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Join the first BurdaStyle Mini challenge, a fast paced sewalong with a prize!

Starting today the 29th of February you have 2 weeks to make and upload your own version of the Sidonie skirt to the site to be in with a chance to win some special secret sewing treats and BurdaStyle goodies!


• You need to be a registered member to take part.

• You must use the Sidonie skirt pattern.

• You must upload your creation into the new ‘Mini Challenge’ category by March 15th.

• When you upload your creation you must give a detailed description of how you made your version of the skirt, the alterations you may have made and materials used etc.

• How-to’s and pattern alterations are encouraged and may earn you Brownie points!

The mini challenge will be judged by you the members. Voting will start on Tuesday the 18th of March, more details about how to vote will be given at a later date. When voting you should take the following into consideration:

• Creativity and variation

• Difference in appearance from original

• Skills and techniques used

• And of course your favourite!

• You can vote once only

Are you up for the challenge? Get creative, dig out those sewing technique books and teach yourself something new while you’re at it, show us your talent and skills!

For official rules, please see here.


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    Mar 11, 2008, 09.31 AMby caramello

    Ahhh!! I need an extension!! Please?? :)

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    Mar 9, 2008, 01.35 AMby nikkishell

    Yes there will be more mini challenges!

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    Mar 6, 2008, 08.42 PMby Lauren Fortgang

    I think that when you chose to ‘upload pattern’ you select “mini challenge” from the drop-down menu option on the upload page. For example, instead of selecting “skirt”, you would select “mini challenge”. I was a little confused at first too!!

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    Mar 5, 2008, 04.38 PMby nikkishell

    MafiaThreads- Check you messages, i have sent the pattern and instructions to you, hopefully you will be able to download them.

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    Mar 5, 2008, 10.33 AMby Ariana Martinez-Cruz

    hey! I am really juiced about this!!! but sadly I can not open the file when I try to download for home printing?!!! does anyone else have this problem?? If not is there some way to get around the error button?? It happens when i try for the home printer and when i try to read the instructions!!…if you can’t get to the pattern is there a way you can make the skirt off of the look.. and not the actual pattern? please let me knwo so I can start in time!!>> Thanks! love the site!

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    Mar 5, 2008, 06.30 AMby kasia26

    On your regular Creation Upload Page, MiniChallenge is one of the categories. Good luck!

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    Mar 3, 2008, 02.37 PMby nayantara

    Hi, You post your creation as usual, into the creations gallery, but instead of putting it in the category of Skirt, put it in the category: MiniChallenge Entry, which will show when you pull down the drop down menu.

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    Mar 3, 2008, 02.24 PMby strawberryfreckles

    Where is it that we post our creations? I can’t find anywhere.

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    Mar 2, 2008, 02.56 PMby usedtobelieve

    I actually printed this pattern for my friend last week but she lives out of town so I’m not able to take measurements and buy fabric right now. Maybe if I go visit her soon I can get it done in time.

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    Mar 1, 2008, 06.32 PMby wendyxo

    Cool a love a challenge. I’m also hoping I can get something together in time.

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    Mar 1, 2008, 08.53 AMby missundine

    This idea is great! I hope I can get the skirt done in time as well.

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    Mar 1, 2008, 07.00 AMby Lauren Fortgang

    yayaya! I’m so excited! And mom’s visiting so maybe I can get some new fabrics (instead of dismantling old stuff from my infamous box under the bed!!)!

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    Mar 1, 2008, 03.57 AMby zahra

    interesting!! always gud to work together on a same project!!! this is exciting

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    Feb 29, 2008, 11.22 AMby fashion1

    yeah, a “dead line” is great! I hope also that I can get it done in time.

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    Feb 29, 2008, 10.38 AMby britnlind

    What fun! Not sure how far off the original I will be but this will just be fun for the newbies to play along with.

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    Feb 29, 2008, 09.21 AMby jj1

    What a fun project! This is what I need, “dead line” so I can move my butt from computer and create something.

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    Feb 29, 2008, 09.00 AMby sunnyb64

    Oh, I’m feeling totally inspired now… I hope I can get it done in time!

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