Indulge in feminine ruffles and lace in these 11 new patterns. Midi length dresses in lace and chiffon, fitted jackets, and pretty blouses fill the sweet New Victorians collection. Toughen up these uber girlie pieces with leather boots and laidback accessories, or put together a romantic look. These new patterns are from the August 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine.
Make the high necked Ruffle Neck Blouse for just a hint of Victorian style. Sweetly detailed with ruffles at the neck and a pleated front, this blouse is elegant and feminine. Wear it with a skirt or high waisted pants, and show off the neck detail with a fun updo!
For a dressier take, make the Ruffle Neck Dress. This proper style gets a little sass from sheer chiffon. Make it in a bright color for a pretty day dress that can go from fall into spring. This dress would look great with folk-y boots, or a cute vintage heel.
For a little structure, make the One Button Blazer. This versatile jacket looks great with dresses, but would also work well to dress up a pair of jeans. Try the lapels in a contrasting color duchesse for a different look.
Make the Soft Leather Pants to create unique outfits. These soft pants are relaxed and easy to wear, but are dressed up in soft leather. Front pleats and back pockets add a little tailoring to the relaxed silhouette. Wear with the silky Wrap Blouse or other flowy top.
Doll yourself up in the High Neck Lace Dress. This fitted dress is a mix of old and new. An old-fashioned high necked dress gets modern style from sheer panels and a super flattering cut. This folk style looks sweet in linen and batiste with chunky boots or gladiator sandals.
This knee length dress with 3/4 length sleeves and a demure split v neckline is so versatile! The Split V Dress is simple and stunning. Allover lace makes a fancy dress for parties, but this design looks just as pretty in knits for work. Or, mix colors and fabrics for the skirt and bodice for a totally customized look.
Relax in the carefree Wrap Blouse. This wraparound top is sweet and comfy, perfect for wearing to Sunday brunch. This design has sheer sleeves, a skinny sash and slits at the hip, and looks cute with skinny pants or leggings.
This little Puffed Sleeve Jacket is sweet with puff sleeves and a nipped in waist. The short collar has a hint of motorcycle jacket style. Make it in leather with a contrast satin lining for a style that’s tough and girlie at the same time.
Sheer sleeves and a bodice that buttons all the way down give the Button Front Dress old fashioned style. This is a great piece for occasions that need a little modesty, like important work dinners! Bring in the waist with pleats and a sash to show off your waist.
The Lace Panel Shirt goes modern with a squared off front panel and big buttons at the shoulder. This is a fun sewing project for mixing texture and color, and would look super cute with boyfriend jeans and a messy topknot. Make a stunning statement piece for your next cocktail party!
Finish your look with the Long Military Coat. This military inspired jacket has a midi length and high collar for extra warmth. Extra deep pockets have utilitarian style, and fit your gloved hands plus keys and a phone. This is the perfect coat to wear over all your winter outfits, and looks great with leather boots.
These sweet designs make great layering pieces for fall. Play up the feminine style with heels, undone hair, and a little cardigan, or go bohemian with leather boots and a boyfriend sweater. Either way, these ruffled and lace designs are fun inspiration for bring out your ladylike side.