Tuesday, February 5, 2013


To promote BurdaStyle's newly released book "Sewing Vintage Modern" the burdastyle.com website held a "Comment to Win" contest. Anyone could enter a comment on their blog site relating to the concept of the new book. Two entries won a copy of their new book and I was one of them.  Very exciting!

For those unfamiliar with the book it is essentially a collection of patterns. The patterns are designed to create modern interpretations of looks inspired from the 1920's to the 1980's. Examples include a lovely drop-waist flapper-inspired dress reminiscent of the 1920's, and sailor styled bell-bottom pants so very 1970's. 

I learned how to sew in the 60's so I am a bit partial to the looks of that era. Clothes Marlo Thomas wore on her TV comedy "That Girl" are what come to mind when I think of clothing from the 1960's. And, who can remember the Mondrian color block dresses,  or the beautiful clothes worn my Jackie Kennedy? Unfortunately, the patterns for that decade in the book are just so so. 

I'm not sure how many of the patterns I will make for myself, but there are several that would be lovely on my daughter. It's a very nice book and I am quite grateful to have won a copy. 

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