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The Contest: From 11/30/10 through 01/03/11 BurdaStyle, Inc. will promote, by means of blog and newsletter, the opportunity to comment on blog posts to win a grand prize as detailed below.
Eligibility: Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for BurdaStyle, Inc. or any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the contest or supplying the prize, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months in one calendar year.
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    Dec 21, 2010, 09.32 PMby dexez

    I wanted to ask if the contest is international, the rules do not mention this…. ?

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    Dec 21, 2010, 09.53 PMby dcsgrndma1

    I have been sewing for over 25 years. New toys are always fun. A new sewing machine would be a great addition to the sewing room. How much would I spend on a sewing machine. If it had all the bells and whistles upwards of $6,000.00. Just figured out how to post a comment on this link. This is great. Keep up the good work. Looooove the Burda.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 11.55 PMby sewgoes

    I would love to win any of these items! I’ve been sewing for over 40 years & always could use new things. Thanks Merry Christmas!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 12.30 AMby CarolinaRose

    This would be like winning the lottery for me. I would pay whatever the price for this if I had the money at the time.

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    Dec 22, 2010, 02.58 PMby claudanzer

    I would spend $700 or so if I could – I would love to have a sturdier machine as well as one with more decorative stitches . . . one day!

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    Dec 25, 2010, 05.17 PMby amn-1

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    Dec 28, 2010, 08.25 PMby glendalenurse

    From some of my female friends, because I am the only man I know that sews, I have learned that a serger is a machine of inestimable use that will save me time and energy in a variety of projects. I sew for myself, because I find it increasingly difficult to find cloths in the retail market that fit my form, and I sew for my daughters, because I love to create things for them. After acquiring a serger my next puzzle will be where oh where will I put it.

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    Dec 28, 2010, 08.41 PMby norasgranddaughter

    Mostly Amazon, but a variety of places depending on the item.

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    Dec 28, 2010, 08.46 PMby judyjrfm

    I have really limited my shopping online in past bit mostly just ebay and using my stash. I have a janome sewing machine and just love it – excellent quality :)

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    Dec 28, 2010, 09.32 PMby tinysteps

    Going back to a Burda time before fashion bloggers, yes, I do have a favourite sewing personality – my grandmother, who took the time to teach me the basic sewing and designing skills, I still rely on today. Having grown up in Europe, I am hooked on the uniquely sleek and sophisticated Burda patterns, which provide endless opportunities to quickly alter a particular style into a creative one-of-a-kind garment. Thank you to all of you, who so freely share your talents and ideas.

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    Dec 28, 2010, 10.40 PMby ozduchess

    What a great competition! I love to surf the net drooling over fabric. Love fabric.com, hancocks, fat 1/4 shop. And especially love looking at the pattern sites (DD & I make clothes for grandies:)

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    Dec 29, 2010, 12.17 AMby alicebyrne

    I sew, mostly also knit, though rarely and crochet when a loop is required.

    Sewed, just pajamas all shapes, and sizes colors bright. Surprise.

    Ok, the formatting was lost in translation. :(

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    Dec 29, 2010, 01.17 AMby miaflip26

    I usually web shop to find the best total price, including shipping. Mostly buy on amazon, ebay, overstock.

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    Dec 29, 2010, 07.19 PMby pfarrington79

    I would love to see more accessory patterns. I love making bags, totes etc. These gifts are fantastic! The thread is beautiful and I love to quilt! I love your newsletters too! – pfarrington79@yahoo.com

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    Dec 30, 2010, 10.05 AMby maxwell

    I’m traveling a lot for work so I’d like to see more portable projects.

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    Dec 30, 2010, 01.54 PMby hmcivor

    What fantastic giveaways!

    I’ve recently reclaimed my sewing space and created a dozen costumes for my daughter’s 4th birthday ~ my creative spirit was renewed in the process! I would love to see more children’s clothing, and possibly costuming ideas. The busyness of my work world had almost led me to forget how much fun sewing is!!!

    Thanks for the inspirations!!!

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    Dec 31, 2010, 10.26 PMby tievoli

    Most definately the serger- after that the dress form.

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    Dec 2, 2011, 04.13 PMby just-duckee

    Oh wow! I would so like to have these books. Guess I’ll just have to purchase them if I don’t win.

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    Dec 3, 2011, 04.46 PMby katc

    I want a dress tht is a classic with maybe a tricky (but not too revealing) a neckline, since we’ll have an expert helping us. An A line or gored skirt. I am a larger lady and there is SO little for us. I make my own clothes so I can get colors, fabrics (natural fibers) and a decent fit. There are plenty of us out there who want good clothes that will be wearable season after season.

