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Open Source Sewing…

I have always been fascinated by the theory of OpenSource… making your creations (in the definition… code… but we can apply it here) available free. The theory is that if it’s free, “temptation to throw away many long-term gains in order to make a few short-term sales dollars.” so in fashion… if you have patterns open and available, you can choose your own fabrics and also add your own creations to the pool.

Burda Style has done just that. It’s an amazing website that offers free sewing patterns in pdf format, you can upload your own pictures of your creations, add how-to posts, and use others. It’s probably the most interesting site I’ve seen in the DIY community. I don’t know how to sew… but now that this is up, maybe it just the kick in the arse I need.

As Natalie from Coquette says, Hey, you can make your own perfect party dress... (thanks Nat!)

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4 comments for “Open Source Sewing…”

  1. uh no! like i really need ANOTHER fashion website to get lost in. the list just keeps on growing and growing. i already spent (i.e., wasted) some time indulging on polyvore.com earlier this week.

    oh, don’t mind my blabber - thanks for the link!

    Posted by dreamecho | December 14, 2007, 11:31 pm
  2. I’m enrolling in a sewing night class in the new year so I can learn to actually sew properly (as opposed to making it up as I go along!) and I will definitely investigate this site when I have the relevant skills. Thanx xx

    Posted by Queen Michelle | December 15, 2007, 4:13 am
  3. tks for the tip.

    Posted by The Seeker | December 15, 2007, 5:49 am
  4. I am waiting for my Built by Wendy how to Sew book. But this is another and very good idea. Thanks ;)

    Posted by Allure | December 15, 2007, 6:12 am

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