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Paging all fashionistas, DIY sewers, handmade hobbyists, and vintage enthusiasts! We have a HUGE announcement to make. Our second book is coming out this year, entitled BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern: Mastering Iconic Looks from the 1920s to 1980s. In fact, it’s already available for pre-order at sites including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

I just received my advance copy today and am SO thrilled that we finally get to let the cat out of the bag. Taking a cue from our members’ love of retro-chic style, working on creating the designs and projects featured in this book has truly been a labor of love. It’s so surreal to think that all those countless hours of work have finally resulted in a beautiful, tangible object to share with the BurdaStyle community and beyond.

While fashion fads come and go, the classic styles in this book are truly timeless – from Jackie O.‘s signature sheath dress to a Madonna-esque ’80s bustier. Similar to The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, this book comes with five customizable master patterns that yield literally endless variations. Starting with basic forms for dresses, pants, skirts, and shirts (and yes, we even have menswear projects!), you can transform from one look to the next with our easy-to-follow instructions.

In addition to sewing and patternmaking tips, you’ll also get a crash course in vintage fashion. Each chapter focuses on a different era including signature silhouettes, designers you should know, must-have accessories, and style icons.

The book comes out on December 11, 2012, but help us start spreading the word today! This is a perfect guide for every sewer, from beginners to experts, and offers enviable vintage looks with modern sensibilities.

Jamie Lau is BurdaStyle’s Editorial and E-commerce Manager and the Co-Author and Lead Designer of the forthcoming book BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern: Mastering Iconic Looks From the 1920s to 1980s. A self-taught seamstress, she now designs for her eponymous fashion label and teaches sewing courses in New York City, where she resides.


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    Sep 23, 2012, 03.52 PMby nouvellegamine

    i am super excited for this! Vintage is my favorite style- esp the 20s, 30, & 40s! (i already have a ton of 50s, 60s, & 70s patterns).

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      Sep 23, 2012, 04.15 PMby Jamie Lau

      There are definitely some great projects from those earlier decades, so stay tuned!

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    Sep 23, 2012, 02.59 PMby Jill Harkins

    I have really enjoyed your first book. I am really in to the classic chic look and I am really looking forward to your new book coming out. Keep up the good work!

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    Sep 22, 2012, 01.31 PMby Debbie Alli

    PS – it’s not yet showing for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk – is it planned to release it here for the UK market? (Please do! it’ll save international postage!)

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      Sep 25, 2012, 06.11 PMby cikk

      Debbie – I usually order my books for Malta from bookdepository.co.uk. They are a UK site but anyhow do not charge shipping. Oh – and I’ve had this on my saved list there for weeks now!

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    Sep 22, 2012, 01.27 PMby Debbie Alli

    How exciting!!!! I think this might just be on my Christmas wish list!

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    Sep 22, 2012, 09.32 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

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      Sep 22, 2012, 12.01 PMby Jamie Lau

      Hello! As of now, the book will be published in English.

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    Sep 21, 2012, 11.26 PMby Krissie Colton

    So exciting I’ve got mine on order

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    Sep 21, 2012, 10.41 PMby carottesauvage

    Well Done Amy!!! Love your mustard jumper!!! XX

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      Sep 22, 2012, 12.00 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you, Hélène!

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    Sep 21, 2012, 08.16 PMby Camilla Martinsson

    Oh, I want it. Where do I order it, and is shipping to Sweden possible?

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      Sep 21, 2012, 08.28 PMby Jamie Lau

      Hi Camilla,

      Thanks for your interest! We’ve included a few pre-order links above to Amazon, B&N, and IndieBound where you can inquire about international shipping.

      Happy sewing,

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    Sep 21, 2012, 08.12 PMby SewingDenise

    This new book sounds really wonderful. I am very interested in vintage sewing techniques. Can we have a sneak peek?

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      Sep 21, 2012, 08.26 PMby Jamie Lau

      Stay tuned on the site in the coming months as we will be sharing more info!

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