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See dresses for every style, beginner friendly silky trousers, and a maxi dress fit for a princess in a full spectrum of bright colors in this summery collection. These previously unreleased designs are from the June 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine.

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Tangerine double crepe makes this Caftan Dress light and breezy. It’s an alluring summery style with wide sleeves and a plunging neckline. Wear this exotic dress with a bikini or chunky wedges.

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Shine on in gem toned duchesse satin in the V Neck Summer Dress. This dress is simply sophisticated for day or night with a deep V neckline, banded short sleeves, and a flowing flared skirt that gathers at the neckline. It’s forgiving for any body type!

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A cocktail dress suitable for very beginner sewers! This Satin Bubble Dress is elasticated at the top for an easy make and easy fit. Cinch the waist with the included belt pattern.

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These Satin Elastic Pants are super easy to sew but look sophisticated in satin. Wear them to the office with the Satin Blazer. The large lapel collar and shoulder pads add a masculine edge, while the fitted shape accentuates your figure. It adds polish to a pencil skirt or slacks.

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This flirty Knotted Tunic Dress is ready for an island getaway or a night of salsa dancing. Lemon yellow crepe is stunning with wide sleeves, a plunging V neckline, and a knotted detail at the hip. The roomy sleeves are gathered and tied at the wrist.

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Make comfy pants super luxe with silk jersey. These easygoing trousers have a shirred elastic waistband and side pockets. They’re chic enough for the office, but you’ll want to wear them all weekend long!

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A floor length Box Pleat Maxi Skirt shimmers in the afternoon sun. Catch the breeze in this flowing piece with a box pleat at the front for swing and movement.

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This Banded Tank Dress has lots of volume on top so you can pair it with strappy heels without showing too much. It’s gathered at the bodice and banded at the hip for more of a blousy silhouette that’s cool and comfortable.

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A princess-worthy Empire Waist Maxi Dress with a swinging full skirt and cool details like pintucks at the shoulders and medieval style sleeves. Contrast trim highlights your bust at the empire waistline.

Neon hues can change your look entirely, and make every day feel like a party. Make one of these pieces in an eye-grabbing tangerine or bright pink, and get noticed!

Happy sewing!

9 Comments

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    Jun 29, 2014, 09.00 AMby watatoe

    A very lovely and comfy looking collection! I’m drawn to how breezy some of these look….great for summer!

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    Jun 21, 2014, 08.41 PMby Ashley Thornton

    I don’t understand why everyone is posting such hate for this collection! I find it very versatile and fun! As someone who does not feel comfortable wearing skin tight clothing or those that are very fitted as most patterns are, I find this collection very refreshing! I love that all these women look sexy yet are very comfortable! Love! I’m a person who wears uggs almost year round and I feel like every piece in this collection will fit! Love! Keep up the good work I can’t wait to add these to my collection!

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    Jun 12, 2014, 09.48 AMby karancsi

    The V Neck Summer Dress is one of my favourites, i’ve used the patterns 3 times already (text in hungarian, but pictures tell enough): red jersey tee: http://marcsimiki.blog.hu/2011/11/21/rovid_ujju_piros_polo lilac sheer blouse: http://marcsimiki.blog.hu/2013/11/09/rovid_ujju_muszlinbluz blue home-dress: http://marcsimiki.blog.hu/2011/12/21/kockas_ruha and plan to use it again, now for a summer dress which can used worn in the office or on holidays. It’s great for hot weather and still has a shape.

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    Jun 11, 2014, 12.40 AMby lizzygordon

    Beautiful, feminine and love the fabric’s textures and draping. Well done!

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    Jun 10, 2014, 07.18 PMby Janet Albritton

    I believe the fact is that some people need more room to move around in than others do! I agree that once was MORE than enough in the 70’s, but those that weren’t “been there and done that” have to take their turn………I guess?! Personally, there are two I really like – the pants look pretty cool and the V-Neck Dress, I have just purchased the perfect fabric for that. SO, I’m going to have fun with the dress!!! Happy Sewing :-)

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    Jun 10, 2014, 07.06 PMby stashavalanche

    The fact that the same bubble dress pattern appeared in last week’s collection just emphasises the fact that very few of these patterns are new. No harm in using the same pattern in different ways but doesn’t show much imagination from Burda.

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    Jun 5, 2014, 11.16 PMby purplegoat

    Are these maternity patterns?

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      Jun 6, 2014, 07.05 AMby kimberley28

      I was thinking rather similar thoughts. The words “fugly” and “frumpy” and “fashion less 70’s” came to mind. Oh and the one empire waist maxi dress reminds me of a costume for a castle festival.

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    Jun 5, 2014, 06.19 PMby IDia

    Great colors and great pattern as well!

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