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Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2017: Part 2


I made some great progress on my jumper this past week and excited to announce that you can now download the jumper digital pattern to sew along to make your own variation. Read on to see how I sewed the pockets, waistband, and side seam placket pieces for the snaps…

Quick Tip: Making a Custom Size Line


Your waist is size 38 but your hips are 40? No problem. We’ll show you how to fit your favorite garment exactly to your individual body form.

Must Haves: 8 New Women's Sewing Patterns


A bold printed jumper dress, satin bomber jacket and hoodie dress are all must haves for the ultimate “cool girl” and they’re all included in this new collection from the April 2017 issue of BurdaStyle. Read on to see all the new patterns as well as editor picks for fabrics that you can sew these designs in from fabric.com.

Advanced Pattern Making


I have a brand new course starting in a couple of days entitled Pattern Making Skills for the Advanced Sewist and I’m really excited about it! I wanted to develop and film a course that teaches more advanced pattern making techniques for those who have taken my other beginner pattern making courses. Read on to learn more and register…

DIY Drawstring Back Pack


QUICK & CHIC: This patchwork-look drawstring bag is so quick to sew that it can instantly be put to good use. What does it carry? Our gym clothes or necessities for an evening out …

March 2017 Best Seller Bundle


The third month of 2017 has come to a close and now we’re feeling the start of Spring and it also means another best seller patter bundle! We have compiled the top three selling patterns in March 2017 and bundled them at a discount. Read on to download yours and see member projects of some of the patterns…

Spring Styles


Let’s get ready for the warmer months! Fashionistas have loved the website WhoWhatWear.com during the last couple of years and it serves as great source of inspiration for us at BurdaStyle, too. They not only feature the most popular brands, but also capture street styles in New York, Paris and Milan. One of their newest articles about spring styles even made us recreate some of their street style outfits with our BurdaStyle patterns. After picking suitable shirts, pants and dresses, we added some cool accessories for every outfit. Here we go…

Accessories and denims via Shopbop, Nordstrom and H&M

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2017: Cutting Out


Hi BurdaStylers! I know it has been a while since I wasn’t able to post last week due to filming a new online course, but now that I have returned to my regular routine I had time to start sewing my 04/2017 Mash Up. Read on to see my first steps in sewing this petite sized jumper sewing pattern from the April issue.

Quick Guide: All About Binding


Binding is a proficient and professional way of finishing edges like necklines, armhole, and even hemlines. Cut binding in a contrasting fabric for a pop color and added detail to your garment. Read on to see how to bind various edges of fabric.

To the Sea: 7 New Women's Sewing Patterns


Hurrah! Holiday time has arrived! Or at least time for a meander through the city. Styles for moms and kids – in fantastic maritime colors and nautical styles.

The Big Day - Wedding Accessories


Whether you are planning a spectacular event or prefer a relaxed and laid-back wedding, these accessories will help you achieve your personal dream style!

Accessories, make-up and fragrances via Shopbop, Nordstrom, Asos and Sephora

Get a Better Fit: Tailoring & Styling for Tops, Dresses, Special Occasion & Vintage


We all have a closet full of treasured garments that no longer fit our bodies, our lifestyles or the current fashion trends. So, what’s there to do?Tailor, mend or restyle them so they are again go-to wardrobe essentials.Learn how to recognize what garments can be adjusted and how to alter blouses, dresses, special occasion and vintage garments so they look great, maintain their balance and allow for comfort and movement.

Cool Running with Trash to Couture


When I saw Burda Style’s “Cool Running” set it was only fitting as a runner that this be my first try at making my own active wear. Since the boom of athleisure I’ve been interested in trying a few myself but it can be somewhat intimidating at first. Being a runner who trains consistently I value pieces that offer comfort, support, and function. Bonus points for style and design. This pattern set checks all the boxes I look for in active wear.

Quick Tip: Stitch in the Ditch


Stitching in the ditch is the method of stitching very close to a seam so it is nearly invisible. Try using a piping foot on your sewing machine to get really close and achieve a perfect stitch in the ditch.

Tropical Beauty: 6 NEW Plus Size Women's Sewing Patterns


The styles are an invitation for an evening out…perhaps even a cocktail outside when it’s warm and sunny? These styles with flattering flounces, tropical prints and attractive silhouettes show off a the figure and will have you ready for summer days.


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