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Sewing Vintage: My Essential Supplies

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Sewing Vintage: My Essential Supplies

The supplies needed for sewing vintage patterns are generally the same as for sewing contemporary ones. But ever since I’ve been concentrating on vintage patterns, I’ve noticed that there are some items that have come in especially handy. Here’s a run-down!

Holiday Giveaway: Win an Oliso Frisper Freshkeeper!

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/18 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win the Oliso Frisper Freshkeeper!

This Year In Fashion

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2009 has been quite an interesting year in fashion. Designers have pulled inspiration from the thriftiness of the depression era to the masculine curves of the ’80s, from an early ’90s sporting look to ’40s inspired Grecian goddesses. With looks ranging from Casablanca to Blade Runner, fashion seemed to have no rules or regulations this year.

What were your favorite looks of 2009? Where do you see fashion moving? What do you want to get rid of? See more of?

Tell us your opinion in this slideshow!

Featured Member: Nettie

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I was born in Brooklyn and still reside there. The best things in my life have all happened here. I met and married my husband here. All of my wonderful children were born here. It’s the best place in the world to live!

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
The very first thing I made was a plaid drawstring bag with a shoelace for the drawstring. It was made with the help of my aunt Harriet. My grandmother is an accomplished seamstress, she was my inspiration to start sewing. She has made everything from her children’s daily clothing to exquisite flower girl dresses. I am, in fact, on standing orders to kick her in the backside if she ever agrees to sew something so complicated again! I am the only one of her many grandchildren to inherit her crafty gene. It skipped over her children all together.

Holiday Giveaway: Win the premier issue of Sew It All and a one year subscription to Sew News magazine!

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/17 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win the premier issue of Sew It All and a one year subscription to Sew News magazine!

Sponsored Post: Fine Fabric Stores

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FineFabricStores.com is a collective of unique independently owned fashion fabric retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. FineFabricStores.com is dedicated to guiding the fabric lover to these specialty fabric stores with high quality products and expert customer service. This collective is a valuable resource for any sewing enthusiast, as independent local fashion fabric stores are increasingly harder to find.

Holiday Giveaway: Win an Oliso Smart Iron!

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/16 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win an Oliso TG1600 Smart Iron!

Inspired by Line

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These illustrations are so beautiful. Danny Roberts, a 23-year-old Californian, artist & thinker, creates these small masterpieces by hand with great detail. He also has a blog called Igor + Andre which has a touching stop-motion video where one of his illustrious drawings comes to life.Seldom do I find fashion illustrations that move me as these do. They make me want to paint and draw. The ethereal quality conjures up hopeful, romantic thoughts. I hope these inspire you as they do me.

BurdaStyle's Last-Minute Gift Series: Leg Warmers

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Now that we are definitely in the super-cold season (at least in New York), it is the perfect time to bundle up! What better way to incorporate layers and layers of a sewers most favorite thing: fabric!

To get you started, we have posted a wonderfully quick and easy project idea for making simple, yet adorable <a href= “http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/leg-warmers&#8221;&gt; leg-warmers! The ways to customize these are endless: make them super-scrunchy or short and sweet; cut up an old sweater or use jersey from a used t-shirt.

This project was created by Nicole Smith, Editor of <a href= “http://www.sewstylish.com&#8221;&gt; Sew Stylish magazine and Associate Editor of <a href= “http:/www.threadsmagazine.com&#8221;&gt; Threads magazine. Check out her awesome <a href= “http://www.applianceclothing.com/blog&#8221;&gt; blog!

Of course, these make fantastic, last-minute gifts! We can’t wait to see how you personalized and styled them!

Best,

The BurdaStyle Team

Handmade Gift Ideas for Everyone!

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Hey everyone,
Check out our awesome list of handmade gift ideas for everyone over at Life Scoop. We have collected these awesome resources from all over the web, to help you have a handmade holiday.
Enjoy!

Holiday Giveaway: Win a Ladies Fashion & Beauty Bag Collection offered by Brother!

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/15 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Holiday Giveaway: Win Sandra Betzina's Fabric Savvy Book + 1 year subscription to Power Sewing WebTV Show

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/14 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win Sandra Betzina’s Fabric Savvy Book + 1 year subscription to Power Sewing WebTV Show!

Holiday Giveaway: Two Chances to Win 3 Paterns from Oliver + S

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/13 and TWO lucky winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win a 3 patterns from amazing children’s clothing designer Oliver + S!

BurdaStyle Sewing Club Update: BSC Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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As we approach the end of the year, it’s hard to believe that the BurdaStyle Sewing Club (BSC) concept debuted just eight months before! Launched in April, there are now an amazing 240 BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs in over 14 countries! There’s no doubt that people all over the world enjoy the benefits of communal sewing. Much like our online community, our BSCs reinforce the simple satisfaction that comes with making things by hand, and how this joy is even stronger when shared.

Holiday Giveaway: Win a $100 voucher for Tessuti Fabrics' online store!

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/12 and one lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win a $100 voucher for Tessuti Fabrics’ online store!

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