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UPDATE! Congratulations to “sigridjakob” and “lrm” who won each their copy of “The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook”!! We will be back soon with another fun giveaway. Thank you all for your participation!

Are you a fan of the 1970s bell bottom pants, the elegance and decadence of the 1920s or are you more of a Audrey Hepburn kind of gal? Tell us what your favorite decade of style is and why for a chance to win a copy of our very own sewing handbook, “The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook”!

Comment on the blog for your chance to win a copy of “The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook."

“The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook” is a comprehensive guide to DIY sewing, from novice to beginner, and is sure to be a wonderful addition to your sewing library.

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

*NOTE: In the comment, also please state your full name!

We are loving all the comments on your favorite decade of style so we have decided to throw another copy of the book in and extend the deadline with another day!

The deadline for submissions now is Saturday, April 7th at 10 p.m. (EST).

Good Luck!



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    Apr 7, 2012, 05.42 PMby Marcia-Monica

    Marcia Carlson – Definitely the 1960s – the flower child era – mini and maxi skirts, tunics and bell bottoms that they now call flared – this was the time when anything was correct in the fashion world. You could be ultra conservative or extremely avant garde.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 05.30 PMby Liz Kuntz

    I love styles of the past but my favorite would be right now. Many fashions today are a compilation of the styles of the past. I can tell you my least favorite decades for style would be the 70’s and 80’s. My era!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 05.27 PMby mlssfshn

    Malissa Long, I love the 20s the flapper dress and bias cutting.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 05.12 PMby Moonecho

    I love the 40’s and 50’s! Classic feminine and you pretty much can’t go wrong with that! :)

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    Apr 7, 2012, 05.12 PMby naama

    I love the 50s most, I think. all those swish-y skirts makes me feel like I’m in a musical (or even in one of Walt Disney’s films). Also, I absolutely love that they puff up when you turn around! Naama Kessler

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    Apr 7, 2012, 05.11 PMby chanelleaj

    Oh how can I possible choose between the 1920’s, 1950’s and 1960. The 1920’s flapper dress and the sultry influences associated with the jazz era, the1950’s glamorous Hollywood influences not forgetting the birth of those fab bathing suites….all though I think the vibrant style of the 1960’s takes the edge with arrivals of the mini, stylish cateye shapes glasses, the rise of Biba and Mary Quant and with the rise of the Mods by far the most fashion concious era’s and a decade that continues to be present today and I’m definately guilty to owning one two many sewing patterns from this decade. (oh just realised I have a Mary Quant Style bob in my profile pic…hehehe) Chanelle Joseph

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    Apr 7, 2012, 04.58 PMby Valerie Denny

    Forties! So feminine and curve flattering!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 04.39 PMby MPimentel

    I love the The era of the feminine 50’s the style and decadence the hollywood style!!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 04.25 PMby srosa

    I love 60 ´s , it is my favourite decade, very feminin with clear Silhouette

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    Apr 7, 2012, 04.18 PMby DebCarrDesigns

    I love something from EVERY decade, but overall, I love the styles of the 40s and 50s. The glamour, the gowns, the tailored suits and day wear…these were the best years for feminine styles.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 03.50 PMby yelmore

    I have a few favorites. I love the allure of the 20’s. Gowns draping down the back and hanging onto the front. And having taken belly dance classes, I love the dancer/gypsy clothing. Guess I am a romantic :). (besides, everything old is new again)

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    Apr 7, 2012, 03.41 PMby rotinjab

    I LOVE the 70`s. Actually everything abot them! Music, art and especially clothes! I’m glad that nowadays in fashion comes something similar to the 70`s and I don’t feel like a weirdo walking on the streets. The best thing from 70`s in my opinion is the colours, florals and the liggtness of clothes. Rota Bruna

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    Apr 7, 2012, 03.38 PMby ray162738

    My favorite era HAS to be the 40’s and 50’s. Everything about that time period was classy. So modest and feminine, yet subtly alluring. By far, my favorite time. -Rachel Galbreath

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    Apr 7, 2012, 03.28 PMby mieper

    Call me crazy, but I like the current trends. No, not everything is timeless or even flattering, but there’s practical clothes, good for work and play. Not to mention a lot of it (especially recently) hearkens back to some of the more timeless looks of days gone by. Dana Hsi

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    Apr 7, 2012, 03.11 PMby slanoca

    The 70’s: beautiful, significant and jet so simple. The fashion of a freedom of speech, a freedom of act and therefor a freedom in a fashion itself. It led to later 80’s and 90’s freedom of fashion expression that got a bit out of control :) Coexistence of so many colours, patterns, materials with no chance of crossing the line and for a woman still to be feminine and desirable. The 70’s are definitely my no. 1 decade of style!

