Pattern Reveal: June Issue


This is my first pattern reveal post, where I announce what pattern I am doing for my next month’s Mash Up. I started Meg’s Magazine Mash Up as a way to document and share how I put my own unique on BurdaStyle patterns. Now I want to start sharing your “mash ups”! So you can sew along with me and do your own mash up of a pattern and I will include it in my monthly posts.

Trend Report: Wimbledon 2014


Win big with styles inspired by this summer’s other massive sporting event…. the Wimbledon tennis tournament!

Knitwear Patternmaking: Transforming Woven Patterns For Stretch Fabrics


Learn ALL about sewing ease and how it applies to pattern drafting! Sign up here for Thursday’s Web Seminar!

Good Sport: 11 Athletic Patterns


The straight lines and colors of athletic gear inspired this collection. Tennis dresses, a sporty V neck, and mesh top look good on or off the court. These patterns are from the July 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Lasting Trends


Fashion trends come and go, most styles being quickly pushed out of the way for the next best thing. Here are a few trends from the past few years that have stuck around long after their initial peak in popularity.

Fun Summer Prints and Accessories


It’s all about fun, flirtatious prints and unique, bright accessories this season with these great summer finds!

Introducing the Coastal Classics Pattern Collection


Printed cigarette pants, the perfect party dress, and our favorite bikini pattern are part of a full summer wardrobe in the Summer Style 2014: Coastal Classics Pattern Collection.

How-to Video: Sew the Bustier Top


In this video, Becky MacKinnon will guide you through each step of the construction of BurdaStyle’s Bustier Top!

Top Tips for Drafting Patterns Using Dress Form and Draping


Drafting patterns on dress form versus draping is totally different. Let us show you the easiest and quickest way to do both! Sign up here for Top Tips for Drafting Patterns Using Dress Form and Draping!

The Tourist: 13 Comfy-Cute Designs


This beginner friendly collection has your summer necessities. From knit running shorts to a surprisingly easy to sew wrap dress, these are your new everyday favorites. These patterns are from the July 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.

Adobe Photoshop for Fashion Design


Are you wanting to take your design skills to the next level? Read more here about the new online course for Adobe Photoshop for Fashion Design!

The Pants of Summer: Thai Fisherman Pants


Our Thai Fisherman Pants every summer since they debuted in 2009 have been on our top selling pattern list. They come in one size, are easy to sew, and versatile to wear. I personally have not made them yet, but every year I get more temped to by all our member’s variations of this pattern, and they look so comfortable to wear.

Sewing Lesson: Summer Boucle Coat 115C 06/2011


Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Summer Boucle Coat sewing pattern that debuted in our White Out pattern collection from the June 2011 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew summery coat.

Sew Your Own Team Shirt for the World Cup!


You can’t escape the international phenomenon of the FIFA World Cup. Sew up a form fitting tee in your team colors to show your national pride! The totally customizable pattern is found in our Active Wear Collection.

Web Seminar: Adobe Illustrator for Fashion Design


Do you love to draw? How about digitally bringing your designs to life? This web seminar teaches you how translate your sketches or fashion ideas! Sign up Here!


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