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Book Giveaway: BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern


On December 13th, I was lucky enough to attend the Brooklyn book launch party for BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern. It was a lovely evening filled with fashion, fun, and opportunities to sew, and I was really excited to get the chance to check out the latest BurdaStyle book. As I flipped through the pages, I found item after item just begging to be added to my wardrobe: from 1920s drop-waist dresses to chic 1960s shifts, this book is definitely going to keep me sewing — and stylish — for a long time to come!

Vintage Looks Meet Modern Fashion

Dior’s New Look silhouette. Jackie Kennedy’s sheath dress. Madonna’s bustier. Fashion trends come and go, but certain iconic styles never fade. Make them for yourself with BurdaStyle’s new guide to sewing fashion through the decades. Five adaptable master patterns for tops, dresses, and pants are transformed into nineteen unique projects for both women and men that draw inspiration from key fashion moments. These influential looks — from the Roaring Twenties to the Awesome Eighties — are all modernized and reinterpreted for today’s sewing enthusiasts.


What’s better than hearing about an awesome new sewing book? Getting a copy of your own, of course!

We’re giving away a copy of BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern to 3 lucky Craft readers! Here’s the details:

  • This is a 24 hour giveaway, starting on Dec. 17, 2012 at 4:15pm PST and ending on Dec. 18, 2012 at 4:15pm PST.
  • To enter, leave a comment on this blog post.

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704 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern

  1. This book looks fantastic! I started a dressmaking course in 2011, and haven’t stopped sewing since! My style is very retro (mainly ‘pin up’) but I love seeing fashion through the ages, and how it changes (or comes back in!)
    I’m always looking to learn more and more!
    Is the comp open to UK residents?

  2. WANT! wantwantwantwantwant!! :) If I don’t win, this is definitely on my shopping list. But I’d reeeeally like to win. ;-)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. I have lost a good bit of weight lately and I could use some inspiration for making myself some new clothes. I finally have a figure and I’d love to be able to flaunt it!

  4. Thanks for the opportunity to receive such a great book! Vintage modern is definitely my style. Would be the perfect present to inspire and prepare me for the new year!

  5. I hope I get this book for Christmas. If you have a husband like mind, he still doesn’t get hints,( even if you put them right in front of his face), so I will give my next best shot and try a give-a-way. That and a Florida lottery ticket, cross my fingers and see if the bookstores have any in stock. Thanks for reading my plea. Have a great holiday!

  6. I LOVE vintage, but even more than that I appreciate having “classic” items in my wardrobe. As a new mom, I’ve been kind of down about my clothing lately, so I’d love to give these patterns a try! What a great idea for a book.

  7. I would love to win this great giveaway. This looks like it would be a great way to learn more about dressmaking. Thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed :D Merry Christmas and happy new year!!

  8. Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome book!. I hadn’t sewn in a very long time but became inspired with the holidays right around the corner. I would love to have this book for inspiration! Happy Holidays!

  9. My 18 year old niece won a regional sewing competition her senior year of highschool (last year) and loves sewing these types of fashions. This would be a fantastic gift for her!

  10. My 13-year old daughter and I would love this book! She is a robotics maker, and I’m an app maker. We both are clothes makers, though, and this would be a lot of fun in helping her develop her own style. (She’s already amassing a collection of steampunkery!) Oooh! I hope we win!

  11. Nice! I do a lot of alterations to vintage garments but I don’t have a lot of experience working with patterns, so trying these out would be great fun.

  12. Thank you MAKE and Burda Style for bringing the DIY spirit into the holidays. A great way to kick off the new year with a retro inspired frock!

  13. It is my birthday today, and my wife would sure like me to give her this book for Christmas. Please pick me, me, me.

  14. Oh my gosh, this book looks amazing. I sew a lot for my daughter and would love to make something chic and modern for myself!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  15. I love BurdaStyle and have been wanting to make myself some vintage dresses… this looks like a great resource to keep on the shelf! Thanks!

  16. I’m trying to learn to sew with the sewing machine my mom left me when she passed away. She used to make such amazing things! I love burka and have downloaded many of their simple patterns… I hope I win the book! I would put it to good use!

