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Fill the tank and hit the road on an autumn adventure. These blouses, dresses, and layering pieces have a bohemian style to take out for a ride. This collection is from the October 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions to previously published patterns have been updated.


A beginner friendly dress pattern goes glamorous with flowing metallic jersey. The Metallic Wrap Dress is a great piece to have in your rotation for all occasions. Change up the look with a print or plain black jersey.

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Rock and roll in a leather mini skirt. The classic 5 pocket style looks just as good in denim or corduroy. Complete the look with the Chiffon Blouse with Tie Band in a cool psychedelic floral, textured tights, and a floppy hat.


The Wrap Dress is a beautiful vintage design that never goes out of style. This is a beginner friendly dress pattern you can make totally your own with accessories.


A necessary pair of high waisted Bell Bottoms with a full fashioned zip fly, hip pockets, and belt loops. Keep pleats stiff for a menswear look.


The Jersey Tie Neck Top accessorizes itself! The cute scarf tie makes a keyhole neckline and you don’t even need jewelry. Make it extra edgy in metallic jersey or lurex.


Polish up your look with a fitted Corduroy Waistcoat. It’s short with a deep V neckline for a feminine fit. A playful finish for any outfit.


A super easy Long Hippie Coat can be styled up with vintage fabric, patchwork denim, whatever you like! This style looks great with a belt.


The enchanting Boho Crepe Chiffon Long Dress will transport you right to the seventies. It’s easy to sew but has lots of detail: a sweetheart neckline, puffed sleeves with buttoned cuffs, waist darts, hip pockets, and a ruffled hem. Try making the bodice in a contrasting solid fabric for a different look.

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Even beginners can sew this whimsical Fur Vest. It’s a fun topper for denim shirts, folky dresses, or finishing off a costume. Why not make the Trousers with Side Leather Lacing and go as Janis Joplin or Jimi Hendrix for Halloween?

Wear these pants when you want to feel like a wild child. They lace up with suede cord along the thigh so you can hit the stage in style.

Layer one or a few of these pieces into your outfit for a hint of rock and roll. Fall is the time to experiment with your look! A little leather, some fur or fringe, and a drape of metallic jersey pair perfectly with your favorite boots and wide belts.

Happy sewing!


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    Oct 4, 2014, 12.42 PMby cupandpenny


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    Sep 30, 2014, 06.34 PMby Pegann3

    I agree with your new posters! I am small too. As I love the looks on the models, I get a bit discouraged about taking the time to sew them when at 5 feet nothin’, I can’t imagine they would look good on me! I love the looks in both new collections, but probably not for me….
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    Sep 30, 2014, 01.45 PMby Bayougal13

    Am LOVING these collections; great throwback stuff; love the vest and granny dress especially. I also love the look of the wrap dress pattern, but I’m large busted, and they always look odd on me.

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    Sep 26, 2014, 10.21 AMby nrobson

    like these rocking 70s looks

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    Sep 25, 2014, 09.54 PMby calatrava92

    I’m ready to voice my frustration again. Why can’t your patterns start at 34?!!! Don’t tell me it’s easy to resize , I’m actually a 32 and I would resize up one size but not two!!!

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      Sep 26, 2014, 03.01 AMby RomRom

      I agree, I’m the complete opposite of a russion model, if I stand next to one I come up to their knees! I appreciate when burda does the petites now and again but there aren’t enough. Home sewers sew because we don’t measure up to supermodels therefore if commercial pattern makers make patterns, they should target the less fortunate more often.

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      Sep 26, 2014, 04.02 PMby Ariana Bauer

      I agree, I am small too and I hate the patterns start so big.

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      Oct 13, 2014, 07.38 PMby caiti-cat

      I have to grade up my patterns 4 sizes due to my awesome curvy body. It usually works really well. Buy a book on pattern grading or just experiment and work it out for yourself! It is very rewarding!

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    Sep 25, 2014, 07.02 PMby Inkstain1

    See my two versions in silk of the tie scarf blouse here:


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      Sep 26, 2014, 12.42 AMby rita61

      Thanks for posting your link. Your blouses are nice.

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      Sep 30, 2014, 07.05 PMby di-di

      They look great! It’s a look I used to love with a suit, and you inspire me to give it another go for more casual. I might try your alteration too!

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