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Invisible Details of a Couture Garment: The Waist Stay


“Dress malfunction!”
“Help with strapless dress, please!”
“How do you make your strapless stay up?!”

Readers, these are just a few of the many, many cries for help from those who have had bad experiences with strapless dresses. Who wants to have a dress slide down and expose your bosom while you’re trying to enjoy a night of dancing, right?

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Peter Lappin's Halter Dress - Step 1


For the month of September we’re hosting a Sew Along with our good friends at Coats & Clark, FreeSpirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. Each week we’ll be posting steps for our Halter Dress Pattern courtesy of Peter Lappin! Click through for Peter’s instructions for getting started on this sassy project and stay tuned for more steps and info throughout September!

BurdaStyle Sew Along: Gretchen Hirsch's Skirt - Step 1


For the month of September we’re hosting a Sew Along with our good friends at Coats & Clark, FreeSpirit Fabrics and Tula Pink. Each week we’ll be posting steps for our Skirt with Front Pleats courtesy of Gretchen Hirsch! Click through for Gretchen’s instructions to get started on this beginner-friendly project and stay tuned for more steps and info throughout September!

MySINGERStory.com: EllaLeoncio


To celebrate the 160th anniversary of SINGER®, we asked a few of our members to share their sewing stories. This week we spoke with Aussie member EllaLeoncio to get the lowdown on how she started sewing, her inspirations, and the history behind her Singer machine. Stay tuned through the month of September for more stories and head over to MySINGERStory.com and share yours for the chance to win a brand new Singer 160™ machine!

10 New Fall Sewing Patterns You May Fall Hard For


Get ready for some super fresh Fall patterns that will have you salivating! Read on to see the looks + get the patterns…

Featured Member: charlotteauzou


Where are you from and where do you live now?
Hi there, my name is Charlotte, I am 26 and I am from France. I grew up in Brittany but I have been living in Paris for more than three years. It’s a great city even if sometimes I miss living by the sea… I have a 9 to 5 daily job that isn’t far from home (quite great in a big city) so I don’t waste a lot of time commuting every day and I can focus more on my sewing projects.

How did you start sewing?
I started sewing in 2005 because I wanted a floral dress that I’ve seen on a Cacharel runway show.

A Week in the Desert: Fashion and Crafting at WWDMagic


Twice a year Las Vegas explodes with the latest in clothing, accessories, shoes and more for the market tradeshow Magic. BurdaStyle was invited to set up a DIY crafting station on the floor at WWDMagic, the area of the show for contemporary lines for women and teens. We partnered up with Alicia DiRago, the lady behind Dismount Creative, who whipped up 3 awesome projects. We had so much fun at this event and met so many great people in fashion and retail, not to mention the fact that we got to scope out all the trends for spring 2012. Click through to check out pics from our Vegas adventure.

Meet the Designer: Emili Adamé


I started making handmade, high-end gem jewelry in late 2007, early 2008. I was bored, working for an energy company and feeling like this couldn’t be where I was going to end up. I knew that there was something more in store for me.

I have always been creative. My mother says that as a child I would stay up until all hours of the night and into the morning creating, cutting, pasting, drawing, sewing and painting – which got me in trouble more than not seeing that it was 3:00 am and I had school the next day. I would create everything from paper dolls to greeting cards, I never limited myself on my creations, the sky was the limit and I believe it still is.

The Humble Housedress


Growing up in the 70s and 80s my mother would often talk about the way housewives from her mother’s generation were treated unfairly and how the only job my grandmother could get outside of the home was as a waitress. My mom also had books like The Cinderella Complex and early editions of Cosmopolitan magazine on her nightstand.

Back To School (or Office) Wardrobe Staples + Patterns


The changing of the seasons can sometimes cause one to be melancholy— saying goodbye to warm summer days and your laissez-faire attitude towards life. But it can also be exciting, many people choose Fall as their favorite time of the year, and not only because of the changing of the leaves or apple cider— it means a new wardrobe! If you’re looking for some back to school tips (or an updated work wardrobe) read on for patterns and inspiration!

Comment to Win a Kanzashi Flower Maker from Clover!


Comment on the blog or connect with us on Twitter to win one of three Kanzashi Flower Maker tools from Clover.

BurdaStyle is Hiring! - Pattern Manager


We are looking for a skilled seamstress or seamster to manage the user experience of patterns available on our site.

MySINGERStory.com, by rachelnyc


As Community Manager here at BurdaStyle and coordinator of our Featured Member articles, I’ve had the supreme pleasure of learning about all of the inspiring sewing stories from around our wonderful online community. In honor of SINGER’s 160th anniversary, I am happy to share MY story!

My love of fashion and clothes started very early. I remember being incredibly picky with my outfits in preschool and kindergarten. I had a love for all things very girly, although now I am less interested in pink and feminine frills.

Featured Member: redviv


Where are you from and where do you live now?
I’m born and bred in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. I haven’t strayed far from the nest, living only 10 minutes from where I grew up, but it’s an inner city suburb full of curiosities, chaos and culture so there’s not too many reasons to leave.

I work as a social worker on the other side of Melbourne, so I spend my days helping people finding their way to recover from experiences of psychiatric disability. I have a big space in my heart for social justice and equity which fuels my work with people amongst the most marginalized in our society.

BurdaStyle Upgrade: Our New Gallery Section!


Say goodbye to our old “Photos” section. Today we’ve revealed our shiny new Gallery section and we can’t wait for you to check it out!

We are so thrilled to reveal this revamped and renamed section of BurdaStyle.com. Now, for an introduction…


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