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Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2018: Part 1

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It was really hard to decide on a pattern to Mash Up from the 04/2018 issue since there were so many great patterns – and we also just launched our April 2018 Lookbook so you can shop ALL the patterns from the latest issue. After flipping through the magazine going back and fourth between possible Mash Up patterns, I went with our Ruffled Collared Dress since I already had the perfect fabric, and it is petite sized! Read on to see my first steps in sewing this dress…

Adjust for a Flat Bottom

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Do your new trousers form unattractive horizontal folds below the seat? This is caused by too much length here. We’ll show you how to professionally adjust for this, just read below…

Sports Luxe: 9 NEW Sporty Patterns

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Right off the bat, the season starts with timeless cuts that are both sporty and fun from the 04/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. These are styles that can be worn on the fairway as easily as at the office or a weekend trip with the family.

DIY Binder Pencil Case

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This trendy pencil case is a must have in any organizer! It doesn’t need to be the beginning of the new year or back to school season to get organized – read on to see how you can easily assemble this dazzling little case to add to your planner…

March Round Up & April Plans!

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I can’t believe it is April already! March was a super busy month for me travelling and sewing up a storm – but I still managed to get some sewing done and so did our amazing #burdachallenge2018 community. I have some big plans for April and eager to get started on my projects. Read on to see what our members made in March and my April plans…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 03/2018: Reveal!

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This month’s Mash Up I decided to sew up two garments instead of one – a “cardigan” and a pencil skirt to make a chic faux suede & fur outfit. I love the end result and how the fabrics look together, just need a swanky occasion to wear this to. Read on to see more images and a member variation!

It's National Serger Month!

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April is National Serger Month! A couple of years ago I sewed up some leather leggings for National Serger Month on the serger and this year I was excited to make (and wear) this all sewn on the serger fur skirt!

Neo-Romantic: 10 NEW Sewing Patterns

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Delicate lace, stylized floral and fruit prints in pastel shades and soft silhouettes…these styles invite you to dream. This collection from the April 2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine is filled with patterns with surprising and edgy details that catch the eye.

New Kit: Sew the Trends!

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We’ve just released our April Kit of the Month – and it’s all about the latest fashion trends! Everything from pastels to print mixing this kit embodies all the trends spotted on the runway for Spring 2018 so you can sew them for yourself. Read on to see the trends and just some of the sewing patterns included in both the standard and plus size pattern kits…

Protect Your Scissors with this DIY Case!

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TO THE POINT… Give scissors perfect protection in a soft case, sewn from fabric scraps. It also has the ability to hold your little notions like pins and needles.

Flower Girl: 4 NEW Patterns for Children

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Children love to dress up too for special occasions – and this collection from the 03/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine is filled with adorable styles for little boy’s and girl’s to wear.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 03/2018: Part 3

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Last week I so busy travelling and filming a new sew-along that I didn’t have time to post my Mash Up update! But today i’m back with how I sewed the skirt portion of my March Mash Up look together including altering the length and adding in an exposed zipper. I also do a last neckline alteration to the cape cardigan before I photograph the entire look.

Quick Tip: Add Shoulder Pads

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Want to add shoulder pads? Perfectly shaped shoulders give jackets and coats a professional look. Here we show you how to sew various shoulder pads in place…

Say Yes to the Dress: 6 Plus Size Styles

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Getting married yourself, attending a wedding or even part of the party – these classic wedding styles with a twist from the 03/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine will sure have you walking down the aisle with excitement, and in style.

DIY Beaded Tassel Earrings

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ALL EARS. If there is one accessory Burda loves, it’s tassel earrings and here we bring you another way to make them – and this time with beads. Read on to see how to make…

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