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Comment on the blog or on Twitter for your chance to win 3 yards of fabric from the “Calypso Swing” collection at Free Spirit, designed by Mark Cesarik!

Calypso Swing is a fun, vibrant and bold collection of prints, perfect for skirts, home decor or whatever you else you think needs a little pop! Until Tuesday, February 15th you could win one yard of the Rhythmic Toss and two yards of Tap, featured in the image above.

To enter, connect with us on Twitter or comment on this blog, then answer the following question: What would you create with this fabulous collection of fabric?

Cara, Mark’s fiance, has featured some of her cool project ideas using the Free Spirit fabric collection in her profile. Check them out for some awesome DIY inspiration, including her tutorial for a “Hostess with the Mostess” apron! For more tutorials and information, take a look at their official fan blog.

When submitting an answer via Twitter, be sure to include the @BurdaStyle tag and the hashtag #comment2win

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle


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    Feb 9, 2011, 11.11 PMby Valeria Martinez

    Spectaculars fabrics that are so versatiles and can be used with some many desings.. Hope I can win this.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 10.57 PMby Shalyn McFaul

    I think a purse and other accessories would be in order.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 08.46 PMby catran

    Fantastic prints…I’d definitely make a skirt or dress with it.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 08.29 PMby ohmygrems

    Wow, I would definitely make a skirt or maxi dress with this fabric!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 08.23 PMby kuklagirl

    I just got a copy of Built By Wendy: Dresses for Christmas from my honey. I would definitely crack that open and sew up a lovely new dress!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 07.45 PMby meseide

    I would love to make a jacket! Those I already have have quite dull colors..

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    Feb 9, 2011, 07.41 PMby Lucia Rusnáková Domorádová

    I love this fabric

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    Feb 9, 2011, 07.16 PMby heidilea

    I think that these two lend themselves to a modish garment—either a sheath with a large or slouch collar or a pencil or a-line skirt. Tap could also make a colorful lining for a spring jacket in a bright purple or white.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 06.47 PMby vintagegal

    The Burdastyle tunic #102. I would mix the fabrics, to give it a really nice Bohemian feel. Love the colors!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 06.44 PMby stellacadente

    Looks like the perfect A-Line-Skirt!!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 06.09 PMby Testosterone

    A skort. A very full skort.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 05.58 PMby sondraleigh

    Beautiful! Great colours and patterns! I’m thinking a dress for sure! <3

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    Feb 9, 2011, 05.16 PMby sewknitful

    Definitely a summer dress – it’s gorgeous! A vintage pattern perhaps. Hmmmm.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 03.46 PMby crackerhouse

    If I win, I vow to finally try again to make a skirt!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 03.40 PMby Purplerachel

    I love purple! I would make a dress with Tap & use Rhythmic Toss as the contrast fabric.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 02.45 PMby lijun

    I can imagine a lovely tube dress, and a cloth bag to compliment with the dress :)

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    Feb 9, 2011, 02.42 PMby briannamarie

    A pretty feminine blouse and a dress! These fabrics are so lovely!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 02.41 PMby aur0ra

    My husband and I are in the process of buying a home, and I’m thinking I would use this fabric for home decor applications. Maybe I’d use it for some accent pieces like pillows, or even for reupholstering a little chair. :)

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    Feb 9, 2011, 02.36 PMby giunta

    a tote, a spring coat, a skirt, a stuffed kitty, a pouch, a vest…shall I go on????

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    Feb 9, 2011, 02.33 PMby hstorm799

    I am getting ready for Spring! So I would probably do a cute little A-line with the 1 yd. piece and a shift dress with the 2 yds…

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    Feb 9, 2011, 02.27 PMby karenadd

    Definitely a skirt and then a purse or tote.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 01.48 PMby bttn

    I would do a dress and a skirt form this fabric

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    Feb 9, 2011, 12.54 PMby darksapphire08

    probably a 50’s style skirt; the prints would bring it more up to date!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 12.50 PMby pt6356

    Since summer will get here sooner or later, I would make a cute summer skirt! Love this fabric line :-)

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    Feb 9, 2011, 12.38 PMby dottty

    Woooooooooooooooooooooooow :o I love those patterns :)x

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    Feb 9, 2011, 12.25 PMby emerald787

    A bag would look lovely in these fabrics!

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    Feb 9, 2011, 11.49 AMby jessdunstan

    i would make a retro inspired 60’s style dress

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    Feb 9, 2011, 11.44 AMby jalcindor

    A gorgeous shirt for office wear. Especially using one of the most recent uploads from Burda.

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    Feb 9, 2011, 10.22 AMby candyjoyce

    Hmmm, wouldn’t that rhythmic toss fabric look great as the new flirty blouse pattern that Burda have just released. And the tap fabric clearly wants to be a pretty skirt. Could probably even wear the two together.

    I really like some of the pink fabrics in the collection as well which is strange because I don’t usually like pink.

    Cheers, Candy

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    Feb 9, 2011, 09.47 AMby MyRomanApartment

    Ooooh….these are so fabulous. For some reason the patterns make me think of Erte—so I’d make something from the 1920’s. A little shawl collared coat or maybe a flapper-style day dress.

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