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Weekend Project: DIY Banana Bag!

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Graphic prints are so in this season, and now you can create your own. Follow our tutorial on how to jazz up a plain bag or top.

Paris Fashion Week: Style Recap

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Paris Fashion Week wrapped up last week. Paris both confirmed the key trends spotted at the other fashion weeks, as well as highlighting some new trends. There was an overall monochromatic palette in simple silhouettes. Sportswear dominated the runway and is sure to be a hot trend this coming Spring / Summer 2013. Take a look at all the trends we spotted below.

The Making of a Striped Swing Dress

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I’ve been in the mood for stripes lately – swingy stripes. For my big project this month, I wanted to find the perfect pattern to pair with a lovely striped wool jersey from Mood (sadly, out of stock, but here’s a similar, albeit narrower, stripe in the fetching combination of navy and pea green) that I bought with my Mood Sewing Network allowance.

Wild Wonderland: 9 New Children's Sewing Patterns

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This new children’s pattern collection from burda style magazine’s October issue is a must see! Playing outdoors is the most fun and that’s where real adventures can be found. These perfect little designs are made in imitation lamb shearling, jerseys, gabardine and embody lovely folklore details.

DIY Halloween: 11 New Costume Sewing Patterns

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Halloween is sneaking up behind us…BOO! And what better time of the year to make yourself a unique costume for trick-or-treating or monster mashing. We are releasing these special costume patterns from burda style magazine’s January 2011 issue. Check out all these great children and adult costume patterns.

Wanderlust: 9 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This carefree and easy new pattern collection is from burda style magazine’s October issue. Wander through this lovely collection of imaginative, self-assured and expressive designs. Flowing cuts, cozy wool fabrics, and cool fringes are seen in colorful autumn printed fabrics.

The Great Outdoors: 8 New Pre-Teen Sewing Patterns

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Check out this pre-teen capsule collection from burda style magazine’s October 2010 issue. Pre-teens will love these practical and casual designs made to feel cozy. This collection embraces nature and these designs will have you on an adventure in no time!

Haute Halloween: 16 New Costume Sewing Patterns

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Halloween is just around the corner, and it is is perfect opportunity to make something special! We are releasing these special costume patterns from burda style magazine’s January 2010 issue. Check out all these great children and adult costume patterns.

Milan Fashion Week: Style Recap

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Milan fashion week came to a close last week, and it sure didn’t disappoint! We saw the 40s look from Bottega Veneta, Prada’s 60s vibe, and romantic looks from Alberta Ferretti. Milan opted for a more pared down look for next spring/summer with a consistent palette and simple silhouettes. We spotted some trends on the runway, everything from military to pastels. Check them out…

Calling All Creative Teens: The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

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The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 90th annual call for submissions is open, inviting innovative teens to follow in the footsteps of distinguished alumni such as Andy Warhol, Robert Redford, Zac Posen, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates & Ken Burns, who won when they were teens.

Fit and Flare: 10 New Women's Sewing Patterns

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This new pattern collection from burda style magazine’s October issue celebrates femininity. Fitted, Fifties-style cuts are sewn out of precious fabrics in pastels and metallics that add a touch of romance. Whether it’s cocktail or office hour, you’ll feel fab in all of these new patterns.

Get the Look: Ivy Style

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I recently attended a press preview of the Ivy Style exhibit at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT). The collection was cleverly curated as if you were on set at an Ivy League university campus (a grass-covered quad, a chemistry classroom, a dorm room) in a sea of Ralph Lauren, Jeffrey Banks, and Brooks Brothers classics.

Little League: 6 New Kid's Sewing Patterns

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We are releasing this collection from burda style magazine’s August 2011 issue. These little styles are both preppy and pretty, and will have your children looking and feeling smart.

London Fashion Week: Style Recap

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London Fashion Week came to a close on September 19, after a fashion packed five-day schedule. We have spotted some trends shown in London for Spring/Summer 2013, and have recapped them for you! Keep up with all the current trends and implement them into your current wardrobe.

DIY Headwrap

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Don’t forget about your head when you accessorize! Headwraps are the latest trend, and make any outfit that much more special. Follow our tutorial to see how you can turn your scarps of fabric into a cool headwrap.

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