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This plus size pattern collection is showcased in the June 2013 issue of burda style magazine. These styles will make you shine in front of the camera, and ensure you are ready for your close up! This collection experiments with color and has a mix of casual and dressy styles that are transitional. Check them all out!

This Slit Sleeve Blouse has so much detail to it. Like the great V neckline with inset and the fluttery sleeve with layers of fabric.

Dress or shirt? That is the luxury of this Dress. It has the classic styling of a shirt but made into a lovely dress. Perfect to wear for those summer day trips.

This Pleated Skirt had so much fun volume! It is pleated at the front and it really has a great wrap effect.

What a stunner! This red T-Dress has a loose-fitting silhouette, so It is comfy to wear and it will allow the fabric to blow in the breeze. The sleeves are flouncy and integrated into the bodice.

This little Dress has a plunging deep V-neckline with contrast band at the neckline and waist. Pair with a sunhat and sandals for a great beach look or throw on a pair of heels and wear this fun dress out on the town

This Yoked Tunic is great for this time of year! It has a lovely U-shaped yoke seam with center front slit and ties at the sleeve. We love it worn with these slim Seamed Pants.

This silk Blouse is elegant and flowing with movement. It has an empire seam under the bust with darts and a center front slit with loop and button.

Happy Sewing!


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    May 22, 2013, 11.31 AMby Wendianne

    Let’s face it – patterns are very personal things, as every bit as personal as our body shapes. I love the slit sleeve V-Neck blouse. I am very top heavy like this simple kind of style. It’s very much in the style of surgical scrubs tops – and I really suit them.

    My upper arms are flabby and I wouldn’t leave the sleeves slit like they are and would lengthen them to three quarter length. Elbow length or shorter only accentuate my bust. The silk blouse and red dress with the yoke are lovely. I don’t have a problem tummy or hips – but I look as if I have if I wear a gathered body on a yoke. They may not suit every body type – but I will get a few garments from these.

    Women with body shape can’t wear the shapeless styles which are fantastic on skinnies – but we are all very differently shaped. I would never wear an hour glass shape. But I don’t criticise the pattern maker for making hourglass shaped patterns.

    I feel some of the comments are a bit savage. We all choose our own fabrics to sew – so what fabric they are made up in here isn’t an issue for me. Not bad Burda.

    (And why not try a differently shaped pattern in a muslin Toile first? You might be pleasantly surprised…)

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    May 22, 2013, 08.38 AMby badcatrosy

    I will be making the yoked tunic and the seamed pants, but my favourite thing is the lace coat for which there is no pattern, but as usual the designers have come up with a frumpy collection, made with stiff, bulky looking fabrics that add pounds to the lovely model.

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    May 22, 2013, 05.57 AMby theoreticgal

    Once again more unflattering plus size offerings. Maybe the designers think we should all lose weight so we can fit into the lovely regular sized offerings.

    Most plus sized sewing/retail offerings are the same shapeless uglies. Thank goodness I can draft but I would prefer to spend less time drafting and more time sewing.

    Give us curvy bombshell not sacks. We sew precisely so we can adjust a pattern to fit for our shape.

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    May 22, 2013, 03.55 AMby blakekth

    watch "what not to wear " to see that tops should sit at the hip as well as jackets.straight leg pants same width at knee as at the cuff. What is wrong with the plus size industry? Make some of the stuff in the same fabric and style as seen in misse’s sizes.

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    May 22, 2013, 12.51 AMby emjaen

    When are the designers going to realise that shaped is flattering – regardless of size – not a sack? More dowdy, unflattering plus-size Burda patterns – you really need to lift your game!

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    May 22, 2013, 12.17 AMby arisaid

    I like the layered sleeve but that’s it. :-(

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    May 21, 2013, 11.04 PMby sunyincincy

    Well, her hair sure is pretty. yep. I wouldn’t wear any of these garments. None. fugly

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    May 21, 2013, 10.36 PMby zookeeper54

    I liked the layered blouse more than the pleated skirt. That sailor style dress yuck, it is better as a shirt (first photo) but still. Come on Burda you can do better!

