Burda_runway_webbanner_218x126

Two FREE
Sewing Patterns!

Sign up & receive our
Runway to Reality Look Book with Brother!
Sewing tutorials & runway inspiration.

Ballet Inspiration

Ballet_influences_medium

Right before Christmas my boyfriend and I went to see The Nutcracker performed by the New York City ballet at Lincoln Center. I used to dance as a little girl and always dreamed of seeing this performance around the Holidays in New York— well my dream came true and we loved the performance, but for me, I especially adored the costumes. It got me to thinking about ballet’s influence on fashion and vice versa. In the collage above: Dujour Magazine: Such a Cheeky Life: Ballerinas, Natalie Portman in Black Swan, A Rodarte sketch for the film, Dujour magazine, Chanel S/S 2010

Comment to Win "Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred!"

Tweetgiveaway110103-v2_medium

Connect with us on Twitter or comment on this blog for your chance to win “Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids” by David Erik Nelson!

Meet the Winners: Handmade Holiday Contest Presented by ModCloth x BurdaStyle

Handmadecontest_615x300_winners_medium

We teamed up with ModCloth, the fantastic emporium of all things cute and retro, to get everyone in the giving spirit by challenging you all to make a holiday present for someone you love using ModCloth’s handmade and DIY section as inspiration.

Congratulations to the first BurdaStyle competition winners of 2011….

Holiday Giveaway: Winners of Janome Serger and Interweave Giveaways!

2010holidaygiveaway-blog-v2_medium

Happy New Year!

Congratulations to PriBing who won the Janome Magnolia 7034D Serger!

Congratulations to ivorykohl who won Three Sewing Books + Copies of Stitch Magazine from Interweave!

Rules

We can’t wait till the 2011 BurdaStyle Holiday Giveaway. Only 11 months away until December 1st, start counting down!

2010 Fashion Recap

1950s_trend_medium

2010 was filled with many exciting fashion moments. It was a fun and challenging task to browse through archives from 2010 to find the most exciting looks, so here’s a post with some of my favorite fashion movements from the past year. What were your favorite fashion moments of 2010? Pictured left to right: Cacharel, Giles, Louis Vuitton

Holiday Giveaway: Day 31 Win Three Sewing Books + Copies of Stitch Magazine from Interweave!

Hg-interwave_medium

Welcome to day 31, the last day of our Holiday Giveaway! It’s been a great month, giving away the best products for your creative enjoyment!

We’re ending this years giveaway with the chance to win copies of 49 Sensational Skirts by Alison Willoughby, Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist by Meg McElwee, and Carry Me: 20 Boutique Bags to Sew by Yuka Koshizen + two copies of Stitch magazine!

Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, January 3rd to be entered to win!

Last Minute New Year's Sparkle

Lastminutediy_medium

If you’re anything like me, you leave that whole “What am I wearing for New Year’s Eve?” dilemma until the last minute. Don’t have time to whip up an amazing frock or dash off to your favorite boutique to scoop up a new outfit? I threw together some super quick and easy DIY ideas for fun accessories that are sure to perk up whatever you pull out of your closet!

Full Throttle

Calf-length-skirt_medium

Nipped waists, full skirts, feminine charms….the woman is definitely back! For Fall 2010, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Prada all celebrated La Dolce Vita, showcasing the finer aspects of the womanly sex and ushering in an era of full-skirted femininity that we’re sure to see carry over into the Spring season.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 30 Win a Sulky Thread Assortment!

Blog_medium

Welcome to day 30 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a starter assortment of Sulky’s brand new PolyLite thread. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Friday, December 31st to be entered to win!

Vintage in Detail: Scallops

Vintage-dresses-elegant_medium

Scalloped hems, necklines, front edges and peplums abound in vintage clothing and making them is a cinch! Though scallops peaked in popularity in the 20s and again in the 50s, you can find them throughout fashion and design history. Want scallops on your next project? Of course you do! Here’s how to do it.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 29 Win Rowan Thread Collections by Kaffe Fassett!

Blog_medium

Welcome to day 29 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win Rowan Thread Collections by Kaffe Fassett. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Thursday, December 30th to be entered to win!

Featured Member: carottesauvage

Portraitburdacropped_medium

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

I am originally from France. I was raised in the Loire Valley near Le Mans, famous for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. It is not far from Alençon in Normandy, a town known for its intricate lace: le point d’Alençon. [This feature is sponsored by the French expats’ tourist board. ;-)] I came to work in England in 1996, first in a small town near Bristol, then in London. I have been working while studying Fine Arts: I am a part-time librarian and I recently completed a research project at the Royal College of Art. I often feel stuck here in London, but I guess these are not the best economic times to leave the city. Rotterdam is my preferred location: it oozes with down-to-earth creative energy. There, over the last 4 years, I have learned how to hand process and print my own film footage (mainly 16 mm). I am a film buff.

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

I remember hand-stitching fabric remnants. I was determined to hand-sew as neatly and regularly as the sewing machine itself.

Black on Black: 6 Patterns for the New Year

Textures_homepage_medium

Black on black is something we see in New York city all of the time. Sometimes it can seem a bit boring or dull— especially in the winter months when we crave warmth, but sometimes, varying monochromatic textures can be exciting!

Holiday Giveaway: Day 28 Win a Prize Pack from Plaid!

Burda_style_prize_pack_medium

Welcome to day 28 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a selection of Plaid favorites. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Wednesday, December 29th to be entered to win!

Time to Vote: Handmade Holiday Contest Presented by ModCloth x BurdaStyle

Handmadecontest_615x300_vote_medium

You guys must have some really special people in your lives because these handmade holiday gifts are AWESOME! The amazing editors over at ModCloth narrowed down your entries to their favorite 25! Now it’s your turn to let us know who you think should walk away with a $100 gift certificate to ModCloth.

Remember, two winners will be chosen – one based on votes of our members and one chosen by the ModCloth editors themselves – and each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to ModCloth!

Departments

  • BurdaStyle Academy
  • Backstage Report
  • Fashion & Trends
  • Competitions
  • Member Highlights
  • Tips & Techniques
  • Editors' Pick
  • Featured Member
  • Sewing Projects
  • Pattern Collections
  • Archive
  • DIY Projects

Galleries

Bsrm-tile_large
062111bsc-meetup-tile_small