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Enter the 2011 BERNINA Halloween Costume Competition!

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We can’t believe this year has flown by so quickly and that it’s almost time for our favorite holiday, Halloween! We’ve already started breaking out our favorite fabrics and wackiest embellishments in anticipation and now we’re giving you the chance to do the same with the BERNINA 2011 Halloween Costume Competition.

Show Us Your Sew Along Garment - Deadline Extended!

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Now that we’ve reached the end of our awesome September Sew Along, it’s time to play show and tell, and we’ve extended our original deadline to give you just a little more time to finish up those gorgeous garments! How did you personalize your Halter Dress or Pleated Skirt project? Did you follow Peter and Gretchen’s instructions word for word, or did you add your own ideas and techniques into the mix?

Upload your finished garment with the phrase “Sew Along” in the title by 9am EST on Monday, October 10th for the chance to be featured in our Sew Along slideshow and win fantastic prizes including fabric from Free Sprit Fabrics and an assortment of thread from Coats & Clark!

70's Glamour: 9 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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Are you a fan of wide leg trousers, long flowing maxi dresses, glitter platforms, Anita Pallenburg or Janis Joplin? If so, read on to see these luxurious new patterns with a modern take on the 70’s…

Featured Member: urbandon

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Where do you live?
I live in Sydney, Australia. Inner West Sydney is a real creative and quirky area –full of cool cafes and junk shops- I love it. Besides sewing I make jewellery from found objects.

If we were to come to your town, where would you take us?
Sydney has some amazing and famous landmarks but I would take creative visitors to the great industrial waste recyclers like Reverse Garbage or The Bower- both within walking distance of home.

Discover the Southern Women's Show + Comment to Win FREE Tickets!

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The Southern Women’s Show returns for its 21st year in Orlando, Florida, and you’re invited to join the awesome fun!

Amann Group Mettler Trend Report - The Prints and Patterns of Milan Fashion Week

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Italian designers and fashion houses are known the world over for their luxury and flair for the dramatic, and this season during Milan fashion week it was no exception as designers like Miuccia Prada, Consuelo Castiglioni and Roberto Cavalli turned out fresh, fun and daring looks for spring 2012. Ready to get a jump start on the season? The Milan runways were full of vibrant patterns ranging from the pop art florals at Marni to the jazzy art deco looks at Etro and we pulled together a few of our favorites to inspire you to dig through your fabric stash and start playing with your prints!

Style Sheets: Looking Back at the Bra

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In the world of commonly worn apparel, no item comes anywhere close to having created such polarizing feelings as the brassiere. For many people, bras represent nothing more than a mundane part of their dressing routine, practiced out of practicality or mere habit. For others, this undergarment has far surpassed its mode of functionality to enter realms ranging from the fetishized to the political. It’s a pretty impressive feat for an article that spends most of its time hidden beneath layers of clothing!

With the October kickoff of Breast Cancer Awareness Month now being only days away, it seems like the perfect time to spotlight everyday wear’s most infamous article of clothing…

Sell Your Patterns, Designs and Fashions with TabJuice!

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How many of you out there have toyed with the idea of selling your amazing, one-of-a-kind creations? Whether you are already selling your garments or you’re just starting to think about it but aren’t sure where to start, let us introduce you to the newly launched social commerce application TabJuice.

Show Us Your Sew Along Garment!

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Now that we’ve reached the end of our awesome September Sew Along, it’s time to play show and tell! How did you personalize your Halter Dress or Pleated Skirt project? Did you follow Peter and Gretchen’s instructions word for word, or did you add your own ideas and techniques into the mix? Upload your finished garment with the phrase “Sew Along” in the title by 9am EST on Monday, October 3rd for the chance to be featured in our Sew Along slideshow and win fantastic prizes including fabric from Free Sprit Fabrics and an assortment of thread from Coats & Clark!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Additional Steps - Butterfly Border and Belt for Halter Dress

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Have you finished sewing up your Halter Dress with Peter yet? Whether you’re just getting started or rounding out your garment, we have some great additional techniques from our friends at Coats & Clark to help you put the perfect finishing touches on your fantastic dress projects.

Also, don’t forget to upload your finished projects by Monday, October 3rd with the phrase “Sew Along” in the title for a chance to be featured in our Sew Along Slideshow and win great prizes from both Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Additional Steps - Scalloped Border and Zipper Piping for Pleated Skirt

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Last week Gretchen put the finishing touches on her adorable Skirt with Front Pleats project. How is your skirt coming along? If you’ve finished up but are still in need of some Sew Along love, check out these great additional steps from our friends at Coats & Clark.

Also, don’t forget to upload your finished projects by Monday, October 3rd with the phrase “Sew Along” in the title for a chance to be featured in our Sew Along slideshow and win great prizes from both Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Peter Lappin's Halter Dress - Step 5

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This week marks the final installments of our September Sew Along with Coats & Clark, Free Spirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. If you’re just joining us, you can start from the very beginning with Peter’s Halter Dress project instructions or following along as he puts the final touches on his beautiful dress. Also make sure to check out the great additional steps our friends at Coats & Clark created to help you make a perfectly coordinated border appliqué and belt.

Already finished with your project? Make sure to upload your gorgeous garments by Monday, October 3rd with “Sew Along” in the title for the chance to be a part of our Sew Along Slideshow and win great prizes from Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

Featured Member: Anne Wagenhauser

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Where are you from and where do you live now?
I was born and brought up in South Africa, but now live in the UK with my husband and two teenage daughters. I live in a small market town called Shipston-on-Stour in South Warwickshire near Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s a great little town with a fabulous old fashioned identity, but unfortunately no fabric shop. Currently I work for myself and my girls! I used to teach fashion part-time in adult education, but with the funding being as it is for adult education at the moment, I get to sew at home all day, everyday!

Amann Group Mettler Trend Reports - Highlights from London Fashion Week

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Ah, London…I’ve always had such a romantic notion of London and the UK in general. I suppose I naively base my assumptions on one too many Masterpiece Theatre dramas, but a girl can still dream, right? Another reason I am so in love with London is that I feel like fashion is much less restrained than it is here in the US.

The Importance of Sewing Scissors: Shozaburo Japanese Tailor Shears

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If you sew then I don’t need to tell you about how important it is to have a good pair of scissors. Shears to be precise. I had a great pair years ago and my kids got ahold of them, used them on who knows what and they were ruined forever. Take note, NEVER let your kids near your sewing shears!

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