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Channeling Coco


A new book mysteriously appeared in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t been able to put it down. Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life is an in depth look at the force that reshaped the way women dressed in the early 20th century. From her humble beginnings in a French convent to her worldwide fashion success, Chanel was a complicated, demanding woman known as much for her free spirit as her beautiful designs.

Wedding Blues


Something old, something new… something borrowed, something blue. What do you think of blue as a wedding accent?

Comment to Win with Smashing Darling!


Comment on this blog or follow BurdaStyle on Twitter for your chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate from Smashing Darling!

4 Cool Fall Patterns


Have you made your Fall jacket yet? Have you been wanting a slouchy leather jacket? How about a blouson jacket in washed silk? Or a winter coat pattern with stand up collar?

Time To Vote: Project Runway ReMake Challenge Presented by Rowenta


You guys wowed us with your creativity once again! It was tough but we managed to narrow your fantastic entries down to 50. Now it’s in your hands. Check out the Project Runway ReMake Challenge slideshow presented by Rowenta and vote for your favorites! Plus, one lucky voter (USA residents only) will win their own DG5030 Pressure Iron and Steamer and IS9100 Precision Valet garment steamer! That’s right voters, now you get the chance to score some awesome goodies too. After you’ve voted on the slideshow come back to this post, leave a comment telling us who you voted for and why, and you’ve entered to win this incredible prize! (We’re jealous already!) Voting is open until 5pm EST on October 11th. What are you waiting for? Get voting!

JoAnn and Simplicity's 2010 Halloween Costume Contest!


As we hit the first full week of October, we’re reminded that fall is officially here and the countdown to Halloween is on! Jo-Ann Fabrics and Simplicity have teamed up again this year for their Halloween Costume Contest with a grand prize of $1,000 for the best overall costume (other prizes include 5, $500 and 6, $250 winners). Even if you’re not planning on attending a Halloween event, don’t forget about entering your Ren-Fest style garments or costumes you’ve made for children or even pets. Check here for complete entry rules and a down-loadable entry form.

Exclusive Offer Through October 6th: Receive 30% Off Your Fabric Purchase at Mood Online!


Hey BurdaStylers, do we have a treat for you! Now through October 6th, we’ve partnered with the amazing fabric store Mood to offer you guys 30% off your online Fashion Fabrics purchase!
Simply enter code BURDASTYLE30 at checkout and you save 30% off!*'s 10/10 Global Work Party


What are you doing on October 10th? If you’re in Auckland, New Zealand you might be fixing up your bike. If you’re in Kampala, Uganda you could spend the day planting hundreds of trees, or if you’re in Copenhagen, Denmark you could hang out with their Upcycling Club and learn how to turn your old garments into new pieces. “What is this all for?”, you ask. It’s part of’s initiative to get people thinking about, and taking action against, global warming.

Sewing Scenes: The Perils of Pauline

Hollywood loves sewing. From superhero suits and Renaissance garb, to high-powered business suits and couture gowns, custom-made clothing featuring the work of amazingly talented sewers is all over the silver screen. Moreover, there are a surprising number of scenes devoted to the craft of sewing.

Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum


The American Folk Art Museum launches the Year of the Quilt, the museum’s celebration of a glorious American art form and the creative contributions of three centuries of talented women. This exhibition will be on view for a full year, October 5, 2010–October 16, 2011, so you have plenty of time to check out this wonderful exhibition!

Comment to Win with 'No More Dirty Looks'!


Comment on this blog or follow BurdaStyle on Twitter for your chance to win a copy of No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt!

Last Day to Submit: Project Runway ReMake Challenge presented by Rowenta


The end is near. Time to get those submissions in to our amazing ReMake competition with Project Runway and Rowenta. Don’t forget that you must have everything into us, including a short description of how you incorporated an iron into your project, by 11:59 pm EST on September 30th to be eligible. From there we will chose the top 50 creations that you will then be able to vote on starting October 4th. So far, we like what we’re seeing and we can’t wait to share the top 50 with you.

Featured Member: klassykate


1.Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and when I was 8 moths old, my family moved to Phoenix, Arizona.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?

I can’t remember exactly the first thing I sewed because I started learning at a very young age. I believe it was a stuffed animal kitty that came in a beginners sewing kit. I remember how impatient I was sewing it because I didn’t use a sewing machine. I learned how to hand-sew first. But what really got me started sewing was when I sewed my first purse without a pattern. I was 11 or 12 and I was sitting in the car, and my dad, in the drivers seat, asked me if I made the purse I was wearing. I thought his question was absolutely ridiculous, but then I thought; wait a second, maybe I could make a purse like this! So I got to work right away and I made a pretty good looking purse for a 12-year-old who had no pattern or directions. I also started sewing stuffed bear clothes for my sister and friends. I have been sewing, designing, creating, and learning ever since!

Is Camel The New Black?


Camel colored garments are taking the world by storm. Buttery tans, burnt yellows and sueded camel colored wools, velvets, suede and silks graced many Autumn/Winter runways as well as hundreds of fashionistas’ backs. Is camel the new black?

Q&A With Tina Sparkles: Author of Little Green Dresses


Tina Sparkles, author an exciting, project-filled new book (which features 50 pattern-making projects), Little Green Dresses, was kind enough to not only share her Ultra-Miniskirt pattern tutorial with BurdaStyle, but to also answered a couple of questions about her design sense.


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