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This pattern collection is plus sized and pretty in pastel. These designs are from the new May 2013 issue of burda style magazine. Bring on the warm weather in these styles that are slightly fitted with maximum style. Check them all out!

This slightly flared double layered Skirt is made of taffeta. A wide jersey waistband keeps both layers of this fluttery skirt together. It looks super great with this figure-hugging stretch jersey Top with gatherings.

This lovely Tank in mint green is made from two layers. One layer of fine stretch jersey combined with an over layer of sheer fabric, and the sewn on bottom band give this tank a blouson style.

Hip-length Tunic with long kimono sleeves and narrow cuffs. The deep V-neckline and loose fit make this the perfect blouse for those lazy spring days.

Fifties-style Dress with bow and fitted bust darts. The V-neckline allows a detachable Peter Pan collar to be buttoned on.

This hooded Parka is made from coated fabric, so it is durable on those rainy spring days. It has an attached hood and drawstring that gives the parka shape. It looks great work with these slim fitting Trousers that are cut in a men’s style with side zipper and roll-up hem.

Happy Sewing!

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    Apr 29, 2013, 08.41 PMby nazzy

    wish to see dresses with lancer cuts and princess line with sleeves.

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    Apr 29, 2013, 08.36 PMby nazzy

    In my opinion the larger you are you should never wear gathering.In my opion lancer cut and princess line are more appropriate .You should do nice dresses with sleeves.

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    Apr 28, 2013, 01.19 AMby arisaid

    Dear Burda please remember that the majority of plus sized ladies are not 6 foot tall like your model. Most of us are a lot shorter than that. Therefore these patterns are not going to suit us at all. Do the Burda designers actually take notice of what is on these forums, because it doesn’t appear so.

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    Apr 27, 2013, 09.22 PMby flowergirl22

    i think the trousers look ok,,

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    Apr 25, 2013, 08.34 PMby nellyvdb

    Notwithstanding all previous comments. I like several of these designs. I like the peterpan collar dress, the skirt and gathered top, and the double layer tank. I am not petit, and do not consider myself a plus size either, but I have bits I am not proud of, especially in the middle. The patterns I mentioned are perfect for me.

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    Apr 25, 2013, 01.39 AMby auntchelle

    The glory days of Burda passed by several years ago. They no longer seem to be in touch with the sewing community. This is just another collection that proves it. Not tragic but so not in touch with with what we actually want and need. I mean, dolman & kimono sleeves for plus sizes? The majority of us look terrible in these.

    I also knit and it’s quite interesting to see how the knitting designers are so much more in tune with what works on female shapes. Maybe the Burda Plus designers need to take (for example) Amy Herzog’s Fit to Flatter classes, or buy her book. They could learn a lot! http://www.amyherzogdesigns.com/f2f

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    Apr 24, 2013, 06.28 PMby emmyport

    “Fifties-style Dress with bow and fitted bust darts.” —> How about a waist? Not all of us plus-sized gals are shaped like apples, as Burda seems to think. I am a curvyhourglass and would never want to hide my waist with a horrible dress like this!

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    Apr 24, 2013, 03.39 PMby ajnoble82

    I wish they just made more of the normal size patterns in plus, because most of the specifically plus size patterns are so frumpy and shapeless. yuck. Just because we are big does not mean we want to hide ourselves in bags.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 02.31 PMby Ramona Kuhn

    I must say I’m sadly disappointed. what about working with some real people. I think the suggestion about labeling the collections for easy/quick sew without thinking would work, with very few exceptions I don’t think I would buy any of these. :( very sad.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 01.33 PMby lizhonnun

    I agree………this is not flattering. The gathered top and the trousers are not so bad but the rest isn’t good. I wish they would hire my daughter to design for them. She would do this so much better, I can tell you that She is studying fashion design in Paris now and is a plus size herself. :-)

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    Apr 24, 2013, 12.53 PMby Wendianne

    The Bicycle, the sunbathing and the phone booth patterns are like sleepwear – and not sleepwear I would want to be seen in. The others are matronly. I am a size 20 but very short – and would love to see more elegance in the plus size items. Elegance doesn’t mean frumpy and without fashion. Very few larger women want to show their bare upper arms – yet time and time again we are shown sleeveless dresses worn by beautiful young ‘plus size’ models with no flab. I now the girls who are built like this need patterns too – but a nod to the older, yet still active ladies would be nice sometimes.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 06.32 AMby jellerose

    Budastyle.com.de have a great selection of plus size fashion maybe a translation into English & re posting for us here would be great idea, no?

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    Apr 24, 2013, 04.46 AMby heatherngillis

    I’m with everyone else. Your plus-sized patterns are VERY hit and miss—too often miss. This bunch is awful! Ottobre Design offers their women’s patterns in sizes from small all the way to 52—surely you could do the same?

