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Get a head start on creating your summer closet. Here we have selected our favorite summer dress patterns on the site. Which one is your favorite? Read on for inspiration…

Left: Jersey Dress With Drawstring Right: Dress With Knot Front

Left: Cap Sleeve Dress Right: Gathered Halter Dress

Left: Wrap Dress Plus Size Right: V-neck Dress Plus Size

Left: Blouson Dress Right: Maxi Caftan Dress

Left: Dress With Elastic Waist Right: Long Side Slit Dress

Left: Striped Dress Right: A-line Dress

Left: The Fatina Dress Plus Size Right: Katherine Dress Plus Size

We hope you found some favorites too, let us know in the comments below.

Happy sewing!

- Emmy and Jamie

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    May 1, 2012, 07.57 AMby erin

    Great inspiration, I just got started with a very individual summer dress, but I think I’ll have to sew some more!!!

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    May 1, 2012, 07.20 AMby Jason Bourne

    I dont know much, but i all them were awesum..

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    Apr 22, 2012, 09.18 PMby glitzysparkles3

    Wow, these are gorgeous summer dresses. One day I aim to be able to create my own designer wardrobe of enviable pieces like these, by the time I get round to it I imagine I’ll be a trend-setting old lady :)

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    Apr 18, 2012, 02.21 PMby Abigail Jones

    Wow this is probably one of the best collection of dresses I’ve seen Burda highlighting since I joined! And for once, there are offerings for ALL body types!!! And now I am even more inspired to try my hand at some of them!

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    Apr 18, 2012, 06.54 AMby loulourosa

    I made the dress with the elastic waist last year, and I’m very happy with it, I have a plan to make the dress with the knot front, but first I want to finish a dress I started last summer. I also like the cap sleeve dress. Sometimes I’m a bit overwhelmed by all these lovely patterns I would like to make, but unfortanetly don’t have the time for,…

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    Apr 18, 2012, 04.00 AMby Kathleen York

    The cap sleeve dress, absolutely hands down my favourite. The V-neck dress is a distant second.

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    Apr 18, 2012, 02.24 AMby uglybeat

    I’m a big fan of the A-line.

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    Apr 17, 2012, 04.49 PMby Creativebee29

    My favorite is the A-Line dress. I have always enjoyed making A-Line dresses.

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    Apr 17, 2012, 11.03 AMby Lara Hitchcock

    Cap sleeve dress, of course!!! It’s on my list as well (I’ve got the Fabrique already) and I am from Australa too…from sunny Brisbane

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    Apr 17, 2012, 09.09 AMby Couture Academic

    Cap sleeve dress! On my to do list for next summer (I’m in Australia!)

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    Apr 17, 2012, 12.44 AMby purplefan

    The three aquamarine print dresses are all from May 2011 BurdaStyle. Loved the fabric choices used by the magazine staff-wish such fabric could be found in stores in Canada! Such fabric is inspiring to Burda’s international readers…seriously lovely fabric!

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    Apr 16, 2012, 08.22 PMby servareginae

    The cap sleeve dress is my all time favorite. …This dress is a classic. I will try to make one this summer.

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    Apr 16, 2012, 03.22 PMby heidilea

    The cap-sleeve dress is my absolute favorite and I have plans to make a few for the summer.

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      Apr 16, 2012, 07.25 PMby chula123

      Good choice ! If you have a look on the website, you’ll see that it is a very popular model and there are lots of lovely versions of this dress going round. I have used this pattern several times and love it ! Enjoy

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    Apr 16, 2012, 11.57 AMby roliver

    I love all of them!! I am but a novice but will definately try the wrap dress first.

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    Apr 16, 2012, 09.06 AMby flowergirl22

    i am going to a wedding in june and august, there are 4 dresses I like , I might make them all to see which looks best.

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      Apr 16, 2012, 07.26 PMby chula123

      Oh boy, I have already made 4 of these dresses and couldn’t say which one I like best, so gook luck deciding :-)))

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    Apr 15, 2012, 09.27 PMby Linda74Sews

    These are all great dresses, but I am amazed there aren’t more patterns available for a simple, basic, shift style dress with multiple neckline treatments. With every talk show and entertainment celeb wearing these great dresses with the most interesting neckline treatments, why aren’t there more patterns for this simple, yet unbelievably versatile silhouette? The variations one could create from such a basic silhouette are endless and would be such great fun to make!

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    Apr 15, 2012, 08.54 PMby G-A-

    I love the knot-front dress, will absolutely make it and have a lovely striped fabric in mind. I have already made the A-line dress (knee length) and the cap sleeve dress with a modified skirt. I definitely recommend the cap sleeve dress, the bodice is just perfectly drafted.

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