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Animal and reptile prints have savage beauty in mini skirts, a peplum top, and four new dresses. This collection is from the July 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine. Go wild!


Off the shoulder dresses are so romantic and flattering. You can wear the Tiered Off the Shoulder Dress with spaghetti straps to keep it in place or tuck them in for a strapless look. Leopard print makes it more wild than sweet.


Go on the prowl in this hip hugging Ruched Jersey Skirt. It’s a slinky, stretchy piece to wear out with your girlfriends.


Stretch jersey skims the body to the knee in this slinky animal print dress. The real focal point is the shawl collar, which splits and flutters all the way down to the hem. A high neckline at the back balances the V neck and scarf.


Get a little 80s and a lot of style in this snakeskin Wrap Mini Skirt with a wide hip yoke and wrapped front. This skirt turns any tank or tee into a party ready outfit!


The Godet Dress with Split Sleeves is all about movement, with flared sleeves and a sweeping skirt. It’s ready for a night of dancing in leopard print and a pretty tea length.


Snakeskin gives this peplum top over-the-top sex appeal. It accentuates your figure with a sweetheart neckline and peplum that hits at the natural waist. Flaunt that hourglass silhouette.


Details are placed just slightly askew to give this ruffle dress a fun new look. An asymmetrical V neck leads into ruffles down the length and a tiny leg slit. This foxy leopard print dress is finished with gathered puff sleeves.

This collection shows your wild side without compromising style. See how a leopard print dress or snakeskin mini skirt can heat up your next night out.

Happy sewing!


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    Jun 23, 2014, 10.10 PMby Irina Schwab

    I LOVE every single pattern in this collection. So me!!

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    Jun 20, 2014, 01.57 PMby purplefan

    The stretch jersey dress has higher shoulder seamlines but no separate sleeve pieces. The dress would be a nice one to add to the April 2014 version with similar front styling but still different.http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/x-wrap-dress-042014?utm_source=burdastyle&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=bsawblog032414-xwrapdresstxt

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    Jun 17, 2014, 10.39 PMby purplegoat

    Have to say only the wrap mini skirt will make my list from this collection. But great photoshoot!

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    Jun 17, 2014, 07.17 PMby olg


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    Jun 17, 2014, 02.31 PMby maxermoo

    Wowee! I want to make every garment in this collection, especially the ruched animal print dress and the slinky knit dress with the tie. These garments have such great shapes and details they’d be stunning even in plain solids. Wild them up, calm them down, either way they’re freakin’ hot!

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    Jun 17, 2014, 03.20 AMby sewing fanatic

    stunning patterns for stunning animal prints! so totally done well :D

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    Jun 16, 2014, 10.47 PMby Charmer

    Love the collection! I can never get enough of animal prints!

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    Jun 16, 2014, 07.27 PMby ElisevD

    I love the patterns, but I am not such an animal print type ;). However, I think the shawl collar dress would be great in any geometric print! I would like to try the wrap mini skirt in dark denim or fake (black!) leather. And the godet dress would be a great birthday/party dress in any solid colour. Can’t wait to get the issue in the mail this wednesday!

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    Jun 16, 2014, 06.02 PMby kisses

    Nice collection…leopard do have a sexy appeal at times

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    Jun 16, 2014, 02.10 PMby SewCassie

    I absolutely love most of these patterns and fabrics. I am not an animal print fan but these might make me change my mind!

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