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This new pattern collection from the September issue of burda style magazine is definitely a must-see. The seductive charm of elegant 70s-style fashions are made up in muted toned fabrics such as silk, lace and wool. These understated feminine designs are refined and sophisticated and will make any woman feel simply beautiful.


This is the classic Shirtwaist Dress that is so stunningly refined and sophisticated. The front edges are held in place with a few handstitches to create the effect of a small lapel.


This Silk Blouse has subtle elegance, as the matte side faces out. We love the other fine features of this blouse like the doubled yoke and the small pearl buttons.


This Lace Dress is so feminine. Slightly fitted at the waist, and with short sleeves, this simply-cut dress is nevertheless eye-catching. The particularly striking lace fabric also lends a touch of luxury to this design.


This Inverted Pleat Skirt may be simple in design but it still has that certain something. This skirt made from brushed wool indulges the senses with its decorative front inverted pleat. We think it is a great base skirt to have in your wardrobe.


This soft and cuddly wool herringbone Trench Coat is the perfect companion for a stroll on the town. With horn buttons, raglan sleeves, loose yokes, and shoulder tabs, it has the typical features of a classic trench. The tie belt on this double-breasted coat is also a must!


This outfit is simply chic! The pretty Leather Trimmed Skirt extends the line of any outfit, and creates a slim silhouette. Simply cut, it captures attention with its leather binding on the waist and hem edges. It is paired with the surprisingly striking Jersey Top that features trendy shoulder yokes in a contrast fabric.


Have left over fabric? Why not make a matching crossover bag. Follow the tutorial for a perfect little lace bag to take out on the town!

22 Comments

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    Oct 30, 2012, 06.05 PMby MyRomanApartment

    A gorgeous example of making the fabric do the heavy lifting. The patterns + fabric selections of this editorial are exquisite.

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    Sep 16, 2012, 01.17 PMby Celia Lima

    Loving the coat and especially the inverted pleat skirt.

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    Sep 15, 2012, 06.37 AMby iljalamalice

    Love the shirt dress. :)

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    Sep 13, 2012, 10.25 PMby jorth

    Love, love, love all these pieces!

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    Sep 13, 2012, 09.50 AMby shilisha

    What an amazing collection!The trench coat is really gorgeous!

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    Sep 12, 2012, 03.27 PMby alicexx

    Having miraculously come across Burdastyle magazine in my local W H Smiths branch, I now own these patterns! <3 the top and pencil skirt outfit is a definite tick on my list of to do’s !!! :D

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    Sep 12, 2012, 04.59 AMby mockingbird5

    oh my these are all soooo fantastic! Best set of patterns in a while :)

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    Sep 12, 2012, 03.57 AMby Linda O.

    I love the shirtwaist dress, d leather timmed lace skirt, the inverted pleat skirt and d silk blouse. Fab patterns. I love I love I love

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    Sep 11, 2012, 11.53 PMby thfostermom

    Anyone have comments on where I can find gorgeous lace similar to what is shown in the the Lace Dress & Leather Trimmed Skirt patterns? I live in a small town! Can travel to the Dallas area. The dress is perfect for my daughter’s wedding! I’m drooling!

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      Sep 13, 2012, 06.22 PMby drsallyomalley

      richard brooks fabrics in dallas. there is also a website.

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    Sep 11, 2012, 08.41 PMby rosarini

    Absolutely delighted with the designs this month.I love the darts on the lace dress & found it a great fit ,slimming as I just had to make it the day the magazine arrived.

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    Sep 11, 2012, 06.45 PMby amiee32

    I love this collection :)

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    Sep 11, 2012, 06.35 PMby conejitoasesino

    I LOVE the blouse and the last outfit! And I agree that all these pieces would look lovely Plus size. I myself are too small for Plus size yet too big for Reg size. What’s up with that! Where’s my photo shoot!

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    Sep 11, 2012, 02.54 AMby sewsweetviolets

    Yes Nouvellegamine,

    you are right, but it is rare to show this quality of photo shoot with plus size is more what I meant. There are only tow so far that some close, most tend to be on the cute side.

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      Sep 11, 2012, 03.25 AMby nouvellegamine

      really? the plus sizes pattern editorials have been some of my favorites, but then i really like their soft and romantic styling.
      But now that i think of it, you’ve right. They are often cute. But i guess that appeals to me too ;D

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      Sep 11, 2012, 04.42 PMby sewsweetviolets

      Yeah but being soft in body does not mean you are soft in style. I tend to like both, but get sick of seeing the clothing with out real detail and shape. I have been called cute too many times, I do not like it. Most of the clothing I make for myself has an edge to it, and I love feeling glamorous, not cute.

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    Sep 11, 2012, 01.24 AMby CCCouture

    Wonderful Collection. Great classic styles!

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    Sep 10, 2012, 09.37 PMby marilynmd

    the pleated skirt and the shirt dress are equally good.

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    Sep 10, 2012, 04.28 PMby nouvellegamine

    This a beautiful set of patterns. Sept is one of the best issues this year. Simple, elegant patterns made up in a variety of ways from retro 60s/70s, a nod to the 80s, and some futuristic sleekness. I love the “leather trimmed skirt” of black lace over a pale lining. Not usually a fan of sewing jersey tops, but this one is gorgeous. Love the shoulder detail. And of course the “Shirtwaist Dress/Silk Blouse” pattern. Really well done. I love seeing blouse to dress variations bc once I get a pattern to fit me I like having more than one option. So being able to make a blouse and then also a dress or 2 is a great time saver.

    And last, the editorial is wonderful- they look like movie stills. Very “Hitchcock in the 70s.”

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    Sep 10, 2012, 04.11 PMby Jodi Wade

    That trench coat! Beautiful! I just might have to buy the magazine.

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    Sep 10, 2012, 03.22 PMby sewsweetviolets

    I think for me this is the best collection you have shown. I wish it was also in Plus, I think it is classic pattern making with lovely fashion forward execution. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Sep 10, 2012, 04.32 PMby nouvellegamine

      I agree.
      It’s a small consolation, but patterns for the lace dress, inverted pleat skirt, & pencil skirt have been in past plus collections (or very close to the patterns shown.) I could look them up if you’d like. Also, it looks like most of these could be made plus by “slash & spread.”

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