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We can’t spill the beans yet, but this project is super amazing and we would love your contributions. We are searching for members to sew original interpretations of never-before-seen BurdaStyle patterns!

If you love altering our patterns to fit your personal style, this is your project!

Your designs will travel beyond our site, to be shown at live events and distributed in a widely seen print publication.

Designers have one month to complete the pattern alterations, sew the garment, and send it to the BurdaStyle offices in New York City. If you think you are up for the challenge, let us know!

To submit, click here.

Open Call ends this Sunday, May 2nd at 11:50 pm EST.

Good Luck!

- Rachel @ BurdaStyle


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    May 21, 2010, 10.33 AMby chariotsafire

    When do we find out? The first deadline and the updated deadline has passed and I’m not sure who I should ask about this…

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    May 2, 2010, 06.16 PMby franniebear

    Do those with nothing in their studios have a chance at being chosen? I always give the things I make away, I never think of taking a picture. :|

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    May 2, 2010, 04.48 PMby reneebies

    If we make something, do we get it back? I’m hesitant about buying fabric and putting blood sweat and tears into a garment and not be able to wear it.

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    May 2, 2010, 10.00 AMby Sharon Grant

    You should pick me! I can make anything!

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    May 2, 2010, 07.24 AMby frkbustad

    What a great project! Too bad it’s in the middle of summer holiday, and I’ll be away in London for a sewing course! Can you believe it… I hope you’ll run something similar later on, or just a smaller version of this challenge. But hey, what happens if I answer ‘no’ in question 4, UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

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    May 1, 2010, 12.54 AMby qugirl

    I am so excited! I hope I get chosen and that the timescale does not coincide with all exam marking!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 07.36 PMby peachypanda

    How exciting!!!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 05.43 PMby rachelnyc

    I am assuming you are referring to the slight change in the survey. We had to switch one question to ask for a link to your “My Studio” page, instead of “Activity.” The change was for a technical problem. If you submitted your application already, no worries! All applications will be considered equally.

    Did I answer your question?

    -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Apr 28, 2010, 05.17 PMby sewnseabee

    What is my style wall, I am new to this – did I miss something when I signed up?

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    Apr 28, 2010, 12.31 PMby suribabe

    Sounds like fun.. I better get creative.. Even if I dont get chosen, It be fun to see at other people designs.. Can wait for the result :o) Good luck to everybody.

    PS Burda team.. I’ve been trying to post more of my projects, but i’m having problems with it. I keep getting an error message that I need to add a material. Which I do… I had the same problem posting my 2nd project. With the 3rd project, it took me about half an hour before I managed to add this on.. Am I doing someting wrong. Any tips???

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      Apr 28, 2010, 02.05 PMby mynameisdavid

      Hi Suribabe,

      I’m sorry you are experiencing this problem. We have contacted our technical support team about this issue, and are working to get this remedied for you as soon as possible.


      David @ BurdaStyle

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      Apr 30, 2010, 11.11 AMby sewshaggy

      This happened to me, too-I’m glad to know it wasn’t just me!! It was very frustrating, then I just gave up. I’ll try again and see if it works.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 11.54 AMby sewnavy

    I would LOVE to do this, but the timing is off for me, my husband is being deployed July 5th and I will be moving to a temporary address for the first week of July. Sounds exciting though! Have fun all! Can hardly wait to see the results!!

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      Apr 29, 2010, 12.13 PMby rogue-cellist

      lol I’m in the same boat- I’d love to as well but my baby is due on the 8th July… can’t see myself having much time to sew anything that’s not baby related around then.

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    Apr 28, 2010, 11.40 AMby dmonseur

    are we to pick our own burda pattern or is there a pattern that has been picked?

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      Apr 28, 2010, 02.03 PMby rachelnyc

      If chosen, we will fill you in on all of the details immediately. Good Luck!

      - Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Apr 28, 2010, 02.37 AMby littlecottondresses

    Question 8 is “Please copy and paste a link to your BurdaStyle Activity page” – am I supposed to copy-paste the link of “my activity” page? There’s only 50 character limit and mine is longer.

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      Apr 28, 2010, 01.58 PMby rachelnyc

      I see! Sorry about that, please paste it in the question below.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Apr 28, 2010, 12.07 AMby thehouseofhearts

    Oh I am so happy this is open to all levels! I am off to fill out my form :)

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    Apr 27, 2010, 04.43 PMby carottesauvage

    Re trousers, I totally understand! although the use of zippers-the most rebuffing thing about trousers- can be avoided creatively?This endeavour is in itself an ‘alteration’ Then anyone can ‘pant’ either beginner or advanced sewer :) Cool project, just to reiterate

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      Apr 27, 2010, 07.39 PMby courtingladyluck

      I don’t think it’s the zip – maybe the fit?

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    Apr 27, 2010, 04.33 PMby libra-s

    I was so excited! But when I started to fill in the form, I realised that IRAN is not in your list of countries!!! Any particular reason for that? :(

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      Apr 27, 2010, 07.00 PMby rachelnyc

      That’s very strange, sorry about that!
      Type in Iran in the Address 2 Box and I will see it.
      Thanks for letting us know.

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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      Apr 28, 2010, 03.23 AMby libra-s

      Thank you Rachel for your reply. I did so , but the sistem wouldn’t accept it without a country being chosen! So, I picked Iraq as for country. But I live in Iran.

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    Apr 27, 2010, 04.12 PMby mlssfshn

    I’m excited as well I signed up! I wish pants were in the mix as well.

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    Apr 27, 2010, 03.59 PMby angelbabypaty

    I am so excited about this, I really hope I get chosen!!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 01.34 PMby carottesauvage

    Great initiative!!! However, trousers are not included on your list, a bit of a shame

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      Apr 27, 2010, 04.36 PMby rachelnyc

      This project is open to all levels and we found that pants are too challenging for most beginners. Thanks for the input!

      -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

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    Apr 27, 2010, 04.30 AMby sew4my3

    Wow! I can’t wait to see what our members come up with! How exciting!

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