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Slopers 101 with Meg Healy

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We have a exciting NEW course launching on BurdaStyle Academy this month… Slopers 101!

Jean Styles to Wear & Make

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Denim jeans are a closet staple and when you have that perfect pair, life nearly feels complete. Designer jeans can be pricey, while tailored jeans can be even pricier so we recommend stretching your sewing skills and making your own. Don’t be scared, we’re hear to (sort of) hold your hand through the process!

Wedded Bliss: 12 New Plus Size Women's Sewing Patterns

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This new collection from the March 2016 issue of Burdastyle features 12 plus size sewing patterns for the bride, mother-of-the-bride and wedding guest!

How to Bias Bound Finish your Seam Allowance!

Don’t have a serger? Using fabric that frays? Want a couture finish for your garment? Then why not bias bound all your seam allowances… Watch to see!

Sew the Trends of Paris Fashion Week

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Paris Fashion Week finishes off fashion month every season and with they bring the best of the best. Chanel, Dior, Valentino – just to name a few. We’ve taken six trends that we loved the most on the Parisian runways this season that we want to sew now and wear later…or just wear now. See the trends here.

Fun With Chalk DIY!

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You can find chalkboard paint and film in almost all your local hardware and craft stores and it is so much fun to play around with in terms of crafting and DIYs. Read on to see just some of the ways you can incorporate chalkboard paint into your wardrobe (yes wardrobe) and home décor.

Runway to Reality with Brother: Nadia's Look

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Hi BurdaStylers! I hope you enjoyed my first look debut for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother. This Monday we are showcasing Nadia’s look. Nadia is a friend of BurdaStyle who we asked to pick a look she liked from NYFW for us to create with Brother machines. Read on to see the beginnings of how this look was created.

Modern Bride: 5 New Sewing Patterns for Women

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This new collection from the March 2016 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features modern and beautiful wedding dresses as well as a few picks for a wedding guest and mother-of-the-bride. Shop all five patterns here.

How to Mark, Lay, and Sew Various Types of Pleats

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Question
… “How do I prevent irregular pleats?”

Answer
“Mark the exact placement on fabric, and baste the pleats in place before you sew”… Read on to see the pleat process.

Sunday School: 6 New Kid's Sewing Patterns

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Sunday School is a new collection from the March 2016 issue of BurdaStyle for girls and boys who have to dress up occasionally.

How to Add Gathers to your Bodice Sewing Pattern

Watch to see how I transformed a basic bodice pattern into a bodice with a side gathered panel!

Sew the Trends: London & Milan Fashion Week, Fall '16

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As one would imagine, the looks that walked down the runway in London and Milan the past few weeks were much darker and heavier overall than what we saw in New York. Two of the main trends we saw in several shows was the surplus of sequins and velvet, these two fabrics will be mainstays for day and night this year. Things to make now? Bow front blouses, sequin everything, velvet shorts and flowing midi dresses. Things to make later? Dramatic statement capes, monochromatic hounds tooth suits, long sleeve velvet dress and outrageously large coats.

Take a look at the top seven trends we saw walk the London and Milan runways and that we can’t wait to start making now and later!

Runway to Reality with Brother: Meg's Look

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Introducing our first look reveal for our Runway to Reality look book with Brother! The look book will be available at the beginning of April, and leading up to the launch we are debuting the looks along with our prep work. The sewing tutorial images with Brother machines will be in the look book so you can easily follow along and sew these looks yourself from New York Fashion Week. This first post is my look, so read on to see how I transformed our Long Sleeve Sheath Dress into a dress inspired by this look from the Proenza Schouler show.

Bridesmaid Dresses: 10 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This new collection from the March issue of BurdaStyle features 10 beautiful sewing patterns for bridesmaids and wedding guests!

Flower Shop: 8 Plus Size Sewing Patterns

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This new collection is brand new to the website although it is from the April 2011 issue of BurdaStyle. It features eight plus size patterns that are comfortable and easy to wear during a day out at the flower shop!

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