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Meet the Winners: Handmade Holiday Contest Presented by ModCloth x BurdaStyle


We teamed up with ModCloth, the fantastic emporium of all things cute and retro, to get everyone in the giving spirit by challenging you all to make a holiday present for someone you love using ModCloth’s handmade and DIY section as inspiration.

Congratulations to the first BurdaStyle competition winners of 2011….

Holiday Giveaway: Winners of Janome Serger and Interweave Giveaways!


Happy New Year!

Congratulations to PriBing who won the Janome Magnolia 7034D Serger!

Congratulations to ivorykohl who won Three Sewing Books + Copies of Stitch Magazine from Interweave!


We can’t wait till the 2011 BurdaStyle Holiday Giveaway. Only 11 months away until December 1st, start counting down!

2010 Fashion Recap


2010 was filled with many exciting fashion moments. It was a fun and challenging task to browse through archives from 2010 to find the most exciting looks, so here’s a post with some of my favorite fashion movements from the past year. What were your favorite fashion moments of 2010? Pictured left to right: Cacharel, Giles, Louis Vuitton

Holiday Giveaway: Day 31 Win Three Sewing Books + Copies of Stitch Magazine from Interweave!


Welcome to day 31, the last day of our Holiday Giveaway! It’s been a great month, giving away the best products for your creative enjoyment!

We’re ending this years giveaway with the chance to win copies of 49 Sensational Skirts by Alison Willoughby, Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist by Meg McElwee, and Carry Me: 20 Boutique Bags to Sew by Yuka Koshizen + two copies of Stitch magazine!

Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, January 3rd to be entered to win!

Last Minute New Year's Sparkle


If you’re anything like me, you leave that whole “What am I wearing for New Year’s Eve?” dilemma until the last minute. Don’t have time to whip up an amazing frock or dash off to your favorite boutique to scoop up a new outfit? I threw together some super quick and easy DIY ideas for fun accessories that are sure to perk up whatever you pull out of your closet!

Full Throttle


Nipped waists, full skirts, feminine charms….the woman is definitely back! For Fall 2010, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Prada all celebrated La Dolce Vita, showcasing the finer aspects of the womanly sex and ushering in an era of full-skirted femininity that we’re sure to see carry over into the Spring season.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 30 Win a Sulky Thread Assortment!


Welcome to day 30 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a starter assortment of Sulky’s brand new PolyLite thread. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Friday, December 31st to be entered to win!

Vintage in Detail: Scallops


Scalloped hems, necklines, front edges and peplums abound in vintage clothing and making them is a cinch! Though scallops peaked in popularity in the 20s and again in the 50s, you can find them throughout fashion and design history. Want scallops on your next project? Of course you do! Here’s how to do it.

Holiday Giveaway: Day 29 Win Rowan Thread Collections by Kaffe Fassett!


Welcome to day 29 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win Rowan Thread Collections by Kaffe Fassett. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Thursday, December 30th to be entered to win!

Featured Member: carottesauvage


1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I am originally from France. I was raised in the Loire Valley near Le Mans, famous for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. It is not far from Alençon in Normandy, a town known for its intricate lace: le point d’Alençon. [This feature is sponsored by the French expats’ tourist board. ;-)] I came to work in England in 1996, first in a small town near Bristol, then in London. I have been working while studying Fine Arts: I am a part-time librarian and I recently completed a research project at the Royal College of Art. I often feel stuck here in London, but I guess these are not the best economic times to leave the city. Rotterdam is my preferred location: it oozes with down-to-earth creative energy. There, over the last 4 years, I have learned how to hand process and print my own film footage (mainly 16 mm). I am a film buff.

Black on Black: 6 Patterns for the New Year


Black on black is something we see in New York city all of the time. Sometimes it can seem a bit boring or dull— especially in the winter months when we crave warmth, but sometimes, varying monochromatic textures can be exciting!

Holiday Giveaway: Day 28 Win a Prize Pack from Plaid!


Welcome to day 28 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a selection of Plaid favorites. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Wednesday, December 29th to be entered to win!

Time to Vote: Handmade Holiday Contest Presented by ModCloth x BurdaStyle


You guys must have some really special people in your lives because these handmade holiday gifts are AWESOME! The amazing editors over at ModCloth narrowed down your entries to their favorite 25! Now it’s your turn to let us know who you think should walk away with a $100 gift certificate to ModCloth.

Remember, two winners will be chosen – one based on votes of our members and one chosen by the ModCloth editors themselves – and each winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to ModCloth!

2010: Best of the Blog


2010 was a big year for BurdaStyle! Between finishing up a book, working on projects and making new friends in all corners of the world, we’ve been a bunch of busy bees. As we look ahead to all the amazing possibilities the new year brings, we also want to look back at the last 12 months and share our (and your) favorite blog articles from 2010. Whether we were covering fashion trends, finding cool new crafts or sharing a little bit about ourselves and what we do, we are looking forward to continuing learning, collaborating, sharing and growing for many more years to come!

In the New Year


Now that the bulk of the holidays are over, it’s time to focus in on the New Year. For many of us that means making New Year’s resolutions – some personal, some sewing. Every year I strive to work on something new – whether a new technique or perfecting a skill (this almost always includes better fitting and pattern alterations for me) and take the time to reflect on what I’ve accomplished over the year (I created a ‘diary’ to help me easily look back on what I have done). How about everyone else? Do you make resolutions? Reflect on your year’s sewing? Make a collage of your work over the past 12 months?


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