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Bright florals pop in this fun plus size collection. Look for two cute dresses, skinny pants, and jackets to top it all off. This collection is from the January 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Gathers at the banded waist give the Gathered Dess flow and movement. The front hemline draws up to show off cute shoes. This is such a pretty piece for daytime dates or shopping.

Cool side panels and ankle zips take a pair of skinny pants to the next level. These trousers look great with leather accents and black pumps.

Limiting a bold floral print to the center panel of this dress doesn’t overwhelm your face and creates a slimming effect for your figure. This curve hugging dress has a modest split V neckline and knee length hem.

The ZIpper Jacket has a sporty shape with dropped shoulders and a front zipper. Use it to give casual style to a dress or slacks.

Contrasting floral sleeve cuffs and collar punch up a cropped, boxy jacket. This fun little topper is great for adding a girlie touch to your work separates.

Bright red makes this long lined coat pop. Toss this versatile silhouette over leather leggings and a sweater for fabulous winter fashion.

Change the look of your outfit with this long waistcoat. It gives any ensemble the look of a tailored suit in elegant stripes.

This collection is full of architectural shapes, like big shoulders, paneled dresses, and long lines. Florals pop against red satin and black ottoman fabric for refined cool.

Happy sewing!


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    Jan 20, 2017, 01.29 PMby bloombynight

    Wish the model in the floral dress was standing so we can see the lines of the dress. Agree with others- fabric choice for black panel dress is all wrong. Wish more of the models actually showed all of the clothes instead of concealing them.

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    Sep 27, 2014, 05.36 PMby SaucySewist

    What bottom is that kimono jacket paired with? The graphics superimposed on the bottom doesn’t allow you to see how the whole outfit looks. I’m guessing it’s a fitted bottom and the top would flare out a la 1960s. That zip jacket is a yes.

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    Jan 20, 2014, 12.28 PMby swingtag

    I’d love to make the gathered dress in metallic lame for an 80s party! I also love the style of other dress and the tailored coat.

    The only criticism I have about the plus-size offerings is that boxy jackets, t-shirt dresses and things with balloon sleeves aren’t flattering for plus-size women or even women who are just busty. You only have to compare how the model looks in the red coat as opposed to the kimono jacket to see the difference. I’d like to see the pattern-makers scale up some of the tailored non-plus size designs because plus-size women need pieces with darts and princess seams.

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    Jan 17, 2014, 06.07 PMby emmiesix

    I feel like these could be promising patterns, but for some reason the fabric choices are WAY off, and sometimes the sizes too. And it really is annoying to have the model sitting down. These criticisms aren’t exclusively for the plus-sized patterns, but it does feel like they don’t put as much effort into them so it happens more often here.

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    Jan 14, 2014, 09.32 PMby Nikki Hozack

    Have to say that I wish this collection was in smaller sizes as well – well done Burda – stylish collection for any size.

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    Jan 14, 2014, 01.54 PMby jkmet

    As always, it is wonderful to see that Burda knows you don’t have to be a size 2 to look fabulous in stylish clothes. Thank you for offering real style in real sizes.

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    Jan 10, 2014, 08.08 PMby tika1210

    I like the dresses and the trousers and the long red coat although I have to say that I do not like the fabric choices at all. The dress with the central floral panel looks very odd indeed because the black side panels and the floral print are a mismatch. As to the other jackets they are not figure flattering and this very beautiful women looks very boxy in them. She has a good shape which is completely concealed by these jackets and as a result she looks bigger in them than she is. This is very much a matter of hit and miss.

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      Jan 15, 2014, 06.54 AMby arisaid

      Have to agree with you. The boxy jacket would only make a plus sized woman look even bigger. Pity about the fabric choice in the central panel dress, it looks quite strange. Would have liked to have seen the floral gathered dress on a standing model.

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    Jan 10, 2014, 06.40 AMby freenifitsa

    Lovely collection.

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    Jan 9, 2014, 08.15 PMby Luz Kettle

    I always like zipper jackets so I will need to start looking into this one

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    Jan 9, 2014, 06.31 PMby purplefan

    The zipper jacket is a contender for next new addition to Mom’s wardrobe. Have the January issue, so just have to trace out the pattern, adjust the fit and then go fabric shopping! :) Do love the fabrics used for this collection of patterns!

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