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[UPDATE 12/18/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member vintageblue

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Make It Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture.

Now you can add new dimension and texture to your life, even if you’re just learning to sew. This exciting collection of sewing ideas from Vanessa Christenson, owner of V and Co., shows how. Vanessa presents current, fresh home decor and fashion patterns that demonstrate her great design sense.

  • Discover more than 20 simple sewing ideas, including eye-catching quilts, pillows, scarves, purses, and an assortment of clever embellishments
  • Create three-dimensional flowers, raw-edge ruffles, tasteful tucks and pleats, and more
  • Sew easy patterns and express yourself with unique designs that are just your style

Click here for purchasing info on Make It Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: Pick your favorite way to add texture; gather, twist or pleat?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Dec 19, 2012, 03.36 PMby Shira B


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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.44 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for participating on yesterday’s comment to win!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.15 PMby taysha1128

    Just got pleating to not look weird so I’ll say that!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 10.51 PMby jennismith

    So far, I’ve only gathered. But I’d love to try twisting!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 08.42 PMby Lanoll

    Gathering for sure!!!!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 07.53 PMby belit

    Gather for handbags and pleats for skirts :D

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    Dec 18, 2012, 02.43 PMby bashfulbird

    I love box pleats in skirts! And I’d love to enter this giveaway! Thanks!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 08.29 AMby pandamac

    It’s pleats by default, because I’m not very good at gathering and don’t know how to twist… I’d love a good reason to practice though! :-)

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    Dec 18, 2012, 05.47 AMby rynsnn

    Pleats. I have a maxi skirt from Old Navy where they pleated the hem. So much more flattering! When I make my own I will most definitely copy it!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 05.30 AMby sunquistadora

    Pleats all the way!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 05.18 AMby jessdunstan

    I love pleats!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 03.42 AMby Anarkalisewing

    I enjoy pleats . Pleats give a whole new look and style

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    Dec 18, 2012, 01.19 AMby margylee

    Need to do more pleats in my projects!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 01.15 AMby chelsea childress

    I mostly gather. Pleats look so nice and crisp, though. I should do some more pleats ;)

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    Dec 18, 2012, 01.08 AMby JolJol

    Why choose just one when gathers, twist and pleats can add so much design and creativity to your garments.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 12.55 AMby sewuknow

    I love pleats all the way. They are soo flattering.

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    Dec 18, 2012, 12.54 AMby anikissed

    Pleats are my favourite!Proof!


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    Dec 18, 2012, 12.07 AMby Stephanie Novotny

    Gather! I love how you can add curves to a dress, bustle up drapes, etc..

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    Dec 17, 2012, 11.24 PMby Funda Burcu Karabulut

    gather by then I’d rather twisting weaving. aksesurlarda pleat always fashionable stopped ….

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    Dec 17, 2012, 11.16 PMby juz

    I Love Pleats! Can do them so many different ways

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    Dec 17, 2012, 10.50 PMby Noton Raquel

    Pleats! I add pleats to everything I can!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 10.49 PMby melody1234

    Pleats, please!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 10.32 PMby CelineP

    Let’s get texture with gather !

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    Dec 17, 2012, 10.29 PMby wewantsunshine

    I like most textures but have a soft spot for pleats…

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    Dec 17, 2012, 10.26 PMby BecsNZ

    I love pleats and add then whenever I can!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 10.21 PMby analialehmann

    Twist for me !!!!!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 09.41 PMby bajjmayer

    I love pleats—can add so much eye appeal!!!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 09.30 PMby raspberriberet

    Pleats are best. That is all.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 09.03 PMby Spaarky

    At one time I was quite a seamster … but that was over 20 years ago!! This looks like a fun project to get my feet wet again.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 09.02 PMby Kimberly Pacetti

    I’m a pleater but would love to twist it up.

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