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A splash of animal print, a little stretch tulle, and bootcut trousers bridge the gap between spring and summer. These designs are from the April 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

These bootcut Pants let you test drive the leather pant trend without committing to leggings. A leather waistband gives these twill pants a little edge that’s still office appropriate.

Dress up prim and proper in this crisp Blouse with Pleated Neckline. The high collar is buttoned at the back for a good fit.

Play with a strong silhouette in this Spring Trench Coat with trench coat details. It’s finished with a hood for those warm weather rain showers.

Animal Print Bootcut Pants have a solid color waistband for contrast. A lower rise bootcut silhouette is flattering and leg lengthening.

A plunging neckline draws attention to your curves and the knotted waistline pulls the eye in the Knotted Top. The longer length looks good with jeans or leggings.

Get the look of a bandeau neckline with extra coverage in this cool jersey Square Neckline Top. It’s a comfy tee shirt with a little something extra.

This flirtatious Animal Print Top has a 2-for-1 look with a leopard print bustier bodice and stretch tulle sleeves for coverage. Ruche the sides as much as you want with drawstrings.

Throw on this glam Leopard Cocoon Coat before heading out for a night at the jazz club. The silhouette is a little bit sixties and just right for spring in patterned gabardine.

Everyday meets Victorian in the Keyhole Blouse. It’s closed with a ruffle and binding tape ribbon. Bust darts create a beautiful silhouette.

What could be more easy breezy than a Wrap Top in linen jersey? The loose shape and vented sleeves are perfect for sticky summer weather, and the flowy shape works well with pencil pants or skirts. It’s belted for an hourglass silhouette.

This collection makes fabrics like leopard print and leather easy to wear. Mix and match them with your favorite neutrals for street ready spring looks!

Happy sewing!


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    Apr 22, 2017, 07.04 PMby CageyJay

    The keyhole blouse appears to work exceptionally well for the model, which gives me hope because I am the same shape as she is. Whomever has the privilege of shooting these collections for plus-size, I’d encourage you to look slightly more into drape than shape, because that is what makes items like the keyhole blouse work so much better than the wraps and coats here. Thanks for working to help us find things to sew for us!

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    Apr 8, 2014, 02.37 AMby SaucySewist

    Love the two bubble coats, the square neck/leopard top, the knot top and the keyhole blouse. Like the pants too. The belt on the bubble trench seems to defeat the fun shape.

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    Apr 2, 2014, 02.59 PMby Jennifer Schee

    There’s a reason why extending regular patterns doesn’t work. We are not shaped like standard sized patterns. This is why something designed for a size 2 looks ridiculous on a size 18. There is nothing wrong with going fitted, as long as it suits your body type. The model may be a larger size, but she isn’t all tummy and tuche- she’s very well proportioned. Having said that, I don’t think the wrap top is all that flattering on her.

    I love the knotted top. It skims the body without being squashed in like a sausage. I think that most of these pieces accomplish this nicely. They show her shape in a good way.

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    Apr 2, 2014, 01.46 AMby Zoe Jorgensen

    I agree with Serra. Can’t we just have the “regular” style clothes in larger patterns. Increasing patterns never works right for me, but these baggy shapeless things are SOOOOO unflattering .

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    Apr 2, 2014, 12.35 AMby dlsantillan

    The bootcut pants, knotted top, square neckline top & animal print top were not baggy at all. The blouse with the pleated neckline, the keyhole blouse & the wrap top still had good silhouettes. The spring & cocoon coats both had the shape that I need, that’s for sure. Everything was was awesome.

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    Apr 1, 2014, 09.43 PMby presstoplay

    Fabulous! I love the silhouettes of all, but am especially keen to make the Blouse with Pleated Neckline and Cocoon Coat. The collection is right on trend – thank you!

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    Apr 1, 2014, 06.47 PMby Serra Zander

    Yay, another collection of baggy clothing that hang like sacks. Woo…

    You know, some people who are plus sized are ok with wearing fitted items. Just because someone has a fuller figure doesn’t mean they’re ashamed and feel like they need to hide it with yards of fabric.

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    Mar 27, 2014, 01.54 PMby Searchub Nation

    Splendid! That what we can call fashion!

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