  17. Much as I would love to own this book, my friend the vintage collector will try to steal it if I win. But I am prepared to defend (and share) the book.

  18. Oh my! yes yes – I would be delighted and honoured to be a winner, I absolutely adore BurdaStyle. Thanks anyway for such an opportunity!

  19. It has been many years since I sewn. I am getting back into it again and this would be awesome. Thank you so much for considering an old sewing person.

  20. I need to make a few dresses for The Goodwood Revival a huge event people all over The world are drawn to . Where cars from all eras are raced and everyone is dressed in vintage fashions so I need outfits from the 40’s 50’s and 60’s your book would be a god send . Fingers crossed :)

  21. I’ve tried to save all my Grandmother’s patterns but having this book would be the BEST! I love vintage & this book seems to have it all! I would cherish it for so many reasons!

  22. would love to have it! I have attempted to save my grandmother’s old patterns but I don’t want to ruin them. It would be awesome to actually win something online for the first time too!

  23. i am moving to zimbabwe next year as a VSO volunteer and i would love to make some vintage dresses out of stunning african fabrics!
    happy holidays!!!

  24. This would be the perfect book for me and my daughter! I am currently teaching her how to sew her own garments and she loves the vintage patterns!!!

  25. What a great giveaway. This is exactly my style and what a joy it would be to be able to make the clothes I want to wear! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  26. Fantastic concept for a book I just received a sewng machine for my birthday on the 15th, so I could actually attempt some things from the book have been hand sewing for years.

  27. I’ve been sewing part of my wardrobe since I was 12 – I’m now 75 – and find that I can make the cutest, most inovative dresses that people stop me on the street and ask me where I bought a particular item. I’ve love to have this book for even more ideas. gb

  28. oooh! I live vintage sewing! I even have a few coveted vintage patterns in my stash. I would live to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity! Marnie

  29. This book is on my list for Santa! I bet I can think of another one to replace it if I win one of yours ;-). Thanks so much for the generous giveaway~~fingers crossed.

  30. This book looked really cool. I have not had the opportunity of flipping through it, but it sounded like this book modified many different looks of the decades and made them much more versatile for the average sewer; a great thing to have in a collection.

  31. I would be so happy having this book. since October I’ve been waiting for it to come out. Please pick me, but if I’m not the lucky one, I will buy it for sure. Love, love love it.

  32. I’m staying at my own home alone this holiday season and actually looking forward to the peace and quiet because the only thing I plan on doing for a few days is crafting after a super hectic semester in grad school. This would do the trick!

  33. Yey for new fun filled books to add something new to your book self and vintage sewing projects to adorn your closet with. fun fun. thanks so much, and happiest holidays!!!

  34. OMG I want! i’m a beginner in the sewing world and burdastyle is one of my fav web where i can learn how to while copying their pattern and style lol, would be awesome if i have the book! x)

  35. Oooo, I’d soo love to sew myself one of those vintage dresses! I have Burda magazines that my grandmother kept since the 70’s, and it is amazing to see how things come and go out of fashion, and how designs change just enough to look modern without ever loosing that vintage look we love!

  36. I LOVE Vintage style. Trolling vintage clothing stores used to be my guilty pleasure and a weekly excursion when I lived in Chicago. I miss that! Would love to recreate some of those looks.

  37. OOOO! Want want want! I’ve been sewing vintage patterns (and remodding – women’s bodies in the 60’s were waaay different than today) for some time now – this book would be awesome!

  38. I LOVE the concept of this book!–Modern retro is so fun and with so many great fabrics out there–great ideas to achieve the Anthropology look!

  39. I’ve been sewing since I was a little kid, I just love to do it. It is so difficult to find patterns and books about sewing here in Norway. This book has been on my mind since I read about it earlier this autumn. Would love to get one. :o)
    Merry Christmas. :o)

  40. I have recently been reminded that clothing and fashion should always have a sense of fun involved. I would love to use this book to help me recapture that.

  41. I just started sewing recently and have been looking for good vintage projects to try out. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  42. I would love to have this book ! Thank you for the giveaway. I live in Istanbul and we don’t have many resources for sewing, and I am a self taught crafter. I’d love to have this in my bookshelf.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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