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Featured Member: Haylee Atkinson

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We’re sew excited about our newest Featured Member, miss Haylee Atkinson! She first caught our eye as the chosen Member Project of the Week a few months back in a gorgeous red lace dress inspired by Valentino. Read our interview with her to learn more about when she fell in love with sewing, what she dreams of making someday and what inspires her.

4 Reasons Why Sewing with Stretch Fabrics Is the Best (in GIFS)

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Stretch knits are always in style and always fun to sew! Also check out the video at the bottom of the post where Meg demonstrates how to draft a tank style on a knit T-shirt pattern… Even if you only have a couple stretch fabric patterns, you can easily alter them many different ways to create new sewing patterns.

How to Sew a Micro-Bag

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This purse is so small it can be considered jewelry! Wear around the neck or on shoulder for a more traditional application. This bag is small but mighty – let it carry those little essentials. Check out this DIY to see how to draft and sew one of these trendy bags for yourself. Time to break out that scrap leather! If you don’t have any leather to sew this mini bag in, just double interface a little piece of fabric.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Gold Godet Skirt Progress Report 3

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Hi BurdaStylers! This week I played with my Brother embroidery machine to finish off my godet skirt. I actually finished sewing it in one sewing session last week, but I only covered some of my sewing steps in my last post. Read on to see how I installed the facing and zipper as well as finish the hem (I used a fancy double roll hem foot).

3 Lingerie Sewing Myths-Busted

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It can seem challenging to make a bra on your own. Good news, it’s not!

Flower Child: 7 New Kid's Sewing Patterns

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This new collection from the May 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features hippie bohemian pattern styles for little girls.

Mix & Match April Issue Patterns

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Hi BurdaStylers! This year we are only releasing a couple of our Flagship kits that contain ALL the digital patterns from a specific issue, and April 2016 is one of the special issues. We just launched our April Flagship Kit which is personally my favorite issue so far this year (I know, I know there have only been 4). I thought it would be fun to pull my favorite styles from this issue and mix & match patterns from various collections to create some nice spring outfits.

Island Breeze: 11 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This new collection from the May 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 11 new sewing patterns for women that include beautiful garments perfect for feeling the island breeze brush against your skin.

Make your own T-Shirt for National Serger Month!

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Hi there BurdaStylers, April is National Serger Month! A couple of weeks ago in honour of this special month I first made a pair of spandex leggings, and for this serger project I made a cool T-shirt with a crochet fabric back (disclaimer: I did not crochet the back, I purchased it already crocheted). Read on to see all my steps in making this summery top!

Sewing Lesson: A-Line Cocktail Dress 122 03/2016

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Check out our next sewing lesson for our A-Line Cocktail Dress sewing pattern that debuted in our Bridesmaid Dresses pattern collection published in the March 2016 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this perfect summer special occasion dress.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Gold Godet Skirt Progress Report 2

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Hi BurdaStylers! I took the dive into starting to sew my gold godet skirt mash up this week. Let’s just say, once I started sewing I couldn’t stop! I finished sewing the skirt in 1 1/2 hours, excluding the embroidery though (super excited to start on that though). In this post I focus on the first half of sewing this skirt… mainly inserting those panels!

Greenhouse Gals: 9 New Plus Size Patterns for Women

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This plus size women’s pattern collection from the May 2016 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features spring ready looks including cardigans, dresses and tops.

How to Draft a Cowl Neckline in One Minute

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Watch to see how I drafted a cowl neckline on a basic bodice pattern. This technique is great to use on any top or dress sewing pattern that has an existing jewel or basic neckline, and either meant for knit or woven fabrics! For this video I used our basic Bodice Sloper pattern.

Make a Garment in an Hour or Less

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Have you ever watched wondered how the designers on Project Runway are able to construct garments in such a short time frame? Us too! If you want to give you hands a go at a quick garment turnaround, try any of these five projects that will only take you an hour or less. You make have to make a few short cuts here and there but you will be wearing a new piece of fantastic clothing in nearly no time at all.

Music Class: 11 Sewing Patterns for Women

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This collection from January 2011 issue of BurdaStyle magazine has been updated with brand new instructions and product descriptions. It features classic garments that look like they are straight out of a 1940s film set.

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