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This collection is from the 06/2012 issue, and one of our favorites! Inspired by western clothing, these patterns are casual and perfect for everyday wear. From delicate lace to denim and leather, you can choose to make yourself a cool summer dress or a hip leather vest with fringe. All instructions have been updated into new format, see them all below…

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These comfy leggings are made in a stretch lace, which make for a perfect pairing under a tunic top.

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This little leather waistcoat is a fun garment to add to any outfit. It is easy to wear, and the long fringe adds movement. For a classic western look make in brown or black leather, but you could make in a fun colored leather like red for a different vibe. Try binding the edges instead of the hole punch detail for an alternative look.

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This dress has a hemline to the floor, and a deep front V-neckline. This maxi-dress also features godet inserts for more volume and movement, you could make these godet pieces in a contrast fabric for a burst of color! Or you could shorten the hemline for a different look.

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This is a little leather button-up vest with the back left open except for two straps that criss-cross. This vest will give any outfit a little western flair, and looks great over a plain top.

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This pretty dress is made with layers of lace and chiffon, which gives the dress plenty of movement and dimension. This dress is perfect for those summer day-trips, and evenings on patios. Made in a colored fabric, this dress could be worn to any summer wedding.
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This cute little skirt has a fun twisting detail that gathers the fabric in a unique way. This skirt is great for those sunny summer days, or you could pair with a sequin top and heels for a sassy nighttime look.

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This is a whimsical dress that features a tiered skirt with gathers and an embroidered hemline. This dress can be worn out-and-about during warm spring and summer days.

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This blazer has a unique button-up front closure, with button down lapels. It can be worn with a multitude of outfits, from a dress to a suit for the office. This blazer also features a functional sleeve button placket detail and a stylized front hemline. Here it is made in a Linen twill for a more casual look, you could make the interior a color or print for a fun detail.

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This is a sleeveless tunic top with drawstring shoulder seams, and front appliqué. This tunic is perfect for summertime when made in a lightweight cotton. You could even lengthen the hemline to make a cute dress !

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These are a lovely pair of trousers that have a wide leg silhouette. They have a casual feel, and include features like back patch pockets and a stylized front leg seam with additional pockets. It’s finished off with a thin waistband that sits at natural waist.

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This classic blazer is casual and business appropriate, and is the perfect addition to any outfit. It has a low front drop neckline and is done up with one centre front button. This one is made in a deep beige for a western-look, but you could make it in classic black or a print for a statement blazer.

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This casual blouse is easy to wear, and perfect for those hot spring and summer days. Here it is made in a light weight denim for a country-look, but could be made in a bright floral for a more feminine style. It has tailored features such as a button-up centre front, pockets and a collar.

Have fun sewing these western style patterns, and try pairing with an old pair of cowboy boots!

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    Jun 16, 2016, 12.30 PMby Malleycat

    I have the original magazine with these patterns in. Although I am competent at making clothes I am really struggling with the dart & collar instructions on the Classic Blazer. There are no pictures to accompany the instructions. Can anyone help me out?

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    Jun 8, 2016, 09.39 PMby Shannon Gardiner

    Not everywhere has super hot summers. a pair of shorts and a little leather vest could be perfect if your temps are more moderate.

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    Jun 3, 2016, 05.20 PMby annie70

    The blazer is great- some nice military inspired details on it.

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    Jun 3, 2016, 03.51 PMby nadia r

    love the fringe vest and the dresses x

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    Jun 2, 2016, 10.47 PMby Clkr97

    I’d like to know where to buy the fabric featured for all these patterns. Pattern looks great “if” you can find fabric. I have no luck with finding anything to purchase online……..any suggestions?

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      Jun 5, 2016, 04.28 PMby Mokara

      I agree. Have you tried http://www.moodfabrics.com? A lot of times I can’t find the fabrics I want in my local stores, so I check online stores.

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    Jun 5, 2012, 07.51 PMby inaida

    Loooving everything!!! thank youuu!!!

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    Jun 1, 2012, 07.10 AMby cathypeters

    Love the Crossover Blazer with it’s unique button-up closure.

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    May 31, 2012, 04.50 AMby Melody maj

    Love the long sleeved teired dress, gorgeous.

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    May 30, 2012, 06.00 PMby shannonsews

    Love the scalloped lace dresses…

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    May 30, 2012, 04.10 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    A very modern take on southwest style.

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    May 30, 2012, 02.12 PMby pearlview

    Great great great. Good for the summer,except the leather though,it will be too hot,to wear outfits like that

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    May 30, 2012, 02.11 PMby pearlview

    Great great great. Good for the summer,except the leather though,it will be too hot,to wear outfits like that

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    May 30, 2012, 02.10 PMby pearlview

    Great great great. Good for the summer,except the leather though,it will be too hot,to wear outfits like that

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      May 30, 2012, 08.25 PMby notdeadredhead

      Unless you plan on going and working on a ranch, I totally agree with you!

      However, leather is great if you plan on doing some hard work in your fashionable, Southwestern clothing. I wouldn’t recommend wearing one of the nice dresses in that situation, but the leather provides good protection. :^D

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    May 30, 2012, 12.12 AMby jamama3

    Hello, I think the leather is very chic for a “South-western” summer. I don’t think Texas is considered south-west but we Southern California and Arizona peeps would def use it in our dry summer heat.

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    May 29, 2012, 09.19 PMby Angela Kane

    Great photography does make all the difference!

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    May 29, 2012, 08.41 PMby tinapickles

    This is the fist fashion spread in a LONG time that I’ve actually liked! These pieces look like they could easily, through fabric choice and styling, convert to a “city” look… well done, for once!

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    May 29, 2012, 07.01 PMby jvbermud

    Where do people get the idea that leather is great in summer? I live in Texas and that is the last thing I would wear in 100 degree heat.

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      May 29, 2012, 11.52 PMby jenss-1

      Ditto (about the leather)! No blazer either. This is one of Burdastyle’s Route 66 fantasies…

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      May 30, 2012, 11.44 AMby adriprints

      hahah! I was thinking the same thing. Icky sticky… especially if you live in the humid parts of TX. >_<

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      May 30, 2012, 08.28 PMby notdeadredhead

      True that! Maybe they’re thinking of “city-ranch-chique”? We’ll give ‘em the benefit of the doubt and assume they’ve not stepped out in the middle of a Texas (or general Southwest) Summer. lol

      The light cotton would to well, though. :^)

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      May 31, 2012, 01.37 PMby jvbermud

      Good to know I am not the only one who would not wear leather in summer. But I do love the top and maxi dress. If there was a way to alter the top so it does not have a plunging neckline that would be great. Does not work for a mother of 4 who nursed all of them and is in her 40’s. :(

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    May 29, 2012, 06.39 PMby fadai

    The wide 70´s pants are great! Everything doesn´t have to be “nude”….
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