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Small Size, Big Inspiration

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As we continue the Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style Design Challenge, author & designer Amy Barickman talks about how she and her designs at Indygo Junction are inspired by her treasure trove of collected vintage content:

Sometimes the littlest ones in our lives provide the biggest inspiration. Several mothers I know never touched a needle and thread before their wee ones came along. While these women nurtured their newborns, they discovered an eager creative spirit within. Many new moms take up sewing – not just as an outlet or pastime while the baby sleeps – but as a way to spoil their sweeties with handmade toys and clothes.

BurdaStyle Alum (and this week's model) Designed Patterns for McCall's

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Rebecca Turbow is not only one of my best friends in the world, she’s also a designer, a DJ, this week’s Project of the Week model, a past BurdaStyle employee, and a wildly talented young lady. She designed some jersey patterns for McCall’s Next Generation label that are a bit athletic, totally wearable and very sweet—thre’s also a cape pattern to die for. And they happen to be on sale right now!

Featured Member: nahoko

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Where are you from and where do you live?
I’m from the western part of Japan and I spent my childhood there, and then I lived in Yokohama and Tokyo since my teenage years until recently, now I live in a small city near Mt. Fuji, one of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains.

Blade Runner: 8 New Futuristic Sewing Patterns

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I guess it is the setting of this photo shoot that reminds me of two of my favorite apocalyptic films, Blade Runner and Mad Max, and some of the cuts look like something Tina Turner might wear in Beyond Thunderdome; or Daryl Hannah as Pris in Blade Runner. The 8 patterns we’re releasing this week seem to tackle the glamorous side of futuristic fashion while fully utilizing metallics of all sorts and a-symmetric silhouettes…

Site Update: Check out our new Size Charts!

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You asked for them, and now they’re here!

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook Variation Designers: Chie Duncan

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We continue our series introducing you to the talented BurdaStyle members who created variation garments for The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook and giving you a first hand look at their creative and technical processes. This week, meet Chie Duncan (aka: Vivat Veritas) who put her own fresh spin on our classic Bag Pattern.

Take the Style X Design Challenge

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Enter to have your design worn by a musician performing at one of the largest music events in the United States!

You Can Have Underwear That Fits As It Should!

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With the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge underway, author & designer Amy Barickman talks about how she and her designs at Indygo Junction are inspired by her treasure trove of collected vintage content:

Let’s talk about a rather delicate subject.

On my blog, I’ve shared heaps of vintage inspiration from my hero, Mary Brooks Picken and her work at the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences (1916-1936). One thing I’ve yet to mention? Unmentionables.

New Plus Size Sewing Patterns: Sequins + Staples

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This week we have 4 new plus patterns in sizes 44-52. Get your hands on some richly hued sequin fabric, some basic black fabric and get sewing!

Updated Pattern Instructions

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We are in the process of updating our pattern instructions, in order to make them more comprehensive and easier to follow. The following instructions have now been revised:

Comment to Win "Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders!"

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[Update 1/25/2012] – Congratulations to Twitter follower julia_01212 for winning this giveaway!

Featured Member: melody-shorey

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Where are you from and where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I live in Maine. That’s where I was born, grew up and will probably stay for the rest of my life. I love it in Maine ; )

Take the "Weekend Sewing Workshop" with Heather Ross & Friends

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In New York City or planning to visit? Sign up for two+ days of sewing, shopping, food and more with sewing expert Heather Ross and her crafty friends.

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook Variation Designers: Casey Cartwright

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Back in the very early stages of The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, we reached out to a few of our talented members with the opportunity to create a variation garment based on one of the 5 patterns featured in the book. We recently caught up with a few of those members to talk to them about the process behind creating their unique projects. First up, Casey Cartwright – aka elegantmusings.

Vintage Wisdom, Modern Voice

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With the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge underway, author & designer Amy Barickman talks about how she and her designs at Indygo Junction are inspired by her treasure trove of collected vintage content.

“Vintage Wisdom, Modern Voice” This phrase is, to me, a way of summarizing everything that I think about when I am collecting, researching, and sharing my discoveries and thoughts. My passion for all things vintage is in my very being.

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