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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 17, 2012, 08.55 PMby dare


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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.48 PMby yelmore

    Very good idea :)

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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.42 PMby hardlyangel

    Pleat! I just can’t get gather right…

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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.33 PMby Christianne DeHart

    The modern take on pleating is what interests me. I have pleaters, and wonder, what should I pleat?

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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.25 PMby lazimmy

    I want quilt patterns! I’ve just begun quilting and want more projects.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.24 PMby verenahartmann

    Pleats! But I’d love to learn how to twist … haven’t done that yet.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.19 PMby darkmatilda

    I am new to pleating

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.47 PMby bttn

    Pleats are for me!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.46 PMby nani

    Gather! (…It’s easier :p )

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.35 PMby kanhoro

    love pleating in a variety of things :D

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.28 PMby slj1224

    Love to PLEAT, gather and twist!!!!!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.23 PMby Claire Cooper

    I love to gather knitted strips and then embellish with seed and bugle beads – it makes a stunning decoration and looks great on a brooch.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.17 PMby Marusya Grace

    It’ll be fun to make a purse with pleats!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 06.58 PMby sprytehart

    I have the most experience with gathers. I’d love to get challenged with making good pleats =)

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    Dec 17, 2012, 06.45 PMby awil

    gathers and pleats

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    Dec 17, 2012, 06.32 PMby aega


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    Dec 17, 2012, 05.32 PMby elisabetsy

    I use gathers most often but I like pleats the best!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 05.23 PMby saxysarah

    Gathering, especially when you have a ruffler foot!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 05.12 PMby littleharvey94

    Pleats! Love em!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 05.07 PMby queenvanilla

    I am really found of gathers!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 05.03 PMby laurakis

    This book looks great for a novice like me! :D

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    Dec 17, 2012, 04.52 PMby cucperson

    Twist – and shout. Interesting things happen when you twist.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 04.48 PMby rshelly13

    I have done a lot of gathering, but have been wanted to slash some patterns to add extra pleats.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 04.44 PMby Arellis

    Lately I’ve been into interesting pleats on skirts. Some looks detailed, but modern.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 04.34 PMby Melissa Haren

    Definitely pleat, though I am not familiar with creating twists, so I’d love to learn!!!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 04.26 PMby Micheledore

    As i use ribons a lot i tend to add texture with gathers. It can change the character of the ribbon

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    Dec 17, 2012, 04.18 PMby reginaanne

    After seeing Fortuny fabric in Venice, I am a pleat junkie.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 03.30 PMby thisdamselflies

    I love pleats, because they add texture without adding bulk. I also love all of their cousins and children: tucks, pintucks, box pleats, inverted box pleats… :)

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    Dec 17, 2012, 03.23 PMby alissaslagle

    I am a pleater!

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