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Me Made Made 2018 so Far!

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It’s half way through Me Made Month – or better known as Me Made May! I love scrolling through all the #MMMay18 posts to see what everyone is wearing and sewing. I made a pledge of my own which I’m sticking to and you can read below, as well as some of our favorite posted BurdaStyle Me Made’s on Instagram.

It's National Serger Month!

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April is National Serger Month! A couple of years ago I sewed up some leather leggings for National Serger Month on the serger and this year I was excited to make (and wear) this all sewn on the serger fur skirt!

Take Our Survey for a Chance to Win!

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We want to know a little more about you to serve you better! Take the survey to be entered to win one of three digital pattern packs valued at $75. You have until January 31st 11:59 EST to enter. All entries will be compiled and 3 winners will randomly be selected and contacted February 1st 2018. Read on to take the survey… Thank you to all who participated – we very much appreciate your feedback! The winner have been contacted.

Save Time Sewing and Money with Sprout

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We are still so excited about our recent collaboration with Sprout patterns that launched in late 2017. There is something about Sprout patterns that suits every sewer. If you are short on table space in your studio, or are always finding it hard to find the perfect print on your fabric then Sprout will be your new go-to. Read on to see how Sprout projects save you time, money, and make you the most on-trend fashion sewer…

Sprout + BurdaStyle: Girl's Pleated A-Line Dress

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This will be your new go-to pattern for little girl’s dresses. The A line silhouette is classic and easy to wear, and is also dressed up with a few little pleats that allow for movement. This little dress pattern also has short sleeves, but can also easily be adapted to be sleeveless for the warmer months. It is secured in the back with an invisible zipper and finished with a wide topstitched hem. Read on to learn more and how you can “Sproutify” this pattern to make for your little one…

Sprout + BurdaStyle: Mint Dress

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This is one of my favorite patterns offered as a Sprout pattern… Our BurdaStyle Mint Dress! But with Sprout, you can make it any color and fabric you like including suede (this is our only pattern offered with Sprout that you can make in their suede). It is also special in the fact that it can also be sewn for plus sizes if you choose the knit option. Read on to learn more about this pattern…

Sprout + BurdaStyle: Cap Sleeve Blouse (Plus Size)

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Our main plus size option for our Sprout Collaboration is this Cap Sleeve Plus Size Blouse offered in sized 44 – 52! This is a beautiful blouse for women who like to accentuate their waistline. The cross over bodice and the tying bands define the midriff, while the extended shoulders and attached shaping bands are wonderfully complementary and add visual balance. Read on to learn more…

Sprout + BurdaStyle: Boho Blouse

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The Boho Blouse is an airy tunic that is suitable for any occasion! You can wear it to the beach as a cover up, or wear over sleek trousers and heels for a night out. The neckline features a mandarin collar and the front slit is finished with a placket that can be a design feature if cut in a contrasting fabric. And now it is offered through Sprout Patterns, so you can get the pattern pieces directly printed onto your fabric. Read on to learn more…

Sprout + BurdaStyle: Girl's Sleeveless Dress

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This week we are featuring one of our little girl’s patterns part of our new Sprout Collaboration. Our Girl’s Sleeveless Dress features a wide inset pleat that is perfect for fabric mixing, and even better with Sprout as it will come on the same yardage of fabric! Read on to learn more about this pattern and design one for your little one…

Sprout + BurdaStyle: Wrap Blouse

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Last week we revealed our new partnership with Sprout Patterns, and this week we are taking a closer look at 1 of the 6 patterns avaliable to “Sproutify!” Our Wrap Blouse is one of the most popular and versatile top patterns on BurdaStyle.com, so we just had to include it…

Announcing Sprout + BurdaStyle Collaboration!

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We’ve teamed up with Sprout to offer you six essential BurdaStyle patterns that you can fully customize! Each pattern will come with step by step instructions (and illustrations!), plus exclusive video tutorials. Read on to learn more and discover the fun of going from computer screen to sewing machine today…

Halloween: Riverdale Costume Inspiration

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I don’t know if you are like me, but my latest TV show obsession is Riverdale! If I wasn’t in Italy this Halloween my squad and I would totally dress up as the cast and I would be Cheryl Blossom of course. Each character has their own signature style that is easy to recreate by either pulling items from your own closet or sewing up something new. Read on to see suitable sewing patterns you can use to dress up as Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Josie and the Pussycats!

Halloween: Pop Culture Costumes

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For Halloween I always like to try and be something that is “current”, hence my The Dress costume for 2015… It seems this year was all about clowns, super heros, and handmaids. With some sewing skills you can easily create a current costume perfect for Halloween 2017, read on to see some pattern suggestions to make this year’s top figures in pop culture.

Project Runway Recap, S 16, E9

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A “Little” Avant Garde: This episode started off as a continuation of last week. Did Claire cheat? Or was she the clear winner of last week’s challenge? I’ll just say: cheater, cheater, pumpkin-eater.

Remembering John Denver With Anna Zapp

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Today marks 20 years since the passing of John Denver, who was tragically killed in a plane crash off the coast of California on Oct 12, 1997. We celebrate the life of the humanitarian, political activist, award-winning songwriter and performer by paying tribute to his personal sewist and costumer, who sewed his extravagant stage shirts for 10 years. Anna Zapp, a former Sew News contributor, shares what it was like to work with John Denver and how he changed her life, taking her sewing business to the next level and helping her become a sewist for the stars.

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