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Pattern Play: Fancy Pants


Celebrate in style with the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Sew News magazine that also features my latest Pattern Play column where I transform a basic pant pattern into an overlay wonder!

Pattern Play: Long Cardigan


I recently received my August/September issue of Sew News magazine which featured my cardigan pattern play project where I adapted a basic cardigan pattern to have balloon sleeves! Read on to see some more BurdaStyle patterns featured in this issue…

Cap Sleeve Wrap Blouse: Sew-Along


The featured sew-along in the June/July 2018 issue of Sew News magazine was lead by yours truly and went through all the steps to sew our plus size Cap Sleeve Wrap Blouse pattern from the 07/2016 issue and is also avaliable through Sprout!

BurdaStyle in Sew News Magazine Jun/Jul Issue!


The latest issue of Sew News Magazine just hit newsstands and it features a ton of awesome swimwear! So for my Pattern Play column, I decided to create a cool coverup that I developed off of a BurdaStyle slip sewing pattern. A tank project I sewed up was also featured in the magazine, read on to see it…

BurdaStyle Pattern Play: Sew News Latest Issue!


The latest Sew News magazine just hit the newsstand and I recently received mine in the mail. It is probably my favorite part of my Pattern Play column, seeing it in print, as mostly everything I do here on BurdaStyle.com is all digital! The project in the latest Apr/May issue turned out great and I actually used a men’s shirt pattern as my base and show you how to transform it into a trending off the shoulder tunic dress.

Sports Bra & How to Use a Twin Needle


Yesterday I checked my mail box and the latest issue of Sew News Magazine was in there! For this issue I sewed up a sports bra in a cool space/galaxy printed spandex and show in my article how I rotated the dart in the pattern and also converted to pleats! I can’t believe it has already been a year since I started doing this column in every issue of Sew News, and it has been such a wonderful, rewarding, and inspiring experience. Can’t wait to see what 2018 brings! Read on to see more pictures, and learn how to use a twin sewing machine needle (video!) so you can achieve the same finish I used on this sports bra.

BurdaStyle in the Sew News Dec/Jan Issue!


I just received my Dec/Jan issue of Sew News in the mail and I was so excited because I got to see my “Pattern Play” column fur-trimmed skirt project in it! This skirt has been one of my favorites that I have made for Sew News, as it is out of the box and inspired directly from fashion runway. Read on to see the inspiration behind this skirt, which BurdaStyle pattern I made it from as well as me photographed in the skirt!

BurdaStyle Patterns in CME!


Our friends over at CME which stands for Creative Machine Embroidery have featured a ton of BurdaStyle patterns in their recent issues. The publication is all about machine embroidery and I love how to see how BurdaStyle patterns are made and embellished further with a little something special… like embroidery. Read on to see some of their latest BurdaStyle projects.

BurdaStyle in the Sew News Aug/Sept Issue!


The latest Sew News Magazine was just released and it features my latest Pattern Play column article where I alter and quilt a BurdaStyle pattern. Read on to see which pattern I used and how you can get the magazine…

BurdaStyle on the Cover of Sew News Magazine


With great excitement, I’m happy to announce that my BurdaStyle dress project made the cover of the latest issue of Sew News Magazine! I have been loving writing my Pattern Play column for the magazine and was thrilled to see my version of our Fancy Pocket Dress featured. Read on learn more about the modifications I did to the pattern…

Pattern Play with Sew News Magazine


I’m super excited to announce that I’m the latest contributor for Sew New Magazine’s “Pattern Play” column! In each upcoming issue I’ll be altering, sewing and putting my own spin on a BurdaStyle pattern, read on to see the latest transformation from the Feb/Mar 2017 issue of Sew News.

Swimwear Sew Alongs!


I know summer has ended, but that doesn’t mean that making swimsuits has to! I always still wear my swimsuits through the fall and winter (I love lounging in a hot tub on a cold winter night). So of course I still make my own swimsuits through all the different seasons. Read on to check out my one-piece Alison suit sew along, as well as a video on putting together bikini bottoms!


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