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We just returned from our first field day – the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago!

Thank you Chicago for making our visit so pleasant (everyone is so friendly there!) and thank you Renegade, for the great organization!

Besides talking to people about our site and giving away our new little pins, measurement- and postcards we used our time to see what’s the DIY fashion up to – you can see that in Benedikta’s Renegade collage above!

We also met Erin McKean from A Dress A Day, our beloved vintage blog. And we can let you in on a secret: Erin will start in October to write a column on BurdaStyle about trends and elements of vintage clothing in the 20th century! As a lexicographer, she also has got some exciting ideas for our Sewpedia, so stay tuned! You see her in the picture with a grey cardigan and a self made dress amidst our team.

We made friends with sublime stitching and checked out the booth of Venus who put up a contest where you can win sewing machines!

Benedikta bought a wonderful bag from our sweet neighbor Hoibo (see her and Todd’s picture above), I got crazy over letter press stationary, found some beautiful cards from the golden hen press and fell in love with a the post card machine, a girl that sat in a tent talking through a microphone pulling in money and giving out self made post cards.

And for all of you that couldn’t join us and got some goodies – here is a little contest: The first ten who guess what Nayantara is wearing (which BurdaStyle dress and which BurdaStyle top?) will get a package with BurdaStyle give aways: The ultimate BurdaStyle personal measurement card, postcards and lots of (pin) buttons with fun sewing motives!


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    Sep 19, 2007, 10.03 AMby nora

    Hey EmilyKate, I am wearing a blouse from the catalogue that we will post soon as download. And Benedikta is wearing a variation from the new basic pattern <a href"=http://www.burdastyle.com/creation/show/793&quot;&gt;Lydia we just posted. Within the next weeks we will post 3 variations, the one that Benedikta is wearing, a dress and a hoodie!

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    Sep 18, 2007, 05.58 PMby emilykate

    Hey Nora, is the shirt you have on in the pic of you, the lady in the grey cardigan, Nayantara and Benedikta, a top made from a Burda World of Fashion magazine pattern? I thought it might be a collarless version of this one from issue 06/2007?http://www.burdamode.com/Casuals,1270777-1463237-1503695-1503698-1503803,enEN.html It’s really cute!

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    Sep 18, 2007, 04.39 PMby stephanie-s

    Oh Yes…Nayantara is wearing Azalea and Idit! Two LOVELY versions, I might add! Beautiful, perfect colors on your skin tone Nayantara! :)

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    Sep 18, 2007, 11.41 AMby nora

    Hey girls, you can write the comment here – we will send the first ten correct ones a message to their BurdaStyle account to get their postal addresses. And, all overseas people can join, too – of course!

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    Sep 18, 2007, 10.28 AMby mirela

    Azalea and Idit it is! Looking forward to Erin’s column.

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    Sep 18, 2007, 07.31 AMby squirrellypoo

    Ooh I’d recognise Azalea and Idit anywhere! Even Chicago, apparently, even though I’ve never been there…

    I’m very excited to hear Erin from Dress a Day will be coming on board – I subscribe to her blog and it’s always a good read. :)

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    Sep 18, 2007, 07.10 AMby teresa-ram

    Yes! I knew it was the Azalea but I didn’t realize she was also wearing Idit. It looks like you guys had so much fun!

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    Sep 18, 2007, 06.35 AMby elainemay

    hhehe. i know what they are too, but i guess there’s no point in saying now. my boyfriend went to the crafts fair, and i told him to look for the burdastyle table and say hi, but he said he didn’t see it :(

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    Sep 18, 2007, 04.43 AMby lauriana

    Oops, you right Emilykate, I reacted too quick and can’t edit it now.

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    Sep 18, 2007, 04.42 AMby lauriana

    Easy! Nayantara wears Azalea and Idit ;) but I’m all the way overseas, so I won’t mind about not getting the package. I wish there would be something like this fair in the Netherlands, it looks great (we just have craft fairs of the ‘frumpy’ type). I’m really looking forward to Erin’s column, too.

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    Sep 17, 2007, 08.05 PMby mlssfshn

    So is Burda Style going to make a road trip to Austin for Maker Faire?

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    Sep 17, 2007, 06.06 PMby emilykate

    Hm, just realised should probably have put that in an email… and for some reason when I try to edit it it won’t let me?

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    Sep 17, 2007, 06.01 PMby emilykate

    Ooooh ooh ooh! In the top pis Nayantara’s got the Azalea dress on, and in the second she’s wearing Idit!

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