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Introducing our first Member Model Challenge of 2016, featuring the Off the Shoulder Designer Dress! We have so much fun with these competitions because we get to see you create a garment in your own unique way.

We’re looking for the new face of the Off the Shoulder Designer Dress, which can be a fancy evening dress or a daytime summer dress. What is so striking about this design is the sweeping hem wide cut panels that hug the waist and shoulder line so elegantly. Sew it up in a floral or print to make it stand out, and it is just perfect to attend a summer wedding in.


For the contest YOU get to determine the fabric and color/prints you want to use… it is like you are the designer and inspire others to recreate the pattern!

Contest Outlines

- This contest is open to ALL our members!
- Member will sew the dress with no major outer construction changes (removing / add seamlines etc.)
- Member will photograph the dress project and upload to our projects page with Member Model Challenge somewhere in the title and linking to the Off the Shoulder Designer Dress pattern pattern
- ALL the submissions will be gathered together and voted on by YOU to determine the winner.

In order to be considered for the contest you will need to upload your project by Thursday, May 12th 11:59 PM EST. On Friday, May 13th the BurdaStyle.com team will put together all projects and they will be up for YOU to vote on. Voting will close Sunday, May 22nd at 11:59 PM EST and the winner will be announced Monday, May 23rd and their dress photography will be uploaded as the main image for the pattern.

We will be looking for dresses that have good photography/styling, quality construction, and best choice of fabric. Don’t be afraid to panel fabrics and prints and add embellishments too!

Happy Sewing!

Good luck, and start your sewing machines…

p.s. Here is our last Member Model Challenge featuring winners, Ellen Hatteland’s Blue Dress won for the Shift Dress Sloper, and staceyintheslc’s Blue Dress won for the Fitted Dress Sloper.



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    Sep 19, 2016, 03.01 AMby Mandy Denham

    Did this ever actually happen? Like, did people submit for this?

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    May 10, 2016, 04.55 AMby IDia

    Hi, can YOU tell me please, is there any posibility that the deadline for publishing project to be later than 12 of May?

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    Apr 10, 2016, 01.11 AMby MojoHollz

    I am excited about this challenge, I’m really loving the image in my head of what I want to do, now all I have to do is create it!

    Are all of the dates accurate? It says entries must be uploaded by Thursday May 16th then says that on Tuesday May 13th you(BurdaStyle) will gather all the entries? May 16th is a Monday, do you mean Thursday May 12th for final upload/entry?

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      Apr 11, 2016, 04.01 PMby TyMarie

      You are right, sorry about that! Dates have been updated, thank you.

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    Apr 5, 2016, 09.20 PMby Nickborunda

    When will the site be back up and running so I can purchase some Patterns!!

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      Apr 5, 2016, 09.30 PMby TyMarie

      If you’re having trouble purchasing a BurdaStyle patterns, can you please send an email to answers@burdastyle.com? Thank you!

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    Apr 5, 2016, 08.03 PMby Mary Athey

    Hi. I’ve just dug out this issue and this dress is not in it? X

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      Apr 5, 2016, 09.03 PMby TyMarie

      Hi Mary. That pattern is not included in the magazine, it’s a special digital download for the issue.

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      Apr 5, 2016, 09.29 PMby Mary Athey

      Oh right thanks x

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    Apr 2, 2016, 04.24 AMby LakeWylieMom

    Will you please do a member model challenge that does NOT have bare shoulders.

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