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6 Dresses You Should Make & Wear This Summer

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After what felt like a very long winter, the temperature is now steadily warm and the sun is out! Take a look at six dresses that we can’t wait to make and wear this summer to everything from barbecues to weddings. While dresses are fun to wear, they can sometimes be daunting to make, so make sure to check out our Dressmaking course, which starts today!

Sgt. Pepper: 6 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This collection from the June 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features ’60s style garments including a cool Sgt. Pepper style jacket and flared trousers.

Online Course: Pattern Grading for All Sizes

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If you want to be able to alter any size sewing pattern to fit your body, join Mary Danielson in this 6 week live-course! Starts today!

DIY Petal Appliqué

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No need to go to the florist – you can now make the loveliest flowers yourself and add them to your garments! See the DIY below and download the petal pattern.

Southwestern Summer: 12 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This collection is from the 06/2012 issue, and one of our favorites! Inspired by western clothing, these patterns are casual and perfect for everyday wear. From delicate lace to denim and leather, you can choose to make yourself a cool summer dress or a hip leather vest with fringe. All instructions have been updated into new format, see them all below…

Design Your Own Fabric

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I refreshed my fabric design skills and went into our Fabric Design with Illustrator & Photoshop course to design myself a new print for a summery top! Read on to see my print and what pattern I plan on making with it. You also have until June 4th to join in on this session, reserve your spot here to learn from Lauren Dahl.

Super Sweet: 8 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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These smart wardrobe choices from the June 2016 issue of BurdaStyle in candy colors and with playful sixties details are making us feel more feminine than ever.

DIY Added Straps

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Two’s a charm with straps and in this DIY we will show you how to transform basic tops into runway inspired looks!

Summer Child: 6 New Children's Sewing Patterns

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So stylish and practical, these children’s sewing patterns from the June 2016 issue of BurdaStyle are sewn with easy-care fabrics and in cheery tropical prints that are ideal for all sorts of adventures.

How to Sew a Centered Zipper

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I feel as though as soon as I learned how to sew an invisible zipper, I kinda exclusively sewed those in my projects. But I remember way back when I started to sew, I first learned how to sew a centered zipper before any other type of zipper! I do run into issues from time to time when I have a thicker fabric or I just have no invisible zippers lying around and I want to finish my project right then. Read on to see the video on how to sew a centered zipper, for me this was a great refresher!

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!”

4 Looks for a Stylish Memorial Day Weekend

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The stretch between President’s Day and Memorial Day weekend is a long one and it’s all the more reason to make the best of it while looking your best. Whether you’re staying home to hang with friends and family at the pool, going on a picnic, exploring the city or hopping on a plane. To help minimize any time worrying about what you’re going to wear over the weekend, we’ve paired together four fool-proof outfits for nearly any summer kickoff occasion. (HINT: Check back on Friday for major savings on BurdaStyle.com!)

Summer Party: 6 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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Sunshine, best friends gathered together, opulently patterned dresses, tops and more all with a boho vibe. It’s everything you need for the party of the year and you can find it in this new collection from the June 2016 issue of BurdaStyle.

Swimwear & Lingerie Patterns Are Interchangeable!

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The best thing about lingerie and swimwear sewing patterns is that they are interchangeable! It all just depends on the fabric you use. Read on to see how to draft a two piece suit that you can use as both a lingerie and swimsuit pattern…

Knock-It-Off: How to Copy the Garments That You Love

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Do you have a favorite dress that you wish you owned in a different color or fabric? Maybe you have a skirt that fits you perfectly that you’d love to replicate. If you’ve always wanted to create a pattern from an existing garment in your closet, this course is for you!

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