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What's Your Favorite DIY?


As a community of creative people we’re always looking for inspiration. There are so many beautiful and unique things out there, it seems impossible to find it all! BurdaStylers are amazing crafters and always keen on what is happening in DIY, so we want to know: where do you get inspired? What DIY’ers, websites, blogs or artist are making the things that make you swoon? What fantastic things are happening in DIY that we just have to see? It can be jewelry, woodworking, paper arts, weaving, sewing…if it’s cool DIY, we want to know about it!

Oliver + S Patterns Now Available Through BurdaStyle!


Children’s clothing has come a long way since I was a tot. I distinctly remember my mother putting me in some very, er, questionable ensembles usually consisting of a sort of ribbon motif or lace bib. Not so for the modern babe, these days kids have better clothing options than adults! That’s why you might, on occasion, catch me in the children’s department trying to squeeze my way into a child’s size 16 sweater or jacket (I mean, it basically equals an adult size 2, right?) Children’s sewing patterns have come a long way too, mostly with the help of Liesl Gibson. Her company, Oliver + S, creates some of the cutest kids patterns on the market and we at BurdaStyle are excited to announce that you can now buy Liesl’s adorable patterns through her BurdaStyle studio! I caught up with Liesl to get the scoop on how she started Oliver + S and what inspires her cute and quirky designs.

Putting a Voice to Your Style


In our current era of “fast fashion” and mass consumption retail, the desire for one-of-a-kind garments is becoming ever more prevalent. Asserting individuality through the way that we dress is nothing new, however using your voice to aid in the process might be. Enter Berlin-based Trikoton, a knitwear company that can harness the frequency of your voice and turn it into unique patterns that allows you to personalize their sweaters, leggings and scarves.

Wal-Mart Rumored to Bring Back Fabric Department


There’s a rumor going around that Walmart may be bringing back their fabric department. Now I’ll be the first to admit that the quality of much of their fabrics just wasn’t there, but they had a great novelty cotton section, lots of notions and patterns (not to mention that they price matched), and every now and then you could find a ‘gem’. Plus you can’t beat the fact that they were always open – perfect for when you ran out of thread or needed a button late at night. What are you seeing at your local stores?

Silver Screen Sewing: Cinderella

If only we had a group of little mouse friends to do our sewing for us — and to make us a ballgown at that!

Mary-Kate and Ashley's The Row

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen discuss their design process and share a quick peek of their collection for Spring 2011.

Featured Member: embaby


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

I am born and bred in Singapore, a tiny urban island in Southeast Asia. I lived in Brisbane, Australia for three years while pursing my postgraduate degrees and have been back in Singapore.

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.


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