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On-Trend Blue: 8 Diverse Styles


Sometimes serious and sometimes chilled: These outfits in trendy shades of aqua from the 07/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine add a fresh touch to the wardrobe that lasts from morning meetings through after-work socializing.

Enhance your Seams with Rhinestones!


SHINING STONES – Rhinestones for everyday? Why not? Gems and crystals sparkle especially well in the sunshine!

Mending Is Trending! Visible Mending Tutorial Ahead (+ Book Giveaway!)


Read on to see one of the techniques featured in the book as well as a comment to win book giveaway…

Quick Guide to Working with Bouclé


Bouclé – the name is derived from the French word “boucle”, which means “loop”. It is a textile classic and always turns into wonderful dresses, jackets, and even accessories! Read on to see the best ways to work with this dynamic material…

So Hot! 6 Plus Size Summer Patterns


These plus size dresses, blouses and trousers stand out from the 07/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine. Fantastic details as well as breezy cotton and linen fabrics make these modern styles for the season ones that work for the office and leisure, too!

Make Your Own Resin Jewelry!


Bright examples for great design – these pieces of jewelry and jewelry holding plate are made of resin and decorated with fluorescent daylight colors. Here we show you how easy it is to make these pieces…

Retro Restyle: "New Look" Circle Skirt


New look reload: The hourglass silhouette lets us celebrate our femininity! The calf-length circle skirt of 1958 is right back in the forefront of fashion. Cascading out from the waistband, delicate darts help to shape and direct the fabric volume that makes this look especially remarkable. The cotton jacquard with a palm tree print lends the vintage style an extra dose of modern flair.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2018: Part 1


How is it July already? I took another break last week from my Mash Up after my June Reveal to work on a bunch of sewing samples for another film trip I have coming up next week, but I managed to start my July Mash Up which I revealed in our Burda Challenge Round Up post. It was difficult to decide on which pattern I wanted to “Mash Up” from the July issue, but ended up falling in love with Burda’s version of an infinity dress. Read on to see my fabric selection, drafting modifications and first steps in sewing this dress…

Quick Tip: Gathering for Success


On skirts, dresses, blouses, and more, gathering adds swing to any outfit. Read on to see how to gather fabric perfectly even…

Ready to Go: 9 Travel Ready Patterns


Feminine cuts that shift easily for summer fun are sewn with exotic prints and lightweight fabrics. These styles from the 07/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine are a welcome breeze to put you in the mood to travel from the start of sewing.

DIY Off-The-Shoulder Blazer


TAKE IT FROM THE TOP! Jackets are now being worn off-the-shoulder, as super-sexy and trendy tops as seen on celebrities and walking down the runway. Read on to see how you can alter an existing blazer in your closet and up-cycle it to be an “it” piece…

June Round Up & July Plans!


July here we come! June was a busy month for me sewing, and it looks like it was too for our BurdaStylers since there were so many amazing #burdachallenge2018 projects posted last month. From baby clothes to leggings and jumpsuits – this was one stylish month, and I even finished my workout outfit from May! Read on to see the Burda Challenge June entries as well as my July sewing plans…

Sewing Lesson: Jersey Top #119 07/2018


So sweet and so quick to sew! Sew yourself a dreamy top with tied sleeves, step by step and follow this sewing lesson to make our Jersey Top pattern that debuted in our Retro Delight pattern collection from the July 2018 issue of BurdaStyle Magazine. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this summery top.

Burda Influencers: June Projects


Our BurdaStyle Influencers were busy sewing their June projects, and they all turned out so great! From summer dresses, skirts, and blouses to edgy top and little girl’s dresses – our influencers created some amazing summery pieces. Read on to see them all and get the patterns they used.

Retro Delight: 9 Vibrant 60s' Looks


A-Line dresses, jacquard fabrics and candy colors – combined with clean lines and playful prints add an extra dose of lively elegance with a nod to the sixties. This fun and summery collection is from the 07/2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.


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