Find your perfect little black dress in this classic collection. It’s urban style at its understated best. These patterns are from the July 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.
No wardrobe is complete without the perfect Little Black Dress. Inserts on the sides, a V neck and back, and decorative stitching make cotton canvas more interesting.
A patterned Oversize Blouse fabric with some sheen makes an oversized top fit to wear with cigarette pants to the opera or out for drinks. This top gets extra interest from the asymmetrical neckline.
A tank silhouette with elasticated waist is a carefree take on the little black dress. A deep slit at the neckline can show a little or a lot of skin. Make it a day dress in a bright summer color.
Keep it casual in a Fitted Jersey Blazer. It’s tailored for work with a long line and deep lapels. A single button and jersey fabric are polished but laid back.
Sewing the Strapless Gathered Little Black Dress will be the easiest part of your next date night. It’s an easy project that fits a variety of figures with a forgiving gathered design.
Hip pockets make this High Waist Secretary Skirt perfect for the workday. Instead of a V neck, try it with the Blouse with Front Slit. This cap sleeve blouse is made of crepe de chine and has a delicate slit at the front neckline.
Streamline your look with a Little Black Tunic. The pockets are hand sewn, and its generous length works well with leggings.
Another classic little black dress with a revealing square neckline. Make it office appropriate with the included shrug pattern, then lose the jacket for dinner and drinks after work!
A well fitted black dress can take you from job interview to date night to late night drinks. These pieces never go out of style and look chic year round. Find your perfect black pump and a metallic clutch for timeless style.