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This week’s patterns from bBurdaStyle magazine are inspired by the American ’50s. Form fitting garments and classic styles in gorgeous pastel colors with a modern take. Make yourself a high-waist pencil skirt with starburst pleats, a classic seersucker blouse, or a pair of leather shorts.

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This blouse pattern is form fitting and features a button placket with hidden buttons and darts along the front and back for best fit.


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This high-waist jersey skirt has pleats along the side that give a gorgeous starburst effect.


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This blouse is quick and easy to sew with drawstring casings for the shoulders to add a gathered effect. The appliqué on the front is made from lovely broderie anglaise.


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These shorts are just so cool. If you can’t find gorgeous leather like this, any other trouser fabric works great too.


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This pleated skirt made in a beautiful lace is made with a zip fly closure and hip-yoke pockets.


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This amazingly retro sewing pattern looks like a two-piece but is actually a dress. The bodice in our version is made from thin lamb nappa leather and the skirt from Natté fabric. These materials can naturally be substituted for any dress fabric with some body.


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This gorgeous draft-it-yourself circle skirt is made from cotton poplin that has been commercially pleated, sunburst style.


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Brightly colored, semi-fitted, short blouse with buttons up the back.


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This shirt dress is perfect for summer days by the pool or on the beach. We made our version in a crushed poplin fabric.


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We love this refreshing sporty dress in mint green. It features side zipper pockets and a lovely deep V neckline. The casual length and silhouette is easily flattering on any body! It would look great belted as well.

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    Jun 16, 2016, 11.42 AMby BethanyThomson

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    Jun 14, 2016, 06.24 PMby annie70

    This is my favourite collection! Thanks for featuring it- I’d nearly forgotten about it! Off now to find that issue…..

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    Jun 14, 2016, 03.44 PMby yogamom

    This may be the best collection ever!

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    Jun 14, 2016, 05.31 AMby nadia r

    awesome styling and shoot!

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    Apr 22, 2014, 02.09 AMby RomRom

    nice styling

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    May 20, 2012, 04.54 PMby Theemom

    Great collection…Hope I get

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    May 17, 2012, 09.47 PMby sofiapinelli

    Yummy, I want to make them all.

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    May 17, 2012, 08.48 PMby moyogirlhotmailcom

    Cool stuff. I like the pleated skirt best

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    May 17, 2012, 01.53 PMby bright-ideas-studio

    Makes me want to dump everything in my closet and start a new wardrobe!

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    May 17, 2012, 10.15 AMby lime-blue

    wow, this is a first, I like every item in this collection.. more than like in fact!

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    May 16, 2012, 04.55 PMby nouvellegamine

    such a pretty collection! the high waisted skirt is to die for!

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    May 16, 2012, 04.26 PMby reginaanne

    Fabric store here I come! There is not a single piece in this collection that I don’t want to make. The only problem will be deciding which garment to start first.

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    May 16, 2012, 11.40 AMby fashionfreek

    I like the high waisted pencil skirt and the colour is beautiful. I am going to try and make a few:)

    Just a note all the items are really nice and have a fresh summery feel to them.:)

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    May 15, 2012, 11.14 PMby annakonduh

    I absolutely LOVE all these patterns!! I cant wait :D

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    May 15, 2012, 10.15 PMby lila-1

    LOVE the starburst and pleated circle skirts. really flattering lengths too :)

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    May 15, 2012, 08.39 PMby Haley Jarret

    I think the mock 2 piece dress would be really cute with buttons up the back of the shirt!

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