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      Dec 13, 2011, 05.11 PMby Tricia Forbes

      I have odd proportions and would love to have something moderately easy, flattering and has potential for versatility.

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    Dec 6, 2011, 11.57 PMby jumpingranny

    I would love to win, Burdastyle and a great machine. What I could sew!!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 05.09 PMby Tricia Forbes

    Burdastyle what an awesome Christmas the winners will have. I personally would love the serger and dressform to help me continue my new found love. I just started a few months after my daughter was born this year and the serger alone would be immensely useful and beneficial for most projects upcoming. The dressform is for my sister & mom as I would like to give back to them, to be able to make them dresses and skirts as continued thanks for the immeasurable help they have been throughout my life and especially now with my daughter while Daddy is away serving in Afghanistan.

    May you all have a blessed and momentously joyous holiday and upcoming new year.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 05.35 PMby Susan Blumenshein

    LOVE 2 SEW!!! Went to U. of I. in the early 70’; and made all my clothes, including formals, on my little black Singer Featherweight. Went on to teach Home Ec for 32 years and shared my love of sewing with a zillion kids. Now I am into easy quilting and making home projects. I go back and forth between my 32 year old Pfaff 1027 and my 10 year old Quilter’s Dream from Elna. Taught my daughter to sew as my mother taught me at about 8 yrs. old. I STRONGLY encourage everyone to pass on this timeless art!!!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 09.33 PMby greatchoice

    My first experience sewing was when I was about 6 or 7 years old. I’d make (or atleast attempt to) doll clothes, and most of the time I could not get the clothes on the doll, and have to remove the arms, put the garment on the doll, then put the arms back in. During Jr. and Sr. High school I learned so much and made most of my clothes. Since then I have continued to sew, and make many garments for myself, and my children, many accessories, and home decor items. Having received my Trained Sewing Instructor Certification I have been providing sewing instruction and truly enjoy teaching others how to sew.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 09.33 PMby misterfrost

    I’m a complete newbie but love the whole process of creating something unique! I am mostly sewing costumes for Asian Ball Jointed Dolls (hand made resin dolls from mostly Korea and China). They’re particularly challenging since you have to size the patterns down for something that stands 65cm tall.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 10.17 PMby Mary1947

    I love BurdaStyle. I’m reintroducing myself after a long absence. I knitted only for many years. I started to use my sewing machine again last year. I bought a new machine last year. And in the past 2 months have purchased2 vintage machines.

    I found BurdaStyle by a lucky accident!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 02.03 AMby venusian

    I use to make Barbie doll clothes when I was a kid. I’d create dresses useing old " Easter frilly socks". I graduated in 2009 from fashion school, Now I’m working on my first collection of dresses. I would love to win that Serger machine gotta make my collection look extra professional=D

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    Dec 14, 2011, 03.38 AMby sewgoes

    I was in my 1st High School Coronation in 10th grade 1972 & my mom had someone make my dress that cost $50. After that she said if I was going to be in the events I would have to learn to sew, as we could not afford this. That is when I taught myself to sew & made myself & many other dresses for Coronation, Weddings, Casual Ware, & lots of things for my grandkids. I have been sewing for about 39 years. I would love to have the Serger. Thanks

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.09 AMby anamaria626

    love this site, my grandmother used lot of the info years ago when “The Burda” magazine was the unique thing at home, i loved looking at the fashion pics as a child and now as an adult i truly love ALL the info on line, good luck to all of us……Burda you are the BEST!!!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 05.28 AMby sewren10

    I began to sew doll clothes when I was about 6 years old having watched my grandmother sewing. Mom and Grandmom made their clothes by copying ready made clothing and using newspaper to make patterns. I love sewing and everything about sewing and I am still learning. I own a brother sewing machine and would love to have a serger!!!

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    Dec 14, 2011, 06.13 AMby delacyl

    My first sewing project was a dress for my Raggedy Ann doll. My sister was taking sewing at her middle-school, and I wanted to do it, too. My mom helped me practice on scraps of fabric before I started the dress. I remember the fabric was cotton flannel, and it had a Raggedy Ann & Andy print on it. Flash forward 45 years, and I’m sewing christmas gifts for family and friends. I’d love to make t-shirts with a serger! Love the site; it inspires me to keep trying new things.

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