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I recently received my August/September issue of Sew News magazine which featured my cardigan pattern play project where I adapted a basic cardigan pattern to have balloon sleeves! Read on to see some more BurdaStyle patterns featured in this issue…

Long Jersey Cardigan PATTERN

For this column, I actually used a plus size cardigan pattern and cut in the smallest size.

finished cardigan

I drafted the sleeves to be a bit more dramatic and I absolutely love the pink sweater knit fabric I found to sew it in. Within the issue, I go over how to easily make this modification and sew the entire cardigan. There also is a coupon code to receive 20% off the cardigan digital pattern. Download the digital issue here!

Cardigan Sewing

Between the slash lines you can add as much or as little fullness as you want to create more or less dramatic sleeves. You could even pleat the sleeves instead of gather for a different aesthetic!

Sew News Denim Jacket

Another project featured in this issue used our Contrast Blazer pattern – I love all the denims together. All I would need are a pair of matching jeans to complete my Canadian tuxedo. This type of patchwork is really coming back!


There is also a business wardrobe building article that helps establish a wearable closet for work, and our Biker Style Peplum Jacket is the key layering piece! This pattern also has a sew-along if you want help putting a biker jacket together complete with pleater panels and zippers. This was a great article in the issue, and showed you multiple possibilities for wearing and styling certain garments.


The September/October issue of Creative Machine Embroidery also featured some BurdaStyle patterns, like the orange cape pictured on the corner of the cover. The pattern used was our Long Cape pattern, and then the skirt on the left was a self drafted godet skirt using this pencil skirt pattern as the base.

It is always so fun to create extra garments for Sew News magazine, and now I’m working away on a future issue – possibly some fancy winter wear.

Happy Sewing!

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