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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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    Jul 26, 2011, 12.22 PMby bhghatesyou

    this model is so beautiful. i am happy that there have been some plus size options added that arnt tents but i still hate that the sizes are seperate. why cant these dresses be in all sizes. i am plus size but i this that the seperating of the sizes is what causes the real problem. make all patterns in all sizes. its up to me to deside if it looks good on me or not.

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      Jul 26, 2011, 06.20 PMby iheartandree

      Bhghatesyou, there is a reason that they have to separate the sizes. Smaller women have different proportions than Larger women. So if you directly increase from a size two, then you end up with a size 16 column tent. But, you are right they should draft more “plus size” patterns that are flattering to our figures that don’t included the use of Jersey.

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      Jul 27, 2011, 06.07 AMby lime-blue

      firstly sorry to iheartandree, i accidentally hit mark as inappropriate on your reply, hope it doesn’t have any effect. I agree with you bhghatesyou, the ‘plus’ size and ‘normal’ size patterns does create a divide, I think.
      If we are able to fit patterns to our ‘wonky’ multi-size bodies, surely it wouldn’t be hard for burda to create plus-size versions of most of the patterns.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 10.46 AMby lyudmyla

    Very good work! Beautiful !!! These dresses in bright colors would look better.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 10.11 AMby sade-

    These dresses are gorgeous, and in the bigger spectrum to boot. While I don’t need a dress right this moment, I’m going out to buy this magazine, because it’d be smart to have the patterns for when I do. Hopefully they still have it at my local paper store.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 09.38 AMby queenvanilla

    They’re great! Although it’s fair and great to have nice patterns in plus-sizes it feels like you’re always gets the best pattern in this magazines. All the ugly trends goes to the normal patterns. I wish there was a sewing magazine with beutiful classical pieces in all sizes. Or maybe more beutiful trends? :)

    (And even if there is a petite pattern in every magazine, that’s not usally the one I go for. The short girls need to size down lengtwise almost all the time…)

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      Jul 27, 2011, 03.17 AMby nouvellegamine

      i think the plus section always has the most beautiful styling :) but usually burda’s fall & winter magazine’s have really classic patterns. i just got the august issue in the mail & it’s pretty beautiful.

      i have the exact opposite situation: i’m tall & long waisted so i have to add 2" to every pattern i make :/

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    Jul 26, 2011, 07.09 AMby zuzsa-haag

    Beautiful pattern! I´m delighted by the way you presented them!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 06.00 AMby iheartandree

    Wow, I had to read this three times! To make sure, I wasn’t dreaming. Burda, I was still a little angry about the last time you attempted patterns in sizes larger than “regular”(haha regular), but you tricky little fingers you. Now keep going in this direction and all will be forgiving.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 05.04 AMby sgreen

    Stunning, y’all did a good job.

    Thank you so much for listening to everyone’s feedback. Can we also ask the model her hairstyling tips? :)

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    Jul 26, 2011, 02.53 AMby stardreamer6

    OH!!!This model is as gorgeous as these dresses. If you offered them in other sizes, I would buy this issue. Pretty please??

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    Jul 26, 2011, 02.33 AMby enjoycake

    Wow these are beautiful! T^T I wish I could wear. :/ Waist is too big and bust is too small. :/ Why does clothing hate me so?

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    Jul 26, 2011, 01.08 AMby Olivia Anne

    wow love them all

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    Jul 26, 2011, 01.00 AMby MientjiB

    These are absolutely beautiful! And beautiful women come in all shapes and sizes, so it is a real pleasure to see something different from the tall-and-thin models we are all so used to!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 12.13 AMby wzrdreams

    Super sexy dress patterns. Love the pictures of the Burdastyle patterns. My favorite is the off the shoulder dress.

    One thing though… those “boat neck” styles aren’t boat neck styles at all. “Boat neck” is a neckline that is very wide at the high point shoulder and straight across with no plunge or tie front. I think the looks shown are more of a tie front neckline. I dig both of those patterns. I think I need some silky bows in my closet.

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      Jul 26, 2011, 02.28 AMby freakusbzzz

      You’re right, I think these are maint to be sailor necks???

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      Jul 26, 2011, 03.08 PMby alisondahl

      Thanks ladies, sometimes the German to English translations are a bit off, as in this case— so we fixed the names to be accurate :)

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    Jul 26, 2011, 12.12 AMby violetsky

    It is about time us girls with curves got some amazing patterns and wow burda you sure delivered. Now for the differcult bit. Which one do I chose to do first?

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    Jul 26, 2011, 12.03 AMby ladykatza

    As someone that normally wears a Burda 44-46, all these patterns made me go SQUEEEE when I got the July issue.

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    Jul 25, 2011, 11.00 PMby smurfette2010

    I wish these were in regular sizes!!! Altering the patterns take a lot of time :(

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      Jul 26, 2011, 12.04 AMby ladykatza

      Normally its the big girls having to size up, so I know that feeling.

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