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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.

To read more about the BurdaStyle Sewing handbook and find out where to buy a copy, go here

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, 06.14 AMby groovymama

    That’s a tricky one. I can find clothing from almost every decade that I love – but if I would have to pick it would be the 60s I think….mini dresses and a lines – but I also adore the full skirt dresses from the 50s


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    Apr 7, 2012, 04.01 AMby Suellen Tomkins

    I do love the style of the 50s and early 60s. Particularly the sheath style dresses – always an elegant classic.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.35 AMby sondraleigh

    If I have to pick a favourite decade for style it has to be the 70s! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, I guess because, being born in the 60s, the 70s were my formative years. I love all vintage clothing. I love the 60s and the 50s just about as much as the 70s, but not quite. There was more diversity in that decade than ever seen before, or possibly since. Also I LOATHE the 80s, and I think the 90s had no fashion to call it’s own. I don’t think there’s been any decade with it’s own style since the 80s. What I love about our current time is the flexibility to embrace whatever style suits us.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.17 AMby Couture Academic

    It’s gotta be the 50s, baby! I particularly LOVE the slim architectural lines of the dressmaker’s suits and how they perfectly skimmed the body and ended just below the knee. Truly, elegance and sex appeal at it’s height.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.07 AMby likecairo

    Not sure if I made the deadline, but I’d still like to share! I love the 40’s style, not only because the looks are so elegant and timeless but because fashion had to adhere to the strict fabric rationing, since so much was going to the war effort. I love it when creativity still finds a way to flourish, despite the odds against it. Kayla Rossa

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    Apr 7, 2012, 02.07 AMby AudioDisco

    It might have something to do with the fact that I’ve recently started watching Mad Men, but I am so in love with the 1950’s/1960’s style. Samantha Browne

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.40 AMby paintedlady89

    I love the dresses of the 50"s especially the Dior style! Anyone have any gloves?

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.29 AMby 86Vicks

    The 1950s is my favourite decade of fashion. The fitted waists and full skirts can be both playful and elegant at the same time. Best of all, they suit my figure! Victoria Coles

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.27 AMby whitestrunningshoes

    I’ve been watching Mad Men and am therefore stuck in the 60s! Colleen phelps at me dot com.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.25 AMby emjay417

    I love the sophistication of the 50s! MJ Mayer

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    Apr 7, 2012, 01.09 AMby taiwo .

    The 50’s! I love the femininity and elegance of the dresses. Taiwo Oki.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.50 AMby annsunny

    I love the silhouettes of the 30’s and 40’s

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.48 AMby rebekahricker

    I love the 50s fit and flare silhouette. My name is Rebekah Stockton.

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.39 AMby lilseamstress

    Madeleine Parise; the 20’s! I love the care free style and attitude everyone of that time period had. Everyone was trying to push aside thoughts of the upcoming war and what resulted was a burst of unique fashion designed for fun! Women were also just begining to realize their rights in society and were eager to make a impression in the world with sparkles and feathers. Even the prohibition added do the 20’s fashion by adding a mishchevious flare to speak-easy attire. Flapper dresses, striped suits, and drop waist silk style…. Love it!

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.25 AMby carab

    I’m a big fan of the late 1930s and early 1940s styles. I especially love the casual, everyday designs and the use of coordinating accessories. While dresses from this period are beautiful, I’m drawn to the variety of blouse styles. Not only were the prints and colors great, the exaggerated styling of sleeves and collars make them so interesting to me. I’m always curious to find ways of working statement pieces like over the top blouses into my own wardrobe. Cara Barker

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    Apr 7, 2012, 12.22 AMby zapper45701

    I loved the fashions of the late 40s. Many were elegant. And the hats, the wonderful hats!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.58 PMby fashionfreek

    70’.s. i was a late 70’s child. I loved the flares my dad wore with his funky tosh and my mothers 70’s beehive indian style. The colours and style were great.:-D

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.57 PMby viquena

    Likely the sixties because I get romanced by the sleekness. :)

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.56 PMby Hope Hyatt

    The fifties decade, graceful and elegant fashions.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.47 PMby JolJol

    The 70’s was the place to be all the beautiful colours and shapes. I just wished I was a little older in the 70’s. Kerry-Anne Jolley

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.45 PMby 247kath

    I love styles of the 30’s and 40’s! The art deco 30’s are my favorite dressy styles and the 40’s for everyday/office!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.37 PMby Lexicon

    I most definitely feel an affinity for mid-late 60’s style. So much was happening socially and politically and this is reflected in the fashion of the time. Bold colour, prints and perfect little shift dresses with great detailing are what I visualise when I think of this time . It was about experimentation with clothing and its influences are still present in what we see in trends today. Alex Harris

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.32 PMby ceb

    Early to mid 60’s – elegance is the key!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.28 PMby bluealgae

    Definitely the 60s for the elegance without the conservatism of the preceding decade. As for 70s? No. Just no.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.27 PMby vector

    I love the full skirted look of the 50s.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.25 PMby apathamm

    Early 60’s! I just love the fashion from Mad Men Anne Pathammavong

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.24 PMby Readybexicals

    I love the early 1950’s! So pretty and women really dressed properly. Most definitely my favourite era of clothes for sewing. Rebecca Themeras

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    Apr 6, 2012, 11.07 PMby Laurel CJ

    I love the late 40s and early 50s myself, but I’m not picky – I tend to find something to love in most eras! – Laurel Jamieson

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    Apr 6, 2012, 10.33 PMby Kristen DeOrnellas

    The more I see of 1940’s fashion, the more I’m drawn to it… I love the elegant details and the pretty silhouettes. Although the strong shoulders are a little much for me to actually wear! -Kristen DeOrnellas

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