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Flower Child: 7 New Kid's Sewing Patterns


This new collection from the May 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features hippie bohemian pattern styles for little girls.

Mix & Match April Issue Patterns


Hi BurdaStylers! This year we are only releasing a couple of our Flagship kits that contain ALL the digital patterns from a specific issue, and April 2016 is one of the special issues. We just launched our April Flagship Kit which is personally my favorite issue so far this year (I know, I know there have only been 4). I thought it would be fun to pull my favorite styles from this issue and mix & match patterns from various collections to create some nice spring outfits.

Island Breeze: 11 New Women's Sewing Patterns


This new collection from the May 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 11 new sewing patterns for women that include beautiful garments perfect for feeling the island breeze brush against your skin.

Make your own T-Shirt for National Serger Month!


Hi there BurdaStylers, April is National Serger Month! A couple of weeks ago in honour of this special month I first made a pair of spandex leggings, and for this serger project I made a cool T-shirt with a crochet fabric back (disclaimer: I did not crochet the back, I purchased it already crocheted). Read on to see all my steps in making this summery top!

Sewing Lesson: A-Line Cocktail Dress 122 03/2016


Check out our next sewing lesson for our A-Line Cocktail Dress sewing pattern that debuted in our Bridesmaid Dresses pattern collection published in the March 2016 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this perfect summer special occasion dress.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Gold Godet Skirt Progress Report 2


Hi BurdaStylers! I took the dive into starting to sew my gold godet skirt mash up this week. Let’s just say, once I started sewing I couldn’t stop! I finished sewing the skirt in 1 1/2 hours, excluding the embroidery though (super excited to start on that though). In this post I focus on the first half of sewing this skirt… mainly inserting those panels!

Greenhouse Gals: 9 New Plus Size Patterns for Women


This plus size women’s pattern collection from the May 2016 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features spring ready looks including cardigans, dresses and tops.

How to Draft a Cowl Neckline in One Minute


Watch to see how I drafted a cowl neckline on a basic bodice pattern. This technique is great to use on any top or dress sewing pattern that has an existing jewel or basic neckline, and either meant for knit or woven fabrics! For this video I used our basic Bodice Sloper pattern.

Make a Garment in an Hour or Less


Have you ever watched wondered how the designers on Project Runway are able to construct garments in such a short time frame? Us too! If you want to give you hands a go at a quick garment turnaround, try any of these five projects that will only take you an hour or less. You make have to make a few short cuts here and there but you will be wearing a new piece of fantastic clothing in nearly no time at all.

Music Class: 11 Sewing Patterns for Women


This collection from January 2011 issue of BurdaStyle magazine has been updated with brand new instructions and product descriptions. It features classic garments that look like they are straight out of a 1940s film set.

Five Reasons to Learn How to Sew (in GIFS)


Learning to sew can open a world of possibilities for you!

Sewing Personality Assessment: Which Course is Best Suited to You!


Hi BurdaStylers, love to do quizzes? Love to learn new creative skills? Then why not take out latest quiz on which April BurdaStyle Academy course is best suited to you! Read on to take the quiz…

What We Want To Make: The Athletic Jacket


The athletic jacket, also known as a bomber jacket or blouson jacket, has been a wardrobe staple for years in both men and women’s closets. It mixes masculine and feminine styles and can be made in a variety of fabrics including shiny satin, mixed and matched prints or even a heavier wool. We’ve rounded up our favorite athletic jacket styles from high-end fashion designers as well as our own BurdaStyle patterns that you can make yourself!

Connoisseur Collection: 10 Plus Size Sewing Patterns for Women


This women’s plus size collection from the January 2011 issue of BurdaStyle features eight brand new sewing patterns and two updated sewing patterns perfect for the office.

3 Tips for Working with Vintage Sewing Patterns


Sewing as a hobby has been around for many, many years. Did you know that the first tissue sewing pattern was made in 1863? Vintage sewing patterns are very nostalgic and give us a glimpse into past generation’s styles. You can find vintage sewing patterns just about about anywhere like thrift shops, online, and my personal favorite place to find them… rummage sales! I have even dug through my grandmother’s old pattern stash for inspiration. These patterns may be fabulous and retro… but they have been around the block and need extra special attention when working with them. Read this post on my top 3 tips for working with vintage sewing patterns.


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