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    Apr 24, 2013, 04.43 AMby seliarose

    Sadly these patterns are not fit for anyone..especially not the plus size woman. Did designers actually get paid to create these tents? Birds…you should hire a panel of plus size gals to review these designs before you releease them. Hwck, I bet you could get a decent group of ladies to volunteer to review! The models in these photos are pretty yes but they just don’t seem to be “real” plus size with all the lumps and spare tires that go along with it. Please consider a little more respect for plus sized lady..tents not required! With a little effort the beautiful styles on your site could be transformed to fit all women..

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    Apr 24, 2013, 03.37 AMby bumpkin

    OOH! Some of you are Cranky! When I saw the collection, I was thinking “More MODESTY, PLEASE”! I guess they cant please all of us. I will say, though, not too many of us fluffy gals want to show our upper arms. Personally, I do NOT want to show my curves, since my largest curve is the tire around my middle. the model is beautiful and young. I am neither, but I love to sew. IN fact, I HAVE to sew, if I want to find clothes I adore. I LOVE the skirt with the amazing wide waistband. LOVE that. Hate the plunging bustlines- because I am big, everyone just assumes I have uber-cleavage, and want to flaunt it. I hate to prove them right. I like the top with the skirt OK, but again, I wouldn’t wear it- it would merely gel around my tummy roll, and – no thanks. I am modest. I am not interested in flaunting my roll. The trousers would be cute in a solid, not checks that accentuate the width of a woman’s leg. Not cute. Personally, I like the dress, except for the lack of sleeves, which I could easily add, and I would add them if I made it. I LIKE loose-fitting clothes. I get enough of my rolls showing when the wind blows my dress against my skin. I haven’t met anyone yet that asked me if they could see more of my rolls, so KEEP the loose-fitting dresses, (tents, they call them,) coming for those like me. And, my back-boobs are very unflattering to me, so loose is good there, as well.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 03.28 AMby seamspossible

    Really? This is a joke, right?! I have to ask, “Would the designers of these patterns actually wear the clothes?” It seems all that was missing was the horizontal stripes…floppy shoes optional! Does anyone have a favourite pattern company that has a proven track record for the zoftig gal?

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    Apr 24, 2013, 01.54 AMby chornb

    Good grief!! Does the company actually have ‘designers’ who develop these patterns? This collection is awful, and contains nothing I’d ever put on my plus-sized body. Perhaps Burda needs to do some focus groups with real women who can help influence the design work. Or perhaps, plus sized women should just buy patterns from the companies that do understand style and fit!

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    Apr 24, 2013, 01.39 AMby jaie

    So not only do we get a fat Betty tent dress, but the one form fitting top you manage to offer us fat chicks makes sure to cover us entirely in the bust.

    Wish Burda would just admit they have no clue and no interest in plus size sewing instead of commissioning tent makers to draft patterns for us so unfortunate as to be over a size 18.

    And stop trying, you’re just being insulting.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 01.24 AMby nepty04

    I love how it says “Happy Sewing” when you know no one is happy about the selection.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 01.21 AMby EatMeAlice

    Once again your designers have missed the mark. When it comes to designing plus-sized garments, why do they assume voluminous, shapeless garments are good enough for a very significant segment of your loyal customers? The fundamentals of good apparel design are surely to accentuate and enhance the wearer’s natural form and make her feel beautiful and attractive. Beautiful clothes start with a beautiful silhouette.

    Please no more shapeless lumpy-looking sacks and give us the beautiful shapes and silhouettes we love and deserve.

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      Apr 24, 2013, 11.06 AMby ruthiesews

      I totally agree ! In fact, the v-neck dress looks like a 1960’s sailor dress that I rocked in those years.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 01.08 AMby claudiaa

    I only like the first top. Size 20 and up have beautiful body curves. These clothes will not emphasize them.Well done on using a beautiful plus size model though. Please Burda, get back to what you are famous for: Elegant, Feminine Fashion that can inspire women to want to create in their sewing room. I will pass on this edition as well.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 12.51 AMby nieke

    Please remember some of us are size 42/44 because we are 185cm lall . long in the boby arms, legs ect and big boned We also need nicely fitted styles

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    Apr 24, 2013, 12.47 AMby Tave777

    So much is wrong with the phone booth outfit that I am speechless.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 12.35 AMby nieke

    Sorry but I also agree with the first two ladies living in QLD Australia I collect Burda Spring and Summer mags only,and have been doing so since 1975.They are extensively used by the six women in my family from Mum to my niece. We are pretty much all 183 cm and over size 38 to 44 and I am also finding the regular size patterns are much better..I do alter them for our problem areas but in gereral they fit us all much better than the plus sizes.Luv the vintage the last one i drafted out was just a delight.

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