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Advanced Finishes Every Sewer Needs to Know: Expert Ways to Hem, Fasten & Bind


This Power Session is PACKED with techniques that can take your sewing from plain to spectacular. Read more here!

The Benefits of Learning Pattern Grading

Our Pattern Grading Course starts March 31st and I think it is a fabulous course. There are many benefits to pattern grading, and just knowing about pattern grading gives you a better sense of fit and will help your sewing. Watch my sneak peek inside the course, and read on to see the benefits of pattern grading. Enroll now for this 4 week long course.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: Everyday Trousers Debut!


I’m so happy to be finished my version of our Everyday Trousers, and mine turned out great! The black and silver make them dressy and my cropped hemline make them a bit more modern and perfect for spring!

Time to Tailor: Get the Perfect Fitting Pants and Button-down Shirt


In this power session, you’ll learn you how to duplicate your favorite pants and button-down shirts that you already have in your closet. Read more here!

BurdaStyle Academy: March Course Calendar

March is a busy month for BurdaStyle Academy, and we have a lot of exciting and fun courses and power sessions starting. We’ve created our March course calendar so you can clearly see which topics start when. March is halfway through, but lucky you the majority of our courses start at the end of the month so you have time to look though and decide which ones you want to register for. Read on to view the calendar…

Congratulations to our Member Model Challenge Winner Evmorales!


After 4 great finalists, we have our winner! Congrats to Evmorales for her black paisley dress variation of our Gathered Tube Dress!

Sew like the Irish: My St. Patrick's Day Style!


Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! It is one of my favorite holidays because 1. Green is my favorite color, and 2. I’m Irish! Leggings are the best thing to quickly sew up for any special occasion/themed holiday. I made a pair of green and white leggings using our Leggings Sloper and paneled some different fabrics together. I’ll even wear these after St. Patrick’s Day!

Sneak Peek: Draft your own Personal 5 Piece Sloper Collection

My course Draft Your Own Personal 5 Piece Sloper Collection starts March 25th! Watch the video to learn more and see a sneak peek inside the course.

3 Reasons Why You Should Sign up for Pattern Grading: How to Make Patterns Bigger or Smaller ( in GIFS)


Here’s why you should sign up for our new course- Pattern Grading: How to Make Patterns Bigger or Smaller

Our March Flagship is Now Available for Download!


Our latest signature flagship kit is now live! Get your copy here and save big. Included in this kit are all the pattern PDF files for the 03/2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine plus a sew along of a blazer. Check out this post to see exactly which pattern styles are included.

Sweet and Playful: 9 New Patterns


We are debuting our first pattern collection from the 04/2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine here and it does not disappoint! This collection consists of 9 sewing patterns that are flirty, fun, and colorful. Find your perfect summer dress to sew in this collection, because there are some great ones to choose from.

Wear This Dress All Spring


We’re suckers for a timeless dress and it doesn’t get much better than a classic shirt dress. It’s a closet staple that is seeing a huge resurgence this season. Perfect for this transitional time of year when dressing in layers and wearing versatile pieces are a must. It suits every body type and there are a number of ways you can modify this flattering silhouette to suit you and your style. Try an assymetric hemline for an edgy look, stay classic with a button down or go bold with a fun floral printed fabric.

See below just a few of our favorite BurdaStyle shirt dress patterns along with fabric picks from Mood Fabrics. To view the full range of shirt dress patterns, take a look at our specially curated shirt dress category here where you will find plenty of options to choose from!

The Ultimate Member Model Challenge!


With the great success of all our past Member Model Challenges we wanted to really take it to the next level! All of our members are so talented and I love looking at all your sewn projects as well as submissions to the challenges. This time we are doing the ULTIMATE Member Model Challenge, where we have chosen a BurdaStyle magazine collection and we want you guys to submit submissions for ALL the patterns in the collection so we can replace the pattern main images with your pretty faces! You can submit a project for every pattern or just one. For this challenge we have chosen our Not Without Style pattern collection for you guys to put your spin on. Read to find out more!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing My Everyday Trousers Part 2


I ended my last mash up sewing post with my crotch fitting weird, so that was the first thing that I focused this week before finishing up my pants (which I finally did)! Check out my final sewing post for my Everyday Trousers mash up. They ended up fitting so well, and I love the fabric combination.

Good Team: 9 New Plus Size Patterns


This plus sized pattern collection is filled with styles ranging from sizes 44-52 from the new 03/2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. These patterns are perfect for the office and combined make a great wardrobe suitable for work and play.


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