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The Southern Women’s Show returns for its 21st year in Orlando, Florida, and you’re invited to join the awesome fun!

The Southern Women’s Show is a premiere, 3-day lifestyle event. The show will be filled with all kinds of cool jewelry and handbags, make-up tips and tricks, delicious gourmet treats and more. Plus, attendees will enjoy fantastic runway fashion shows, creative cooking classes and engaging, informed speakers. Over 400 companies will be present, making this event one not to be missed!

BurdaStyle is so excited to be attending the Southern Women’s Show, and is so grateful for SINGER for sponsoring our activities there. Visit the BurdaStyle’s Sewing Lounge in Exhibit Space 454 for free Make-n-Take projects using Singer® Confidence Stylist 7467s, with beautiful fabric from Spoonflower.


Plus, catch the following educational workshops with sewing guru and fellow member, Gretchen Hirsch:

- On Thursday, October 13th on the Where Women Create Stage there will be a demonstration of “Getting the Perfect Vintage Fit.”

- On Friday, October 14th on the Where Women Create Stage" there will be a demonstration of “Essential Hand Stitches.”

- On Sunday October 16th on the Spotlight Stage there will be a demonstration of “Tailoring by Hand.”

Interested in attending? Well, we’ve got free tickets to give away! Until Wednesday, October 5th at 5:00 p.m. (EST) 5 winners will receive 4 complimentary tickets for all three days. To enter, tell us: If you were given a free class to learn any sewing skill you want, which skill would it be and why?

Good Luck!

Brought to you by SINGER®


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    Oct 8, 2012, 07.28 AMby vlaney

    It would be great to have a free ticket to learn from Gretchen. I used to make most of my clothes, but that was years ago. Machines have so many more features now, and the choice of fabrics and techniques is so much wider. I want to learn.

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    Oct 13, 2011, 03.46 PMby alicolette

    I would love the opportunity to experience these tutorials!!! What a fun chance this would be!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 01.06 PMby weavingjamie

    tailoring and fitting is what I need to learn the most. and translating vintage patterns into fitting a modern figure would be extremely helpful. But mostly tailoring and fitting is needed BADLY. The things I make aren’t tailored to my shape and look awkward and just “wrong” somehow. the waist doesn’t seem to land in the right place. If I could fit a pattern better I think my clothing would turn out wearable, well, more wearable.

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    Oct 12, 2011, 01.04 PMby weavingjamie

    I am looking forward to visiting your booth. A lession from Miss Gertie will be greatly appreciated. You can always learn something new to improve your sewing.

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    Oct 7, 2011, 05.41 PMby Heather Seymour

    I would love to learn to sew!! I have a Singer Sewing Machine but I don’t even know how to tread it, LOL

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    Oct 4, 2011, 12.16 AMby misstessamelissa

    I would love an in-depth class about the wonders, necessities, hindrances, and benefits of bias. I feel that this is one of the most misunderstood subjects, and even I don’t feel completely comfortable with it. Like sewing a bias cut strip or curve without stretching it out, when bias is a must, when bias is to be avoided, and the wonders of a bias cut skirt. It is a topic always touched on, but never really taught about in a class. I would enjoy that class.

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    Oct 3, 2011, 09.43 PMby jmelsha

    I would definitely love to be able to draft my own patterns. It would be great to design and make clothes that fit me correctly.

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    Oct 3, 2011, 08.06 PMby rdejam

    I’d like to learn to how to alter patterns and garments to fit better. I have enlarged kidneys making my pear shaped body a little more oval as my waist isn’t really defined. I would prefer to wear more fitted garments but haven’t quite mastered how to alter patterns so the bust and neckline stay normal but the waist/hip area accomodates my plus size.

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    Oct 3, 2011, 07.25 PMby wendymichelle1015

    I’d love to learn about draping, but also to learn Gertie’s meticulous hand stitching techniques! Honestly, any lesson in person from Gertie would be Amazing!

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    Oct 3, 2011, 12.20 PMby Shira B

    I would like to learn to draft my own patterns

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    Oct 1, 2011, 12.11 PMby metropolitanfrock

    When it comes to learning new sewing skills, I tend to throw myself head-first into any resource available. I’ve recently been interested in mastering dart manipulation techniques much like Shingo Sato’s method and the innovation of John Galliano. I have a few books on the subject and I’ve scoured the internet for information, but nothing beats hands on instruction. I’m a self-taught sewer with 20% of my knowledge gleaned from my mother, and the rest through learning all that I can and putting it to practice…often. If I’m to move to the next level, I want to be able to make garments that are more fashion forward and I’d love to add a new innovative technique to my creative arsenal.

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