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March 2015 Favorites


Shop the bestselling styles for the month of March, as chosen by fellow BurdaStyle members.

This roundup includes a few tried-and-true favorites, new trend items and slopers for days when you’re feeling inspired and want to create your very own design. These are the BurdaStyle sewing patterns that topped the list for March!

Two more days for late registration for Meg's Sloper Course!

Hi all! So we usually extend registration for another week after a course begins, and this pertains to my Draft Your Own Personal 5 Piece Sloper Collection, so that means you have until Wednesday to be apart of my fun drafting course. There are already 140 students enrolled and I have been busy answering all their questions so far, and as a bonus we are offering our Bra and Panty Sloper so you will end up with 6 slopers. Read on to view previous students remarks about this course when we ran it in the past…

Design Academy: 9 New Patterns


This pattern collection is from the latest 04/2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine, and it is filled with street style ready designs! You’ll find a variety of dress patterns, a jacket, skirt, and another pattern of our favorite new trend the culotte! We love the versatility of these pieces and we can’t wait to make and wear this spring and summer! We have even selected three suitable fabrics (from Mood Fabrics) that you can make each of these patterns in.

Project Sew-Alongs: The Romantic Maxi Dress


We’re excited to announce that we now have Project Sew-Along videos available for purchase at the BurdaStyle Academy! There are currently 13 Sew-Along videos available for you to watch ranging from dresses, to jackets, skirts and even a swimsuit. Plus, we’ll be adding to videos to the library regularly.

Make Money Teaching Sewing: How to Run a Home Business Teaching others How to Sew


In this Power Session,you’ll learn how to create a curriculum and market yourself as a sewing instructor, building your own business from scratch! Read more here!

Personality Quiz: Which Burda Academy Course is Right for You?


What kind of sewer are you?! Emerging fashion designer? Meticulous tailor? Modern drafter?

With a whopping five courses currently running on the BurdaStyle Academy, we realize it might be daunting to decide which course is right for you. In an effort to make this more painless (and a little fun!) we’ve compiled a quiz that will assess your personal sewing style and hopefully make choosing a course much easier.

Take the below quiz to find out which course you should register for!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Pattern Reveal!


Hi Everyone! I have decided on my next mash up pattern… our Double Layered Shirt from the latest issue. I absolutely LOVE the two layers and I want to play with that element and make one of the layers sheer. I also need help decided which vintage pattern to make from our kit, so your input will really help me decide.

Featured Instructor: Melissa Mora


We chat with Melissa Mora, the instructor behind our upcoming course, Pattern Grading: How to Make Patterns Bigger or Smaller, where you’ll learn what pattern grading can and can’t do, how to grade a base draft pattern throughout its size range, and how to use Adobe Illustrator to automate some of the grading.

Special Effect (Plus Size): 6 New Patterns


Here is the plus size pattern collection from the 04/2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. This collection is inspired by warm days spent outdoors, flowy bohemian dresses and bright fabrics. You’ll love the sexy fitted sheath dress and flowy dresses! Check out the styles below…

Introducing our Newest Sloper: The Bodysuit Sloper


We are excited to introduce you to our newest sloper addition to our sloper collection…. The bodysuit sloper!

Sloper Course Starts Tomorrow! Register Now & Get a Bra and Panty Sloper as a Bonus


My Draft Your Own Personal 5 Piece Sloper Collection course starts tomorrow (yay!), and now we want to offer you as a bonus our Bra and Panty Sloper to make your collection a complete 6! Register here for only $49.99.

Advanced Transformational Reconstruction


Learn how to create advanced style lines in 3D on basic bodice, skirt and dress muslins Read more here!

8 Week Digital Pattern Drafting Course Starts THIS Friday!

This is by far my favorite course we offer at BurdaStyle Academy (besides mine of course, haha). Jokes aside this course teaches awesome content all on digital pattern drafting, meaning creating your own sewing patterns on the computer never touching a ruler or pencil! Lauren will cover topics from Adobe program basics to printing your patterns at home with tiling templates. You’ll be creating pattern blocks with YOUR measurements and then learn how to alter them in to various styles and add seam allowance (digitally!). Learn more and reserve your spot here, start THIS FRIADY!. Also watch to learn more and get a sneak peek…

Near the Sea: 11 New Patterns


This new collection is from the 04/2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine and is full of the chicest nautical looks! There is a two-in-one top that you can wear separately or together, a standout top with raglan bat sleeves, midi skirts and dresses. This collection is so fashionable and versatile – we hope you love it as much as we do! We have even selected three suitable fabrics (from Mood Fabrics) that you can make each of these patterns in.

Celebrate Spring with Florals


It’s officially spring here in the US and we could not be more excited! After a long winter and some serious snow storms we’re welcoming warmer temperatures, sunny days and spending time outside enjoying this rejuvenating time of year. With a new season comes an updated wardrobe and we’re craving bold, floral prints to brighten up our closets.

We’ve rounded up all the BurdaStyle patterns we could get our hands on in our specially curated floral category for spring. Below are a few of our favorites as well as our most coveted floral fabric recommendations from Mood Fabrics.


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