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Here we have a lovely resort style pattern collection from the June 2013 issue of burda style magazine. The styles are all loose fitting and great for destination travels because of their layering capability and fabric choices. These designs are perfectly presented in printed and plain bright fabrics that are fun enough for summertime and sophisticated enough for the modern woman.

We love this silk Blouse with front pleats and wide neck band.

This slightly flared, knee-length Skirt with shaped waistband looks super sophisticated paired alongside our Three Quarter Blouse.

Every woman need a little Shift Dress in her wardrobe. This one is great with its decorative details and side inserts.

Breezy and light Pants like these, are a great bottom alternative for summer! These ones have large patch pockets to hold your sunglasses and lipstick with ease.

This casual Top is both lovely for day…and edgy for night with its princess panel seamlines.

This One Shoulder Maxi dress is the essence of resort wear. It blows in the breezes and flatters any woman.

Here is a lovely Jacket in bouclé with raglan sleeves, patch pockets and piping. We love it worn with these Cuffed Shorts, makes a great resort outfit!

This bright Dress would work for fancy dinners and cocktail hour near the breeze. The lovely movement is created from the pleats at the shoulder and waistline with decorative flowers.

Happy Sewing!

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    Jun 17, 2013, 10.56 AMby Nicolajackson20

    I like very much that “One Shoulder Maxi” however I will marry on coming January and wish to spend my honeymoon in Switzerland. But before the same I must try to get something like above for my wife. Do you know one of my friend is so much savvy in sewing that he is able to sew anything(URL is : http://www.sewthisandthat.com.au/. I believe I will ask him to see this blog,

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    Jun 16, 2013, 07.01 AMby Misokizen

    Thank you!A much more worked collection than those rectangled shaped ones I, and many with me,got so sick of.Lovley Burda! Keep it up!

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    Jun 14, 2013, 05.27 PMby jilleigh

    I’m really liking this collection. I think I’ll have to make the One Shoulder Maxi!

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      Jun 16, 2013, 08.09 PMby Elyse Enger

      I may make it too but shorten it to fit my height!

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      Jun 17, 2013, 12.47 PMby jilleigh

      I’m pretty short myself so I always have to shorten… :) I think this one will be worth it, as long as it doesn’t swallow me up in fabric.

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    Jun 13, 2013, 04.31 PMby Mrs. Brunner

    I like the dude behind the maxi dress the most.

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      Jun 13, 2013, 09.11 PMby Cristina Staicu

      :)) Oh yes!

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      Jun 16, 2013, 04.36 AMby purplegoat

      I concur. How does one whip one of those up I wonder?

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    Jun 13, 2013, 12.00 PMby MicNanDec

    I love these! My favorite is the one-shoulder maxi. I really like the pleated blouse, too. That would be perfect for work!

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    Jun 13, 2013, 02.33 AMby purplegoat

    Love the first blouse with the pin tucks, and the purple dress (minis the perplexing pom poms) will be on my list of things to make. I feel like the other items are a bit ho-hum and wouldn’t suit me, plus I don’t like jackets without a collar or pants without a waist band, and I’d never wear an asymmetrical dress :).

    I personally don’t expect to like every pattern in every magazine, and enjoy picking out the things that suit me – as long as there are a couple of things I will make its still value for money! I also love seeing the kooky designs occasionally (anyone for scuba diving?) as long as there is something for everyone!

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    Jun 13, 2013, 02.14 AMby iheartfabric

    Wow….I love them all!!

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    Jun 13, 2013, 01.09 AMby cjames

    I love these patterns as well but I also have some shoe envy: does anyone know who designed the shoes worn with the Bright Dress?

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      Jun 13, 2013, 03.24 PMby mitmit

      Bright dress sandals are from Max Mara.

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    Jun 13, 2013, 12.01 AMby izbott

    Great one shoulder dress. Perfect for our hot Okanagan weather. I could totally wear this as I eat at a bistro in one of our wineries. The pants are perfect too!

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    Jun 12, 2013, 10.04 PMby Lollyrosedragon

    I, like many others, like this collection as I have found beautiful and interesting pieces in most of Burda’s offerings. I spend loads of time between the UK and the US so I get to see the fashions in both places and even if there are pieces that I don’t like the styling of, it’s okay, because usually with a change in fabric or notions or grading up or down, I find I can create something I like that suits me. I don’t understand some of the negativity about the styling or the sizes. MegH just offered a webinar on pattern grading. I have often had to grade patterns to suit someone. It’s a great skill to have and if you can’t find something you like in a collection, as it is, then make it a challenge to yourself to turn it into something you like. It builds your skills as a sewist and keeps things intriguing! Happy sewing all.

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      Jun 12, 2013, 11.56 PMby MegH

      Lovely comment and so true! I love changing patterns to suit and fit me, that it what my mash ups are all about.

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    Jun 12, 2013, 05.49 PMby yourbuzzgirl

    I absolutely must make the off the shoulder maxi… I can see it in various colors in my closet.

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      Jun 12, 2013, 08.11 PMby MegH

      Me too! I really want to make it.

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    Jun 12, 2013, 03.01 PMby juicean

    I love everything single one of these

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    Jun 12, 2013, 02.15 PMby cathysews

    I love every piece…can’t wait to try some.

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    Jun 12, 2013, 12.36 PMby celestechen6

    I love the One Shoulder Maxi. I regret I didn’t buy some rayon fabric when it was on sale a couple weeks ago. It would be perfect for this dress. The pants look great too!

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    Jun 12, 2013, 12.35 PMby minibux

    This entire collection is so pretty. I have a case of the “shiny object syndrome” right now, though. Where can I get one of those crystal necklaces (paired with the blouse and knee-length skirt in pic #2)? It is stunning and a perfect match with this collection. My summer wardrobe just isn’t complete without it. Info?? :)

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      Jun 12, 2013, 03.42 PMby julibopper

      According to my magazine, the necklace is by Marina Rinaldi. Hope that helps!

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      Jun 17, 2013, 01.16 AMby MissMaddiePi

      Ooooooh…That IS a perfect summer necklace! And so shiny! Good catch!

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