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It’s here again! The BurdaStyle Mini challenge, a fast paced sewalong with a prize!

Starting today the 13th of July you have 2 weeks to make and upload your own version of the Anda dress 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 Anda dress pattern.

• You must upload your creation into the new ‘Mini Challenge’ category by July 27th.

• When you upload your creation you must give a detailed description of how you made your version of the dress, 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 29th of July, 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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    Jan 23, 2017, 11.38 AMby lucinamaoka1969

    There is a need to feature a lot of things. It can be a single way out. – Dennis Wong YOR Health

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    Jul 25, 2008, 08.07 AMby staticstasy

    OOhh I am rush-rush-rushing to finish! I have changed my design a million times! :D

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    Jul 25, 2008, 01.57 AMby cloudberry

    Oh.. i really wanted to do this, I have a really good idea. But I’m not sure if I will make it in time since I haven’t been close to my sewing machine recently…. But good luck to all you others!

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    Jul 23, 2008, 01.21 PMby sebxet-fashions

    Can I upload on the 27th or is the deadline the 26th at midnight?

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    Jul 23, 2008, 09.57 AMby kendal

    Have we gotten the results for the drawing contest?

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    Jul 22, 2008, 04.44 PMby nikkishell

    To upload your Anda for the mini challenge go to ‘upload creation’ and add it to the mini challenge category. Any other questions please ask :)

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    Jul 22, 2008, 11.59 AMby Lauren Fortgang

    oooh, i’ve been so out of the loop i didn’t know about this challenge, but i would like to do it! i’ll have to find some spare time…or at least dream about what i WOULD have made if i did have spare time!

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    Jul 21, 2008, 09.08 AMby milkyway

    In which part of this site are receiving the creations for this minichallenge?

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    Jul 21, 2008, 01.57 AMby staticstasy

    Under the minichallenge category in the creations there are only two andas…

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    Jul 20, 2008, 01.39 AMby olyaboieru

    Oj, I am almost done with my Anda transformation! In a few days I am planning to post it. I thought it would be easier than it was. I am very very curious what the other Andas will look like! Anda itself is very simple as a model, so it gives a great opportunity to be creative… I am sure there will be a plenty of interesting creations! Good luck for everyone!

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    Jul 16, 2008, 01.32 PMby emagggie

    I’m tempted!

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    Jul 15, 2008, 05.31 PMby nikkishell

    Everyone can enter. Also Alden is updating the rules so please check back. thanks.

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    Jul 15, 2008, 09.58 AMby milkyway

    Living in the Netherlands, Can the EU members participate, or is it a local contest for the US members?

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    Jul 14, 2008, 11.41 PMby escorpio

    As I was planning my next projects I thought of giving pattern altering a try, but decided against it. Now I think I will reconisder! I must admit, I really don’t like the Anda pattern, I don’t think it would flatter my figure, so it’ll be a challenge for me to figure out what to do.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 07.25 PMby blueyedqt

    I am going to give this one a try :D. I am defiantly not fond of the Anda pattern, but I guess this gives me a chance to make it into something I personally would consider cute. I also noticed that the rules were a little more than a bit outdated, lol.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 05.40 PMby safogel

    It is not the most stylish or becoming silhouette, but I am doing it anyway! for the challeneg of making it interesting. But I cannot find the challenge with all of the entries, i viewed it earlier and now it is gone!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 02.41 PMby jannelea

    Citizen of Norway wanting to participate here. The official rules are a bit unclear with regards to who is eligible to share the fun – but I guess it is OK? This sounds like fun and gives me a kick in the butt to pick up my scissors and make my first dress.


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    Jul 14, 2008, 02.20 PMby scriptandserif

    Those official rules look outdated.

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    Jul 14, 2008, 12.23 PMby sewmodest

    I think I may give this one a try

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    Jul 14, 2008, 11.33 AMby kdexeter

    Same kind of question, can I enter if I’m in the UK?

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    Jul 14, 2008, 06.54 AMby thinkinlincoln

    I was wondering if you could enter more than one garment/pattern for this contests? I didn’t see anything about it in the rules.

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    Jul 13, 2008, 09.01 AMby krunamagiar

    how bout the one that already has many versions of Anda. Can they just submit the Anda that already existed or need to make the new version? thank you.

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    Jul 13, 2008, 06.54 AMby sjanne

    I’m in the Netherlands, can I still participate? Because this sounds like fun and I have too much time anyway.

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    Jul 13, 2008, 05.48 AMby anek

    hm, I’m not too fond of the Anda pattern but I think this challenge could change my mind :)

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