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Featured Member: Anne Wagenhauser

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Where are you from and where do you live now?
I was born and brought up in South Africa, but now live in the UK with my husband and two teenage daughters. I live in a small market town called Shipston-on-Stour in South Warwickshire near Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s a great little town with a fabulous old fashioned identity, but unfortunately no fabric shop. Currently I work for myself and my girls! I used to teach fashion part-time in adult education, but with the funding being as it is for adult education at the moment, I get to sew at home all day, everyday!

Amann Group Mettler Trend Reports - Highlights from London Fashion Week

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Ah, London…I’ve always had such a romantic notion of London and the UK in general. I suppose I naively base my assumptions on one too many Masterpiece Theatre dramas, but a girl can still dream, right? Another reason I am so in love with London is that I feel like fashion is much less restrained than it is here in the US.

The Importance of Sewing Scissors: Shozaburo Japanese Tailor Shears

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If you sew then I don’t need to tell you about how important it is to have a good pair of scissors. Shears to be precise. I had a great pair years ago and my kids got ahold of them, used them on who knows what and they were ruined forever. Take note, NEVER let your kids near your sewing shears!

The Creative Connection was a Blast!

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Last week in St. Paul, Minnesota we ventured out to The Creative Connection, a 3-day conference celebrating women and entrepreneurs. We met with some of our favorite bloggers like Alicia Dirago of Dismount Creative, Mena Trott of the Sew Weekly and vintage style maven Gretchen Hirsch of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing taught our BurdaStyle classes. Singer® enabled our activation at The Creative Connection, click through for more pics after the jump!

Color Saturation: New Patterns + Variations

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This week we release five new patterns and five variations to get you geared up for fall. Made in a range or beautifully saturated hues, these pieces are sure to get you excited to pull out your machines and start sewing! Which pattern or variation is your favorite?

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Peter Lappin's Halter Dress - Step 4

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It’s nearing the end of September, but our Sew Along is still going strong! Follow Peter as he starts to put the finishing touches on his adorable Halter Dress project and stay tuned next week when we round out our month long celebration of National Sewing Month.

Are you close to finishing up your dress, too? We are dying to see how you each let you individuality shine with this project, so make sure to upload your finished garments with “Sew Along” in the title for the chance to be a part of our Sew Along slideshow and win great prizes from Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Gretchen Hirsch's Skirt - Step 4

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We’re almost through the month of September, but our Sew Along is still going strong! Check in with Gretchen as she finishes up her Skirt with Front Pleats project and make sure to stay tuned for last minute sewing tips and tricks from all of our participants.

Have you finished up your skirt yet? We are dying to see how you each let you individuality shine with this project, so make sure to upload your finished garments with “Sew Along” in the title for the chance to be a part of our Sew Along slideshow and win great prizes from Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics!

The Winner of the "Show Your Support" Bra Challenge is...

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It was a tough race among the 23 amazing and creative submissions for the “Show Your Support” Bra Challenge, presented in partnership with the American Sewing Expo (ASE), and sponsored by Coats & Clark.

We Got Crafty at Maker Faire New York

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Drawing on the success from it’s first outing last year in New York, Maker Faire was back and double the fun this past weekend at the New York Hall of Science in Queens! We were there with our BERNINA Series 3 machines, gorgeous Renaissance Ribbons and custom printed Spoonflower fabric stitching up our famous Make + Take drawstring bags.

Comment to Win "1,2,3 Sew!"

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Comment on the blog or connect with us on Twitter for your chance to win an autographed copy of “1,2,3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects” by Ellen Luckett Baker.

Featured Member: luxihere

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Where are you from and/or where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I am from Chennai, India. I was born and brought up here and have lived all my 31 years of live so far out here in this beautiful, traditional, conservative yet caring city of Chennai. I am a SAHM (ex-s/w engineer) who loves pampering her 4.5 year old little princess and an aspiring freelance fashion designer dreaming of launching own clothing line in near future!

Spoonflower Goes to New York Fashion Week

To say that we are merely fans of Spoonflower might be a bit of an understatement. The fact that we can make our wildest fabric dreams come true through their custom printing services gets us just as hot and bothered as a load of new sewing patterns or a split-second flash of inspiration. However, we’re not the only ones showing one of our favorite fabric creators some love, designer Malan Breton used custom printed fabric from Spoonflower to create garments for his spring 2012 runway show during New York Fashion week and we hope that this is just the beginning of designers taking advantage of the amazing range of possibilities Spoonflower provides!

Amann Group Mettler Trend Reports - On the Runways: Spring 2012

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Just as we’re gearing up for fall’s colder weather, designers are rolling out their looks for spring 2012 and it already has me excited for warm weather to come back around. So far in New York we’ve seen in-your-face florals, sleek and sporty ensembles and everything in between but fashion week is just getting started and I can’t wait to see what the London, Paris and Milan designers have up their sleeves. Want to get started on a few of the spring trends? Check out some of my favorite looks from the runways, plus download great patterns for you to get the look now (but shhhh, don’t tell the designers!).

Keep it Simple: 10 Sleek New Women's Sewing Patterns

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Ease into fall with our 10 new sleek and simple patterns. A beautifully draped suit jacket, an easy to wear jumpsuit and a study toggle coat are just a few of the chic, classic pieces ready for you to download this week. For work or for play, these patterns are just what you need to start the new season off right, click through to see the rest of the collection and get started on your favorite.

The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook On Sale November 1st!

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The BurdaStyle team is so pumped for the November 1st release of The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook!

Creating this book has been such an incredible process and it seriously couldn’t have been done without YOU, our amazing community! The book cover gives a glimpse of the 78 projects by members (from 23 countries) which are featured in the book.

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