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Don’t let the cool air force you inside. Check out the latest plus size pattern collection from burda style magazine’s October issue for patterns that will have you embracing the outdoors. British fabrics and wonderfully flattering cuts are characteristics of the sophisticated and cultivated look of fashionable ladies.

These patterns will have you looking fabulous and feeling cozy warm for picnics, outdoor teatime, and strolls in the park. See below for the entire collection of British influenced designs.

The simpler the style, the more spectacular the fabric. Tulle lace and satin have entered an elegant partnership for this lovely Lace Tunic . The fabric fullness is tamed at the neck edge by a few tucks. The simple silhouette floats easily over trouble spots.

This is what relaxed elegance looks like. This simple-to-sew Knit T-Shirt is made with flattering knit fabric and has an oval neckline and dropped shoulders. It looks lovely paired with this Pencil Skirt that is classically tapered to the hem. The stretch gabardine guarantees wearing ease for both comfort and style.

This Cape automatically adds a theatrical touch to every outfit. And this wool cape with standing collar and two rows of golden buttons will help you make a grand entrance!

On the look out for new ideas for you blouses? if you give a crêpe de chine blouse contrasting binding and long sleeves with cuffs you’ll have a wonderfully versatile Blouse with so many possibilities! Also features an elegant necktie.

This is an elegant gabardine Ornate Skirt with a lovely added layer of tulle. The skirt is knee length and fitted to the figure for a perfect fit.

This is the cozy Wrap Coat and only if everything were this easy! Just follow the pattern diagram in the instructions to quickly draft and cut the coat – then add the knit sleeves.

Sporty poplin and sparkling rhinestones on the collar add that special extra to this lightly fitted Embellished Blouse with cuffs and raglan sleeves. We love it paired with the Flared Trousers that have an elasticated back waistband that makes for a perfect fit.

Now it’s time for truly something special – this is the Sweetheart Dress with an empire waist, fitted bodice, and a flattering sweetheart neckline. This cream colored wool crepe makes this dress both beautiful and down to earth.

This draft yourself uncomplicated Sweatshirt is lounge-wear at its finest. We love it paired with this Mermaid Skirt that is fitted at the top with stretch gabardine. As a swinging highlight, the skirt features a wide, full leather strip at the hem edge and a beautiful mermaid silhouette.

This is the lovely hip length chiffon Pleated Tunic . The delicate fabric is laid in pleats at the neck edge, and also features bands at the sleeve hem.

Make one or all of these designs for a fall wardrobe that will keep you stylish and warm! These styles are all so transitional and sure to blend in with your existing wardrobe.

Happy Sewing!


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    Apr 3, 2014, 07.14 PMby HegeA

    I love this collection. Would like to buy the magazine:)

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    Oct 2, 2012, 03.35 PMby scrapart

    I agree with everyone who feels this is a disappointing collection.

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    Sep 29, 2012, 09.33 PMby newcrossdandy

    This collection is so disappointing and insulting to nonstandard size/ shape women. If the clothes look this unflattering in such a carefully set up photoshoot, imagine what they’ll look like when we’re walking into the wind on a blustery day. Come on Burda, you’re better than this . . . .

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    Sep 26, 2012, 03.09 PMby sewknitting

    I agree with most people in that the patterns are the usual plus size tents that every retail store sells, but I’m really excited to see the trouser pattern! Now I have an excuse to buy some wool fabric, always wanted a pair of wool trousers. And with some tweaks, most of the patterns could be flattering. I’ll give Burda props for including plus-sized patterns on here!

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    Sep 26, 2012, 08.46 AMby auntchelle

    Meah. Only 2 half flattering patterns – the cape & the dress. (Skirts that we’ve had 1000 times don’t count.) I’m so glad I did not renew my subscriptions for both the Plus and regular magazines. In the 12mths since I cancelled I’ve bought 1 issue. Bring back the glory days of 2007 to 2009 – they had style!

