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How to Fit a Skirt Sloper


In this Power Session, Meg will visually show you how to do this using a dress form and then transferring those fitting marks (from your muslin) to your paper pattern! Read more here!

Boho Days


It’s that time of year, festival season will officially be kicking off next weekend with the first weekend of Coachella in Indio, CA. Alas, the BurdaStyle team is not going to be in attendance but that doesn’t mean we can’t dress like it. Boho style comes back year after year, evolving but never fading. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite boho BurdaStyle patterns for your sewing pleasure. Check out the below picks that we’ve styled with our most coveted accessories and stop by our full boho curated selection here.

NEW Online Course! Pattern Grading for All Sizes

Throw Back Thursday: New Audrey Hepburn Inspired Vintage Patterns!


Check out these new vintage patterns in store from the 04/2015 of BurdaStyle magazine. This matching cropped shirt and high waisted pant combo makes for an outfit inspired by the one and only Audrey Hepburn.

April Kit of the Month: Pattern Modification and Drafting Kit


It’s the beginning of the month and you know what that means… a brand new Kit of the Month! April’s kit is all about pattern drafting and modification, and inside you’ll receive a dress pattern PDF that consists of our bodice/sleeve sloper as well as our skirt sloper. It also includes 4 pattern drafting technique videos that will demonstrate 4 basic and different pattern making skills, and then once you know those you’ll be able to create a whole bunch of other custom designs. Read on to see exactly what’s included…

April 2015 BurdaStyle Academy Course Calendar

April is a very busy month for BurdaStyle Academy, and we have a lot of informational and fun power sessions going on and courses starting! We’ve created our April course calendar so you can clearly see which topics start when. Read on to view the calendar… Whether you want to learn about sewing, pattern making or even running a sewing business, there will be a topic for you.

NEW: Draft your Own Basic Pattern Blocks and Develop Patterns from them


In this in depth Power Session, Meg Healy will take you through the process and necessary measurements to develop your own bodice and skirt block. Read more here!

March 2015 Favorites


Shop the bestselling styles for the month of March, as chosen by fellow BurdaStyle members.

This roundup includes a few tried-and-true favorites, new trend items and slopers for days when you’re feeling inspired and want to create your very own design. These are the BurdaStyle sewing patterns that topped the list for March!

Two more days for late registration for Meg's Sloper Course!

Hi all! So we usually extend registration for another week after a course begins, and this pertains to my Draft Your Own Personal 5 Piece Sloper Collection, so that means you have until Wednesday to be apart of my fun drafting course. There are already 140 students enrolled and I have been busy answering all their questions so far, and as a bonus we are offering our Bra and Panty Sloper so you will end up with 6 slopers. Read on to view previous students remarks about this course when we ran it in the past…

Design Academy: 9 New Patterns


This pattern collection is from the latest 04/2015 issue of BurdaStyle magazine, and it is filled with street style ready designs! You’ll find a variety of dress patterns, a jacket, skirt, and another pattern of our favorite new trend the culotte! We love the versatility of these pieces and we can’t wait to make and wear this spring and summer! We have even selected three suitable fabrics (from Mood Fabrics) that you can make each of these patterns in.

Project Sew-Alongs: The Romantic Maxi Dress


We’re excited to announce that we now have Project Sew-Along videos available for purchase at the BurdaStyle Academy! There are currently 13 Sew-Along videos available for you to watch ranging from dresses, to jackets, skirts and even a swimsuit. Plus, we’ll be adding to videos to the library regularly.

Make Money Teaching Sewing: How to Run a Home Business Teaching others How to Sew


In this Power Session,you’ll learn how to create a curriculum and market yourself as a sewing instructor, building your own business from scratch! Read more here!

Personality Quiz: Which Burda Academy Course is Right for You?


What kind of sewer are you?! Emerging fashion designer? Meticulous tailor? Modern drafter?

With a whopping five courses currently running on the BurdaStyle Academy, we realize it might be daunting to decide which course is right for you. In an effort to make this more painless (and a little fun!) we’ve compiled a quiz that will assess your personal sewing style and hopefully make choosing a course much easier.

Take the below quiz to find out which course you should register for!

Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Pattern Reveal!


Hi Everyone! I have decided on my next mash up pattern… our Double Layered Shirt from the latest issue. I absolutely LOVE the two layers and I want to play with that element and make one of the layers sheer. I also need help decided which vintage pattern to make from our kit, so your input will really help me decide.

Featured Instructor: Melissa Mora


We chat with Melissa Mora, the instructor behind our upcoming course, Pattern Grading: How to Make Patterns Bigger or Smaller, where you’ll learn what pattern grading can and can’t do, how to grade a base draft pattern throughout its size range, and how to use Adobe Illustrator to automate some of the grading.


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