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Find casual elegance for summer in a structured crop top, breezy gaucho pants, and the perfect black maxi dress. These patterns are from the May 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine. Spend those summer nights in style!

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Don’t miss out on the crop top trend with this trendy Seamed Crop Top. It has seams and piping for structure, so it’s a little more grown up than a basic cropped tee.

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So much subtle detail in this One Shoulder Ruched Dress, with ruching down one front seam and a diagonal neckline. It ends just above the knee for a sophisticated look.

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Super wide leg Gaucho Pants are a breezy, casual alternative to a skirt or skinny jeans in the summer. They’re an unexpected way to change up your silhouette. Try them in a cool print, like neutral stripes.

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Everyone loves the effortless style of a Keyhole Maxi Dress, especially in all black. This one has double spaghetti straps and a flirty keyhole neckline. So chic and sexy for summer.

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Wear this Gathered Midi Skirt at your hips or your waist. The shirred waistband is totally flexible! It’s a comfy, boho piece to wear with chunky sandals and wide belts.

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Two different stripe patterns are eye catching for summer adventures. This Caftan Dress has a straight cut with cap sleeves and concealed button band. Change the shape with a wide belt.

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Get instant gratification in this quick sew Stretch Tube Top. It stretches to fit a variety of figures, so you can sew it up without stress! Perfect for wearing with cutoffs and summer outfits.

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So girly and fun! This Frilled Mini Skirt has antique petticoat details, like asymmetrical frills and flounces. Make it more casual with a loose tee or tank, or play up the feminine factor with a pretty little top.

This collection has some of our favorite shapes for summer… sweeping maxi dresses, dramatic wide leg pants, and flirty crop tops make dressing for hot and sticky weather so much better. Grab those linens and chiffons and get sewing!

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    May 26, 2014, 05.33 PMby jwilson71

    So excited for the gauchos! Will try adjusting pattern to about 2" above knee for a skort look— I’m on a ’70’s kick after seeing “American Hustle.”

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    May 5, 2014, 11.56 PMby tika1210

    Oh I love the clothes but do not like the accesories this has been overstyled in my view. Less is more!

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    May 5, 2014, 02.11 AMby nadia r

    I love these types of styles, the pants, skirt, crop top,all of them ;)

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    Apr 30, 2014, 02.05 PMby atmajnani

    great idea very stylish -one of my favs ..but i think the pattern doesn’t fit well on the model..as good as the adorments and these awesome gladiators !
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    Apr 29, 2014, 06.16 PMby Nikki Hozack

    Styling is absolutly stunning for the whole collection – love all the patterns except for the maxi – what is going on with that neckline? Though I love the idea, the keyhole is well above her bustline and looks odd and unflattering – can’t help feeling that’s why they added those amazing necklaces…

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      Apr 30, 2014, 02.03 PMby atmajnani

      ..totally agree whith this! — although i love long black dresses ;)

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    Apr 29, 2014, 04.24 PMby kirstenlarsen62

    great dresses! I love the fabrics – they remind me of bedoin tents in the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan. I especially like the gauchos. Refreshing to see a healthy , beautiful model – she exudes strength!

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    Apr 29, 2014, 02.41 PMby bluewillow

    Thanks for making two of these patterns free. I would appreciate more free patterns in future collections. I love these gaucho pants—I must have them.

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    Apr 29, 2014, 12.25 PMby purplegoat

    The structured crop top is one of my fav patterns out of the last few issues!!

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    Apr 28, 2014, 04.33 PMby calatrava92

    I love so many things! The maxi dress, the long skirt, the cropped t ( been eating for one) and the caftan dress!

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    Apr 28, 2014, 03.26 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Yes and yes! The stylist done a great job on the outfits. Nice one!

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