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Celebrate the start of a festive season with lovely party dresses, sparkly jersey tees, and an embellished peplum skirt. These patterns are from the December 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine. Make your season bright!

Fluttery chiffon is lined with organza for a dress that can be worn on its own or over the Strappy Dress. This is a demure look for parties, first dates, or dinner parties.

Pair this simple Shift Dress with your highest heels for a demure party look. Solid color gabardine is elegant and shows off the unique seam lines at the bottom of the dress.

The Jersey Top is a staple. An easy dolman shape is comfy and cute in patterned jersey.

A soft dolman silhouette is transformed in sparkly lamé jersey. This top will perk up any outfit with just enough sparkle and shine! Add dangly earrings for a party-ready outfit.

Get a sophisticated look with the unique cut of the long sleeved Princess Dress. A pointed hip yoke, button detail, and pleated skirt are modern and elegant.

Delicate printed chiffon gives this dress beautiful movement and a fairy tale look. This dress is lined with crêpe de chine for a luxurious touch, and makes a wonderful outfit for any occasion. Get a bold look in gem toned chiffon, or make it in white for a soft bridal look.

Take a peplum pencil skirt to the next level with glittery embellishments. This silhouette is so feminine and flattering in wool gabardine.

This silky Kimono Jacket has the relaxed charm of a smoking jacket or luxe pajamas. Tie it on over cigarette pants for effortless style.

Three luxurious fabrics combine for one sumptuous little Lace Top. Pair it with dark skinny jeans and heels for cocktails, or a satin pencil skirt for a party. Show off the texture play with different color combinations.

Take a page from Coco Chanel with a short box jacket in ultra feminine lace. This is a great piece to have on hand when your outfit needs a little extra pop.

The Inline Blouse has a unique construction: sleeve pieces meet at the front for a split neckline and are seamed at the back, creating an empire waistline. The silhouette has relaxed, pretty drape.

A smart Print Blazer in a fun print with contrast satin lapels makes a bold party look. Pair it with skinny black pants, or throw it over a cocktail dress!

These pieces are fancy enough for holiday parties, but wouldn’t look out of place at a wedding or dinner out on the town. Try a fun print, pop of lace, or swirl of chiffon to spice up your holiday season.

Happy sewing!


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    Apr 26, 2014, 01.08 PMby hichamriba

    Just like any other, these patterns are totally lovely, stylish and very sophisticated. – Dr. Hicham Riba

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    Dec 11, 2013, 07.55 PMby emgoh

    This grouping really works for me. I can see making so many of these. I’m eying that simple dolman-sleeved-top. That style works well to hide my lumps and bumps and still look flattering. Sometimes a really basic shape like this is great because it can be tweaked with a change of fabric, maybe a little added trim, and making multiples won’t end up looking like the same old top every time. This may give me a nice stash of tops for the office!

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    Dec 11, 2013, 02.47 PMby Jennifer Schee

    Every week I see something lovely!

    I notice that the patterns indicate that they have no seam allowance, and I’m not sure what that means.. Can you please explain? thanks!!

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      Dec 21, 2017, 05.07 PMby Caroline1239

      When you cut out the patterns – you will need to add your seam allowance, separately when you place and cut out the fabric.

      So you will add an additional 5/8 or 1/2 inch when you cut the fabric.

      Hopefully that makes sense to you.

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    Dec 11, 2013, 04.53 AMby Haley Jarret

    I keep coming back to this post – I must have looked at it about 5 times now. I love it!

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    Dec 5, 2013, 05.26 AMby Napita

    Please make all of them in petite size.

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    Dec 4, 2013, 10.10 PMby purplegoat

    There are quite a few lovely things in this collection. I can see me making that pick long sleeve dress in a few different colours!

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    Dec 4, 2013, 06.43 PMby unhgoose

    I love the girl’s patterns. Will those be available too?

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      Dec 4, 2013, 09.11 PMby mcclxix

      Yes, they will be.

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    Dec 4, 2013, 07.02 AMby RomRom

    lovely shoot!

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