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We’re starting a Burda sew-along and we want to know what YOU want to make.

It’s happening! We’re starting our very own BurdaStyle sew-along, and I’m going to lead it. We’re always reading your comments to see how we can grow and what else we can offer on this site, and one thing we’ve been hearing lately is how much you guys love sew-alongs!

Interested? Not sure what it is? Think of a sew-along as a book club, but instead of reading, we’re sewing! We’ll all tackle the same pattern, and we’ll discuss our progress each week while sharing pictures and offering tips, suggestions, and how-tos to help each other through from start to finish.

So first thing’s first. What do you guys want to make together? Let’s start by picking a garment type. Shirt, jacket, dress, skirt? Let me know below what type of garment you’d like to do in our first Burda sew-along. Then I’ll work with our online editors to narrow the choices down to a few pattern options that you can vote on. We’ll have our first Burda sew-along pattern chosen by the end of this month, and we’ll start sewing together in October.

Are you in? Missed out on your New Year’s resolutions? (I did; that’s the reason I’m asking…) It’s time to carve out time for sewing! And there’s no easier way to do that than with a group of fellow sewers working together toward the same goal.

I’m aiming for one new Burda garment each month in this sew-along. Who’s with me? Are you up for the challenge? Let’s do this!


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    Sep 24, 2013, 03.34 AMby FaithMorgan

    I agree and think it would be great to build a Fall/Winter wardrobe starting with the less difficult items and gradually moving up in difficulty.

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    Sep 20, 2013, 06.56 AMby Chloe Collins

    Hi Denise, What a GREAT idea! A Burda Sew Along sounds wonderful and would love to be a part of it. There are SO many choices how can one choose :). I will say that whatever It is hopefully it will not be too difficult to maneuver in constructing the garment. And with that said I would love to make a dress or blouse with a romantic classic feel to it.

    Please let us know when it starts. Thank you.

    Sincerely, Chloe

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    Sep 18, 2013, 01.58 AMby ealis

    I would love to do a wardrobe sew-along and tackle all the components….. pants, skirts, shorts, shirts, dresses, jackets, coats, vests and a few accessories like hats and bags. My closet’s in dire need of some new looks and my fabric stash could use some pruning. There would be something for every month and something for everybody. In fact, just thinking this up, has got me already mentally sorting my fabrics and patterns.

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      Sep 30, 2013, 02.38 AMby Denise Wild

      Love this idea! I think that’s a great idea to cycle through all the different types of garments. Based on everyone’s different tastes and everyone’s different sewing skill level, I think it’s a fantastic idea to rotate through an entire wardrobe!

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    Sep 17, 2013, 07.05 PMby lkrier

    I’d love to have a support group to tackle making my first pair of pants!

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    Sep 15, 2013, 03.22 AMby Angela Rambeau

    10/2011 #123B. maxi wrap dress for the Christmas season. 06/2013 #137 Empire blouse

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    Sep 13, 2013, 07.03 AMby Lankies

    would love to make dresses for Girls age 7 – 18, not the airy flarie stuff you would buy in the shops. something more prim and proper. lady likes stuff.

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    Sep 12, 2013, 09.35 AMby madyb

    This sound amazing!I’d love to participate in a sew-along!A pair of trousers is on the top of my list right now,since I don’t know anything about fitting pants!

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    Sep 11, 2013, 09.02 AMby swarfield

    I love the idea of a sew along. I’d really like to make a coat, with lining.

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    Sep 10, 2013, 05.32 PMby Cheryl Scott

    A jacket would be great, or what about a car coat? I’d love to be part of a sew-along!

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    Sep 10, 2013, 08.08 AMby rabbitfighter

    A pair of jeans would be quite the sew-along project and so would a Winter coat, or how about a New Years Eve outfit? Whatever we decide this will be fun!

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    Sep 10, 2013, 05.34 AMby sbothma

    I guess denim pants are on the top of my list. But a jacket will do as well!

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    Sep 10, 2013, 12.09 AMby truebias

    this sound like so much fun. no ideas here, but i hope to participate.

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    Sep 9, 2013, 02.31 PMby celotaja

    I have recently made a dress http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/v-neck-dress-plus-size-062013?utm_source=burdastyle&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=bsawblog090813-vneckdresstxt from Burda 06/2013 and I definetely love it. I’d like even make a lined fall version with sleeves, but the problem for me is – I know how to line a sleeveless dress, but do not know how to attach lining in dress where you have sleeves. It would be exiting to learn how to make one.

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    Sep 9, 2013, 11.15 AMby CathHempt

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    Sep 9, 2013, 11.11 AMby kiran perwaz

    I’d like to learn a dip hem dress pls.

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    Sep 9, 2013, 10.05 AMby Rohanhughes

    Anything with lining…I’d like to learn how. Thanks!

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    Sep 9, 2013, 09.53 AMby Aida Petre

    I would love to make this pattern and learn how to make the sleeves normal (not puff sleeves) and learn how to make the lining better (I never get it right).http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/puff-sleeve-jacket-082013?utm_source=burdastyle&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=bsmhblogmmm08282013-puffsleevejacketpattern

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    Sep 9, 2013, 08.05 AMby Daga Joly

    lining jacket, please :) lining are the hardest part of making jackets, so yes linings please :))

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    Sep 9, 2013, 02.35 AMby SewnUpInTheWest

    Dress please!

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    Sep 9, 2013, 01.46 AMby redjul31

    A dress – in knit, basic start for beginners but lots of room for creativity for experienced sewers!

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    Sep 8, 2013, 09.07 PMby deedesigns

    I would love to sew anything But please make sure the pattern comes in all sizes not just small. some of us are full figure gals….lol lol lol

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    Sep 8, 2013, 09.03 PMby Lillyella

    A motocycle jacket including custom changes, e.g how to properly make it longer than it is in the standard pattern.

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    Sep 8, 2013, 06.39 PMby nectar86

    jackets are fine, but I absolutely love dresses, flowy, feminine ones

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    Sep 8, 2013, 02.39 PMby Audew

    a jacket !!! (with lining… cause this is the kind of things that would hopefully be less tricky when explained properly)

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