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We want to see what you’re making with BurdaStyle’s original slopers. Tag your projects to enter this sewing contest and win a BurdaStyle.com and Michael Miller Fabrics prize pack! Update: Entries are now closed. Stay tuned for voting and a special project gallery! Cover image swatches: MichaelMillerFabrics.com.

BurdaStyle.com’s sloper patterns have been a huge hit with our members, and we want to see what you’re making! Upload any design you’ve sewn up with a Burda garment sloper for a chance to win a fabulous prize pack from BurdaStyle and Michael Miller Fabrics (more prize info below!).

You can use any BurdaStyle sloper: the Basic Pant, Basic Bodice and Sleeve, or Basic Skirt. Or, combine them to make a dress or jumpsuit! You can purchase these slopers individually, but why not get a little extra inspiration with one of our sloper and video bundles?

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The Digital Design Collection includes all three slopers, plus tutorials for Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and transferring style lines, all with fashion design in mind. The Pattern Modification and Drafting Technique Collection Bundle includes the bodice and skirt slopers, plus detailed videos like how to adjust the bust size of a pattern and how to draft a circle skirt. Coming up with an entry is so easy with these kits!

Sewing Contest Guidelines
Make ANY garment using any of our 3 basic slopers: the Basic Pant, Basic Skirt, or Basic Bodice and Sleeve. Upload your project with “Summer Sloper Design Contest” somewhere in the title and link to the sloper of your choice.

This contest is open to all BurdaStyle members.

Deadline: August 14, 2014

To enter this sewing contest, you will need to upload your project by Thursday, August 14, 11:59 PM EST. The BurdaStyle team will then select five projects for a vote and YOU will choose a winner. Voting will close August 22 with the winner announced August 25.

We are looking for creativity, personal style, and well executed design. Anything goes, from party dresses and cosplay to office wear!

What You’ll Win


Top projects will also be spotlighted in a gallery, so start those sewing machines!

Please sends us any questions in the comments below, and have fun!


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    Aug 15, 2014, 07.29 PMby sydcow

    Where do we go to vote??

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    Jul 24, 2014, 12.05 PMby Simona Sym

    Hello, are these patterns included in any Burda magazines ? It would be so much help as I already have the collection in print.

    Thank you, Simona

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      Aug 14, 2014, 04.46 PMby MandieW

      Hi Simona, these slopers are original patterns exclusive to BurdaStyle.com.

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    Jul 18, 2014, 12.24 PMby piackdy

    Are these the same slopers that the Burda magazine & envelope patterns are based on? Or are the developed specifically for the website and bear no relationship to the Burda magazine & envelope patterns?

    I’ve been looking for Burda fitting patterns for a while. You know the type that Vogue (v1004) / McCall / Butterick sell to help us home sewers understand the target fit of the pattern brands. But Burda doesn’t seem to sell such fitting pattern anymore. Which makes altering Burda fashion patterns to fit more of a guess work.

    It would be great if these slopers are the same that ones that the Burda fashion patterns use. Then I’d buy them just to help me understand the Burda fit even though I don’t need commercial slopers because I’ve drafted my own personalized slopers.

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    Jul 15, 2014, 03.35 PMby ruthiereviews

    Ooooooooo! I feel like I have enough summer sewing projects to last me til winter. Yet this is so tempting.

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    Jul 13, 2014, 08.08 AMby LaMadalena

    It might be too ambitious for a beginner like me, but oh! How I want to try!
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    Jul 12, 2014, 02.44 PMby Timmithea Leeds

    I love the unlimited possibilities with this contest! Time to get the creative juices flowing and make something beachy chic!

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