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Meet Dagmar Bily: Editor-in-Chief of Burda Style Magazine


We chat with Dagmar Bily, editor-in-chief of burda style magazine and ask her about her work with the magazine, the patterns and where she gets her inspiration.

BurdaStyle x Britex Fabrics: A Full-Skirted Dress in Watermelon Sherbet


Recently, I was asked by BurdaStyle and Britex Fabrics in San Francisco to work with them on a collaboration project, and of course I jumped at the chance!

DIY: Cut-Out Shoulders


We created a fun new DIY tutorial that shows you how to add cool shoulder cut-outs to any top!

June 2012: Current Top Selling Patterns


Check out this month’s top 10 best selling patterns so far!

Designer Pattern: Luisa Beccaria for BurdaStyle


We have another designer pattern for you! Check out this wonderful dress designed by renowned fashion designer Luisa Beccaria. Read about the designer and this pattern, now available on BurdaStyle.com.

Beach Time: 8 New Women's Sewing Patterns


We want you to have fun in the sun! So we are sharing with you these great beach patterns from the June issue of burda style magazine.

DIY: Collar Necklace


We have created a new DIY so you can create your own Collar Necklace!

How-To: Sewing a Built-In Bra with Cups


I’m a huge fan of clothes that simplify my life. It was a revelation, over a decade ago, when I tried on a store-bought tank top with a built-in shelf bra — it was so comfortable, easy to wear, and it never showed tacky bra straps! Inspired by some of my favorite yoga tops and vintage bathing suits with built-in bras, I’ve been experimenting with building shelf bras with cups (for more support and shape) into tanks, t-shirts, and bodysuits (here’s one of my first maillots from last summer).

Courtside Casual: 8 New Women's Sewing Patterns


This week we are sharing this sporty pattern collection from the May edition of burda style magazine. Courtside Casual takes inspiration from the tennis-look and transforms them into ready-to-wear fashions that are clean, crisp, and simple.

Featured Member: alasse


I was born and live in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, in Germany. It’s most well known for the Oktoberfest, but honestly, that is the one thing I like least about my wonderful city. Currently I am attending Esmod International Fashion School and am just about finished with my first year. I am however, for a fashion student, relatively disinterested in current fashion. Instead, I’m hoping to become a costume designer after I graduate.

June Couture Challenge: Behind the Seams with Marina von Koenig


If you, like me, are counting down the days until the impending release of the new The Great Gatsby, you can probably guess what project I picked from this month’s burda style magazine. Jazz Age-inspired Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Etro, and Marc Jacobs designs this spring have been filling the air with the spirit of excitement and liberation of the 1920s. No wonder that once I saw the flapper-style layered lace dress in the June issue of burda style magazine, I knew I had to make it!

Casual Elegance: 7 New Patterns


This week we share one of our favorite pattern collections from the April edition of burda style magazine. These clean, casual and at the same time elegant designs are perfect for summer.

Fashion A-Z: Highlights from the Collection of The Museum at FIT Part Two


Read about Meg’s experience at The Museum at FIT when she went to view their latest exhibit Fashion, A-Z Part Two. Check out her favorite pieces and see how you can achieve similar looks using our patterns.

Featured Member: laikadoll


I hail from the concrete jungle of Melbourne’s Northwest, a stone’s throw from the ever-lit International Airport. I have lived here my whole 20 years and 10 months of this incarnation. Before my time, the subdivision on which my house was built was a drive-in movie theatre.

Cannes Film Festival: Get the Red Carpet Style


With the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival underway this past week, we took a look at what the stars are wearing on the red carpet and how you can get the look with our patterns!


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