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Quick Tip: Put a Pom Pom on it!

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Pom poms and tassels are so easy to make and can make any outfit and accessory vibrant and fun! Read on to see how you can whip up these fun DIYs to elevate you look – everything from shoe clips to necklaces, pom poms and tassels truly are the trend of summer.

Casual Friday: 8 Plus Size Patterns

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Stylish, office-ready and comfortable: These cool jersey pieces from the 08/2018 issue of BurdaStyle are confident and strong statement looks for a day in the office as well as the after work get-togethers.

DIY Drawstring Gathers

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GREAT GATHERS! Drawstring casings give simple basics chic sophistication. You can add drawstring gathers to any dress or T-shirt, all you need is some bias tape, cording, and a sewing machine.

Sewing Lesson: Faux-Wrap Shirt #118 08/2018

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Small trick, big effect. This chic wrapped style looks complicated – but it’s actually quite easy to sew, just follow our step by step sewing lesson to make our Jersey Faux-Wrap Shirt pattern that debuted in our Touch of the Tropics pattern collection from the August 2018 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this unique jersey top.

July Round Up & August Plans!

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It’s official, it’s August! I love August with the summer heat continuing while cottaging, and the gearing up for fall sewing and September (which is my favorite season and month). July was very busy sewing month for me as I was in Colorado filming a new sew-along and course that I had to prep for, and it looks like our community were equally as busy sewing up many new makes! Read on to see all the projects sewn in July as well as my August sewing plans from the 08/2018 issue.

Touch of the Tropics: 8 NEW Patterns

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Have you made plans for a last-minute summer trip? We’ve got the perfect pieces to toss in the travel case: wrinkle-resistant, colourful and fun mix & match combinations from the 08/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.

Rug to Beach Bag Upcycle!

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IN THE BAG – From throw rug to striped beach bag in less than two hours. Get a rug with a fun trim on it to elevate the design of your beach bag – this bag being so easy to make, you can whip up a matching one for every swimsuit you have!

Burda Influencers: July Projects

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See what are amazing BurdaStyle influencers sewed up for their July projects – everything from girl’s dresses to trench coats and rompers. It is always so great to see different sewist’s take on patterns and how they truly make them their own, that’s what I love most about sewing. Read on to get inspired and see our influencer’s July pattern makes…

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2018: Reveal

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My multi-wear “Mash Up” dress is complete and I’m in love! I know I always say that about every project I finish making, but that’s a good thing right? The extra pleats and the printed fabric really make this almost overdone style of dress really feel different and unique. Read on to see all the ways I can wear my new dress.

BurdaStyle Magazine 08/2018 Lookbook!

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The 08/2018 issue digital preview is now live – so it’s time to ring in the end of summer in style! This issue is filled with back to school kid’s patterns, plus size office attire, and styles that you can whip up for a last minute getaway. Read on to flip through the August 2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine and shop every pattern.

Quick Guide to Working with Cotton

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Cotton, the ideal summer fabric – It is created from the seed capsule of the cotton plant, it is resistant, skin-friendly and cooling. This natural fiber has become an integral part of our everyday life. Cotton can absorb up to 20 percent of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet, making it the ideal warm weather fabric.

Beach Boys: 5 Cool Children's Patterns

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These styles from the 07/2018 issue of BurdaStyle are relaxed, comfortable and quick to put together – perfect for a holiday along the shoreline!

Sew the Look: Meghan Markle

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Ever since the Royal Wedding Meghan has been stepping out doing all her Royal duties and appearances in such style! I’m in love with her simple and sophisticated sense of fashion and here I’ve compiled some of my favorite of her outfits paired with BurdaStyle patterns so you can get the look.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2018: Part 2

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This week’s post is all about sewing the skirt pieces and then attaching to the bodices! The back skirt pieces are sleek with fitting darts and then the front compliments the bodice with lots of gathers and fullness. That’s what I love about this specific multi-wear dress pattern as it is more than just some rectangles sewn together that can tie together different ways – this one fits better and has dimension to it. Read on to see my next steps in construction this dress…

Quick Tip: Invisible Zippers

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Delicate tops, feminine dresses: Sometimes nothing should distract from the cut of the pattern – not even a zipper! Here we show how easy it is to install the most common of zippers in BurdaStyle patterns, the invisible zipper…

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