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Are you ready to get your glamour on? This week we have 7 mouth-watering patterns for those who love a bit of silver screen drama and pizazz. Channel your inner Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich or Marilyn Monroe. Read on the see the looks modeled by German actress Barbara Schöneberger* whose lovely figure inspires.

Here are the new looks we have in store for you!



1 / Long sleeved cocktail dress with center front ruffles, 2 / Long sleeve bustier dress, 3 / Long gown with front placket, 4 / Cocktail dress with starburst, 5 / Single shoulder evening gown, 6 / Cap sleeved cocktail dress, 7 / Evening gown with starburst

Added on 11/9: Since 1999 (actress and model) Schöneberger has been hosting several TV shows on German television, including Die Schöneberger Show (The Schöneberger Show) and Blondes Gift (Blond Poison), for which she received a Grimme Award nomination. She also acted in a number of TV movies and hosted some award ceremonies, such as the Echo 2009.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 05.15 PMby Tokie Ang

    love number 5 styles..hmm am gonna make it after my projects done :)

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    Nov 16, 2011, 06.55 AMby mixtlii

    I love #4 and #7 … I think my next christmas or new years eve dress will look like that!!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 11.29 PMby kangell50

    I want to make #3. but am thinking about that skirt. any thoughts on how to change it?

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      Nov 11, 2011, 02.04 PMby sewingfan1

      In what way would you like to change it? I was thinking of making a knee length version of it. There was a similar dress in this week’s Stylist magazine and the sleeves and waist parts were in bright red while the rest of it was in a contrasting colour (dark grey or dark green I think). It looked great, might be pinching that idea!

      I think I need a month off work to make all the patterns I’ve been loving lately. Looking at the preview of next month’s mag. I can see me being chained to the sewing machine for every spare minute for the next few weeks.

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    Nov 9, 2011, 05.22 PMby WagDoll

    Gorgeous dresses and fabulous shoot, def want to make number 6……and5 ,4 & 7!

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    Nov 9, 2011, 03.57 PMby tiffanee

    So in love with #5 – can’t wait to make it and then make the hubby take me out on the town!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 09.48 PMby nouvellegamine

    i love #4- cocktail dress with starburst! it’s a total “mad men” style dress. beautiful!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 09.39 PMby Emeraldstar

    is awesome!
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    Nov 8, 2011, 08.49 PMby Becky Newcomer

    I cannot wait to make number 2! Super sexy!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 08.50 AMby redredhoodie

    The model is actually a german actress/entertainer: Barbara Schöneberger. She’s quite popular and I think she’s gorgeous inside and out. Also I agree that it’s nice to see a curvey woman modeling regular sized dresses. I know that there are a lot of very thin women in “real life”, too, but usually the media don’t portrait the other body shapes that much. Still I think this was more of a PR thing to feature her than a step to featuring a greater variety of models of what ever shape, size, hight, color… … And yes, it’s sexy but not cheap and I like that.

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      Nov 8, 2011, 05.32 PMby alisondahl

      Thanks for the info, I’ve updated the post with the actresses credentials— I agree she’s a beautiful model.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 08.40 AMby tamlagirl

    As some-one who is quite curvy its great to see a photo shoot with a model with a figure like mine. I do find that a large number of the patterns suit more willowy figures than mine.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 08.26 AMby loulourosa

    I love these dresses, hmm have to get my hands on this burda issue. I’m happy to see that Burda has got the spirit back from the seventies when it was a real glamorous magazine, instead of a magazine for sewing granny’s .

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    Nov 8, 2011, 01.56 AMby ladykatza

    I loved this part of the newest Burda Mag! The best part is almost all of the dresses go up to a 46! Add that to the plus sized dresses from several months ago and there’s a huge range of sexy and WOW.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 01.54 AMby lila-1

    !! H.O.T! Cant wait to make some of these stunners!! the starburst detail is really special, and the one shoulder gown is just so many levels of awesome. Also agree with carrottesauvage, specatular photography, very glamorous :)

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    Nov 7, 2011, 10.38 PMby carottesauvage

    Woaw I would have never imagined Burda magazine could produce such sexy photo series….sulphurous! I love this blue dress and the picture too… I find the atmosphere of this particular image, its staging and styling reminiscent to some Fassbinder movies with Barbara Valentin or Hanna Schygulla. Good old Rainer!

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