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    May 21, 2013, 09.55 PMby Ramona Kuhn

    There are some really cute things here. I don’t think the comments about pregnant are on target. It really depends on figure styles and they can be complimentary. Some are very figure flattering and could be shown in different fabrics to really show the best. I think my favorite would be the pleated skirt – I’m really interested in seeing what it would look like in a different fabric. Compared to last run – this one is a hit.

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      May 21, 2013, 10.39 PMby zookeeper54

      Ok Ramona I agree the wrinkles really detract. Could be nice.But If you are a large tummy type you don’t want pleats – like gathers unless they lay really flat or are dropped below the major bulge.
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      May 24, 2013, 09.19 AMby barkcloth

      You say that the comments about pregnancy are not on target. But I really thought she was wearing a purple maternityshirt at first! I think it is the color, more than the pattern though.

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    May 21, 2013, 09.49 PMby kaitiek

    The slit sleeve blouse looks nice, otherwise “bombshell” is an overstatement, as when I think bombshell, I think of a woman embracing her curves, not hiding them under boxy silhouettes. The empire waist styles are a step in the right direction (at least some sort of waist was drafted), and I think the seamed pants are the best plus size pants burda has on offer, but I would like to see a collection with the word bombshell cater more to an hourglass figure.

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    May 21, 2013, 09.08 PMby cloff

    Some of the patterns aren’t so hot, but I got the seamed pants and tunic outfit – Cute! :)

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    May 21, 2013, 08.51 PMby sydnie7

    These designers really don’t understand the plus figure, do they?

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    May 21, 2013, 05.20 PMby coffeewoman

    I’m not very impressed by these – they look more like home-ec projects than fashion patterns.

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    May 20, 2013, 12.15 PMby Amber Walker

    So bad, I wouldnt wear ANY of them…they make the poor model look bigger than she is!! Who wants to look pregnant when your not? Deeply saddened that those of us with some extra weight seemed to miss out on cute patterns, just because Im plus sized dosnt mean I wear baggy loose fitting clothes! No dice burdastyle.

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    May 19, 2013, 04.26 PMby isisandra

    The Yoke Tunic and the Shirt Dress are very nice, the Silk Blouse however makes the model look pregnant. My eye was originally attracted to the beautiful red ensemble. After looking closely i am wondering if the t-dress has the same bodice as the Silk Blouse, which would easily be unflattering on most bodies with a belly.

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    May 18, 2013, 05.13 PMby Dervish2013

    I’m not loving these. Potential is there, however.

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    May 18, 2013, 02.33 PMby KristinaBerisha

    Lovely :)

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    May 18, 2013, 01.37 PMby flowergirl22

    they are all very nice,, my favourite is the red top,

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    May 18, 2013, 10.47 AMby MicNanDec

    I actually like a lot of these. They have nice details, like the dress with the shirt front, and the fabric looks like it will skim over the body.

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    May 18, 2013, 10.47 AMby Chococatlovescookies

    I’m sorry, but that v-neck dress is really not cool. It looks like a potato sack 0.0

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    May 17, 2013, 01.05 AMby jellerose

    I like the Yoked tunic but I don’t think the others would flatter a fuller figure. Sleeves are cut off at largest part of the arm not flattering & covering the Bust area with all that fabric would just emphasise ample busts making you look heavier. I’ve looked around and found burdastyle.com.de have a nice range of plus size patterns, are you guys linked in any way?

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    May 16, 2013, 11.26 PMby bettysparkles

    The last blouse design is a good, simple design that would flatter many women. Very nice.

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    May 16, 2013, 09.54 PMby jjelsewear

    these patterns are ok for the sewer who does not want or need to alter the pattern. For those of us who have fabric-gasms when walking through Mood Fabrics NYC or look at abstract images and see couture pieces yearning to be drafted, not so much.

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    May 16, 2013, 08.16 PMby Carien Dolittle

    I’ve been asking for all my life what the little device does they use in photoshoots. Oh wait, it’s about the patterns..

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    May 16, 2013, 07.31 PMby sewsweetviolets

    Love the lace coat with the satin hem, why not included? Also I think some a re bombshell, but most are meh.

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    May 16, 2013, 06.35 PMby sunspot

    Mmm! I really love the silk blouse. Those sleeves are flattering for my . . .ahem . . . upper arms, but usually they look too much like a bridesmaid dress. Integrating them into the bodice will help. I think I’ll try this one.

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