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5 Things You will Learn in Our Lingerie Course ( in GIFS)


1 Pattern 3 Different Ways!


We are debuting this new pattern from the Burda Easy series of sewing patterns, and it sure is easy to sew! The best part about this new pattern is that with the one pattern download you can easily make three different styles. The instructions include images to sew each of these variations that are loose, flowy, and easy to wear and sew. Read more to find out more and see all the different ways you can make this pattern work for you.

Celebrity Style Inspiration: Reese Witherspoon


Reese Witherspoon is the picture of elegance and class, on and off the red carpet. She’s a natural beauty and her all-American, classic style has made her not only “America’s sweetheart” but a fashion industry darling.

We love that Reese keeps her fashion choices interesting with bold prints and fun accessories while sticking to a pretty solid “uniform.” This often consists of a skirt and blouse/sweater, paired with a structured bag, polished hair and makeup and heels. She consistently looks put together, like she has fun being a girl and putting together a new outfit every morning.

We’ve taken a few styling cues from Reese for spring and paired some of our favorite BurdaStyle patterns that will give you a look so similar to Reese Witherspoon you might catch yourself speaking with a southern drawl!

Sneak Peek: Sew Your Own Personal 8-Piece Lingerie Collection

Thinking about sewing your own lingerie? Including panties, and bras with underwire? Learn everything you need to know about drafting and sewing your own personal lingerie collection in this 8 week long course. Learn more about it in my sneak peek video!

Garden Party: 7 Neutral Patterns


This pattern collection is from the 04/2010 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine with updated instructions and is filled with easy-to-wear pieces and closet staples! You will find two perfect jackets for any closet, a classic trench coat and a collarless moto style jacket. There are also pants, skirts, dresses and a tunic! We’ve also paired these archived patterns with modern fabrics from Mood Fabrics!

What Is Nap?


Think you know what it means for a fabric to have nap? Denise sets the record straight.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Sewing My Double Layer Shirt Part 2


Last week I finished sewing my outer layer to my double layer shirt, and it turned out great! This week I finished up the top by sewing the under layer. Check it out to see my sewing process.

The April Flagship Kit is now Available and Includes 51 Digital Patterns!


Another month, another awesome BurdaStyle magazine flagship kit! Our April flagship kit just went live, and it includes all 51 sewing patterns from the 05/2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine, plus a sew along PDF so you can easily follow the step-by-step images to create one of the dress patterns included in the kit. Read more to see all the patterns included, and download your copy of the kit here!

5 Questions Sewers Always get Asked


As soon as you tell people you are a sewer, I guarantee they will ask at least one of these questions…

Sneak Peek: The Master Fit Tailoring Course, Starts in 1 Week!

Hi everyone! If you haven’t had a chance yet to look at our April Course Calendar I suggest you do soon because we have 5 courses starting at the end of April. I’m doing a series of course sneak peeks so that you can see a little inside the course and what you’ll expect to see once you are registered. Our Master Fit: Advanced Tailoring Course starts 1 week today, so watch the video to find out more…

Patterns 101: Digital Patterns for Beginners


Are you ready to start garment sewing? Denise Wild will guide you through PDF digital patterns from start to finish including how to take them from paper to fabric, putting your fabric on-grain and properly laying out and cutting your pattern pieces once they’re assembled! Read more here!

Back to Basics: 11 Vintage Patterns


This collection of sewing patterns come to us from the fifties! BurdaStyle has revisited 11 of its original designs including ball gowns, dresses, skirts, tops, and even a sunsuit. Get nostalgic and sew up these patterns from the past in today’s fabric!

Full Skirts for the Win


In a time when we see so many oversized, boyfriend, boxy styles (all of which I whole-heartedly love by the way) it’s nice to mix things up with something that screams femininity and flatters nearly every figure. Full skirts are in full swing for spring, hitting just below the knee and cinching at the waist with a fuller effect. This look can be styled a multitude of ways and we’ve put together some of our favorite looks including a sweet style for a bridal brunch, a romantic date night look and a downtown cool outfit for afternoons shopping in SoHo.

Ultimate Member Model Challenge: 3 more weeks to enter!


Last month we announced our first Ultimate Member Model Challenge and we just wanted to remind you that you have almost 3 more weeks to finish your project and upload it to be entered. We are happy to have several fabulous entries thus far, so read on to check them out…

Buy or Make: Gingham Edition


Above Photo: Net-A-Porter

The sweeter cousin of plaid, gingham is the print of spring 2015. It was popularized by style icon Brigitte Bardot and has the optimistic feeling of 50s and 60s French Riviera-meets-classic-Americana. This past September designers including Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenburg and Altuzarra sent the retro print down the runways in modern silhouettes and unexpected colors. We’ve seen the trend on the street in matching seperates, sweet shirtdresses and button-down shirts playfully tied in the front. It’s easy to wear, understatedly sexy and ultra-feminine, we’ll be wearing this print all season long.

We’ve taken a few of our favorite looks from the runway and paired them with nearly identical BurdaStyle patterns that will help you get the look – for a lot less! Just pick up your favorite gingham printed fabric and get sewing.


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