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Patterns 101: Digital Patterns for Beginners

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Are you ready to start garment sewing? Denise Wild will guide you through PDF digital patterns from start to finish including how to take them from paper to fabric, putting your fabric on-grain and properly laying out and cutting your pattern pieces once they’re assembled! Read more here!

Back to Basics: 11 Vintage Patterns

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This collection of sewing patterns come to us from the fifties! BurdaStyle has revisited 11 of its original designs including ball gowns, dresses, skirts, tops, and even a sunsuit. Get nostalgic and sew up these patterns from the past in today’s fabric!

Full Skirts for the Win

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In a time when we see so many oversized, boyfriend, boxy styles (all of which I whole-heartedly love by the way) it’s nice to mix things up with something that screams femininity and flatters nearly every figure. Full skirts are in full swing for spring, hitting just below the knee and cinching at the waist with a fuller effect. This look can be styled a multitude of ways and we’ve put together some of our favorite looks including a sweet style for a bridal brunch, a romantic date night look and a downtown cool outfit for afternoons shopping in SoHo.

Ultimate Member Model Challenge: 3 more weeks to enter!

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Last month we announced our first Ultimate Member Model Challenge and we just wanted to remind you that you have almost 3 more weeks to finish your project and upload it to be entered. We are happy to have several fabulous entries thus far, so read on to check them out…

Buy or Make: Gingham Edition

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The sweeter cousin of plaid, gingham is the print of spring 2015. It was popularized by style icon Brigitte Bardot and has the optimistic feeling of 50s and 60s French Riviera-meets-classic-Americana. This past September designers including Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenburg and Altuzarra sent the retro print down the runways in modern silhouettes and unexpected colors. We’ve seen the trend on the street in matching seperates, sweet shirtdresses and button-down shirts playfully tied in the front. It’s easy to wear, understatedly sexy and ultra-feminine, we’ll be wearing this print all season long.

We’ve taken a few of our favorite looks from the runway and paired them with nearly identical BurdaStyle patterns that will help you get the look – for a lot less! Just pick up your favorite gingham printed fabric and get sewing.

Party Time: 6 New Children's Patterns

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This adorable kid’s collection will without a doubt make your child the best dressed at the party! These patterns are from the 04/2015 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing My Double Layer Shirt!

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A little while back I debuted that I was going to make our Double Layered Shirt, and this week I got right to sewing it up! Check out my first sewing progress report…

Tues-DIY: Dangle Earrings

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Check out this DIY on how to make your own dangle earrings out of thick thread/yard, a piece of cork, earring hooks, beads, pins, and scissors! Read on the see the step-by-step process, and you’ll end up with a fun pair of earrings that you can make to match your outfit.

New Featured Pattern Collection Kit: Twenties Sophistication

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This capsule collection has been brought back to life and now available as a bundle download! Our Twenties Sophistication was an instant community favorite and we wanted to give you the chance to get them all together at a discounted price. This bundle includes all 8 pattern PDFs, so grab a pair of T-strap heels that will elevate these garments to the next level and give a nod to the 20s styling. Buy the kit here, and read more to see all the patterns included…

Clean & Sporty: 7 New Patterns

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This collection is filled with sporty styles, clean lines and bold colors that will easily transition you into spring and summer. We bring you 7 brand new patterns from the 04/2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

How to Fit a Skirt Sloper

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In this Power Session, Meg will visually show you how to do this using a dress form and then transferring those fitting marks (from your muslin) to your paper pattern! Read more here!

Boho Days

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It’s that time of year, festival season will officially be kicking off next weekend with the first weekend of Coachella in Indio, CA. Alas, the BurdaStyle team is not going to be in attendance but that doesn’t mean we can’t dress like it. Boho style comes back year after year, evolving but never fading. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite boho BurdaStyle patterns for your sewing pleasure. Check out the below picks that we’ve styled with our most coveted accessories and stop by our full boho curated selection here.

NEW Online Course! Pattern Grading for All Sizes

Throw Back Thursday: New Audrey Hepburn Inspired Vintage Patterns!

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Check out these new vintage patterns in store from the 04/2015 of BurdaStyle magazine. This matching cropped shirt and high waisted pant combo makes for an outfit inspired by the one and only Audrey Hepburn.

April Kit of the Month: Pattern Modification and Drafting Kit

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It’s the beginning of the month and you know what that means… a brand new Kit of the Month! April’s kit is all about pattern drafting and modification, and inside you’ll receive a dress pattern PDF that consists of our bodice/sleeve sloper as well as our skirt sloper. It also includes 4 pattern drafting technique videos that will demonstrate 4 basic and different pattern making skills, and then once you know those you’ll be able to create a whole bunch of other custom designs. Read on to see exactly what’s included…

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