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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.

Get Your Craftcation!

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Craftcation is a three-day indie business & DIY conference featuring lectures and DIY workshops with leading industry professionals on art, craft and food-centered small businesses in Ventura, Ca, happening March 22nd – 25th, 2012.

Join Us at Alt Summit!

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Join BurdaStyle at Altitude Design Summit, in Salt Lake City January 18th-21st where we will be hosting two classes with BERNINA during Design Camp.

Comment to Win "Sew Up a Home Makeover!"

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[Updated 1/16/2012] – Congratulations to member Anjomo for being selected to win this contest!

Top Patterns + Trends For Spring 2012

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We made it through 2011, with all of it’s ups and downs, and now we’re looking forward into a bright new year. This trend forecast illustrates what’s to come in the new year while providing you with the patterns you’ll need to equip yourself with—read on!

Featured Member: ladykatza

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What is your dream sewing project?
My dream project is to make a perfectly tailored dress suit out of vintage Chanel silk tweed (in black/white) that Mom left to me when I inherited her sewing stash. I’d love to make it a cross between that ’40s utilitarian style with a structure suited to my curvaceous figure.

The next big thing to make is a silk and lace dress inspired by modern runway looks.

Announcing the Prizes of the "Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style" Design Challenge!

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Want some cool swag? Take on the Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style Design Challenge. Here’s what you could win:

New Year, New Color: Pantone's 2012 Pick, Tangerine Tango

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Pantone has picked the official color of 2012: Tangerine Tango! Orange was a huge presence on the Spring 2012 runways and we pulled together a few of our favorite tangerine tinged fashion moments to get you inspired to try this shade in your future sewing and design projects.

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