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Hello my beautiful new friends!
I’m so excited to be writing this, my very first post for the BurdaStyle blog. I’ve just signed on as the Community Manager for the site, so I’ll be spending lots more time here getting to know the community that makes BurdaStyle so great. I’m so impressed with everyone’s style and passion, and I’m looking forward to being part of the community.

To formally introduce myself, I’m Mandie, and I’m coming to BurdaStyle by way of Interweave, the fiber arm of FWMedia. I started as an intern for their “yarn group,” and jumped into my first full time gig as the assistant editor for two knitting magazines. Those of you that are ambi-craftual might recognize me from Interweave Knits and knit.wear. At Interweave, we work hard to blend ready-to-wear style with technical patterns you can sink your teeth into… something I know the ladies at BurdaStyle hold near and dear!

As for my skills and style, I’m a novice sewer but a veteran fashion hound. In knitting or sewing, I tend to like classics with a twist. Dior and Madewell are two of my favorites for timeless silhouettes. I do prefer my classics in not-so-traditional colors and patterns, so making clothes my own has always been a challenge. Pleats, sweatheart necklines, high-waisted pants (holy Katherine Hepburn, are the Pocket Trousers not just to die for?) all get me going.

If I have a crafty signature, it’s putting my own Southern glam spin on tailored patterns. I love all things chambray and pink, and when it comes to cowboy boots, the higher the heel, the closer to god. One of my favorite things about this site is watching our patterns take a new life with someone else’s style. You have to check out this week’s webinar. I can’t wait to see Meg’s galaxy print version of the Alison Swimsuit! If you haven’t experimented much with spandex, this might be the motivation you need!

I’ll be posting more here on the BurdaStyle blog… the scoop on our webinars, styling our Burda patterns, giveaways, and more! The site is growing in so many ways, and I’m excited to be sending you all newsletters to keep you informed of everything that’s going on.

I can’t wait to get to know you all more, and jump into everything that BurdaStyle has cooking. Be sure to follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. You might even see some knits on there!

Happy sewing,


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    Jun 21, 2013, 06.53 PMby MandieW

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome! The sweater pattern will be in an upcoming issue of Interweave Knits. I might have to mix in some sweaters with our upcoming Burda styling posts. Stay tuned!

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    Jun 19, 2013, 04.21 AMby hinon

    Welcome! I would love to know the name of the pattern too; it’s so pretty and seems to be so well shaped.

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    Jun 18, 2013, 10.06 PMby rayski

    Welcome!!! Do you know the name of the pattern for that sweater? So pretty!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 09.22 PMby Asiverson

    Welcome, your energy and style will do us all some good!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 04.11 PMby ChelleKae

    Welcome Mandie! Look forward to hearing more from you. Hope you will include some knitting projects ~ I’m a novice knitter. Lots for all of us to learn from each other.

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    Jun 18, 2013, 02.30 PMby Denise Wild

    This is so exciting to see the BurdaStyle family continue to grow. Just as the community continues to grow as well! Welcome, Mandie!

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      Jun 19, 2013, 09.06 PMby MegH


      Welcome Mandie, look forward to working with you.

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    Jun 18, 2013, 01.53 PMby bastor

    Welcome to the community of Burda, great site. I’m an independent designer myself. I wish I could knit, by the way pretty sweater… You are very welcome to check out my website and visit MyBlog page for fashion news and shows,etc. www.obradoirodemoda.com Bertha Alicia"Lisa" Astor

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    Jun 18, 2013, 10.31 AMby alekat

    Yay! Welcome to Burdastyle!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 06.37 AMby carolientje

    i love your sweater ;)

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