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The 60th Annual Grammy Awards

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The Grammy Awards were on last night, and we were definitely watching! We love the Grammys of course for the music, but the fashions are always amazing too. The Grammy’s style are always fun, outrageous, and sometimes a little but crazy… Read on to see some of our picks for best and worst dressed as well as how you can get some of the looks using BurdaStyle patterns!

Think Pink: 9 NEW Sewing Patterns

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Shades of fuchsia, bubble gum, rosé and the like add a special blush to the complexion to whisk the winter blues away. This collection is from the 01/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

DIY Decorative Neck Bow

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Sporty, casual or elegant: These bows adapt to every style. Enhance your blouse with one of these decorative pieces and it will bring you to instant glamour! Best of all? They are easy to make, read on to follow the steps.

Sports Bra & How to Use a Twin Needle

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Yesterday I checked my mail box and the latest issue of Sew News Magazine was in there! For this issue I sewed up a sports bra in a cool space/galaxy printed spandex and show in my article how I rotated the dart in the pattern and also converted to pleats! I can’t believe it has already been a year since I started doing this column in every issue of Sew News, and it has been such a wonderful, rewarding, and inspiring experience. Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings! Read on to see more pictures, and learn how to use a twin sewing machine needle (video!) so you can achieve the same finish I used on this sports bra.

Sewn with Love Valentine's Day Card

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Greetings from the heart, we send our loved ones to Valentine’s Day with this sweet heart card hand sewn with love! Read on to see how to make…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 01/2018: Part 3

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This week I finished sewing my January Mash Up, and I’m so excited next week to debut it! I love these leggings so much I even whipped up another pair and a matching yoga top. This Burda Challenge is really inspiring to push myself and sew even more. These footed leggings are definitely going to be staple in my athletic pattern rotation and I’m sure I’ll make a couple more pairs with and without the “feet”. Read on to see how I sewed on the waistband and finished up these leggings…

Italy Fashion Tour 2018: We're Going Back!

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I’m so thrilled to announce that we are GOING BACK to Italy in 2018, and you can come too! When I went on this tour last year, it was such a wonderful experience for me and a fabulous way to Italy. If you love food, site-seeing, fashion, and meeting other sewists from across the globe, then this tour is perfect for you. The tour is September 16th – 24th 2018 with an optional Rome extension, so if you are interested reserve your spot here soon because space in limited! Read on to see some of the highlights from my trip…

Quick Tip: Easily Update the Style of Your Pants

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Iron-on strips of leather are the detail of the hour. They give a sporty look and make any unspectacular pair of pants the right kind of eye-catcher. Also works for covering up holes/rips/stains in pants – just put a strip on it! Read on to see how…

SAG Awards: Red Carpet Trends

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6 Trends we saw on the SAG 2018 Awards red carpet that you can sew yourself! Awards season is in full swing, just a couple week’s ago we saw The Golden Globes red carpet style with everyone in black for a very important cause. Last night’s fashions did not disappoint and the stars went all out! Read on to see some of our favorite red carpet trends and pattern picks so you can recreate them…

All Aboard! 6 NEW Plus Size Patterns

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Wonderfully feminine and confident at the same time: Winter looks that combine an elegance of the 40s with marine details from the 01/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Sophisticated caban jackets, sexy dresses and more to beautifully build the wardrobe this season.

Burda Challenge Feature: Melissa Fehr

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Last week we posted about The Burda Challenge 2018 and how we are joining forces with sewing blogger Saturday Night Stitch! I really only learned about the Burda Challenge this year when I saw Hila post that she was doing the challenge and invited all to join. Then I became fascinated with it and learned that the challenge was conceptualized in the forums of Pattern Review! Best of all, I also realized I have been technically doing a Burda Challenge every year since starting at Burda (almost 6 years ago) without even knowing it, because of my monthly Mash Ups! This week I wanted to take some time to feature past sewists that have done a Burda Challenge, and today we are happy to share what Melissa from Fehr Trade made for the Burda Challenge she did back in 2012.

Sewing Lesson: Short Jacket #112 01/2018

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Presenting our absolute highlight for winter! … including detailed instructions, for guaranteed success! Sew it for yourself and follow this sewing lesson to make our Short Jacket pattern that debuted in our Far and Away pattern collection from the January 2018 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this panelled jacket.

Make Your Own Tassel Earrings in Only 3 Steps!

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Like to upgrade simple outfits with accessories? No problem with these earrings! We show in simple steps how these on-trend statement earrings are made.

New Pattern: Retro Style Dress

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This dress sewn with a wool jersey and asymmetric pleat details is just as charming 60 years later. This fitted dress with the asymmetric pleats at the right shoulder shapes the hour-glass silhouette beautifully. Slant pockets at the waistline tuck in as inlaid pleats to replace darts, and the elaborate sleeve gussets: gorgeous!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 01/2018: Part 2

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The year is off to a great start so far! Last week I started sewing my January Mash Up and we joined the Burda Challenge 2018, so I think this year will be my biggest sewing year yet! I’ll be sewing my Mash Up every month PLUS at least 1 other garment using a BurdaStyle magazine pattern. But back to my current make, these footed leggings! Read on to see my next steps in constructing these cool and comfortable yoga pants…

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