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Comment to Win: What techniques or tutorials do you want to see on BurdaStyle?


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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.46 AMby sunnydays212003

    I would a tutorial on the new fashionable shoulder pads that I’ve seen on tv, and also how to get inspiration for redoing old clothes, and costumes that would be cool too!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 06.46 AMby redbean009

    Wow, lots of excellent suggestions already! I would love to see articles on fabric selection, adjusting commercial patterns for better fit, and tips/techniques on how to improve the quality of one’s sewing.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 05.59 AMby mentalseamster

    I would like to see more tutorials for mens items

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    Dec 3, 2010, 05.05 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    …and I would like to see techniques for sewing for plus sized people!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 05.03 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    I’d like an easy guide to trouble-shooting machine problems a very simple, “If this, then that” kind of thing? More simple ways to modify patterns, especially multi-sized patterns. I’d like to see more contests, they are a lot of fun and really inspire!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 05.03 AMby allisonfaith

    I like to see some larger pattern styles and maybe some scrubs! I would also like to see some tutorials tailer or alter a pattern

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    Dec 3, 2010, 04.53 AMby knitist

    I’d like more info on interfacings and making finished looking purses.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 04.48 AMby careloh

    I would like to see tutorials on how to adjust patterns for maternity wear. Nothing in the stores seem to fit, and even though I may be pregnant, I still want to look stylish.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 04.36 AMby stephaniehyatt

    I love the articles on finishing techniques!

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.57 AMby zeecaine

    There are never enough tutorials! Everyone comprehends in a different way, and new things are always being discovered. Keep ’em rolling in! xP

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.43 AMby susansvelvetmonkey

    I would like to see more information on fitting as I am a larger size and like vintage inspired and indie styles and they all seem very small. I do like the silk and pearls clutch.

    Thank you

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.27 AMby gedwoods

    I’d like to see more on hats… how to make different ones, etc. That would be super! (And a second sewing machine would be great! I’ve just been thinking that I need one!)

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.12 AMby dozaline

    FItting for curvy figures that are not overweight would be helpful

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.04 AMby ssharwell

    Love to see more tutorials on alterations& refashioning

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    Dec 3, 2010, 03.03 AMby suzes

    Being time poor I would love to see some hints on how to achieve a professional finish easily and quickly – some shortcuts even.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 02.14 AMby jenniferlan

    I’d love to see more on bags and totes, for both adults and children. :) And how to read patterns, and finishing tutorials.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 02.07 AMby almakinan

    o0o :D

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    Dec 3, 2010, 02.00 AMby gwenelle

    I’d like to see some ideas and techniques for remaking older garments into something fresh and new. Those square-shouldered jackets in the back of my closet have some great material in them, but they could sure use a style makeover.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 01.11 AMby kiraph

    I’d like to see some more tailoring specific tutorials, things that can take the home sewist to the next level with their skills.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 01.09 AMby Heidi Kelly

    Would love to see more tutorials on bags, with different techniques, zippers, pockets, etc.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 12.41 AMby carlachan

    more super detail tutorial please… and the best tips and tricks secret sewing technique

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    Dec 3, 2010, 12.03 AMby razorbackmel

    I would like to see more basic sewing techniques and pattern reading tutorials. My first project was a dress with a bubble skirt for my little girl. There were so many things I didn’t know how to do. Very ambitious first project, but the dress was soooo cute I had to try it. I had to call my mother-in-law over at all hours of the night to get it finished. It would be nice to have her over to help at a decent hour so the kids will go to bed at regular time. If I could get on here for the tutorials at midnight or 1am when I wake up in the middle of the night, I know she would be much happier with me.

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    Dec 2, 2010, 11.03 PMby zoby

    I’d really like to see a wider range of sizes in patterns, and more menswear. As far as techniques/tutorials, I’d like to see more on addressing various fitting issues, because I’m easily confused in that area particularly!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 10.53 PMby shanitita

    I love the technique tutorials, but would also love to see more fabric selection advice. It can be hard to find appropriate apparel fabric in a sea of quilting cotton and novelty fleece.

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    Dec 2, 2010, 10.42 PMby marlagrace

    look at all those stitch options!

    honestly, i’d love more affordable options. and i’m all about some refashioning things that are already in your closet.

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    Dec 2, 2010, 10.33 PMby xiaowumei

    More tutorials on pattern drafting and vintage techniques would be great. And also things like making details seen on upscale clothing, like complex ruching, flowers, and ruffles.

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    Dec 2, 2010, 10.22 PMby lauramae

    I just recently discovered the Burda Style website – what a fantastic place for the sewing fanatic!

    I would love to see more couture and vintage techniques described.

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    Dec 2, 2010, 10.05 PMby belit

    I would love to see more vintage patterns/tecniques and deconstruction pieces too. And what about some Textile classes (history, type of fabrics, fabric cares, …)

    Thanks for this chance to win. Fingers crossed :)

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    Dec 2, 2010, 09.56 PMby shirley sercombe

    i love to see lingerie making for the more mature figure please

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    Dec 2, 2010, 08.45 PMby danmay

    i would love to see more tutorials on fit patterns and more tailor techniques .

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