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I LOVE washed out colors. The collections I design for my clothing line usually consist exclusively of black, white, grey, dusty rose, sage green— any color one may see a few moments after the sun has set, at dusk, when they sky is awash in washed out pastels. These washed out looks are super cool silhouettes for a muted color palate.

I am dying over the shape of this leather jacket— it’s angular yet has volume, the sleeve head looks perfect and the way the jacket moves is so cool. Even if you’re not a fan of leather, This Jacket Pattern (top left) has such an awesome fit it would look amazing in faux suede, sueded silk or even a stiffer cotton/linen.

I love bare shoulders in the summer, when they’re tanned or freckled it’s fun to show them off. This Rusched Halter Dress is a sexy number for a summer night out— and would look great with a pashmina or capelet.

I can’t seem to make, or own, enough dresses, and this one is a sure must-have for my wardrobe. Check out the lines of this Draped Front Tank Dress (top right) and see for yourself what inspired me to sew today!

High-waist skirts are IN— they are flattering to most body types and accentuate the waist. This one is a bit of a risk, but for those who adore rusching, they this Rusched Skirt Pattern and be daring! (See our member’s creation of this skirt here!)

11 Comments

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    Feb 22, 2012, 08.43 AMby dresspatterns

    Jacket is my favorite, but all four looks are amazing!

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    Feb 21, 2012, 11.05 AMby Elleduncan

    I just love this dress. Excellent style to shape your body. Great one . Looks very sexy
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    Feb 18, 2012, 03.37 PMby caribbelle

    that jacket is to die for!!!

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    Feb 16, 2012, 09.27 PMby Kasiorist

    love the whole issue, the patterns are really nice and I may try one, one day

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    Feb 15, 2012, 10.42 PMby janetwayman

    The posts about the jacket pattern are all about the awfulness of the instructions—in fact, they are apparently the wrong instructions—for another jacket entirely. Does Burda monitor these kinds of problems and fix them?

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      Feb 16, 2012, 02.44 PMby burdastyle

      Hello, We do moderate and my guess is that there was a mistake when uploading these instructions and that this was corrected after it was brought to our attention. I have checked the instructions now and they are correct and for the correct pattern.

      Best,

      Emmy

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    Aug 14, 2010, 12.40 AMby patchitup

    Can’t see your photos-sad.

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      Aug 16, 2010, 05.49 PMby burdastyle

      If you click on the links provided you’ll be able to see which looks I am referencing. I highly recommend going online with Firefox or Safari— they have the best track record of enabling everyone to see images on websites. Sorry you couldn’t see them today!
      -alison

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    Aug 13, 2010, 11.13 PMby reneebies

    hmmm can’t see the member created skirt..

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      Aug 13, 2010, 11.42 PMby alisondahl

      The link works now!

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    Aug 13, 2010, 11.15 AMby nessys

    The football jersey pushers appear to have struck again. .. . :((

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