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    • New Kit: Sew the Trends!

      Added Apr 2, 2018

      We’ve just released our April Kit of the Month – and it’s all about the latest fashion trends! Everything from pastels to print mixing this kit embodies all the trends spotted on the runway for Spring 2018 so you can sew them for yourself. Read on to see the trends a…

    • Fashion School Crash Course: Become a Fashion Designer

      Added Feb 16, 2018

      Have you always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer? Do you want to get an inside look into fashion design with Project Runway Alumni as your guide? If so, this course is perfect for you! Explore a fashion designer’s perspective on fit; an introduction into fashio…

    • NYFW Fall '18 Runway: Make the Trends

      Added Feb 13, 2018

      Around Valentine’s Day in New York City, not only is love in the air – but also fashion! Funny enough that one of the biggest trends I spotted on the runway already was the use of red and pink fabrics together. Read on to see some of my favorite looks so far and how …

    • BurdaStyle in the Sew News Dec/Jan Issue!

      Added Nov 25, 2017

      I just received my Dec/Jan issue of Sew News in the mail and I was so excited because I got to see my “Pattern Play” column fur-trimmed skirt project in it! This skirt has been one of my favorites that I have made for Sew News, as …

    • Project Runway Recap, S 16, E9

      Added Oct 13, 2017

      A “Little” Avant Garde: This episode started off as a continuation of last week. Did Claire cheat? Or was she the clear winner of last week’s challenge? I’ll just say: cheater, cheater, pumpkin-eater.

    • Project Runway Recap, S 16, E8

      Added Oct 6, 2017

      Client on the Go: There are only 9 designers left, and the front runners are really separating themselves from the flock. This week’s challenge was sponsored by Dixie cups. The designers had to create looks using a custom textile, and the winning print would eventual…

    • Project Runway Recap, S 16, E7

      Added Sep 29, 2017

      The Ultimate Faceoff: The challenge this week was to create a menswear-inspired look using fabrics from JC Penny menswear fashions. The perfect challenge for Brandon and Kentaro, who already do menswear-inspired designs for every challenge. Sure enough, they were on …

    • Project Runway Recap, S 16, E6

      Added Sep 22, 2017

      Models Off Duty: This week the designers had to create a street wear look for their model to wear in the heart of NYC for a professional photo shoot. The models would then be able to post these photos on their social media accounts.

    • Project Runway Recap, S 16, E5

      Added Sep 18, 2017

      Descending Into Good and Evil: The stars from Disney’s Descentants 2 were on hand at Lyndhurst Castle to present this week’s challenge: Make an eveningwear garment inspired either by “good” or “evil.” Michael, the winner from last week, got to choose who would be “go…

    • Project Runway Recap, S 16, E4

      Added Sep 8, 2017

      We’re Sleeping Wear? The designers must incorporate surface embellishment techniques into sleepwear fashions for Heidi Klum’s Sleepwear Collection. The winning look will be mass produced for Heidi’s line.

    • Project Runway Recap, S 16, E3

      Added Sep 1, 2017

      A Leap of Innovation – Taking inspiration from the movie Leap: I’ll start off by saying: I don’t get it. The winning look from E3 looked like a sloppy, ill-fitting oversized men’s shirt with button loop accents. Why was this suddenly a masterpiece? I was sure Aaron w…

    • See Us Live: BurdaStyle Fashion Show!

      Added Aug 30, 2017

      If you are in the Chicago area September 28 – 30th this year then come see us live! We will be at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo and have tons of sewing fun planned, including o…

    • Project Runway Recap, S 16, E2

      Added Aug 26, 2017

      An Unconventional Recycling: Turning trash into treasure! Ellen March from Sew News gives us her take on the latest episode of Project Runway…

    • Project Runway: Week in Review

      Added Aug 21, 2017

      One Size Does Not Fit All: Woo-hoo! Another season of Project Runway started last night and we are giddy with glee! Ellen March from Sew News gives us her take on the season 16 premiere…

    • Sew the Trend: Crop Tops

      Added Aug 9, 2017

      Crop tops and bustiers are all over the runways and streets, and you can easily sew one for yourself! The best part is that they take up little fabric so you likely have the yardage already in your fabric stash. Read on to see the tutorial…

    • New Sewing Podcast: Calling All Questions!

      Added Jul 13, 2017

      Exciting news over here! This new podcast (hosted by me!) will provide fashion trend inspiration, sewing tips and techniques for sewing the latest styles and building your budget-friendly yet runway-worthy wardrobe. Audience participation is encouraged, as we solicit…

    • BurdaStyle Fashion Show!

      Added Mar 13, 2017

      Hi BurdaStylers! I’m back from The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Atlanta and what a great show. Did you catch our Fashion Show LIVE on Facebook? If not click to view because it was a great show w…

    • Fall Coat Trends

      Added Oct 25, 2016

      While we are still enjoying the fall temperatures here in Colorado, we know that serious cold weather is just around the corner and now is the time to sewing for it. Back in February, fashion designers sent coats down their runways that set the trends for our approac…

    • Fabric Print Trends for Summer

      Added Jul 26, 2016

      The best part of sewing is fabric shopping right? As well as the ability to make any style of garment with whatever fabric you choose. To keep my sewing projects on trend I looked up what the shining fabric prints were on the spring/summer 2016 runways. Read on to se…

    • DIY Added Straps

      Added May 27, 2016

      Two’s a charm with straps and in this DIY we will show you how to transform basic tops into runway inspired looks!