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    Sep 26, 2012, 02.56 AMby tika1210

    Yes I am with everyone else about this collection not much here to flatter your natural shape. I just don’t understand why in a collection of this size one or two items could not be made for each figure type on the basis that plus size women can then assess what best suits them and their particular figure and working with that choose what they want to make. Cozy does not mean frumpy I just don’t know how many times this can be said to a design team which does not appear to listen. Thank goodness there is a general movement against this kind of approach to fashion design for plus size women and more power to it.

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    Sep 25, 2012, 08.40 PMby cloff

    Gotta agree with the comments about tent-style blouses…!!! :( :( :( Covering yourself under a tent just makes you look larger. Who needs this when you’re large enough? :( I did like the dress – at least that is fitted over the bust. The skirt and pants are nice too.

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    Sep 25, 2012, 06.09 PMby Beth Klimek

    Oh Burda, I understand that the theme here is cozy comfort…but really? This has crossed the line into frumpy. I’ve gotta say I’m underwhelmed and disappointed.

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    Sep 25, 2012, 06.05 PMby enh21

    Ugh! I might be plus-sized, but that does not mean that I want to wear tents and maternity wear. Please add some more flattering looks! Most stylists that I’ve heard recommend lots of structure for fuller figures—these clothes are the exact opposite! What about a tailored jacket or a figure-flattering dress? I think part of the problem here is that it’s difficult to design for, gasp, things like stomachs and larger bums, but that’s what a true plus-size designer needs to do. So frustrating.

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    Sep 25, 2012, 04.49 PMby nuttmaeg

    My issue is that when they make styles geared just for Plus sizes it always ends up looking like maternity wear. Skirts and pants with elastic belly bands, tent like tops and dresses. Instead of designing styles just for plus, why don’t they just offer the previously designed smaller sizes in larger sizes? I have a couple of patterns from here where they did just that. I love them! Now if I like a style that is only available in smaller sizes I buy them and then draft bigger sizes from them. A real hassle but if I like the style and look, it is the only option for me.

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      Sep 25, 2012, 05.38 PMby Lisa Berentsen Edwards

      I agree with you also. My first thought was beautiful patterns and yet at the same time, not overly flattering.
      And learning how to draft larger sized patterns has been a challenge – but the only way to acquire more flattering designs.

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    Sep 25, 2012, 09.42 AMby shilisha

    Awesome collection!Love the cape and wrap coat!Really amazing!

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    Sep 24, 2012, 01.29 PMby definatalie

    Some nice pieces, but I shudder every time I see a tent-like blouse with gathers at the neck. They look cute on smaller “plus size” models but very much the opposite of put-together on size 26 me.

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      Sep 24, 2012, 10.49 PMby mojo elgin

      I agree, definatalie. The tent-ness of the blouses makes me cringe.

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    Sep 24, 2012, 02.30 AMby Dianne Mead

    I love the coat idea without sleeves. It’s such a practical, functional as well as elegant look. I’m not a fan of the detailed busted dress style (for small busted women) as it minimizes the bust line and the unfitted dress enhances the hips.

    For the petite sized woman, if using the busted design I would dart the dress which would then flatter the neckline shaping. :)

    Thanks for putting in the effort in this site.

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    Sep 21, 2012, 01.10 PMby Stitcher75

    I really like that cape. I’ve always thought dresses deserve capes rather than being crushed under coats.

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    Sep 21, 2012, 09.34 AMby fuzzyg

    Sorry, I find it rather boring. And I always wonder why a design with mid-front gathers should also have side darts, don’t you know how to rotate them into the gathers??

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    Sep 21, 2012, 08.50 AMby prettysewinggirl

    I love them too!! Might even consider down sizing a few for myself =)

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    Sep 21, 2012, 03.43 AMby makurochan

    really? we’re back to shapeless tents for plus size? come on guys, you did so much better last time, plus size girls don’t always want to wear muumuus.

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    Sep 21, 2012, 12.18 AMby Rebecca Lenihan

    This collection is beautiful! I want to make most of them

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    Sep 20, 2012, 05.30 PMby carolientje

    i love it all :-))))

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    Sep 20, 2012, 05.13 PMby sewsweetviolets

    I really like this set of patterns, not all of it I could wear, but really lovely,and as well the photos.

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