Taming a couture lace skirt: Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1


It’s been a long time since I last posted here. I really missed it, but a big move across Atlantic made it difficult to blog, let alone sewing. But it was the move that made me reexamine my wardrobe, with a revelation that something as simple as a skirt is probably the most worn and a most versatile garment in my wardrobe.

Web Seminar! Pattern Style Modifications: How to transfer your style lines from your sketch to pattern


Do you find yourself doodling fashion sketches and dreaming up designs of your very own? Bring your personal style to life and learn how to transfer these ideas onto your sewing pattern in Monday’s Web Seminar!

Stop Traffic: 9 Patterns in Grey and Yellow


We’re taking inspiration from the city highways with yellow, grey, and curving lines. The Stop Traffic collection has some serious curves! These patterns are from the February 2012 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions to previously published patterns have been updated.

Dockside: 11 Patterns for the Lakehouse


Spring rainstorms won’t get in your way in cute rain gear and casual outfits for kids. Dress for a beach play date or trip to the park in this fun collection from the March 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

New at BurdaStyle Videos: How to Sew a French Seam


In this week’s new BurdaStyle Video, learn how to sew a French seam that will add a high-end touch to your sewing projects!

Sewing the Perfect Patch Pocket


I have recently been making a lot of men’s button up shirts, and that means a lot of patch pockets for me! I thought I would share my no fail process of stitching on a patch pocket. Check it out.

Web Seminar: How to Start a Successful Sewing Blog


Want to start or improve your own blog? Learn key tips from Katy on how to set up a blog using WordPress and increase blog followers in Thursday’s web seminar!

Kind of Blue: 10 New Designs


Keep calm and cool in 10 new true blue designs. Easy chambray, breezy florals, and textured bouclé are just right for cool spring mornings. These designs are from the March 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

The Spring Issue of BurdaStyle US is Here!


BurdaStyle US Magazine’s spring issue has arrived, and is equally as spectacular as the premier! Dedicated to fabric, the spring issue highlights tools, tricks, techniques, and tips all relating to fabric for the home sewer. You won’t want to miss it!

Trend Spotting: Metallic


With all the fashion weeks going on as well as the Olympics, no wonder a metallic trend has popped up! As opposed to the Olympics, both silver or gold will rank you top in style. Metallic fabrics are really in this season, and I love the way they make the simplest of patterns look amazing. Check out some runway metallic looks, as well as a peek into the metallic top I made, and lastly my pics for our top metallic patterns on BurdaStyle.com.

Advanced Japanese Techniques


Want to learn more elaborate applications of Shingo Sato’s Transformational Reconstruction? Click here to register for Monday’s web seminar to learn how to be a fashion architect!

Texture Play: 7 Spring Patterns


Eyelet lace, embellished jackets, and drapey pants make pretty shapes for spring. Try out these unexpected fabric combos when the weather starts to warm up. These designs are from the March 2012 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Best Of BurdaStyle: Plus Size Pattern Collection


We’re back this month with another pattern collection mini kit! Get 8 of our best selling plus size patterns of all time for one low price! Buy yours now.

Sewing Lesson: Blouse with Front Pleats #114 10/2011


Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Blouse with Front Pleats sewing pattern that debuted in the October 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine in our recently updated Cameo pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this delicate blouse!

New at BurdaStyle Videos: How to Modify Your Pattern for Stretch Fabrics


Check out this week’s newest BurdaStyle Video, How to Accommodate Your Pattern For Stretch Fabrics for a tutorial on how to modify your pattern for stretch fabrics and knits.


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