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Alice In Wonderland

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Has anyone been looking forward to the release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland? I’m excited to see it myself- especially to see the costumes, Helena Bonham-Carter as the Red Queen and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. I am patiently waiting for the crowds in Manhattan to die down a little first… In the meantime, a friend showed me the very first Alice in Wonderland film ever made, which was recently restored by the BFI and brought back to life from 1903!

Update! The Stitches & Craft Show Runway Competition Brought to you by BurdaStyle and Tessuti

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Exciting new competition and boy is it a quick one! You have until April 2nd to send in your garments to be entered to win an invitation to have you garment modeled on the runway of the Sitches & Craft Show in Melbourne, a $500 Gift Voucher from Tessuti Fabrics, a BurdaStyle Editorial Feature by Nikkishell, and a pattern of your choice from BurdaStyle!

Use one of these patterns:
Anda Dress
JJ Blouse
Jorinde Jacket
Ellen Pants
Marie Skirt

Create your garment and upload it to BurdaStyle, include a detailed description of your garment such as how you altered the pattern, any techniques you used, your fabric choice and any other details you think we should know. Email a photo of it to submissions@burdastyle.com by 11:59 pm EST April 2nd include ‘Stitches & Craft Melbourne’ in the title, in the body of the email you must include your user name, garment title and link to the project on BurdaStyle.

Guest Column: Doll Fashion Around the World

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One of the best things about sewing your own doll is the opportunity to create fabulous outfit for her to wear. These dolls are about 22 inches tall. This makes if very easy to sew clothes for them – it is actually more difficult to make tiny clothes for Barbie-style dolls. I love learning about fashions and traditions from cultures different from my own.

Tweet to Win with Schlosser Designs!

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Join us on Twitter and Facebook, and enter to win products from Schlosser Designs!

I Second That E-Notion

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Notions: small articles, as buttons, thread, ribbon, and other personal items, especially such items displayed together for sale, as in a department store.

Guest Collumn: Needle Sculpting your Doll Face

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You can accent the features by adding dimension with needle sculpting. This is an easy and fun technique that uses a long needle and thread to make small indentations – we use it to highlight the eyes and cheeks and to make the dimples.

Intern with BurdaStyle!

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Come backstage at BurdaStyle! We are look for a few amazing interns to join our team.

One Week Left in the Sewing Republic Apron Remake Challenge

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Just a friendly reminder, you have one week left to create and submit your apron for the Apron Remake Challenge. There is still time left to create, so, review the rules and get cracking!

March Madness

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Need a reason to get into your crafting area and sew? Not only is March National Crafting month, but March 20 is National Quilting day! During this time you’ll find lots of reasons to celebrate – free projects, fabric and crafting sales, giveaways, and more! Celebrate the month by making something for yourself or others, share your love of creating by teaching someone else to sew, or learn a new skill or technique. No matter what you do, be sure to share it in the gallery!

Guest Column: The Super Simple Way to Create a Cute Face for Your Doll!

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We’re ready for hair and makeup! This is where our dolls get their personality. I realize that a lot of folks find this step intimidating. I know how you feel! When I first began making dolls, I left off the nose because the noses that I drew looked, well, strange. So I read dollmaking books and magazines and experimented. The result of this experimentation is an innovation that I’ve included in Doll Fashionistas makes it easy to create a sweet doll face. I call it my Face Template.

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Guest Column: Sewing Dolls – How Green is This?

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If you are making these dolls, guess what! You’ve already got your green on!! Sewing dolls is a very eco friendly activity.

BurdaStyle Sewing Club Update: Badges, Letters, etc.

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With flower seeds in hand, Spring is finally preparing to return to New York! We at BurdaStyle are excitedly setting aside time for group picnics and other fun activities in the sun. For our sewing clubs, we hope the upcoming season (whether it be spring or fall) will also inspire you to join your fellow sewers in creative and motivating activities.

Here is some of the latest news for BurdaStyle Club members!:

Guest Column: Stuffing the Doll

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Once the doll parts are sewn and turned, they are ready to be stuffed. There are many choices for stuffing including sawdust, wood shavings (also called excelcior), clean sand, metal or plastic pellets, fiberfill, shredded foam, and stuff around the house like cut up nylon stockings (at least there is something useful to do with nylon stockings after they have run!).

Close Knit

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Do you knit? We don’t talk much about knitting here on BurdaStyle, being the seamstresses & seamsters that we are, but I must say I am so impressed by all of the cool knitting projects I have discovered on the site!

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