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DIY: Cut Out Blazer

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Clear cut … and unmistakably chic. A casual jacket which allows an enticing view of a sexy back, cool T-shirt or darling blouse! Read on to see how you can transform a blazer in your wardrobe.

February 2017 Best Seller Bundle

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The second month of 2017 has come and gone so quick and it also means another best seller patter bundle! We have compiled the top three selling patterns in February 2017 and bundled them at a discount. Read on to download yours and see member projects of some of the patterns…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 02/2017: Sewing Part 2

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The last post was all about assembling the panels together, and in this post I sew in the combined facing, the pockets, and the zipper! Read on to see and sew along…

Quick Tip: Adjusting the Length on a Sewing Pattern

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Although we calculate our patterns for several sizes, you may fall in love with a style only to find the pattern does not include your size. No problem – follow the examples below if you need to lengthen a half/petite size pattern to a standard size, or a standard size to a tall size. You can also use this method to shorten a tall pattern to a standard size or a standard size to a half/petite size. But remember: your bust/hip measurement must correspond to the given size to ensure a perfect fit.

Let's dress up for Mardi Gras

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Does your closet look like a smooth color transition from white-beige to greyish-black? Then you should finally add some colorful pieces. Wearing all-neutral colors is over and the best occasion to celebrate this is todays Mardi Gras. The so-called “Fat Tuesday” (today!) is the final day of the carnival revelry before Ash Wednesday. It is celebrated all over the world, but the most exciting outfits can probably be seen on the parades in Sydney, Rio and of course, in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Oscar's Best Dressed 2017

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There are two kinds of people in this world, those who only watch E!‘s red carpet coverage before the Oscar’s with no intention of actually watching the Oscars and those who commit to the 458453 hour long show. Last night, thankfully being closer to the west coast than the east coast, I sat through the entire thing. It was filled some sweet and funny moments, as well as drama, which the whole world is now aware of.

As far as the fashion goes, it didn’t wow me as much as I was hoping it would. I think I was actually more impressed with the Golden Globes red carpet. As I was looking over all my best dressed picks i noticed a prominant theme, neutrals, black and velvet. All with the exception of Ruth Negga in a bold red gown that got somewhat lost in the red carpet.

The BurdaStyle girls are in agreement that our favorites of the night were Brie Larson, Halie Steinfeld and Busy Philipps. Brie Larson looked so unbelievably stunning in her black velvet Oscar de la Renta gown paired with soft curls and a bold red lip. The guys also looked especially dapper last night, the blue suits won me over on Chris Evans and Riz Ahmed.

See the rest of our picks from the Oscars red carpet last night.

Marry Me: 5 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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These wedding will have you in love at first sight! Romantic, sexy and purely dreamy. Shop 5 new wedding dress sewing pattern styles from the March 2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

Best Oscars Gowns of All Time

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We’re getting really excited about the 89th Academy Awards ceremony taking place this Sunday evening! It’s the most magnificent night for fashion because I think more than any other Hollywood event, celebrities want to put their best, most classic foot forward. There certainly isn’t as much scandal, shock and risk-taking than at say the Golden Globes or the Grammy’s. In anticipation, here is a roundup of the best and most iconic Oscars gowns in recent years.

DIY: Paper Orchids

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Elevate craft time with these sensational paper orchids. Get into the spring spirit and read on to see how they are made and download the free template.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 02/2017: Sewing Part 1

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Hi BurdaStylers! I made some great progress on my embroidered shift dress for my latest Mash Up. This week I finished up all the decorative stitching and assembled the front and back dress pieces. Read on to see…

Let us introduce: Greenery!

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This is Pantone’s color of 2017: a yellowy-green shade full of energy and freshness. As the Pantone Institute stressed when introducing it, the color is a symbol for new beginnings. So let the journey begin in our closets and on our sewing tables. To follow this trend we need fabric in all shades of green and patterns with a plain cut as the strong color will look vibrant on its own.

Pattern Play with Sew News Magazine

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I’m super excited to announce that I’m the latest contributor for Sew New Magazine’s “Pattern Play” column! In each upcoming issue I’ll be altering, sewing and putting my own spin on a BurdaStyle pattern, read on to see the latest transformation from the Feb/Mar 2017 issue of Sew News.

Wedding Gowns: Design and Sewing Course

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Often I hear that creating a wedding gown is: “very difficult”, “hard-to-learn” and “demands many-years of experience, special education and unique talents”. People say, “It took me 3-4 weeks to make one wedding dress”, “I have to do a lot of fitting tests, torturing my client and myself” or “drafting a pattern is the hardest thing I’ve ever done!”

Quick Tip: Sewing on a Button

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If you are either sewing on a button that fell off or your sewing a button onto a freshly made garment, try sewing it this way to prevent it from falling off (again)…

Sunday Best: 5 NEW Children's Sewing Patterns

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These charming styles are perfect for when children need to dust the dirt off their knees and look their best. This collection from the February 2017 issue of BurdaStyle is both formal and youthful.

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