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Junky Styling

After countless nights of creating and wearing deconstructed clothing for the early 90s club scene, designers Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager decided to bring their unique, free-form sense of style to the masses, creating a clothing company aptly named Junky Styling.

Electric Avenue


Electric blue has been popping up in fashion magazines as the next big thing and it was all over the Autumn/Winter 2010 runways. Here are 5 easy-to-make dress patterns to utilize this color with!

Liberty Prints Abound


Liberty prints have always been a favorite of mine, and as of late, they have taken the runways (and sewing rooms worldwide) by storm!

BurdaStyle is Hiring! - Online Media Sales, Strategy, and Business Development


BurdaStyle, an online DIY fashion community is seeking a fantastic online strategic advertising associate in the New York City area to help our online advertising sales including banners, newsletters, contests and sponsored editorials as well as offline events like fairs and shows. The position involves selling advertising, developing winning proposals, maintaining and developing a client base and seeking new business opportunities.

Make + Takes from Renegade


Come join us at Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn this weekend, June 5 + 6, from 11am to 7 pm! Stop by our booth near Bedford Ave and N12th St, around the corner from the Renegade Craft Info booth, to sign up for a free Make + Take! Be sure to stop by and create our super Easy Drawstring Bag. There will be over 300 amazing crafters and creators at Renegade, it is not to be missed!

We have some amazing people with great ideas helping out at our booth, take a minute to check out what they do:

+Sign up for our free Drawstring Bag sewing project with Bags for the People. Bags for the People is a non-profit organization that protects the environment by reducing plastic bag waste through reusable bag sewing workshops. Find out more about free reusable bag sewing workshops at

Bob Martin on: A Look at a design process in its entirety

Bob Martin walks you through one of his Design Briefs. Follow this example for your research.

Volunteers needed for Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn - This Weekend!

Hey All,
We are looking for local BurdaStylers to help out at our booth this weekend. Volunteers would be in half day shifts at our sweet booth in McCarren park, helping people create easy Make + Takes and spreading the word of BurdaStyle.
Sign up for either Saturday, Sunday or both!
If you are interested, please email answers[at]burdastyle[dot]com ASAP! Spots will fill up quickly!

Bob Martin on: A new way of life!


Researching for your design project may be a confusing and difficult task for a lot of people. Often times we make it harder than what it is. When researching here is a few tips that I like to do.

• No mistakes- There is no right or wrong research. I repeat “no right or wrong” as in you can’t make a mistake. When you are this early in your research stage, it is impossible really to gather the “wrong” research. The Editing process and deciding what to keep and disregard will happen later so soak it all in and don’t be afraid to explore! is redirecting to


[UPDATE: 04/17/2013] – In June 2010 the former Burda website in English, was redirected to

We regret to report that the merger between BurdaStyle and Burda Fashion did not take place and BurdaStyle is unable to offer the same content as the former site. Please find the appropriate contacts below regarding information once available.

Burda envelope pattern customer support and sales:

- Germany:
- France:
- Italy:
- Russia:
- United States:

If you purchased a Burda envelope pattern in the United States and need support regarding your purchase, please contact Simplicity Patterns directly.

Simplicity Patterns customer support: Sharon Dorris,
Simplicity Patterns Co., Inc., 6050 Dana Way, Antioch, TN 37013

If you purchased your envelope pattern outside of the United States and/or need support for an issue beyond the purchase (including English instructions), please contact the Burda Fashion Factory for assistance.

Burda Fashion Factory customer support: Liliane Tricard, sells downloadable PDF sewing patterns only. Between 2007-2010 created a collection of exclusive PDF patterns from their NY office and in 2010 the team ceased pattern production and began selling PDF patterns by burda style magazine, which are under separate copyright laws. does not offer customer support for patterns not available on the site.

If you have any feedback related to burda style magazine’s editorial content and/or pattern collection design please contact the magazine directly.

burda style magazine customer support:

If you have any questions about, please visit our FAQ page.

BurdaStyle at Maker Faire


This past weekend BurdaStyle (along with 96,000 others) were at Maker Faire in San Mateo, California.
If you guys are not familiar with Maker Faire, it is the country’s best science fair created by Make Magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the DIY mindset.”
While there we taught hundreds of people how to sew using our quick-and-easy free make + takes with Singer sewing machines and Britex fabric. Check out our slide show from the event.

To all those interested in joining BurdaStyle, click here.

We wanted to give a huge shout out to those who made this event possible.

Movie Premiere Dress


My friend Elyse went to the Sex and The City 2 movie premiere this Monday in a dress I created for her with BurdaStyle and WOW she looked hot!

Featured Member: Rifka


1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I was born in Israel, but left very young to spend my school years in the suburbs just east of San Francisco. I moved to Seattle 15 years ago and currently live there with my husband and two sons.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
My first sewing venture was a western shirt for my youngest. It was sewn from a vintage pattern (Simplicity 7685), which is still one of my favorites. I think I must have made six versions of this shirt before trying anything else those first few months. I’ve been sewing for about two years now, but have been in the mist of some creative endeavor for as long as I can remember.

Bob Martin on: Finding your Inspiration

Where do I look for fashion design research?

Flower Power


Floral prints dominated the 2010 Spring Runways and have been seeping into all areas of fashion.

Julia Sews

If you happen to be near a television set, be sure to catch today’s episode of Oprah. Her guest for this episode is actress, Julia Roberts. Even though Julia’s primary reason for appearing is to promote her latest new movie, viewers will discover her latest hobby….. sewing. Julia admits, “This is my new skill to keep my brain firm. I made some big pillows for the kids and some really simple pants for Danny.”


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