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We’re starting a Burda sew-along and we want to know what YOU want to make.

It’s happening! We’re starting our very own BurdaStyle sew-along, and I’m going to lead it. We’re always reading your comments to see how we can grow and what else we can offer on this site, and one thing we’ve been hearing lately is how much you guys love sew-alongs!

Interested? Not sure what it is? Think of a sew-along as a book club, but instead of reading, we’re sewing! We’ll all tackle the same pattern, and we’ll discuss our progress each week while sharing pictures and offering tips, suggestions, and how-tos to help each other through from start to finish.

So first thing’s first. What do you guys want to make together? Let’s start by picking a garment type. Shirt, jacket, dress, skirt? Let me know below what type of garment you’d like to do in our first Burda sew-along. Then I’ll work with our online editors to narrow the choices down to a few pattern options that you can vote on. We’ll have our first Burda sew-along pattern chosen by the end of this month, and we’ll start sewing together in October.

Are you in? Missed out on your New Year’s resolutions? (I did; that’s the reason I’m asking…) It’s time to carve out time for sewing! And there’s no easier way to do that than with a group of fellow sewers working together toward the same goal.

I’m aiming for one new Burda garment each month in this sew-along. Who’s with me? Are you up for the challenge? Let’s do this!


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    Sep 8, 2013, 01.47 PMby kelexworld

    a jacket or a dress would be nice, but plsss let the pattern also favor plus sizes.

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    Sep 8, 2013, 12.56 PMby Mardhiah Moktar

    jacket…dress too…

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    Sep 8, 2013, 12.23 PMby AmnaKhalfan

    Long coat ,jacket , Blazer Or Lace Dress .

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    Sep 8, 2013, 12.23 PMby AmnaKhalfan

    Long coat ,jacket , Blazer Or Lace Dress .

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    Sep 8, 2013, 09.31 AMby dayocouture

    I would also love to make a military style long winter coat

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      Sep 8, 2013, 12.21 PMby AmnaKhalfan

      Yeah Me too :)

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      Sep 8, 2013, 09.09 PMby deedesigns

      that sounds good

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      Sep 13, 2013, 07.04 AMby Lankies

      me too

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    Sep 8, 2013, 09.30 AMby dayocouture

    A blazer definitely, been on my wish list for too long

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    Sep 8, 2013, 05.36 AMby zoezilla

    A blazer or dress :)

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    Sep 8, 2013, 05.17 AMby Denise Wild

    I love this incredible feedback! So glad to hear you guys are as excited about this as I am! Sounds like a jacket is in the lead… Keep these suggestions coming! :)

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    Sep 8, 2013, 04.49 AMby cupandpenny

    Hm…jacket or blouse!

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    Sep 8, 2013, 03.46 AMby Sherry Rinaldi

    This sounds like fun! I’d like to see a complete set of coordinated garments, one piece each month. I’m in! I’ve never sewn with Burda, and I think this is a great inspiration to finally try out this line of patterns. I’m looking forward to participating!

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      Sep 10, 2013, 05.31 PMby Cheryl Scott

      I would, too!!! Like a wardrobe building project for 2014 (but we can start sooner than that)!

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      Sep 10, 2013, 08.17 PMby thaack

      I love this idea!

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    Sep 8, 2013, 12.00 AMby ladydelay

    A blazer would be a nice start. I also like the idea of putting together an outfit with the finished pieces.

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    Sep 7, 2013, 10.06 PMby RomRom

    If not, an entire tailored suit: pants, blouse, vest, jacket please ;).

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    Sep 7, 2013, 10.03 PMby RomRom

    I think that since there is going to be one every month I would love to aim for an entire wardrobe set. To get into the mood of sewing we could possibly start with the easiest of pattern/garment (skirt, tank, basic dress etc…) moving on from one item to the next till there is a collection. The easy patterns can focus on textile and fabric choices while the more difficult pieces like a jacket or coat can focus on construction and technique all the while keeping in mind the design and style for a cohesive wardrobe. I’m soooo excited to get started let’s do it!!!

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    Sep 7, 2013, 05.50 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    I’d love to tackle a jacket!

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    Sep 7, 2013, 04.21 PMby lvail88

    I’m in. I’d love to make a dress, but looks like ‘jacket’ is the leader…so I’m in for that.

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    Sep 7, 2013, 03.57 PMby Escrimshaw

    I’d vote for a jacket, available in plus size, as well

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    Sep 7, 2013, 01.46 PMby Isabel Pinheiro

    I’m in also and whatever wins, will make my day..

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    Sep 7, 2013, 12.45 PMby blueartisan

    I’d say Jacket too, a lot of intermediate/advanced sewers would probably knock off a dress in a day, but a Jacket is something that takes time and has so many techniques that can be talked about and isn’t something people would normally make. Oh and yes, I agree, make sure the pattern is available plus sized as well!

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    Sep 7, 2013, 12.28 PMby meaganrutkowski

    I’d like to see a shirt/jacket with a collar and lapels – I find directions for the lapels very difficult to follow in the magazine!

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    Sep 7, 2013, 11.27 AMby purplegoat

    Something a bit technical so we can pick up new tips – something like a jacket or coat!

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    Sep 7, 2013, 08.22 AMby Chiomzie Chifrost

    denim pants that look like the ones you buy in the stores would also be nice.

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    Sep 7, 2013, 08.20 AMby Chiomzie Chifrost

    pants with a curved waist band.

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    Sep 7, 2013, 07.40 AMby alekat

    Sounds exciting! Id try anything once, so maybe a pair of pants to start?

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    Sep 7, 2013, 06.15 AMby zoeope

    Would love a jacket with lapel I cam make for my daughters. Love to see them look formal.

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    Sep 7, 2013, 04.52 AMby liaifen

    Oooooo…I would love to make a coat!

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    Sep 7, 2013, 04.48 AMby Semtele

    I’d like to sew a jacket

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