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Photorealistic prints make these tees, skirts, and a dress with a surprise back cut out simply out of this world. These patterns are from the August 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.


This satin Back Cut Out Dress is out of this world. A high low hem and boat neckline are sweet and refined, but it’s finished with a surprise back cut out. Demure but sexy!


A modern scuba knit fabric emphasizes the clean cut and boxy silhouette of this flared sleeve Swing Jacket. It stands slightly away from the body and has a cute Peter Pan collar.


Mix and match solids and prints in this figure hugging Diagonal Stripe Dress. Tiny cap sleeves and a knee length will make this your go to feminine dress, especially in an unusual trendy color scheme.


A photorealistic print and unexpected placement take the Godet Skirt in a whole new direction. This skirt puts the pleats on one side for a fresh and modern look. Use a print or color block it.


Color block this cap sleeve tee or switch it up with solids and metallics. Use darker fabric for the side panels for a slimming effect.


This Tank Dress is seamed in between a natural and drop waist for structure. Hip pockets and wide tank straps have a minimalist look that has a little structure in a scuba knit or other high tech fabric. A great dress for the office!


The Inset Pleated Maxi Skirt is a challenging make with beautiful results. A photorealistic inset fabric looks like a movie or illusion when it’s pleated. This is a statement making skirt for summer that’s well worth the effort.

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Shorts can be worn in cooler weather… just use a luxe fabric like velveteen and wear with some sheer tights if it’s chilly. Pair these classic cut shorts with a the boxy Split Neck Top.


Show some leg in this Founced Pencil Skirt with a slit and asymmetrical flounce. The ruffled effect is easier than you think and creates a flirty style.

These designs have surprise details that look modern in a photorealistic print, but they’re just as unique in colorblocked shades like black and rust. Try a new shape, and happy sewing!


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    Jan 27, 2015, 10.45 AMby RomRom

    Where do we find the blouson top that goes with the Godet Skirt photo? I want it!

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    Jul 24, 2014, 06.35 AMby libbysharf

    I like all these patterns. this is the first time that I like the whole collection and want to make every single one of them… perhaps it’s just craving for my old waist… well, I’ll have to wait till I give birth to know :-) And I would also like to know where to get these beautiful fabrics or even what is “hi tech jersey” and where to get it

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      Jul 24, 2014, 03.38 PMby nouvellegamine

      congratulations! I’m pregnant too & I’m totally missing my waist :D sigh.

      I’ve usually seen hi tech jersey advertised as jersey that is great for activewear. It has the ability to wick away moisture.
      If you’re here in the US, you can do a search for “buy hi tech jersey” & find a place that you can oder online :)

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    Jul 24, 2014, 06.06 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very interesting! Looking forward to receive this issue! ;-)

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    Jul 23, 2014, 04.20 AMby rosieperl

    PLEASE let me know which pattern is used for the black top on the model with godet skirt! (The fifth photo down.) Pleeeease!

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    Jul 23, 2014, 03.47 AMby nrobson

    this lot are out of this world gorgeous….! that goes for the awesome prints and the styles

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    Jul 23, 2014, 01.50 AMby olgajazzy

    Is there a pattern for the BLACK TOP worn on a model with the Godet Skirt ? I love and need it!

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    Jul 22, 2014, 07.35 PMby purplefan

    The diagonal stripe dress seems to have the matching grey (actually, it looks like black mini-grid on white) and coral tones as featured in a Louis Vuitton men’s shirt that BurdaStyle posted along with other LV items from a recent show.

    Inspired fabrics for the pieces.

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    Jul 22, 2014, 05.55 PMby skgeise

    I like the split neck top.

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    Jul 22, 2014, 05.48 PMby fabricat

    While none of these designs would work for 50ish me, I think they are wonderful. The back cut-out dress would be great for a night out, the godet skirt could be awesome in a traditional fabric and the flounced skirt is so sexy. I would make the color blocked tee if it came in a plus size because it’s got great lines. Also, I have to agree with Deforestliz, keep watching Fabricmart, you can find anything there.

