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Ready to Go: 6 NEW Plus Size Women's Sewing Patterns


A college style blouson jacket, an elastic waist maxi skirt and a draping two tone dress round out this springy plus size collection from the March 2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

DIY Elephant Cosmetic Bag


With this cute bag in the form of an elephant, adventurous fantasies are almost real. It will bring joy to every bathroom, and is also perfect for travel and easy to sew. Your most important beauty and grooming tools can be easily placed in this bag. See how to sew your own!

Sew Emma Watson's Style


Emma Watson – award winning actress, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and feminist with a bachelor from Brown University in English Literature. This woman is flawless. Even in fashion she is a straight “A” student. No fashion no-gos were ever spotted during her red carpet career – which started when she was just eleven years old.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 02/2017: Reveal


Hi BurdaStylers! I just finished prepping and packing for my trip to Atlanta tomorrow for The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, so if you are in the area please stop by and say hello. I also photographed my finished dress this week and love the final result. Read on to see how I sewed my hem as well as inserted the grommets…

Quick Tip: How to Mitre a Corner


Mitred corners are the diagonal seams at the corners of a hem, example being on a blouse with side slits. Read on to follow our instructions to sew mitred corners…

Guest of Honor: 10 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns


Whether you’re a bridesmaid, the mother of the bride or just attending a good friends wedding – this new collection from the March 2017 issue of BurdaStyle will have you wanting to where that dress more than just once.

Fall 2017 Fashion Month Trends


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (Month!), as it is in reality, just wrapped up in Paris this last week after it’s big stops in New York, London and Milan beforehand. Not to mention, other little stops along the way such as LA, which is gaining fashion traction, and Berlin. To keep things simple though, we’ve rounded up our favorite and most prominent trends from “The Big Four!” Many of these trends such as, suiting, statement pockets and pattern-covered coats are easily translateable for fall sewing projects.

DIY: Cut Out Blazer


Clear cut … and unmistakably chic. A casual jacket which allows an enticing view of a sexy back, cool T-shirt or darling blouse! Read on to see how you can transform a blazer in your wardrobe.

February 2017 Best Seller Bundle


The second month of 2017 has come and gone so quick and it also means another best seller patter bundle! We have compiled the top three selling patterns in February 2017 and bundled them at a discount. Read on to download yours and see member projects of some of the patterns…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 02/2017: Sewing Part 2


The last post was all about assembling the panels together, and in this post I sew in the combined facing, the pockets, and the zipper! Read on to see and sew along…

Quick Tip: Adjusting the Length on a Sewing Pattern


Although we calculate our patterns for several sizes, you may fall in love with a style only to find the pattern does not include your size. No problem – follow the examples below if you need to lengthen a half/petite size pattern to a standard size, or a standard size to a tall size. You can also use this method to shorten a tall pattern to a standard size or a standard size to a half/petite size. But remember: your bust/hip measurement must correspond to the given size to ensure a perfect fit.

Let's dress up for Mardi Gras


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Does your closet look like a smooth color transition from white-beige to greyish-black? Then you should finally add some colorful pieces. Wearing all-neutral colors is over and the best occasion to celebrate this is todays Mardi Gras. The so-called “Fat Tuesday” (today!) is the final day of the carnival revelry before Ash Wednesday. It is celebrated all over the world, but the most exciting outfits can probably be seen on the parades in Sydney, Rio and of course, in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Oscar's Best Dressed 2017


There are two kinds of people in this world, those who only watch E!‘s red carpet coverage before the Oscar’s with no intention of actually watching the Oscars and those who commit to the 458453 hour long show. Last night, thankfully being closer to the west coast than the east coast, I sat through the entire thing. It was filled some sweet and funny moments, as well as drama, which the whole world is now aware of.

As far as the fashion goes, it didn’t wow me as much as I was hoping it would. I think I was actually more impressed with the Golden Globes red carpet. As I was looking over all my best dressed picks i noticed a prominant theme, neutrals, black and velvet. All with the exception of Ruth Negga in a bold red gown that got somewhat lost in the red carpet.

The BurdaStyle girls are in agreement that our favorites of the night were Brie Larson, Halie Steinfeld and Busy Philipps. Brie Larson looked so unbelievably stunning in her black velvet Oscar de la Renta gown paired with soft curls and a bold red lip. The guys also looked especially dapper last night, the blue suits won me over on Chris Evans and Riz Ahmed.

See the rest of our picks from the Oscars red carpet last night.

Marry Me: 5 New Women's Sewing Patterns


These wedding will have you in love at first sight! Romantic, sexy and purely dreamy. Shop 5 new wedding dress sewing pattern styles from the March 2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

Best Oscars Gowns of All Time


We’re getting really excited about the 89th Academy Awards ceremony taking place this Sunday evening! It’s the most magnificent night for fashion because I think more than any other Hollywood event, celebrities want to put their best, most classic foot forward. There certainly isn’t as much scandal, shock and risk-taking than at say the Golden Globes or the Grammy’s. In anticipation, here is a roundup of the best and most iconic Oscars gowns in recent years.


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