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This big spring collection has designs for women, boys, and girls. You’ll find casual dresses and tops, a pantsuit, and essentials for kids. These designs are from the April 2011 issue of BurdaStyle magazine.


The Pleated A Line Dress go-to pattern for little girl’s dresses. The A line silhouette is classic and easy to wear, and dressed up with a few little pleats. Dress it up or down with lightweight poplin or a crisp satin.


Silk jersey drapes and flows in a breezy Batwing Shirt. This is a relaxed top for carefree spring afternoons. Wear it with something easy like leggings.


You can wear these slim Creased Slacks for any occasion. They aren’t too tight or baggy, just a standard trouser that works with all your blouses and blazers.


Make the Pleated Sleeveless Top in all her favorite Easter egg colors. This airy pleated tunic zips up the back and has a fun A line cut.

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Match these Suit Trousers perfectly to your suit jacket with a contrast ribbon waistband. They’re not too tight or too wide, ideal for that important interview or client meeting. A neat blazer is enhanced with bold contrast trim at the lapels and shoulders. It’s easy to build a professional suit by matching your blouse to the ribbon trim.


This Silk Blouse is sporty and elegant at the same time, with concealed buttons and a simple pointed collar. Make it in silk satin to tuck into your work pants and skirts, or sew it up in a light cotton for the summer.


Light up the room in a straight Satin Skirt. You can wear this one all day—- it has a little room to move with pleats and a walking vent, plus pockets to hold a few essentials. Make a fun spring suit with a matching top.


Every boy needs a basic pair of slim cut Trousers. These are slightly cropped so he can show off cool sneakers, or just keep his hems out of the mud. The Sailor Jacket has all the style of a peacoat, lightened up for summer! This detailed jacket has pockets, buttoned cuffs, and a high collar for a polished warm weather look.


This Drawstring Jacket has more detail than meets the eye. The pleated high collar is unexpected, pockets are hidden at the waist, and drawstrings and elastic tighten the sleeves and waistline.

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Show your sophisticated side in this suede sheath dress with a split V neckline. It’s fitted at your natural waist to flatter your figure with hidden pockets at the hip.


White Bootcut Pants are so chic and summery. Wear them with anything and you’re ready for spring! This pair has a bootcut shape that works perfectly with summer heels.

Need something to match? You can make the Gathered Neck Top in an afternoon! The gathered neckline is easy to sew and has big impact, especially in a silk with some body.


This A Line Skirt has plenty of volume so you can twirl and dance those spring afternoons away. Satin with some body works for parties, or try a floral for a retro look.


It doesn’t get any simpler for spring than a tank dress with an elastic drop waist and pockets. Jewel toned satin dresses up the loose silhouette.


The girly girl in your life will love this twirly, Flouncy Skirt. Generous pleats are so cute and make the skirt easy to move in, and she can help pick out a ribbon for the waistband.

This is the collection for spring get togethers and Easter egg hunts. Satin shines in pastel colors, but you can always make these pieces more casual in a floral print!

Happy sewing!


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    Apr 13, 2014, 01.21 PMby purplefan

    The spring colours in the collection give ideas for how we can start making new garments. Since spring can be very tempermental (warm/freezing/wet until temperatures stabilize) in Canada, I’d like short sleeves on all garments at least to allow for layering.

    The suede dress would be ideal for the spring that cannot make up its mind and offers the opportunity to put a spring trenchcoat or short jacket with it for daily use, plus tights or leggings for warmth as needed.

    Most of the garments seem easy with a detail or two that might need some more attention to achieve yet provide an eye-catching feature. The hardest part of this collection would be sewing it up. The easiest part would be the fabric shopping!

    The blue satin shirt and black pants for the pool cleaning photo-I’d love to look that fabulous for a chore! :)

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    Apr 9, 2014, 12.45 PMby Inkstain1

    The long green dress made in a crepe de chine butterfly print got me through one of the most difficult emotional crises of my life: happy to wear my dress to my eldest’s graduation from Cambridge Univ in the UK, but tearful that his father was so ill in hospital at home that he missed the big day. Here’s the photo of son and mother, taken for dad back home in Switzerland (and yes, I’m trying not to cry, full of pride and wishing his father could have been there.)

    Thankfully, this was a very easy dress to sew up under such pressure, what with the flights and rearrangements with solid old friends to be there in place. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PATTERN!


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    • Purplefan_large

      Apr 13, 2014, 01.16 PMby purplefan

      You accomplished much under deadline! Solid friends are gold in the 21st century-glad you had them!

      Lovely dress to put into rotation for spring!

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    Apr 8, 2014, 07.44 PMby calatrava92

    Umm well I really liked the A-line skirt and the drawstring jacket I think is beautiful. The kids clothes too but not the other stuff, I don’t look good in minimalist lines , never have. I’m curvy, (FYI, not fat, lately it seems curvy has been used as an euphemism for fat, it makes me mad, I’m only 113 lbs, anyway) maybe that’s why they dont’ suit me? don’t know. it seems less curvy gils a la G. Paltrow do better in minimalist lines.

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    Apr 8, 2014, 04.43 PMby tika1210

    The blazer/jacket is very nice that being said the shiny purple fabric is a car crash. The suede sheath dress is also very smart but this isn’t a fabric I would wear in summer. Where I come from summer is too hot for that.

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    Apr 7, 2014, 10.26 PMby anjagriessmeyer

    The A-line skirt has some weird sizes “76, 80, 84, 88, 92”, do they refer to the hips or waist? I’m confused.

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      Apr 7, 2014, 11.21 PMby mcclxix

      It’s tall sizing. Divide by two to get the regular waist dimension.

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    Apr 7, 2014, 06.45 PMby kimberley28

    I agree that some of those colors look pretty gaudy. But I do like the sheath dress and the batwing shirt.

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    Apr 7, 2014, 06.09 PMby nouvellegamine

    some of the fabric here is dicey- the purple stiff and shiny stuff, but I have to admit, the blazer with the contrasting trim is still an A+ super cute pattern. I kind of wish they’d gone with slightly shorter pants and kitten heels for a full on retro vibe, but I understand the styling here was “relaxed summer mom,” which as a mom I can appreciate XD And that suede sheath dress is so cute it kills me. It’s so simple but chic, it really appeals to me. The batwing blouse would look awesome in two different fabrics, which is how it was shown (as a dress) in another collection in the same issue.

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