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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).

Meetup at the American Sewing Expo!

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You are cordially invited to the BurdaStyle MeetUp at The American Sewing Expo!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Peter Lappin's Halter Dress - Step 2

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For the month of September we’re hosting a Sew Along with our good friends at Coats & Clark, FreeSpirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. Each week we’ll be posting steps for our Halter Dress Pattern courtesy of Peter Lappin! Click through for Peter’s continued instructions for this sassy project and stay tuned for more steps and info throughout September!

September Sew Along: Gretchen Hirsch's Skirt - Step 2

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For the month of September we’re hosting a Sew Along with our good friends at Coats & Clark, FreeSpirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. Each week we’ll be posting steps for our Skirt with Front Pleats courtesy of Gretchen Hirsch! Click through for Gretchen’s continued instructions for this classic project and make sure to stay tuned for more steps and info throughout September!

MySINGERStory.com: Jackie Ayres

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Continuing our series celebrating 160 years of SINGER®, we get the scoop on designer Jackie Ayres who is a third generation dressmaker and SINGER® machine user. Click through to read more about Jackie and see photos of her stunning collections, plus make sure to check back all through the month of September for more member stories. Want to share yours? Head over to MySINGERStory.com to tell your story for the chance to win a brand new Singer 160™ machine!

Featured Member: smallfire

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Where are you from and where do you live now? What do you do other than sewing?
I am originally from Malaysia. To escape the humidity and heat, I took up an offer with a US based company… Recently, my fiance and I moved from Iowa to Washington. There are a few other things that occupy my time namely watercolor painting, knitting, and polymer clay sculpting. There are just too many things to do!

Win Two Tickets to New York Maker Faire 2011!

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BurdaStyle is giving away three pairs of FREE tickets to the upcoming New York Maker Faire!

Amann Group Mettler Trend Report - Metallic Embroidery

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From the romanticism of Alexander McQueen to the rock ‘n’ roll rebellion of Balmain, metallic embroidery is adding a luxe edge to some of fashion’s latest looks. Check out some of our favorite embroidered creations and try it on your next project with Amann Group Mettler Poly Sheen® thread. A larger surface area means the thread reflects more light and is sure to bring attention to wherever you decide to stitch it. Toss in a few sequins or beads for a textural effect and take your garment project to the next level.

DIY To Try: Have an Arm Party with Fabric Covered Bangles

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I can’t help, but be TOTALLY charmed by The Man Repeller. From the first time I read Leandra’s site, I knew that my blog roll had just gotten way more fun. The more-is-more fashion philosophy, the hilarious photos and maybe my favorite of all, the “arm party”! If you are not familiar with her fantastic blog, I highly recommend it – she has an awkwardly endearing way of making serious fashion seriously fun.

In true Man-Repeller spirit, I decided why make a single recycled bracelet project, when I could make an “arm party”??

New York Maker Faire 2011

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Get ready because BurdaStyle is bringing back our famous Make + Take Lounge to Maker Faire New York in just a couple weeks. It’s time to pack up our sewing machines and head over to the New York Hall of Science in Queens for a weekend of sewing September 17th and 18th, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this amazing creative event once again!

Invisible Details of a Couture Garment: The Waist Stay

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“Dress malfunction!”
“Help with strapless dress, please!”
“How do you make your strapless stay up?!”

Readers, these are just a few of the many, many cries for help from those who have had bad experiences with strapless dresses. Who wants to have a dress slide down and expose your bosom while you’re trying to enjoy a night of dancing, right?

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Peter Lappin's Halter Dress - Step 1

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For the month of September we’re hosting a Sew Along with our good friends at Coats & Clark, FreeSpirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. Each week we’ll be posting steps for our Halter Dress Pattern courtesy of Peter Lappin! Click through for Peter’s instructions for getting started on this sassy project and stay tuned for more steps and info throughout September!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Gretchen Hirsch's Skirt - Step 1

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For the month of September we’re hosting a Sew Along with our good friends at Coats & Clark, FreeSpirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. Each week we’ll be posting steps for our Skirt with Front Pleats courtesy of Gretchen Hirsch! Click through for Gretchen’s instructions to get started on this beginner-friendly project and stay tuned for more steps and info throughout September!

MySINGERStory.com: EllaLeoncio

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To celebrate the 160th anniversary of SINGER®, we asked a few of our members to share their sewing stories. This week we spoke with Aussie member EllaLeoncio to get the lowdown on how she started sewing, her inspirations, and the history behind her Singer machine. Stay tuned through the month of September for more stories and head over to MySINGERStory.com and share yours for the chance to win a brand new Singer 160™ machine!

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