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Fill out your wardrobe with basics every woman needs: slim fit khakis, an interesting blazer, striped tank, and white blouse. These patterns are from the July 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions to previously published patterns have been updated.


Pare down your work look with a pair of straight cut Skinny Khaki Pants. You can style them in so many ways, from casual to business. Use a fabric with some stretch for the best fit.


This Wide Lapel Cropped Jacket gets a soft and feminine look from a rounded collar instead of traditional pointed lapels. Dress up a white tank and khakis with this unusual take on the schoolboy blazer.


This Skirt with Pockets will instantly pull your look together. Pockets are hidden at the seams and the back has a little pleat so you can wear this skirt all day at the office. A thin waistband adds polish.


Slim Fit Striped Trousers in a summery blue and white stripe are a preppy summer essential. Throw on a white tee and sandals for afternoons in the sun. With a crisp white blouse, they’re perfect for the office.


Simply twist the fabric for a swingy bubble silhouette in this easy jersey skirt. The doubled fabric gives plenty of movement for a fun change from pencil skirts.


A sporty Top with Crisscross Straps can go under anything. Wear it to work out or slip it under a blazer as a camisole.


Build endless outfits with a basic Three Quarter Sleeve Blouse. This top is a true basic without pockets or cuffs, just a traditional collar and a seam at the bust. It drapes nicely to wear with jeans or leggings.


High Waisted Trousers with wide legs flatter most figures. This cut lengthens your legs and is designed for tall figures. Rolled cuffs are a subtle menswear detail, and a side zip keeps the waist looking streamlined.

These designs are the building blocks for so many looks, whether your style is preppy and polished or edgy and trendy. Rotate them in with your favorite pieces for endless possibilities.

Happy sewing!


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    Sep 7, 2015, 10.18 PMby StacyV

    The “Three Quarter Sleeve Blouse” would have been so easy for you to upsize to a plus-size pattern! I would have purchased it for sure, as I’m sure many other plus-size pattern users would have….you missed an easy sale one this one Burda! If you have plans to make this into a plus-size please let me know and end my search for a great easy blouse pattern… Thanks for the try anyway, great looking blouse.

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    Sep 10, 2014, 12.28 AMby NewMass

    Where is the pattern for blouse paired with the last trouser? It’s the best looking thing on there.

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    Jul 9, 2014, 01.43 PMby presstoplay

    Wonderful collection – thank you for reposting the patterns!

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    Jul 9, 2014, 07.15 AMby Andrea Blaauw

    This is Cape Town, right? But which school is that?

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    Jul 6, 2014, 01.25 PMby purplegoat

    There are actually some great patterns in this back issue – worth getting hold of – here is my review of it.

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    Jul 4, 2014, 04.48 AMby Deanna31

    I LOOOOVE these patterns!!! They’re gorgeous! Simple and timeless More of these please!

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