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Make your own Leggings for National Serger Month!

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If you didn’t already know, April is National Serger Month! So in honour of this special month (because I love sewing with sergers) I decided to sew up a pair of leggings which are in my opinion the best thing that you can sew purely on a serger. Check out the post to see how I created these versatile leggings.

Runway to Reality with Brother: Ty's Look

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Happy Monday BurdaStylers! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I’m very excited to share with your our latest (and final) look debut for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother. Ty was inspired by this look from the Tommy Hilfiger show at New York Fashion Week, and I was happy to bring it to life for her using a BurdaStyle dress pattern that I modified and three different Brother machines! Read on to see how I started to make Ty’s look.

Featured Instructor: My Johansson-Ganjoo

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My Johansson-Ganjoo is a sewer, dressmaker, knitter, and maker. She first began sewing as a young girl and has since then let her interest in sewing grow into something more accurately described as an obsession. After sewing for friends and family for years she started her own dressmaking business five years ago making custom made vintage inspired dresses. When she’s not teaching sewing, making custom orders and knitting, she blogs at Maelle Makings . She believes there is nothing better than handmade clothes and she loves to spread her enthusiasm and passion for sewing.

Mod Squad: 11 New Sewing Patterns for Women

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This collection from the April 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 11 new sewing patterns for women that are reminiscent of mod style and color patterns. Uncomplicated cuts and elegant playfulness using bold patterns and fabrics; This is fun fashion in sleek black and white.

Sweet Dresses for Easter Sunday

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All week, friends and coworkers have been talking about what they are doing and what they will be wearing on Easter Sunday. It’s one of those holidays that makes me excited because it means warm weather and a wardrobe change-up is on the way. Here is Colorado we’re just recovering from a foot of snow that fell in less than 12 hours but if you live somewhere with a more forgiving spring climate then please break out your sunniest Easter dress for all of us who can’t. Here are six BurdaStyle dress patterns that are both modest yet cheery, perfect for brunch with the family on Easter Sunday.

DIY Fabric Hanging Easter Eggs

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Holidays are the perfect time to craft and create DIY projects. Check out this tutorial on how to make your own hanging Easter eggs that you can fill with treats.

Moody Blues: 10 New Plus Size Sewing Patterns for Women

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This new collection from the April 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 10 new plus size sewing patterns for women including jumpsuits, dresses and a chic tunic. Blue and white… put them together and experience the great feelings of uncomplicated days by the shoreline. Sexy draping and elegant seam details make the styles beautifully unrestrained and sensual – a look that simply always feels just right.

How to Sew a Lapped Zipper

Watch to see how using tape to help you sew your lapped zipper will result in perfect topstitching!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Pattern Reveal!

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Hi BurdaStylers! First off, thank you all so much for your votes from last week’s voting post, and a winning pattern has been chosen by you. With 37% of the votes our Short Skirt with Godet pattern won! Such a great choice, and thanks again for helping me make this difficult decision on which skirt to make next. Read on to see more about my next Mash Up project and how I challenged myself to sew this skirt in a fabric that I already have.

Globetrotter Style

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This spring we’re looking forward to at least looking like we’ve spent the cold winter traveling around the world wearing colorful clothes from of far off countries. In reality, we’ve really picked up some great fabric and sewn them up ourselves! Here is some globetrotting wardrobe inspiration to excite your next sewing project. Don’t be afraid to pair multiple pieces together to form an eclectic outfit that says your passport has more than a few stamps in it.

Quick Sew Dart for a Muslin Fitting

This sped up click is from my newest course Slopers 101 where show you the easiest way to draft your own bodice, sleeve and skirt sloper as well as how to sew them up for a test fit! Watch to learn more.

Top BurdaStyle Courses

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We rounded up the most popular courses from our academy site. Whether you are a beginner sewer, or are interested in drafting your own slopers, BurdaStyle Academy is the place for you!

Nail Polish Easter Eggs!

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We pulled this fun DIY idea from the 03/2016 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Transform regular eggs into masterpieces using nail polish!

Runway to Reality with Brother: Ali's Look

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Hi BurdaStylers, I’m so excited to share with you the look I made for Burda’s own Ali! This outfit is very much her style, and she was inspired by a look down the runway from designer Lela Rose at New York Fashion Week. For this look I made both the top and skirt from BurdaStyle patterns and using Brother sewing machines. I can’t believe this is already our fourth look debut for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother, and only 1 more to go before the look book reveal! Read on to see how I prepped and started to make Ali’s look.

50 Shades of Pink: 10 New Sewing Patterns for Women

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This new collection from the April 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 10 feminine sewing patterns for women in shades of vibrant pink. These key pieces are pure perfection for fashionistas ready to take the limelight. Sexy drapes and sensational colors that make a statement in vibrant shades of pink, orange and coral are a testament to fashion self-confidence. Tones of warm gold and rosé jewellery add just the right accent.

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