    Ana Vujaković – nickname: slanoca

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.59 PMby Samantha BennettLepel

    Samantha BennettLepel: I’ve fluttered between decade obsessions for, well the past decade now. Recently I’ve landed on the 30’s: simple cotton dresses worn with socks and oxfords, nothing requiring a NASA-quality supports underneath, and that were either hand made, patched, or was recycled from something else during a depression. (The occasional long elegant silk evening gowns nipped in at the waist too—maybe that’s more 40’s). Simple, classic shapes, patterns, utilitarian elegance.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.59 PMby giec

    Even though the wearability is marginal for me, I love the 20s for their lovely details and simple shapes. It is hard to argue with those hammer pants, though. Cameron Giese

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.48 PMby biudax

    My favourite decade is 1940-50´ s style when women had very feminine and romantic dresses.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.41 PMby DiscoDave

    My favorite decade has to be the 70’s, with the invention of wrinkle free polyester, spaghetti straps, Bob Mackie and the jumper.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.35 PMby TKGRACE

    Be it in the vintage era or in the current fashion trend, the little black dress is one thing in fashion that will never go away. It has always being & will forever be relevant You can hardly go wrong as a fashion designer when making one. As a wearer especially with the right assessories,you’ll be on point. I also love the fashion of the 1980’s & 90’s cos they were part of my growing years.


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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.23 PMby Shilo Turri

    I am going to have to say I love this decade we have begun. many of the styles have fused together several previous decades and added their own twists into them making them more modern while still seeing some of the past. So many choices we have now. depending on your mood you always have something you can wear! bell bottoms/wide bottoms with low ride hip hugger. maybe a tie died summer dress. Throw in the steampunk victorian and I am set! and since I am new at sewing my options are WIDE open

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    Shilo Turri

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.55 PMby nancy2001

    Every decade in the past hundred year, including the current decade, has had some good styles and some very ugly ones. My least favorite time period begins with Dior’s full skirted New Look, lasts through the greaser/Betty Page/June Cleaver1950s and ends with the start of the early 1960’s when Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn ushered in a streamlined, modern look.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.54 PMby applesofavalon

    I’m in love with the boho hippie styles of the 70’s. They’re so pretty and modest and I can’t get enough of them! Courteney Turner.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.27 PMby rshelly13

    I love the forties. I recently created an art show where I used imagery and garments from this time period. Being creative with lack of materials meant everything had to be carefully designed and simplified. This made for some really beautiful looks. Today something is supposed to be worn once and barely worn again. Having something really well made makes a huge difference! Rebecca Shelly

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.15 PMby calidath

    I love the styles of the 1920s! The dropped waistlines and flat silhouettes make a very lovely picture. There’s such a feeling of freedom associated with those clothes, too, and I don’t think you really get that from any other decade until the 60s or 70s (which I certainly wouldn’t give any points for style).

    Oh, and my name is Laurel Cazier.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.11 PMby Seeks Corey

    I continue to find myself loving almost anything from the art deco styles of the late 20s/early 30s. Though those wiggle dresses from the 50s/60s are pretty endearing too!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.50 PMby Judit Gyapi

    I love the 80’s style because there are many colourful things! I love the 80’s hairs, the big fleecy curly hairs. I also really like the 60s-70s vintage clothing. I love the flower patterned cute dresses and the jeans. but my favourite is the PETER PAN COLLAR! :) Pintér Judit from Hungary

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.44 PMby tootbrush13

    I love the 60’s- mondrian mini dresses, elegant yet sexy slip dresses, and bright, bold, colour blocking.

    Caitlin Davie

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.36 PMby funkyteal

    I don’t think I can wear it, but I really like German post-war fashion, where things are a little more austere but still feminine. I would have just said 1950s, but that brings up the American Housewife image, which isn’t what I like as much, so full of pastel colors. I like pastels, but in moderation

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.24 PMby mojo elgin

    I love the styles of the 1940s! To me, there’s nothing so feminine as a pencil skirt and peplum jacket. Molly J. Elgin

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