Amy


As creator of the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge, Amy Barickman shares the history and inspiration behind this exciting competition, happening right now on BurdaStyle!

In The Boudoir: 9 New Women's Sewing Patterns


Have you ventured into lingerie? Bustiers? Panties? If not, these patterns may inspire you to do so… Read on and check them out.

Featured Member: Ralf Schmitz


Where are you from and where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I was born in Austria, in a small town called Innsbruck. For the last 12 years, I have lived together with my beloved husband and my cat in Berlin, Germany. Due to a cronic illness (polyneuropathy), I had to stop working about 5 years ago and that brought me to sewing.

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook Variation Designers: Karin Arver


We just can’t get enough of our talented variation designers from The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook! This week get the scoop from Karin Arver (aka: ichigogirl) and the process behind the creation of her gorgeous jacket project based on our Coat Pattern.

Small Size, Big Inspiration


As we continue the Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style Design Challenge, author & designer Amy Barickman talks about how she and her designs at Indygo Junction are inspired by her treasure trove of collected vintage content:

Sometimes the littlest ones in our lives provide the biggest inspiration. Several mothers I know never touched a needle and thread before their wee ones came along. While these women nurtured their newborns, they discovered an eager creative spirit within. Many new moms take up sewing – not just as an outlet or pastime while the baby sleeps – but as a way to spoil their sweeties with handmade toys and clothes.

BurdaStyle Alum (and this week's model) Designed Patterns for McCall's


Rebecca Turbow is not only one of my best friends in the world, she’s also a designer, a DJ, this week’s Project of the Week model, a past BurdaStyle employee, and a wildly talented young lady. She designed some jersey patterns for McCall’s Next Generation label that are a bit athletic, totally wearable and very sweet—thre’s also a cape pattern to die for. And they happen to be on sale right now!

Featured Member: nahoko


Where are you from and where do you live?
I’m from the western part of Japan and I spent my childhood there, and then I lived in Yokohama and Tokyo since my teenage years until recently, now I live in a small city near Mt. Fuji, one of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains.

Blade Runner: 8 New Futuristic Sewing Patterns


I guess it is the setting of this photo shoot that reminds me of two of my favorite apocalyptic films, Blade Runner and Mad Max, and some of the cuts look like something Tina Turner might wear in Beyond Thunderdome; or Daryl Hannah as Pris in Blade Runner. The 8 patterns we’re releasing this week seem to tackle the glamorous side of futuristic fashion while fully utilizing metallics of all sorts and a-symmetric silhouettes…

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The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook Variation Designers: Chie Duncan


We continue our series introducing you to the talented BurdaStyle members who created variation garments for The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook and giving you a first hand look at their creative and technical processes. This week, meet Chie Duncan (aka: Vivat Veritas) who put her own fresh spin on our classic Bag Pattern.

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