Get a sophisticated look in these ruffled jackets, slim skirts, and high waisted trousers. These business casual patterns are from the December 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Get menswear style and a flattering high waisted silhouette with these flannel trousers.

This cropped bolero has structured shoulders that pull together a simple dress or sweater.

Mix masculine and feminine with a boxy Suit Jacket with tiny lapels. This coat gives a powerful business look to all your sheath dresses.

An asymmetrical ruffle makes this squared off blouse pop. Pair it with a simple pencil skirt and tights for a fun business casual look.

Borrow style from the boys in this boxy suit coat with large pockets and tiny lapels.

Wear feminine style on your sleeve in this ruffle edged satin coat. It’s the perfect topper for dressy occasions when you don’t want to cover up in a bulky jacket.

Give your office separates a flirty touch with this sweet mini skirt. A wool herringbone tweed adds interest to the simple shape.

Shades of grey are the perfect palate cleanser from holiday sparkle. These designs are subdued for work but still have a few ruffles and abbreviated hemlines for a feminine feel.

Happy sewing!


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    Apr 17, 2014, 05.58 PMby jaimewilliams

    Great collections of designs. The choice of outfit’s are amazing. – James Cullem

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    Jan 4, 2014, 11.59 PMby kimhibler

    I actually LOVE the bolero for the fabric choice. I’m not usually a fan of boleros but the thicker fabric gives it such structure- I love it!

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    Jan 1, 2014, 08.17 PMby sallyskipunderthebed

    I am sorry to see such bad fabric choices and bad fit for a rather cute collection. I would have paired the high top pant with the bolero. Bolero would be great in a chunky charcoal tweed and faux leather trim then a lightweight menswear stripe fabric for the pant. I think it would have been a much more interesting and truly sophisticated combination.

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    Dec 31, 2013, 08.06 PMby impebbles2

    I am asking the same question as miniaram….what is the pattern number of the dress underneath the bolero???….I have looked thru all the patterns and cannot find it….impebbles2

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    Dec 27, 2013, 10.16 PMby turboferret

    To Miniaram: I do not mind bolero itself, but I feel that thick fabrics do not do it justice. It now looks like a woolen winter coat decided to do a career change and become a croptop. If it is cold enough to wear thicker knits, then a bolero, no matter how thick, would not save me. However if I can get away with lighter knits, a bolero like this would be stifling and awkward. As for the dress – the ripple dress in board meeting collection for plus-sized ladies is ringing some bells for me here.

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      Dec 30, 2013, 05.19 PMby miniaram

      I can actually picture a woolen coat saying “2014 it’s going to be the year I’ll change! I’ll be a Bolero _

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      Jan 2, 2014, 12.49 PMby turboferret

      Miniaram – you scare me, you truly do. :D

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    Dec 27, 2013, 09.25 AMby turboferret

    No amount of leaning back and high heels would save those grey pants. :( The grey flounce dress would probably look better on the plus-sized model it was initially portrayed on. Cropped bolero probably is not a good idea when made of boiled wool. why do I feel like Grinch?

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.49 AMby miniaram

      I totally agree on the flannel grey trousers comment! I love the bolero though! What fabric do you think it’s more suitable?

      And the dress underneath the bolero, what pattern is it?!

      happy sewing!

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