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    Jul 22, 2014, 03.12 PMby deforestliz

    I buy most of my fabric from fabricmart.com They have very high quality fabrics although their selection is very reandom. It is all designer overstocks. I like easy patterns and high end fabric (at low prices) because it makes my clothes look like I am a better seamstress than I am. I am no longer afraid of knits because theirs just cooperated for me. I have been buying from them for over 15 years and never disappointed.

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    Jul 22, 2014, 02.03 PMby dorion

    I wish the crabby commenters would understand that just because you don’t like it, doesn’t mean there isn’t someone who does.

    Anyway, as for the photo-print fabric, take a look at spoonflower.com. They have a huge collection of custom fabrics, and you can also design and order your own.

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      Jul 22, 2014, 03.35 PMby nouvellegamine

      Unfortunately, the “speshul snowflake” syndrome on Burda got out of hand a long time ago. I just realize that most of summer is going to be a wash for me & not bother to comment. Luckily I have 3 other seasons where I can usually find amazing patterns.

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      Jul 24, 2014, 10.03 AMby slitherydee

      You could say the same thing about the positive comments. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and this is one of the few ways people can conveniently give feedback to Burda (whether they credit it or not is a different matter.)

      And to further pile on: Anyone buying from Spoonflower should check out their reviews before buying. There have been a lot of complaints about fading and crocking after washing, even following the special care instructions.

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    Jul 22, 2014, 01.09 PMby TerezaSews

    I would love to know where to buy photorealistic prints to make up these pieces!! Please? Anyone?

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    Jul 22, 2014, 12.36 PMby sewingelle

    I love everything in this collection. I want my August issue NOW! (it normally gets to me in Australia about the middle of the month, but still, just sayin’)

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    Jul 22, 2014, 06.37 AMby IDia

    Think Im the only one who likes only velveteen shorts from this Colection

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      Jul 22, 2014, 07.17 PMby tika1210

      Actually of all the garments and fabric shown here this is one I like. Perhaps not for summer but certainly for winter with some boots and ribbed tights I think these would look cool.

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    Jul 22, 2014, 04.13 AMby izbott

    The tank dress has variety based on fabric selection.. Hum gotta go through my stash.

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    Jul 22, 2014, 02.48 AMby Lulu Araujo

    id only wear on piece out of this line

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    Jul 22, 2014, 02.28 AMby mary-moff

    Is there a pattern for the tank in the insert pleated skirt? I’m DYING – it looks so good (and yes, I suppose I could use any tank pattern, but this one looks divine)

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    Jul 21, 2014, 11.55 PMby tika1210

    I don’t love these fabrics they are not my thing but I do appreciate that others may well be very much attracted to them and I do like the way the fabrics have been used. The only thing that I do not get here is why something is described as ‘boxy’ as though that was a good thing. I don’t believe that ‘boxy’ suits anybody and do not understand why a pattern would be marketed on this basis.

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      Jul 22, 2014, 12.51 AMby nouvellegamine

      my in-laws all prefer boxy. They have long thin legs & short thick middles. Close fitting or clothing with a defined waist is anathema to them. I’m the exact opposite. Boxy looks like crap on me. Different strokes for different folks.

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      Jul 22, 2014, 04.26 AMby ArcticFox001

      Yeah, it’s “on trend” right now. Don’t worry, it will be “out” again before you know it. Let’s let the thick- or flabby-waisted (myself included) have their day in the sun before it’s back to the close-fitting, muffin-top emphasizing styles that I will never be able to pull off again.

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    Jul 21, 2014, 06.37 PMby Danela Novakovic-Djordjevic

    Diagonal strip dress 10/10! I’m going to make it for sure.

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    Jul 21, 2014, 04.23 PMby nouvellegamine

    That diagonal stripe dress is so amazing!

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    Jul 21, 2014, 02.58 PMby MegH

    I need the fabric for the Open Back Dress, and I need to make it!!!

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    Jul 21, 2014, 02.39 PMby kisses

    The fabrics are selling these collections as the styles are simple. Ordinary fabrics wont cut it you have to use prints that are edgy and looks good when photograph to carry out the style

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