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Inspired by Line

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These illustrations are so beautiful. Danny Roberts, a 23-year-old Californian, artist & thinker, creates these small masterpieces by hand with great detail. He also has a blog called Igor + Andre which has a touching stop-motion video where one of his illustrious drawings comes to life.Seldom do I find fashion illustrations that move me as these do. They make me want to paint and draw. The ethereal quality conjures up hopeful, romantic thoughts. I hope these inspire you as they do me.

BurdaStyle's Last-Minute Gift Series: Leg Warmers

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Now that we are definitely in the super-cold season (at least in New York), it is the perfect time to bundle up! What better way to incorporate layers and layers of a sewers most favorite thing: fabric!

To get you started, we have posted a wonderfully quick and easy project idea for making simple, yet adorable <a href= “http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/leg-warmers&#8221;&gt; leg-warmers! The ways to customize these are endless: make them super-scrunchy or short and sweet; cut up an old sweater or use jersey from a used t-shirt.

This project was created by Nicole Smith, Editor of <a href= “http://www.sewstylish.com&#8221;&gt; Sew Stylish magazine and Associate Editor of <a href= “http:/www.threadsmagazine.com&#8221;&gt; Threads magazine. Check out her awesome <a href= “http://www.applianceclothing.com/blog&#8221;&gt; blog!

Of course, these make fantastic, last-minute gifts! We can’t wait to see how you personalized and styled them!

Best,

The BurdaStyle Team

Handmade Gift Ideas for Everyone!

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Hey everyone,
Check out our awesome list of handmade gift ideas for everyone over at Life Scoop. We have collected these awesome resources from all over the web, to help you have a handmade holiday.
Enjoy!

Holiday Giveaway: Win a Ladies Fashion & Beauty Bag Collection offered by Brother!

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/15 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Holiday Giveaway: Win Sandra Betzina's Fabric Savvy Book + 1 year subscription to Power Sewing WebTV Show

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/14 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win Sandra Betzina’s Fabric Savvy Book + 1 year subscription to Power Sewing WebTV Show!

Holiday Giveaway: Two Chances to Win 3 Paterns from Oliver + S

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/13 and TWO lucky winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win a 3 patterns from amazing children’s clothing designer Oliver + S!

BurdaStyle Sewing Club Update: BSC Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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As we approach the end of the year, it’s hard to believe that the BurdaStyle Sewing Club (BSC) concept debuted just eight months before! Launched in April, there are now an amazing 240 BurdaStyle Sewing Clubs in over 14 countries! There’s no doubt that people all over the world enjoy the benefits of communal sewing. Much like our online community, our BSCs reinforce the simple satisfaction that comes with making things by hand, and how this joy is even stronger when shared.

Holiday Giveaway: Win a $100 voucher for Tessuti Fabrics' online store!

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/12 and one lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win a $100 voucher for Tessuti Fabrics’ online store!

Sale at Lena Corwin's Studio This Saturday!

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Our wonderful graphic designer Hikaru (aka Wonder Wonder) will be selling her amazing creations at Lena Corwin’s holiday sale this weekend. There are 12 incredible crafters taking part in this sale, so if you are in Brooklyn on saturday and are still looking for gifts (or want to treat yourself) stop by this awesome event!

Sewing Vintage: Selecting Fabrics

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Isn’t this pattern from 1950 just fabulous? It’s featured in Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing as the “background dress.” Meaning, I suppose, that the sheath-style dress is the background for the scarf embellishment. I love how they show you all the different ways you can style it on the pattern envelope. But what I really wanted to highlight about this pattern is the recommended fabrics and how wildly they differ from today’s fabric choices.

Holiday Giveaway: Win The INSPIRA(R) Needle Guide and Nearly 40 Sewing Machine Needles

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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/11 and one lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win nearly 40 sewing machine needles and one INSPIRA® Needle Guide

Holiday Looks to You Can Rock Around The Clock

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Does anyone actually have any time to make themselves a to-die-for Holiday dress this season? I say if you’re going to make anything for yourself in the next few weeks that New Years Eve probably provides the best excuse to make something amazing! I was going to make an inspiration board for you all but I’m feeling generous this year: I’m giving you patterns! Well, ideas of which patterns to use to make the new year even more glorious!


Top left features a lovely lounging lady wearing the Minna dress. By using a metallic embellishment you can shine like the North star. Here’s another Minna variation to dream about as well. Make it in a gem colored tone and pair it with a cozy cardigan.

Moving clockwise the next dress is simply gorgeous and definitely has a stage presence. If you want to look like a ballerina from the Nutcracker you should make something like this show stopper.

Nothing says sophistication like knife pleats and wool. The Lancey dress embodies all of those traits & more. Download the pattern here.

Be the Belle of the Ball with bows and pleats in this cute holiday dress. Wear it with style with vintage gloves and a cape. Get the pattern here.

Compete with shiny ornaments and make a Madison in red dress, which is based off of our original 40s dress pattern.

BurdaStyle's Last Minute Gift Series: Ideas From BurdaStyle

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Whether you’re ready or not, the clock is ticking towards the Holidays and the inevitable day of gift-giving. Depending on the proper preparation, this day can be received with open arms or shunned in fear, and we at BurdaStyle certainly want you to do the former!

In keeping with our weekly Last-Minute Gift Series, here are few a great ideas from the BurdaStyle vaults that would make amazing gifts. Of course they are perfect for beginners, but even experienced sewers would enjoyable these super-cute projects!

Featured Member: Reggiebaby

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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?
I live in kent on the isle of sheppey but spend half of the year in Leicester where i am studying contour fashion at university.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?
The first garment i made was a floral dress using the Azalea pattern, looking back now the sewing was appalling but i was hooked from then on. I had always been interested in fashion, particularly lingerie design. Although at school i never got to study textiles or learn any pattern cutting skills i was offered a place at De Montfort University to study Contour Fashion. The summer before i started uni i decided to teach myself how to sew and learn some basic skills as i didnt want to be the worst in the class.

BurdaStyle Gets Crafty With Lotta Jansdotter!

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Yesterday, members of the BurdaStyle Team attended a DIY Holiday Gifting Party, sponsored by <a href= “http://www.rowenta.com/&#8221;&gt; Rowenta , and hosted by textile designer and author<a href= “http://jansdotter.com/&#8221;&gt; Lotta Jansdotter.

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