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Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2018: Reveal


My multi-wear “Mash Up” dress is complete and I’m in love! I know I always say that about every project I finish making, but that’s a good thing right? The extra pleats and the printed fabric really make this almost overdone style of dress really feel different and unique. Read on to see all the ways I can wear my new dress.

BurdaStyle Magazine 08/2018 Lookbook!


The 08/2018 issue digital preview is now live – so it’s time to ring in the end of summer in style! This issue is filled with back to school kid’s patterns, plus size office attire, and styles that you can whip up for a last minute getaway. Read on to flip through the August 2018 issue of BurdaStyle magazine and shop every pattern.

Quick Guide to Working with Cotton


Cotton, the ideal summer fabric – It is created from the seed capsule of the cotton plant, it is resistant, skin-friendly and cooling. This natural fiber has become an integral part of our everyday life. Cotton can absorb up to 20 percent of its own weight in moisture without feeling wet, making it the ideal warm weather fabric.

Beach Boys: 5 Cool Children's Patterns


These styles from the 07/2018 issue of BurdaStyle are relaxed, comfortable and quick to put together – perfect for a holiday along the shoreline!

Sew the Look: Meghan Markle


Ever since the Royal Wedding Meghan has been stepping out doing all her Royal duties and appearances in such style! I’m in love with her simple and sophisticated sense of fashion and here I’ve compiled some of my favorite of her outfits paired with BurdaStyle patterns so you can get the look.

Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2018: Part 2


This week’s post is all about sewing the skirt pieces and then attaching to the bodices! The back skirt pieces are sleek with fitting darts and then the front compliments the bodice with lots of gathers and fullness. That’s what I love about this specific multi-wear dress pattern as it is more than just some rectangles sewn together that can tie together different ways – this one fits better and has dimension to it. Read on to see my next steps in construction this dress…

Quick Tip: Invisible Zippers


Delicate tops, feminine dresses: Sometimes nothing should distract from the cut of the pattern – not even a zipper! Here we show how easy it is to install the most common of zippers in BurdaStyle patterns, the invisible zipper…

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…


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