Friday, January 16, 2015

Burda Challenge 2015


Join us! A group of us from are going to participate in the Burda Challenge for 2015.

The “Rules”
Each month we will attempt to make at least one garment from that month’s magazine (January garment from the January 2015 Burda magazine). You can also opt to stick with the month but use whatever year you want. (January garment in January, but from whatever year you choose).

Because it’s fun, and motivating.  It’s easy to be motivated when you know others are waiting to see your monthly garment. It forces you to use your current magazine and perhaps delve into unknown territory. I know I’m doing a different type of silhouette this month just to try it out.

The Badge and HTML
Look at me trying to get all creative! I made a badge! It’s not very artistic or technical, but feel free to steal it and post it on your blog if you want. It links back to this page so other people can read the “rules” and see why we do it. I will also link to other people’s blog so we can see what everyone else is doing. I think it’ll be fun. (If someone wants to make a more blingy badge, go for it. I just wrote a whole blog post yesterday about how I’m not creative!)

Grab button for The Burda Challenge

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Who’s Sewing Along??
Chris at
Elaray at
Mrs. Smith
NikkeeErinn at
nothy lane at
lakaribane at
michelle at
Nakisha at
Kristen at
NancyD at
Valerie at
P E Hudson
jvenegas85 at
okie2thdoc at
Paulinakoss at
Shawnta at
Kristy at
Geo P at
Hila at
Sewing Svetaat
1luv2sew61 at
Carmen at
Constance at
Stacy at
Vanesa at
Gita at
Tea at
Vicki at
Helenabee at
Aline at
Threadie at
Gail at
Nico at
Eulalia at
Heather at
Begum Sen at
Caroline at

(Please, please let me know if you blog somewhere and it’s not listed. I got a lot of names and a lot of blogs, and I pulled some from PatternReview. Like Mrs. Smith, I know you have a blog, I read the darn thing, I just can’t remember the name!!)

Let the fun begin! If you want to be added to the list, let me know in the comments. Some of you I know and other I don’t. Be sure to give me your blog name so I can link to it! Some of the above information I took from PatternReview, if you don’t want it up on my blog or if I screwed it up, let me know!!


Chris @makeandwear said...

Sounds like a great plan - I'm going to sign up! I mostly use Burda patterns and need a challenge to keep my momentum going. I really enjoyed the pattern review bee and have been looking for something else to participate in:)

Mrs. Smith said...

I'm in. Im going to do all 2015 issues.

kristin at sunnysewing said...

sounds like fun!

NancyD said...

I'd love to give this a shot! I'm NancyD and my blog is My challenge will be that I often can't get the magazine until pretty late in the month. But I can always back up a year!

Valerie said...

I would like to give this a try. My blog is

Valerie said...

Problem is, I'm so computer illiterate I can't figure out how to get the badge on my blog.

P E Hudson said...

I'd love to give this a shot. . .I just joined the Pattern Review contact for Activewear but I have quite the collection of Burda mags to choose from -- thanks for letting us know about this Challenge!

SewingSveta said...

Oh, I am in! I want to sew from my Burdas, mostly the old one! Hope I can make this challenge!%)

Hila said...

I love Burda patterns and this is just the motivation I need! I blog at

Geo P said...

I'm going to give this a try. Not sure I have a January magazine, but maybe this year's still on the shelves. And I already know what I'm doing next month, this is a great extra push not to slack :)

Kristy Chan said...

I'm in - I'm currently working on the January project so I'm off to a good start!

divinerae said...

I'm in! Sounds like a lot of fun! My name is Shawnta and I blog over at

Levone said...

I'm joining (Levone from PR). To really challenge myself I'm attempting to do all 2015 patterns.

Paulinakoss Bruce said...

I'm in as well! My Burda magazine stash goes back to 2004😊! Sadly I don't have a lot to show from all that! Hopefully I can get something done this year. I am currently working on the Bargainista Fashionista contest but will try to squeeze a Burda make in this month!

Candice B said...

I'm so excited about this challenge, hopefully I can keep up!

Carmen Ross said...

I'm in!

Stacy AN said...

I'm up for the challenge! Here's my brand new blog

Gita Bolton said...

I'd like to give this a go :) I have started a blog too to hopefully keep me motivated thanks :)

SewingSveta said...

My blog

Tea said...

wow! this sounds like fun :) I would love to join :) I've already made 2 dresses in last month using patterns from Burda magazine from the January 2014 and 2013 :) does that count?

Vicki said...

I love this challenge! I have a stack of magazines that need some attention!

Aline said...

I love this challenge too, only learned about it today, but I am definitely sewing along! Great!

Helena said...

Thank you for organizing this, Dawn! It is going to be fun and great motivation. And I love to see other's interpretations of the BurdaStyle patterns. Sometimes the magazine's versions are cray-cray and not wearable. Ha!

Gail said...

Oh, this would be a great way to actually use my Burda magazine patterns! Can I join you, albeit late?

Threadie said...

I'm in too ! I just join in the PR challenge thread.
I have lots of Burda and I blog at

Eulalia Polo Fernández said...

Just meet your blog. I'd like to join in this challenge.

Nico said...

I'd love to join this challenge. I've done similar challenges by myself without too much success, so maybe this will keep me on track. I've started my blog at

Heather Dawson said...

Just saw this on Sue's Blog and followed her button to you! - I would like to join -

Da99516 said...

I'll add you this evening!!

Begüm Şen said...

I just heard about this event. I'b very happy to attend! May I still join?

Da99516 said...

Of course! Do you want me to link to a blog for you?

Begüm Şen said...

Oh, yes please :)

Caroline said...

Hello, I will be joining you if it's not too late ...

Da99516 said...

I added you!!!

Sevda şahin said...

May I ijoin if it is not too late.

Szilvia Bodi said...

Gosh why haven't i seen this earlier! I would love to join this challenge if not too late... <3

Miss Mone said...

I'd love to join in if that's okay?

Da99516 said...

Of course! I need to add to this LONG list!!

Valerie Cade said...

I'd love to join too; if that's ok?

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