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Pleated pants, short jackets, a statement coat, and cocktail dress are all inspired by Jackie O’s style. These designs are from the August 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.

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This satin Bubble Skirt is ready for cocktail hour. A midrise bubble silhouette creates curves for that perfect hourglass silhouette. Pair it with a cropped jacket for dinner.

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A Three Quarter Sleeve Coat for nostalgic stitchers with a Peter Pan collar and 3/4 length sleeves. It’s perfect over your favorite cocktail dress. Nostalgic flair lend the short coat of the neck remote Peter Pan collar and 3/4 length sleeves.

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This full skirted party Dress with Bow in Back is so glamorous. The bubble skirt, high neckline, low back, and oversized bow would be right at home on the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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These slim Cropped Trousers are cropped at the ankle for that vintage look and finished with front and back pockets.

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You can picture Jackie Kennedy wearing this little hourglass shaped Jacket with Zipper. It’s finished without a collar and breast pockets.

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Create a flattering long line with a seam down each leg. These Straight Leg Trousers have extra detail with zippers at the inseam and front and back pockets.

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This cropped Jacket with Buttons is left open and buttoned with a toggle at the waist. It’s a unique take on the blazer with a 1960s fit and a proper collar.

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Detailed seam lines hug your curves like couture. This Long Sleeved Dress has a unique collar and subtle flounce at the bottom.

Start planning your next retro cocktail party in this collection. A little statement jacket or black satin party dress are just missing a pillbox hat and some vintage flats.

Happy sewing!

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    Sep 27, 2014, 09.02 PMby SaucySewist

    Burda, please just make your clothes in the full range of sizes, from smallest to largest plus size and let US decide if it’ll look good. You could show the same dress on a small size model and plus size model. I’m paying the same amount of money for a pattern as someone who has it in their size, yet I have to add to the size to make it fit. And a smaller size has to do the same to downsize a plus pattern. Stop discriminating. Just make the full range of sizes.

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    Aug 12, 2014, 02.43 PMby mrcvt

    Again, a “Plus Size” fail on Burda’s part. Why can’t you just add larger sizes to some of your regular designs? I don’t understand the need to segregate “Plus Size” from “regular” sizes.

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      Aug 12, 2014, 04.32 PMby fabricat

      Sadly, these are not Plus size. There are several beautiful pieces in this collection.

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    Aug 8, 2014, 07.43 PMby calatrava92

    Fantastic pieces, the 3/4 coat, the bow back dress, the pants, the button coat, Terrific!

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    Aug 8, 2014, 01.07 PMby nadia r

    feel like a cocktail now lol

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    Aug 8, 2014, 02.16 AMby Deanna31

    There’s some really nice peices. This model is fantastic at posing. She looks great and I can see all the clothes

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      Aug 8, 2014, 12.53 PMby purplefan

      You made a good point-being able to see the clothing (and details) in the model’s poses. It also helps that the lighting is sufficient not to create major shadows on the model as well.
      There have been past issues where the themed shoot had a definite atmosphere but sadly, the model was in strong shadows and most clothing details were also in shadows. The technical drawings show us the garment lines but the model photos show us how the garment moves/hangs in real life.

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    Aug 7, 2014, 05.31 PMby Makuaflem

    I love the bubble skirt in this collection and I think I will try it in an emerald green georgette fabric. If it turns out well it will be great for the holidays. I like the collection but as a novice I am going to pass on the jackets and pants for now.

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    Aug 7, 2014, 05.14 PMby Inkstain1

    Sadly, what we all wanted when this collection came out was the purple satin duchesse cocktail dress under the black coat. Never showed up! Also, I wish Burda would get straight their definition of trousers. They can call the same pattern "straightlegged’ or ‘slim’ or ‘skinny’ without any single change to the design. Their ‘skinnies’ aren’t really very skinny and in this collection here, straightlegged should not mean the same thing as slim.

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    Aug 7, 2014, 04.31 PMby purplefan

    The purple fabric for the cropped jacket with buttons is a lovely shade for summer.

    However, I am not a fan of the Jackie O look, generally. I still recall the short jackets that were in her style a few years ago in retail stores with the large necklines/collars and sleeves that were not suited for real life movements unless one was just posing.

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