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Sandra Betzina on Working with Linen


Warm weather brings dreams of warm beaches in white linen pants, navy linen shifts, floral linen skirts. Some of the things that makes linen such a favorite is that it can be machine-washed and dried and it is cool to wear since it breathes and seems to get better with age.

Last Day to Submit your Apron for the Remake Challenge


The last day to submit your apron for the Sewing Republic Apron Remake Challenge is fast approaching! You only have until 11:59 pm EST on the 24th to send in your creation. Check out all the rules and regulations here.

Couture Kids


Has Project Runway‘s recent episode, A Little Bit of Fashion, sparked your creative juices? If you’ve been busy making clothing for a youngster in your life, here’s a chance to not only show it off, but win some great prizes too – Sandra Betzina’s Stylish Sprouts contest. Grand prize winner of this competition will win a gift certificate to SewBaby and a 3 month membership to Power Sewing WebTV show!

Volunteers and models needed


As you already know, BurdaStyle will be attending the Stitches & Craft Show again this year. Would you like to be part of the shows? Here’s your chance to help out.

Alice In Wonderland


Has anyone been looking forward to the release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland? I’m excited to see it myself- especially to see the costumes, Helena Bonham-Carter as the Red Queen and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter. I am patiently waiting for the crowds in Manhattan to die down a little first… In the meantime, a friend showed me the very first Alice in Wonderland film ever made, which was recently restored by the BFI and brought back to life from 1903!

Update! The Stitches & Craft Show Runway Competition Brought to you by BurdaStyle and Tessuti


Exciting new competition and boy is it a quick one! You have until April 2nd to send in your garments to be entered to win an invitation to have you garment modeled on the runway of the Sitches & Craft Show in Melbourne, a $500 Gift Voucher from Tessuti Fabrics, a BurdaStyle Editorial Feature by Nikkishell, and a pattern of your choice from BurdaStyle!

Use one of these patterns:
Anda Dress
JJ Blouse
Jorinde Jacket
Ellen Pants
Marie Skirt

Create your garment and upload it to BurdaStyle, include a detailed description of your garment such as how you altered the pattern, any techniques you used, your fabric choice and any other details you think we should know. Email a photo of it to submissions@burdastyle.com by 11:59 pm EST April 2nd include ‘Stitches & Craft Melbourne’ in the title, in the body of the email you must include your user name, garment title and link to the project on BurdaStyle.

Guest Column: Doll Fashion Around the World


One of the best things about sewing your own doll is the opportunity to create fabulous outfit for her to wear. These dolls are about 22 inches tall. This makes if very easy to sew clothes for them – it is actually more difficult to make tiny clothes for Barbie-style dolls. I love learning about fashions and traditions from cultures different from my own.

Tweet to Win with Schlosser Designs!


Join us on Twitter and Facebook, and enter to win products from Schlosser Designs!

I Second That E-Notion


Notions: small articles, as buttons, thread, ribbon, and other personal items, especially such items displayed together for sale, as in a department store.

Guest Collumn: Needle Sculpting your Doll Face


You can accent the features by adding dimension with needle sculpting. This is an easy and fun technique that uses a long needle and thread to make small indentations – we use it to highlight the eyes and cheeks and to make the dimples.

Intern with BurdaStyle!


Come backstage at BurdaStyle! We are look for a few amazing interns to join our team.

One Week Left in the Sewing Republic Apron Remake Challenge


Just a friendly reminder, you have one week left to create and submit your apron for the Apron Remake Challenge. There is still time left to create, so, review the rules and get cracking!

March Madness


Need a reason to get into your crafting area and sew? Not only is March National Crafting month, but March 20 is National Quilting day! During this time you’ll find lots of reasons to celebrate – free projects, fabric and crafting sales, giveaways, and more! Celebrate the month by making something for yourself or others, share your love of creating by teaching someone else to sew, or learn a new skill or technique. No matter what you do, be sure to share it in the gallery!

Guest Column: The Super Simple Way to Create a Cute Face for Your Doll!


We’re ready for hair and makeup! This is where our dolls get their personality. I realize that a lot of folks find this step intimidating. I know how you feel! When I first began making dolls, I left off the nose because the noses that I drew looked, well, strange. So I read dollmaking books and magazines and experimented. The result of this experimentation is an innovation that I’ve included in Doll Fashionistas makes it easy to create a sweet doll face. I call it my Face Template.

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