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Nineties grunge lite is still on trend. Get a soft and casual look in these skirts, dresses, and tops. These new designs are from the March 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

This waist-length blouse is cut wide and slightly longer in the front to go with high waisted silhouettes. A light floral batiste is cute and casual.

Look polished with a dose of British charm in this lightweight Plaid Coat. A traditional collar and long hem keep it sleek.

Pant-like pleats at the waist give this Lamé Organza Skirt structure and shape. It’s narrow but not too tight and looks subtly glamorous in glitzy lamé organza.

Soften up a structured silhouette with a Front Pleat Skirt in a soft floral batiste. It’s perfect for masculine/feminine pieces like high heeled oxfords and chambray blouses, or the sweet and tough Plaid Bomber Jacket.

This cool tapered shift Dress is accented with quilted sleeve caps. It’s an unusual silhouette for art openings or candle lit dinner parties.

A jersey cotton Tank Dress with Gathered Skirt has casual grungy style. This is a great pattern to mix colors and prints! Wear it with combat boots or sandals.

Hippie meets grunge in a plaid Flared Sleeve Top top with flared sleeves and a round neckline. It’s quick to sew and makes a nice weekend top with leggings.

This is a trendy collection for nineties florals and sheer plaids. The mix of soft and hard styles is pretty with a little bit of an edge.

Happy sewing!

19 Comments

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    Mar 4, 2014, 03.01 AMby purplefan

    The mini-floral print must be a Liberty fabric! Just by chance, I saw a fall post for a local store and the photo showed bolts of fabric with Liberty plastic wraps. The floral print in the store picture seems to have more of a taupe background, so the one in this thread is a different background colour.

    Funny how chance works…

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    Mar 1, 2014, 07.45 AMby kirstenlarsen62

    love the version b of the dress with the bow detail on the sleeve! that would not b grunge!

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    Feb 28, 2014, 03.05 PMby Sarah Bowman

    I dunno… I guess I can see the grunge quality. It’s like grunge, grown up. I was pretty grunge in the 90’s and my look was generally long flowery shirt dresses worn with Docs, or, of course, the typical jeans and flannel shirt over wife beater look.

    I was gonna say, “I especially like…” but I really do like the whole collection.
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    Feb 25, 2014, 11.37 PMby Alottadays

    I love the collection! I am wondering if I can purchase the collection as a bundle or only as separate patterns. Also, is this collection available in a BurdaStyle magazine I could order?

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    Feb 25, 2014, 04.07 PMby Kathycasper

    Grunge or not grunge? Is that the question? That is what art does, gets the creativity flowing! I love all of them and I am inspired!

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    Feb 20, 2014, 10.48 PMby SingleMom56

    how do you order these patterns? they are not in the pattern books.

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    Feb 19, 2014, 02.33 AMby Cocoa93

    Interesting collection . I love the shift dress and the plaid flared sleeve top.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 11.04 PMby sewsweetviolets

    OK, again, like the patterns, but this is in no way grunge, just because you use plaid and florals does not make it grunge. I am often confused with the titles they give the garments since they never actually remind me of what they are compared to.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.32 PMby sonictreats

    plaid IS 1990s-inspired. however the sweeping, giant pleats/tucks used for shaping, on both the sleeves and at the waist, are not. 1990s patterns would use darts.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.31 PMby sonictreats

    plaid IS 1990s-inspired. however the sweeping, giant pleats/tucks used for shaping, on both the sleeves and at the waist, are not. 1990s patterns would use darts.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.19 PMby Haley Jarret

    So so in love with this collection!

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    Feb 18, 2014, 04.18 PMby Barbara Hewitt

    One of the prettiest collections—certainly not grunge.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 03.53 PMby najah

    I enjoyed that immensely. The cropped blouse with the organza skirt is styled perfectly.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 02.02 PMby Tatiana Laremore

    Love the coat and the dress! Fail to see the grunge. Maybe the grungy lawn needs watering?

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    Feb 18, 2014, 01.47 PMby Brenda Verastique

    This is my most favorite collection by far! I love every single pieces and the patterns totally make it look grunge. I love it.

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    Feb 17, 2014, 08.32 PMby jenss-1

    Some nice patterns, but this is suppose to be grunge? No way.

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      Feb 18, 2014, 12.59 AMby wolfm

      I think the thought was, if it’s plaid it must be ‘grunge’.

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    Feb 17, 2014, 06.56 PMby purplefan

    The mini-floral print fabric in photo two is gorgeous! Have to see what local fabric stores can offer in similar prints.

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    Feb 17, 2014, 03.36 PMby Deanna31

    I really like this collection!! Some interesting designs. I especially like the shift dress. I’m going to convert it into a blouse

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