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Casual Kids: 9 New Kids Patterns


This kid’s collection from the November 2015 issue of BurdaStyle can be made for boys or girls! It features leggings, simple shirts as well as accessories such as moccasins and a bag.

Congratulations to our Member Model Challenge Winner Paola Setolier!


The votes are in and after 11 fabulous submissions, we have our winner! Congrats to Paola Setolier for her black and white variation of our One Shoulder Flounce Dress.

5 Reasons to Definitely Take the Pattern Drafting and Designing for Stretch Fabrics (in GIFs!)


Slopers are the perfect starting point for designing and making your own sewing patterns and garments. Slopers are in essence the basic template for the pattern making process, and they are used to establish the fit of the body. So when you have a perfectly fitting sloper to your body, you’ll have a perfectly fitting garment!

Here are five reasons, illustrated in GIFs, why you should most definitely take the Pattern Drafting and Designing for Stretch Fabrics course with Meg Healy!

Black and White: 10 New Patterns


This collection from the November 2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine features chic monochromatic looks for the modern gal. The wide lapel coat, bustier dress and sleeveless turtleneck are just a few that are on our sewing short list.

Draft your own Stretch Fabric Slopers!

Hi BurdaStylers! I filmed this course back in May of this year, and this is our second time running it on BurdaStyle Academy. This course is great for if you have already taken my first sloper course or you want to develop slopers from your body measurements for stretch fabrics. This course starts TODAY, so you’ll want to register soon here. Watch to hear the top 5 reasons to take this course… and read on for more info on the course!

2015 Best of Blogging List - The Votes Are In!!!


Last year, we launched our Best of Blogging list, which featured the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts voted by YOU, the BurdaStyle community! We received so much feedback and loved it so much that we’ve decided to make it a yearly feature, which we’re excited to kick off now.

It’s now time to vote on the blogs that YOU want to see in our Top 50 List for 2015. Scroll to the bottom of this blog post to vote! Voting will close at midnight EST on October 22nd.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Pattern Debut!


The votes are in (and thank you all so much for your input in helping me choose), and our High Collar Dress! I am excited to get started on it, and I did my initial sketch planning of my project using our newest poses of croquis. Read on to find out more about my dress plans…

Easy & Thrify Halloween Costumes


Halloween is quickly approaching and if you’re like me, you have no idea what you’re going to wear come next Saturday night! I’ll admit, I’m not that big into Halloween but I’m also not going to sit at home when everyone is out having a good time. So…it’s time to put togther a cute costume without breaking the bank!

Canal Walks: 10 New Plus Size Patterns


This new plus size collection from the November 2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine is just what you need to get your winter wardrobe started. Chic coats, wool pencil skirts and a flowy long sleeve dress are all staples we want in our closet this season.

New BurdaEasy Pattern: Sweetheart Tops!


We are excited to release our next pattern from the BurdaEasy HW/2014 issue… The Sweetheart Tops! This top pattern contains four variations with instructions and pieces for each. The style looks amazing in contrasting fabrics and the sweetheart seam line is super cute and trendy, we just love the variation with the ruffle in the seam. Download yours here.

DIY Halloween Costume: Meg Starts to Sew her "The Dress" Costume!


Hi everyone, I have made some good progress on my DIY Halloween costume! I think this dress has become a bit more work than I initially anticipated, but I am sticking with it and I am very excited for the end result. Last week I posted how I drafted my costume using our knit top and dress sloper (it is so great for making easy dresses out of stretch fabric). Check out the post to see how I started to sew my “The Dress” costume together…

Vote for your Favorite Project in our Member Model Challenge!


There were 11 submissions in total for the One Shoulder Design Dress, and like we said in the contest details post you get to vote on them all! Check out all 11 variations below and vote on your favorite to be the face of a pattern…

BurdaStyle Team Fall Style Bundles


Fall is in full swing and we’ve got new seasonal style bundles to prove it! The fall bundles are comprised of three patterns picked out by the team members of for only $11.99, which is basically like getting one pattern for free!

We’ve also asked eachother a few question about dressing for fall and what our sewing machine is working on for the new season!

Which BurdaStyler’s style do you most want to steal?!

English Rose: 11 New Patterns


This collection from the November 2015 issue of BurdaStyle features feminine pieces that you would find on an English Rose. Many of the patterns can be altered and made in multiple variations so let your creativity go wild and don’t just make one of each pattern.

Sewing Lesson: Asymmetric Dress 106 04/2012


Check out our next sewing lesson for our Asymmetric Dress sewing pattern that debuted in this Monday’s On The Rocks pattern collection originally published in the April 2012 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this interesting dress, and how to style it for fall!


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