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What We Wore: The Knitted and The Gifted

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“Oh, the weather outside is frightful.” You’ve got that right. While its a bit (a.k.a a lot) chilly outside, the BurdaStyle crew refuses to sacrifice our style.

Pantone Picks the Color of 2011: Honeysuckle

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The undisputed “authority on color”, Pantone, has released their Color of the Year for 2011. Enter Honeysuckle. “A brave new color for, a brave new world,” the pinkish hue is said to be a powerful color that elevates the psyche and wards off the blues. It seems a few designers, including Marc Jacobs and Prabal Gurung (and us – that looks at lot like our signature BurdaStyle pink if you ask me!), were a little bit ahead of the curve on this color selection, adding the bold pink to accessories and ensembles for Spring 2011. What do you think about their Honeysuckle selection? Will you use (or have you already) the color in your projects for 2011?

Holiday Giveaway: Day 17 Win an Oliso Smart Iron!

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Welcome to day 17 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win an Oliso® Steam Iron with iTouch™ Technology – TG1100!
Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Saturday, December 18th to be entered to win!

Spotted!

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Fashion has cycled through leopard so much that it now seems more like a staple than a seasonal trend. Whether confined to accessories or unleashed in full-on ensembles, I think it’s safe to say that the spots are here to stay.

Clockwise from left: Vogue Nippon’s Anna Dello Russo in a Balmain dress, strapless dress by Matthew Williamson, top from See by Chloe, skirt from Marc by Marc Jacobs, button up shirt by Equipment.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 16 - Win Pendleton Fabric!

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Welcome to day 16 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win two yards of Pendleton’s colorful Rio Rancho jacquard wool, matching turquoise felt binding and a Pendleton hand-sewn label! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Friday, December 17th to be entered to win!

Vintage in Detail: Arrowhead Tacks

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Before seamstresses had the opportunity to “cheat” with fusible interfacing, we had to reinforce points of wear in our clothing the old fashioned way. You could use plain old interfacing by itself but the prettiest option available – in my opinion – was the Arrowhead Tack, sometimes also known as the Sprat’s Head stitch.

Though you’d be hard pressed to find an example of an Arrowhead Tack on any item of clothing made today – excepting, of course, upscale western wear – but in 40’s and 50’s clothing this eye-catching embellishment was commonplace.

Featured Member: zaarissima

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1. Where do you live?

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.

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