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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 7, 2013, 03.30 AMby Debbie Miller


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    Sep 7, 2013, 01.55 AMby dedooley2

    Maybe a series of sew-alongs, jacket, skirt, part, dress, coat, etc.

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    Sep 6, 2013, 08.55 PMby cascadia

    I’d love to do this if the pattern was offered in plus size. One of the things I dislike about the patterns on here is the overall lack of instruction, so a sew-along would really help.

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      Sep 7, 2013, 10.09 PMby RomRom

      I agree to that. So much advise and style but very cheap in instructional presentation. Everything’s in PDF anyway I don’t see why they can’t put more effort in transforming their instruction design.

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      Sep 8, 2013, 12.28 PMby AmnaKhalfan

      I agree on “The Lack of Instruction” point .
      but they added photos and step-by-step instructions for a new project each month.
      but that is only for one project each Month.
      So one have to build up skills .

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    Sep 6, 2013, 08.54 PMby GeorgieT74

    A tailored blazer would be perfect. Blazer 11/2012 #127A

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    Sep 6, 2013, 07.07 PMby suellent

    I’d luv to participate and make a jacket!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 06.52 PMby cstahl

    Yes, a jacket or coat. That is what I immediately thought and was so happy to see that is what everyone else mostly suggested too!!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 05.58 PMby GIanna Sullyvan

    Oh yes, jacket please!!! ^^

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    Sep 6, 2013, 05.56 PMby Nancy Sinclair

    a coat!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 05.49 PMby cur-jargon

    I’m in…jacket or pant.

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    Sep 6, 2013, 05.15 PMby carlamari1

    This is great! I just picked up Burda 6985 Jacket with slim pants….I would love to do a sew along on the jacket and/or both

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    Sep 6, 2013, 04.58 PMby MegH

    So cool, I’m excited!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 04.48 PMby Shaz Pierre

    Swim wear (pref with bra support built in, something that is strong and durable, not flimsy and cheap looking) A fitted strapless peplum top A pair of female trousers Mens fitted shirt

    This sounds great

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    Sep 6, 2013, 04.43 PMby Debbie Alli

    Definitely a jacket with a lapel – that would be fantastic! :)

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    Sep 6, 2013, 04.38 PMby cottonsilk

    Love this idea… I want to join the club! I’d like to learn to sew a jacket. Can’t wait!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 04.36 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    Yes, a jacket! I have some gorgeous Pendleton wool and I want to make a jacket.

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    Sep 6, 2013, 04.34 PMby MandieW

    I’m so excited for this!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 03.25 PMby LaviniaLace

    I’ve alway wanted to make a jacket…. it would be great to make it with this cause then if i get stuck (tailoring terrifies me) i can ask you guys about that bit!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 03.18 PMby kraney8

    I would Love to do a Jacket! Its starting to get cold here on the East Coast and it would be awesome to kick off the Fall working on a new Jacket!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 03.08 PMby kimberley28

    Since the Sonja Dress Pattern was offered for free, why not that?

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    Sep 6, 2013, 03.04 PMby sharmeenislam

    jacket with welt pocket

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    Sep 6, 2013, 02.48 PMby apsolutely

    pants with welt pockets!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 02.48 PMby marisee

    Sounds Great!!! I am in. . . Jackets, Dresses, pants, tops just let me know :) Thanks!! Have a good Day!!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 02.09 PMby parze

    A blazer, coat or shirt dress so I could finally learn how to sew a notch lapel correctly.

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    Sep 6, 2013, 01.57 PMby thisdamselflies

    I second the jacket suggestion! I’ve been wanting to make the Crossover Blazer since it came out, but there are a lot of other BurdaStyle jackets I love (Leather Jacket, Cropped Jacket with Lapel Embellishments, Steffi, Leather Fitted Jacket, Biker Jacket…).

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    Sep 6, 2013, 01.31 PMby max

    Sounds like fun! I’m suggesting something I don’t make a lot of, a jacket.

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