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Since 2003 we live in a very rural area, in a small town called Engelskirchen (in Germany).

Holiday Giveaway: Day 15 - Win Two Thread Collections from Coats & Clark!

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Welcome to day 15 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win two thread collections from Coats and Clark! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Thursday, December 16th to be entered to win!

Free Twinkle Sews Dress Pattern on Craftstylish

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Remember when BurdaStyle offered a blouse & skirt pattern from Twinkle by Wenlan? Well, I was just browsing through the Spring ’10 issue of sewstylish magazine and realized that they have a free Twinkle dress download! Get it here.

Garmz Helps Young Design Talent Produce Garments Through Crowdsourcing

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Designing a collection is one thing, getting it produced is an entirely different story.

Taking the concept of crowdsourcing and applying it to fashion, newly launched design incubator Garmz provides up and coming designers with a platform to showcase their work to a worldwide audience and the potential to have their garment produced and sold through the Garmz webshop – all at no cost to the designer.

BERNINA 'Party Through the Decades' Roundup

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We here at BurdaStyle were quite impressed not only by the sheer volume of diverse and high quality submissions received (over 150 from six different continents), but also with the level of enthusiasm and styling that went into each project. It was great seeing members get so creative and inspired, both from using vintage patterns and drafting original designs for a modern take on classic silhouettes. On that note, we’d like to highlight some party looks throughout the decades.

Recent Username Changes

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Hi Everyone,

By now you may have received an e-mail from us saying that your username was slightly changed. We apologize for not forewarning you of this. Our technical support team recently uncovered an error related to specific username characters on our site, and these immediate changes were necessary in order to prevent these errors from occurring.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 14 - Win a Notions Basket from Prym!

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Welcome to day 14 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a notions basket covered in Alexander Henry fabric from Prym! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Wednesday, December 15th to be entered to win!

Meet the Winners: The BERNINA Party Through the Decades International Competition

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You voted, we tallied and now it’s time to announce the winners of the Party Through the Decades Competition presented by BERNINA 3 Series! Drum roll please….

Fabric Identity: Brocade and Damask

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Today there are so many different types of fabrics it’s difficult to tell one from the other, isn’t it? Ever since the utilization of man-made fibers in textile blends it’s hard to pin point exactly which type of fabric one may be handling. Today we’re focusing on brocade and damask— two very regal types of fabric that need no further embellishing, as they stand quite opulent on their own.
Brocade dress pictured above by Christian Lacroix, Fall 2007, shot by Terry Richardson.

Wrap Your Gifts with Style

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If you’ve spent hours\days\months creating a handmade gift, then you’ll probably want to ‘present’ it in as unique of fashion as the gift inside. Instead of opting for store bought wrappings and bags, why not create your own? This week’s Craftster Quickies deals with creative ways recycle materials to wrap your gifts (you can also check out this slideshow on 24 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas). Be sure to add a gorgeous handmade tag to finish it off. Lisa from U-Handbag has a huge list of labels you can print off yourself. All great ways to finish off your gifts!

Subscribe to BurdaStyle magazine!

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With anywhere from 40+ multi-sized patterns in each issue, BurdaStyle magazine is truly a great value for anyone who sews!

Each issue includes patterns for all featured styles as well as plus-size patterns. Take advantage of other awesome regular features which include All Styles at a Glance, measurement guides, sewing courses, step by step instructions, size charts and DIY projects. Each pattern comes in inches and centimeters as well as with contour lines for various sizes which run parallel to each other, making it easy to switch sizes from bust to hip.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 13 - Win a Singer Sewing Machine and Dress Form!

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Welcome to day 13 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a SINGER® Fashion Mate 7256 sewing machine and SINGER® Adjustable Dressform! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 20th (that’s a full week!) to be entered to win!

Holiday Giveaway: Day 12 - Win the Ultimate Stitch Kit from Sublime Stitching!

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Welcome to day 12 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win the Ultimate Embroidery Kit from Sublime Stitching! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 13th to be entered to win!

Holiday Giveaway: Day 11 - Win a DVD Package from Threads

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Welcome to day 11 of our Holiday Giveaway! Enter to win 3 amazing DVD sets from Threads Magazine! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Sunday, December 12th to be entered to win!

Balenciaga: A Spaniard in Paris, Master of Us All

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After shooting BurdaStyle’s project of the week in Central Park last Thursday, I skipped across town to Park Avenue for the Balenciaga exhibition at the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute. Curated by Vogue European Editor at Large Hamish Bowles, “Balenciaga: Spanish Master” showcases over seventy of the couturier’s much-lauded designs, distinguishing itself as the first exhibition to consider the influence of Spain’s culture, history, and art on native son Cristóbal Balenciaga.

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