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We at BurdaStyle are thrilled to announce the creation of our first ever book! Extending our community and mission offline, the BurdaStyle book will be a reflection of our creative international community. The BurdaStyle book will bring our community and ethos to new frontiers!

The book seeks to further engage, share, and expand the BurdaStyle community, as described by Nora a co-founder of BurdaStyle, “The book is a true manifestation of the global creativity of the BurdaStyle community. With the pattern making expertise of Burda, we’re thrilled to offer even more inspiration from and for BurdaStyle users..”

The book aims to be a combination of coffee table book and creative outlet. Our pages will inspire and incite readers to push their sewing skills and continue creating! Much like the BurdaStyle online community, the book will be a comprehensive sewing resource, featuring fantastic, easy-to-understand projects, sewing creations made by our talented members, an extensive glossary of key sewing terms and much more. We are excited to offer this book to sewing enthusiasts and interested observers alike.

The book’s publication, set for 2011, releases five brand new BurdaStyle patterns designed by our creative director, Alison Dahl Kelly (Dahl by Kelly, Project Runway). The patterns enclosed will be high quality Burda patterns, with the fitting accuracy of over 60 years of experience. The concept of the book focuses on variations by made by select group of international community members and designers. Some of them we wrote directly, and some made it through our open submission!

Stay tuned – we’re still looking for participants that can share tips, ideas, and inspiration. Our goal is to include as many members as possible.

Each of the five patterns will feature steps to replicate the featured variations, as well as images of other interpretations to serve as further inspiration. Like BurdaStyle.com, readers can create their own versions to share or sell!

As project manager of the book, it is my honor to announce this engaging and exciting new chapter in BurdaStyle history! You may have seen my featured member post! I am happy to reveal the mystery behind our “secret project.” It has been a joy to communicate with so many of you and I look forward to meeting even more talented members!

I will be making posts on our blog as the book develops, becoming more frequent towards the release date.

-Rachel @ BurdaStyle


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    Jun 30, 2010, 04.13 AMby littlecottondresses

    Dang, I was sooo excited until I realized that it’s 2011 instead of 2010. Oh well, I’ll be waiting.

    Thanks Rachel and thanks BurdaStyle!

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    Jun 30, 2010, 03.26 AMby kelepso

    I would like to suggedt you add equal information for pattern making and patterns for men, then, I would definitely considering buying one for myself.

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      Jun 30, 2010, 03.47 PMby rachelnyc

      The patterns are already picked, but there might be a variation you’d like! ;)

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    Jun 30, 2010, 12.41 AMby sunnyb64

    Yay, the announcement’s up! I’m so excited to be able to take part in this.

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    Jun 29, 2010, 10.31 PMby jaxmcd

    So excited to share the official news and be a part of this! Great to learn more about you in the “featured member post” as well! :) Congratulations, everyone!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 08.16 PMby mlssfshn

    I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to the up coming book.

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    Jun 29, 2010, 07.38 PMby amandawr

    How exciting, what a great idea, spread the word about all the skill of the BurdaStyle members!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 06.50 PMby blueeyedgenius13


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    Jun 29, 2010, 05.10 PMby sewithought

    Yay this was exactly what I have been waiting for!!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 05.05 PMby bonybunz

    That’s huge ! Definitely the kind of book a lot of passionates will need ! (Tell me if you need some help for a french version of it)

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      Jun 29, 2010, 07.23 PMby rachelnyc

      Yes! This is HUGE and we couldn’t have done it without everyone who has made this site so special!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Jun 29, 2010, 04.56 PMby daydreamer1987

    YAY!!! I hope this book is going to be the ‘one’ i’ve been searching for. i.e. some decent pattern projects (the main staples of a wardrobe), basic techniques, how to personalise a pattern or modify a garment and how to grade a pattern etc.

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      Jun 29, 2010, 07.22 PMby rachelnyc

      I’m so glad you’re happy! I hope this book is the “one” for you. We are so excited for everyone’s feedback next year.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Jun 29, 2010, 04.38 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Will the book be in English, and if so, will it be available at Amazon?

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      Jun 29, 2010, 07.04 PMby rachelnyc

      Yes, the book will be released in English first. The publication is still far in the future, but we are anticipating sales with Amazon.com as well as a wide variety of other retailers. You should be able to buy it no matter where you live!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Jun 29, 2010, 04.37 PMby nettie

    I am so excited!!! Rachel, it’s nice to put a face with to the person I’ve been emailing all this time ;o) Nice to “meet” you!

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      Jun 29, 2010, 07.05 PMby rachelnyc

      Nice to “meet” you too!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 02.49 PMby lucaltd

    That’s great news! Cant wait!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 02.48 PMby sewmodest

    Nice to hear after all I’ve been waiting since May 14 (i think that was “the get back to you date”), I applied and NEVER got a response.

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      Jun 29, 2010, 04.06 PMby rachelnyc

      Thank you for applying!
      I apologize for the misunderstanding. The May 14th date was my deadline to notify only the applicants who were invited to participate, “You will receive an email by 6pm EST on May 14, 2010 if you are selected as a participant for this project.”

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      Jun 29, 2010, 06.04 PMby sewmodest

      Not a big deal. Glad to know the secret. I was just hoping to get picked

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    Jun 29, 2010, 01.45 PMby squirrellypoo

    hurrah!! The announcement I’ve been waiting for! :D

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