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[UPDATE]: Congrats to winners woman and Linda74Sews.

To kick off our inaugural sewing competition for the new year, we’re giving away two copies of our new book. Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern: Mastering Iconic Looks from the 1920s to 1980s by Nora Abousteit with Jamie Lau.

Vintage Looks Meet Modern Fashion
Dior’s New Look silhouette. Jackie Kennedy’s sheath dress. Madonna’s bustier. Fashion trends come and go, but certain iconic styles never fade. Make them for yourself with BurdaStyle’s new guide to sewing fashion through the decades. Five adaptable master patterns for tops, dresses, and pants are transformed into nineteen unique projects for both women and men that draw inspiration from key fashion moments. These influential looks—from the Roaring Twenties to the Awesome Eighties—are all modernized and reinterpreted for today’s sewing enthusiasts.

BurdaStyle, the world’s largest online community of people who sew, is synonymous with stylish sewing and high-quality patterns. In this follow-up to The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook, we provide step-by-step instructions and techniques for customizing the enclosed master patterns into new design variations, all perfectly fitted for you. You’ll also get a taste of fashion history—the essential designers, signature trends, and style icons from each era—to help you channel your inner Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, or Yves Saint Laurent.

BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern combines the best of fashion from the past with an updated approach to sewing. Whether you prefer a slim-fit pant, the perfect men’s button-down, or a versatile shift dress, this book offers a classic collection that will last you a lifetime.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite decade of style and why?

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). Two lucky winners will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.35 PMby Barbara Hilow

    I have to go with the 40’s. I was raised on the Big Bands and love swing dancing. It is cool to look the part when you’re out ther on the floor!

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.32 PMby Lucila Dominguez

    definitely 1950’s those galls there were super elegant and classy they could do anything with the fullest skirts and tailored dresses!!! they empowered them selfs armed with their fashion and accentuated the bodys and beauty by being women with inner strenght, not trying to compete with male by being “like them”, but by being different

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.30 PMby tlwarner

    Mine is somewhere between the 1940s and 1950s. For the 1940s, I loved the war-era suits. For the 1950s, the empire waist and Coco Chanel.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.26 PMby raspberriberet

    The 30’s are my favorite when it comes to my eye. I love the different seam placement to create the garments. But when it comes to what I put on my body, I prefer the 50’s. It just works better for my shape.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.26 PMby Julie Mari Wiig

    My favourite style decade is the 50’s because it was so feminine and sexy, and I think anyone would look good in it. :)

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.25 PMby Kimberly Scarborough

    I love the 1940’s. My favorites are the suits. I am working on making one for myself. I also love the hairstyles of the 1940’s.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.25 PMby Beklet

    I think my favourite was the 80s – not sure if I have rose tinted glasses on, and the styles aren’t necessarily suited to my shape, but it was certainly interesting, and there was so much going on, it’s difficult to pin down just a couple of items to ‘personify’ 80s style :)

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.24 PMby Melody Laitinen

    Defintely the 1950’s! I love the playful designs and abundance of fabric they enjoyed. The fashions for women were so feminine and they really suit me, what’s not to love?! Plus, they are awfully fun to make!

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.23 PMby disy

    my fave is still the 60s especially the short aline or capris with a sleevles turtleneck ala Audrey

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.19 PMby mprevitali

    I love the 1950s!

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.18 PMby lovevigilante

    It’s a mod mod mod mod world. I don’t often wear it, but I drool when I see a great mod look. Thanks!

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.16 PMby corvus

    I lean towards the 1950s, though victorian fashion runs a (rather less comfortable) second. I want to work some art deco into my wardrobe too, though.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 05.08 PMby stars

    Such a difficult choice! I love the 40’s; from the practicality and inventiveness of wartime designs to Dior’s New Look, there really was a lot to love!

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