The 9 new patterns in this captivating collection take their cues from 1940s Hollywood. Pretty blouses with swooping ties or Peter Pan collars, fitted dresses, and menswear inspired coats fill the Timeless Romance collection. These new patterns are from the August 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine.
Make the Long Sleeve Blouse with a sweeping collar for a flirty seventies feel. In timeless crêpe de chine, you can style this blouse for any look.
Or, keep your it sweet with the Peter Pan Collar Blouse. A dainty printed satin adds to the vintage feel, but this versatile pattern can be styled with a variety of looks. The modified Peter Pan collar flatters your bust.
Marlene Dietrich and Katherine Hepburn were known for wearing silk pajamas. Steal their unconventional evening look in the Wide Silk Pants in a fancy satin print. Pants have an elastic waist and drawstring ties for an easy fit.
The boxy shape of the Flap Jacket looks great with feminine garments. This hip length coat has front and back darts and a wide sash for a flattering fit, plus four pockets and stylish wide lapels. Make it in a soft wool blend for fall.
Strut your stuff in the 40s Style Shirtdress. This tailored shirtdress has real vintage flair in printed silk twill. A modified Peter Pan collar flatters your bust, and waist darts refine the fit. Nip in the waist even more with the included belt pattern. PDF also includes instructions for a romantic tie-neck version.
Cuddle up against chilly weather in the slouchy Knit Cardigan. The oversized kimono shape is perfect for lounging around, or slipping over a dress (like the slinky Pleated Dress below) in cooler weather. Big pockets and a belt complete the look.
The Pleated Dress will be your go-to look this fall. Show off your figure in in this stretch jersey dress with angled pleats and a V-neck to highlight your bust. Details like 3/4 sleeves and a longer hem length keep the look demure, and princess seams and back darts make a flattering fit.
A romantic sailor-style neck and dolman shape make the Tie Blouse effortlessly beautiful. The wide neckline looks gorgeous with an updo. Show off your decolletage in this flattering top!
A wide sailor style neckline and dolman sleeves are loose and breezy on top, and a godet gives lots of swing and movement to the skirt in the Godet Dress. Dress is finished with an elastic waist for an easy fit. Make it in a tiny print for vintage flair, put your hair in victory rolls, and go swing dancing!
You might want to break out the hot rollers and big band music before wearing the projects in this collection. Swingy designs in satin and crêpe de chine are so feminine, you’ll want to wear them everywhere! Gem-toned fabrics and tiny prints are perfect for getting the elegant, vintage look in Timeless Romance. Let us know where you plan to wear these designs!