How to Read a Ruler

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Reading a ruler can be difficult, especially when reading a ruler in inches! But we all know that in sewing and pattern making reading a ruler is crucial especially when adding on those seam allowances and making pattern alterations. Check out this handy diagram on all the ruler marks as well as a how-to on easily adding measurement fractions!

BurdaStyle Magazine Subscriptions

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Check out the newly updated ways to subscribe to BurdaStyle magazine, or find out more about managing your existing subscription!

Petite Styling Tips

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See how to choose patterns that flatter petite figures, style ill-fitting ready-to-wear, plus some of our favorite petite sewing patterns! You can nine petite sewing patterns in the BurdaStyle Best of: Petites Collection.

New at BurdaStyle Videos: How to Sew the Short Jumpsuit

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This comprehensive tutorial will show you how to sew a wrap top, pleated shorts, how to attach a waistband, sleeves and pockets, and much more. Watch a free preview here!

Pattern Grading for Plus Size

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During this web seminar you learn to grade Plus Sizes to paper patterns! Read more here!

Factory Girl: 10 Menswear Inspired Patterns

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Trousers, blazers, and blouses in cool neutrals have model-off-duty style. This collection is from the August 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions to previously published patterns have been updated.

DIY Designer Swimwear

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It’s hard to believe that July is coming to a close and that summer is already halfway over. There are only four more weeks left before we’ll be swapping out our swimsuits and summer dresses for the latest in fall fashion. Make the most of your dwindling beach days and create a swimsuit that really makes a splash!

The Swimsuit Sloper: Now Available in PLUS size!

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We are excited to now offer our popular swimsuit sloper in plus sizes! This swimsuit sloper is a must have when drafting and making your own swimwear patterns, the possibilities are endless!

This Thursday's Pattern Making/Grading Stretch Fabrics Web Seminar

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Featured Instructor: Donald Procunier

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Today’s interview talks color inspiration, designing statement pieces, and stitching with Madonna and Cher. Meet Donald Procunier, then sign up for his course on designing with mood boards!

Enter the Ultimate Button Lovers Sweepstakes

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Enter to win four $50 shopping sprees at ButtonLovers.com or a $350 grand prize drawing! Sweepstakes drawings and the Ultimate Button Lovers Sewing Contest will run from August 1 through August 31, courtesy of ButtonLovers.com. Rules below!

Pattern Making and Grading for Stretch Fabric Patterns

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This web seminar is for sewers wanting to learn about pattern making and grading for sewing patterns you want to sew in stretch fabric Sign-up here!

Ticket to Athens: 9 New Designs

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Go sight seeing in elegant style with this collection in camel, pastels, and metallics. Long lines and soft details fit into the beautiful architecture of Greek Islands. These patterns are from the August 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014: June Issue

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Finally made these shorts! I could have not asked for a better result, and the fit is perfectly loose. A while back I revealed which pattern I was making so you guys could follow along and make your own mash up. Check out how I made my shorts as well as see some other member variations of the shorts pattern.

Featured Instructor: Lauren Dahl

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Meet Lauren Dahl: seamstress, mom, jeans lover, and the instructor of our upcoming course on digital pattern drafting! Lauren is the owner of Pattern Workshop, the designer behind Selvage Designs, and the creative force behind the blog, BASTE + GATHER.

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