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This is the latest pattern collection from burda style magazine’s January 2013 issue! And it is one surely not to miss. The inspiration behind this collection was the alluring color of purple. The designs are loosely tailored to showcase the lovely fabrics used such as jacquard, leather, and sequins. This collection is filled with perfect party outfits!

Here we have a biker-style Metallic Leather Jacket with stitching on shoulders and sleeve hems, and paired with a wonderfully pompous Gathered Skirt with different colours and a grosgrain ribbon waistband. Beside her stands a handsome man in the Men’s Velvet Jacket which features gold braid detailing.

The model just sparkles in this lovely Sequin Tunic. You can even wear this tunic all throughout the year!

This outfit is the perfect example of how to mix prints! Try making the Straight-Cut Blouse with long sleeves and neck band in one print, and the Narrow Trousers in another! Mix things up this season.

Pure cut, and shining color is the essence of this Horizontal Seam Dress. It is made ​​of fine silk and its small details add big impact, like the cap sleeves and horizontal seam lines.

A classic suit for a party? Why not! The purple patterned jacquard makes this pantsuit one hot outfit. The Coat scores high with trendy details such as a sharp collar, welt pockets, and attached belt with large round buttons. Pair with these Printed Pants, and heels to totally complete the look.

This Crystal Dress is hot, hot, hot! It will definitely be the highlight of any party. The dress has wonderful side panels and a detachable crystal collar.

This outfit can go from work to nightlife in a snap! The Light Cowl Top is a great project for beginner sewers, and is so chic. We love it paired with the Metallic Skirt. The shiny fabric adds an extravagance to the ensemble.

Surprise party invite? Nothing to wear? Look no further than this Light Cowl Dress. You can even cut and sew it in the same day! It is also super stylish, and looks great belted.

Happy Sewing!


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    Jan 2, 2013, 02.32 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for your feedback on the patterns. We are happy to pass along any and all feedback but, as my mother taught me during her political rants about writing to our congressmen, it is best to go as directly to the source as possible. if you would like to express your opinions to the magazine you can email them at burdastyle@burda.com/.

    We will relay your feedback as best we can. BurdaStyle.com is not involved in the magazine’s pattern designs or editorial content but we will push your concerns while making an effort to improve the site’s editorial content.

    If you have any editorial suggestions for the BurdaStyle.com blog, we would love to hear them!


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    Jan 1, 2013, 11.05 PMby sewmt

    I’m confused; the color for 2013 is GREEN so the first section features purple?? Granted I am not a fan of purple as I look dead in it, however, when so many of the models look washed out in purple perhaps it is time to give it a rest. Show us some good ways to incorporate green into our existing wardrobes, especially if we don’t want to wear a completely green outfit.

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      Jan 2, 2013, 02.24 PMby BurdaStyle Support

      Hi sewmt!

      Burda style magazine plans out their editorial content far in advance and Pantone announced the color of the year after this issue was already published. This is why we posted the post “The Color of 2013: Emerald.” http://www.burdastyle.com/blog/the-color-of-2013-emerald

      I will pass along your request for a styling post. Thank you for your input.


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    Jan 1, 2013, 06.52 PMby patty72

    Very disappointing – old patterns and odd looking outfits. Hope 2013 brings something more advanced fashion patterns. Happy New Year

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    Jan 1, 2013, 05.58 PMby aago

    The purple dotted blouse (and silver dress) would look good in the plus size. I think Burda did that one back in the 70’s. The drape blouse has been done too many times. The straight cut shirt/jacket again? And the same with the a-line dress. Can we have some new ideas this year? 2012 was a disappointment and the plus sizes were repeats from the last three years, repeated again and again. Not even new Photographs. It would be okay to repeat a normal-sized pattern up scaled for plus size plus the adjustments needed when doing that (cannot just add lines around, that is not how people add weight and height). And can we not have deep v necks on plus sizes? If a woman wears a plus sixe, she probably already has a C or D cup, and the bras required to hold all that up don’t allow for deep plunging necklines, and furthermore, plunging necklines are not appropriate for work. I would like a better constructed sleeve on the boxy style jacket for plus sizes, instead of the off shoulder sleeve that you cannot easily put in a should pad. Just because I am a plus size, does not mean I want frumpy clothes.

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      Jan 2, 2013, 08.32 AMby flowergirl22

      I agree, new designs are needed. Maybee we should find some dew designers, new blood would be good.

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    Jan 1, 2013, 12.45 PMby zapper45701

    Really? Did an old worn out designer from McCall’s come over to your band wagon, you’ve got the uniform? The tops with cowls have a little going for them, but the rest is same old/same old. I’ve really like Burda in the past, but I didn’t see anything exciting for most of 2012. Let’s just hope this collection today is some old leftover from the previous year. May 2013 show some real design and interesting outfits. BTW, purple is my favorite color. It takes a lot for me to criticize purple.
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    Jan 1, 2013, 12.56 AMby RomRom

    A bit disappointing really :( Gotta agree with ya there Krunamagiar, I have also seen these lines before therefore not a really great opening to a New Year for such a popular and favourable site. Hope the rest of the year doesn’t follow with mixed and unmatched items like these. The crystal dress doesn’t do justice to the great pattern when it would’ve looked greater in (maybe) a purple wool crepe perhaps… The polka dot outfits looks like pyjamas and the photoshoot looks like she leaped out of bed to catch the train to her mother’s early christmas breakfast instead of a romantic travel ensemble which I assume your trying to imagine. I was looking forward to a more inspiring New Year line. Other than that I LOVE the purple colour choice for the season though and hope that it gets used in a more inspiring line of work! ’scuse my frankness ;\

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    Dec 31, 2012, 08.33 PMby hape2sew

    Hurray!! I have been wanting a light cowl dress!!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 07.52 PMby Kovesi

    awsomness :)

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    Dec 31, 2012, 06.32 PMby prettysewinggirl

    <3 these! cannot wait to try these patterns!! thank you BurdaStyle! And Happy New Year :)

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    Dec 31, 2012, 04.51 PMby nouvellegamine

    Love the straight cut blouse and narrow trousers together! So cute! And love the men’s jacket! Very 70s!

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    Dec 31, 2012, 03.58 PMby oumoubambara

    Beautiful rich colors, but agree with the feeling of deja vu.

    Burda webmaster – caption link to ‘Sequin Tunic’ is directing to ‘Gathered Skirt’

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    Dec 31, 2012, 12.59 PMby kisses

    The purple dress and the light cowl dress looks nice. Purple is a great colour

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    Dec 31, 2012, 11.54 AMby krunamagiar

    hhmmmm…hhmmmm… beautiful!!! but looks like repeating pattern though ..

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