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Many of us who sew often look to the past for inspiration and love vintage— we muse over old Hollywood glamour and the uber-feminine silhouettes of the 40s and 50s. If you’ve got a bit of silver screen siren in you, be sure to check out these new patterns!

Here are the looks:

Off the Shoulder Dress

Sailors Neck Dress

Sailors Neck Dress with Sleeves

V-Neck Dress

Dress with Pin Tucks

Bustier Dress

Halter Dress

This glamorous collection is available in sizes 44, 46, 48, 50, 52— see our size chart for details on sizing. Not in your range? Check out this informative post for tips on altering patterns to suit yourself and others.


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    Aug 6, 2011, 07.37 PMby hstorm799

    Are these from an issue of Burda? Which one?

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    Jul 30, 2011, 08.11 AMby Beverly Brooks

    Love this pattern , L O V E It! !!! thank you .BYB.

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    Jul 28, 2011, 01.50 PMby janul

    Is it thrue that Burda magazine stops their production? I´ve heard that yesterday and was shocked… I kind of can´t believe that.

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      Jul 28, 2011, 04.05 PMby rachelnyc

      Hey janul,

      I haven’t heard about this, where did you read?

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      Jul 28, 2011, 06.04 PMby nouvellegamine

      DUDE. that would bum me out beyond belief!

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      Jul 28, 2011, 07.09 PMby janul

      A friend told me, saying that they had some kind of bankruptcy and can´t continue the bussiness… I´m relieved you haven´t heard about it.

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      Jul 29, 2011, 03.42 PMby rachelnyc

      Definitely just a rumor, burda style magazine is still in production.

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    Jul 27, 2011, 08.51 PMby sandra457

    Beautiful. And I love that there are plus sizes. I am a full figure gal @ a size 14. It is always disappointing when you see a beautiful style but in a size that will not fit. Thank You Burda!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 05.12 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    Love the dresses and the model is definitely doing justice to the styles! Beautiful choice, beautiful curves… these dresses really accentuate her figure! I adore and I’m going to be doing a lot of sewing on this holiday weekend

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    Jul 27, 2011, 11.05 AMby doitmomma

    Happy to see you using a curvier model these all look gorgeous! x

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    Jul 27, 2011, 07.58 AMby olymmpia

    Beautiful !!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 01.37 AMby marloncosta

    Curvelicious!!! I love all the designs and how perfect they are for curvy women!!!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 12.46 AMby bastor

    Hello all, the off shoulders and the sailor’s dresses remember my childhood until my teenage years, when my mom just to sew and created this kind of styles for my oldest sister. Love them!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 09.47 PMby kimberleejean

    None of these dresses are really my style, but DAMN that model is DELICIOUS. Straight-up beautiful.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 09.12 PMby vanninja

    THANK YOU for making patterns to suit us full figured girls

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.00 PMby Maria Antonietta Morelli Medaglia

    I think I will make V-Neck Dress for my. It is so lovely…..

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.00 PMby Maria Antonietta Morelli Medaglia

    I think I will make V-Neck Dress for my. It is so lovely…..

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    Jul 26, 2011, 07.57 PMby Maria Antonietta Morelli Medaglia

    Really beautiful!!!!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 07.00 PMby tonierenee

    OMG! I could not tell that was supposed to be a PLUS MODEL ! ! ? Naaaah! Either way, beautiful girl and beautiful clothes. Now there are three dresses I am burning to make …but I am already working on a couple of things for other people. I must get away from my computer before I see more! ;-)

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    Jul 26, 2011, 06.45 PMby rhubarbcrumble

    Seriously? That’s a “plus-size” model? She looks freaking fantastic!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 05.50 PMby nouvellegamine

    i swear, burda has the most beautiful models.

    as a 38 i don’t fit into these patterns, but i always check out the styling in burda’s plus section bc it’s always phenomenal.

    as for sizing up or down: i have to alter every pattern no matter what. i’ve never come across a pattern that i could just sew and have it look nice. that’s also why i usually can’t buy ready to wear clothes. if i find a plus pattern i like then i look for similar lines in another burda magazine & alter the details :)

    also, can we please not have every post turn into body politics? everyone is different. we all have struggles. let’s have compassion & understanding for everyone & not use negative language. thank you :)

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      Jul 27, 2011, 05.07 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

      I feel you on the resizing and the not buying ready made… I’m not a plus size, I’m actually very slim, but I am an inbetween size… I’m a size 3 / 35/ 9 (UK sizes) and I HATE shopping because I never find anything in my size and I don’t like to buy clothing that I’m going to have to alter…

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      Jul 27, 2011, 09.33 PMby nouvellegamine

      whenever i find anything ready made that fits i hang onto it for dear life! all of my pants are over 5 years old.

      whenever i’m frustrated having to resize a pattern, i always tell myself that’s the nature of sewing ;) it’s worth it for a great fit!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 04.22 PMby LimeSoda

    I’m not at all plus size but these are nice dresses, especially the sailor’s dress neck w/slves. It’s too much of a bother to size down though at least for me as I’m a size 8 on top and size 4 on the bottom and have to make major adjustment to clothing anyway…

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