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Breaking News: 6 Casual Plus Size Patterns


Office style meets casual chic – cool cuts in statement fabrics. This collection from the 02/2019 issue of BurdaStyle magazine is plus-size fashion with 24-hour looks that make you always look perfectly dressed.

Sew The Trends: Men Spring 2018


We usually talk all about women’s fashion trends, but what about the guys? On our latest episode of Sew & Tell: Sew Romantic we discuss sewing menswear, and to compliment that episode I wanted recap the hottest trends seen on the runways for Men’s Fashion Week including looks form Paris, London, and New York and how you can sew the look! Overall the major trends are a lot of prints, color and graphics mixed with boxy oversized silhouettes – then on the other end of the spectrum oversized silhouettes are more flowy as seen in tops, blouses, and the come back of the baggy pant.

How to Sew an Exposed Zipper


Exposed zippers are a fabulous way to add a little edge to your garment, and they’re also super secure – no need to worry about the zipper breaking! But what if there is a seam? In the tutorial below I go over how to install an exposed with with a seam using small lining pieces that act as facings as explained and featured in our Mini Flap Skirt pattern.

Knit Yourself This Headband with Bow


This accessory will keep you warm throughout the rest of the winter and It’s quite chic to wear too! This knitted headband with box comes together quite easily with just a few stitches, read on to see how you can make yourself one this weekend…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 02/2019: Part 1


I know it’s the middle of the month, but I’ve been in a little of a sewing rut which you can listen about in the next episode of Sew & Tell airing February 21st. As I knew it would, starting to sew this Trench Coat from the 02/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine got me feeling better and now I’m excited to finish this coat to become one step closer to my capsule collection! I talked about the plan in my last Mash Up reveal, and in this part 1 post I get the pattern ready, and sew the welt pockets as well as the storm flap piece.

True Love: 6 Simple Kid's Patterns


Sweet nostalgia… dresses, tunics and trousers are like from a children’s book, but most of all they are: timeless. These styles from the 02/2019 issue of BurdaStyle magazine are punctuated by simple, beautiful colors and fabrics that transcend time.

Upcycle Jewelry Bits into a Statement Necklace


Glitter, rhinestone, and gold: The term “too much” simply does not exist for this necklace, and luckily for statement necklaces are back in style! Here we put everything on it – brooches, earrings & everything in-between then spray a golden coat over it, which covers all traces of scratches and color differences.

Top Sewing Podcasts to Inspire Your Next Project


Sewing podcasts are taking over streaming platforms by storm, and here are some of our favorites that inspire us and get us onto that next sewing project. Listen while you sew or commuting – these sewing podcasts will provide that extra bit of sewing motivation in your ear and open you up to the latest sewing trends and news in the community.

Burda Challenge 2019: January Recap


We survived the first month of 2019! As I said in the December 2018 Round Up in these monthly post I’m going to share general and inspiring projects posts to both the projects page and Instagram. This month there were so many amazing projects sewn and posted, so I compiled them here with my makes in January as well as what I plan to sew this month!

Best of the Basics: 7 Versatile Patterns


Some fashion pieces simply have a place in every wardrobe. They are a hit however you wear them, and they can be styled each many different ways. This collection is from the February 2019 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

DIY Hanging Knitting Basket


Finally, there is a place for odds and ends – In this stylish hanging tiered basket, everything is neat and nicely stowed away. Whether wool, sewing accessories, or toys – it simply houses everything! Tip: the distance between the two baskets is variable. Simply cut the webbing to the desired length. Read on to see how to make one yourself…

Sewing Lesson: Rounded Hem Blouse #108A 02/2019


Mix a casual cut wit a cute print: The perfect recipe for your new favorite top! This pattern debuted in our The Future is Female pattern collection from the February 2019 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this versatile blouse.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 01/2019: Reveal


Here is the reveal of my finished twist top from the 01/2019 issue, and I love how it turned out! I had a very busy January – so I needed a quick sew project for the month, and this top was just that. It came all together within an afternoon and I used up this nubby striped knit I had that is all part of my year plan to sew up a capsule wardrobe. Read on to see more photos and which pattern I’m sewing from the February issue

Burda Influencers: January Projects


Our BurdaStyle Influencers really kicked off the year in style! We have rounded up their makes for the first month in 2019, and there’s everything from workout pants to summery dresses.

The Future is Female: 10 Looks for Every Day


For the office, for shopping or for chilling at home… these empowering classic cuts from the 02/2019 issue of BurdaStyle magazine featuring fresh prints and elegant fabrics let you be the highlight wherever you go. A not-so-subtle style boost guaranteed!


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