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Vote for your Favorite in the Sewing Republic Apron Remake Challenge!

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Hey Everyone,
It’s time to vote for your favorite creation in the Sewing Republic Apron Remake Challenge! We had so many amazing entries, it was tough to narrow it down to 50. Check out the slideshow and vote for as many creations as you want, but only once on each. Congratulations to each and every one of you who entered, your imagination and creativity is amazing! You have until 11:59 pm EST on March 31st, Now get voting!

Featured Member: Wzrdreams

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
All over… I’ve lived in Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, and now I live in Brooklyn, New York.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
The first thing I made was probably some miniature doll clothing sew by hand from the remnant from my mother’s scrap box. Then, when I was 8 my grandmother taught me how to use her sewing machine and we made a proper doll quilt together. That is a treasured memory. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I’m sure she must have known that she was giving me a gift that would last the rest of my life.

6 Essential Patternmaking|Sewing Books For Your Library

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Do you make your own patterns? Are you frustrated with the outmoded looks or outdated texts in patternmaking books? Do you want to finally learn how to make your own patterns and do a good job? Well I have an answer for you.

Clothes Rocket

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With creativity and scientific inspiration, BurdaStyle friend Chad Pugh created a clothes rocket on Polyvore, a site that lets you grab images from all over the web to create your very own online mood board.

Sandra Betzina on Working with Linen

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Warm weather brings dreams of warm beaches in white linen pants, navy linen shifts, floral linen skirts. Some of the things that makes linen such a favorite is that it can be machine-washed and dried and it is cool to wear since it breathes and seems to get better with age.

Last Day to Submit your Apron for the Remake Challenge

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The last day to submit your apron for the Sewing Republic Apron Remake Challenge is fast approaching! You only have until 11:59 pm EST on the 24th to send in your creation. Check out all the rules and regulations here.

Couture Kids

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Has Project Runway‘s recent episode, A Little Bit of Fashion, sparked your creative juices? If you’ve been busy making clothing for a youngster in your life, here’s a chance to not only show it off, but win some great prizes too – Sandra Betzina’s Stylish Sprouts contest. Grand prize winner of this competition will win a gift certificate to SewBaby and a 3 month membership to Power Sewing WebTV show!

Volunteers and models needed

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As you already know, BurdaStyle will be attending the Stitches & Craft Show again this year. Would you like to be part of the shows? Here’s your chance to help out.

Alice In Wonderland

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Has anyone been looking forward to the release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland? I’m excited to see it myself- especially to see the costumes, Helena Bonham-Carter as the Red Queen and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. I am patiently waiting for the crowds in Manhattan to die down a little first… In the meantime, a friend showed me the very first Alice in Wonderland film ever made, which was recently restored by the BFI and brought back to life from 1903!

Update! The Stitches & Craft Show Runway Competition Brought to you by BurdaStyle and Tessuti

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Exciting new competition and boy is it a quick one! You have until April 2nd to send in your garments to be entered to win an invitation to have you garment modeled on the runway of the Sitches & Craft Show in Melbourne, a $500 Gift Voucher from Tessuti Fabrics, a BurdaStyle Editorial Feature by Nikkishell, and a pattern of your choice from BurdaStyle!

Use one of these patterns:
Anda Dress
JJ Blouse
Jorinde Jacket
Ellen Pants
Marie Skirt

Create your garment and upload it to BurdaStyle, include a detailed description of your garment such as how you altered the pattern, any techniques you used, your fabric choice and any other details you think we should know. Email a photo of it to submissions@burdastyle.com by 11:59 pm EST April 2nd include ‘Stitches & Craft Melbourne’ in the title, in the body of the email you must include your user name, garment title and link to the project on BurdaStyle.

Guest Column: Doll Fashion Around the World

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One of the best things about sewing your own doll is the opportunity to create fabulous outfit for her to wear. These dolls are about 22 inches tall. This makes if very easy to sew clothes for them – it is actually more difficult to make tiny clothes for Barbie-style dolls. I love learning about fashions and traditions from cultures different from my own.

Tweet to Win with Schlosser Designs!

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Join us on Twitter and Facebook, and enter to win products from Schlosser Designs!

I Second That E-Notion

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Notions: small articles, as buttons, thread, ribbon, and other personal items, especially such items displayed together for sale, as in a department store.

Guest Collumn: Needle Sculpting your Doll Face

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You can accent the features by adding dimension with needle sculpting. This is an easy and fun technique that uses a long needle and thread to make small indentations – we use it to highlight the eyes and cheeks and to make the dimples.

Intern with BurdaStyle!

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Come backstage at BurdaStyle! We are look for a few amazing interns to join our team.

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