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Fall fashions are here! Build your transitional wardrobe with these 8 colorblock patterns. The Block Party collection plays with color and texture for mod style in buttery leather, fleece, and gabardine. These new patterns are from the August 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine.

The Overlap Skirt has a functional and unique look that defines this collection. Front and back pockets and a wide waistband have a utilitarian feel, and the asymmetrical front keeps it edgy and cool.

The Geometric Jacket and Skirt make a smart work look, especially in neutral shades. Make them your own by colorblocking brighter colors, or mixing and matching these sharp designs with other pieces. The structured jacket would also look great with skinny black pants for a motorcycle-chic look, and the skirt would go perfectly with high-heeled booties.

Everyone needs a Leather Jacket in their wardrobe, and this one is taken to the next level with supersoft leather in a bright color. Throw it on over anything to pull your look together. This pattern is simpler than a moto jacket with a button front and back slit, perfect for dressier outfits.

The Two Part Top has all the appeal of your favorite sweatshirt, plus a better fit. This comfy pullover gets a little extra structure from layered fabrics, and the wider neckline is flattering and easy to wear.

Make your everyday shirt more fun with an oversized attached scarf. The Scarf Shirt is cute and cozy, and you can tie the scarf in different ways to customize your look. Sweatshirt grey is perfect for lazy weekends, or dress it up in black for a chic office look.

You can make the Colorblock Pullover totally your own. This pop-art inspired style combines colors and textures for a totally mod look. The classic sweatshirt shape looks good with almost anything. Add a little sportiness to your look!

Kickstart your fall sewing with a statement coat. The Asymmetric Coat has clean lines that work with bright colors, or even a pattern. Coat has a warm and cozy midi length with back slit and button closure.

These sleek designs have plenty of room to play with color and texture. Mix your favorite bright colors, or colorblock neutrals like camel, cream, and black. The professional-meets-tomboy look can easily take you from early fall into winter. What are you making first?

Happy sewing!


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    Aug 5, 2013, 02.05 AMby margbel

    This so reminds me of the mid 70’s and the photos in my Simplicity sewing book. Fun but still well cut and elegant. I’m loving this edition of Burda – please keep it up! The scarf top is clever.

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    Jul 30, 2013, 10.28 PMby Mariele

    I love the new collection. The skirts look super flattering, the coat very modern. Love it.

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    Jul 30, 2013, 10.15 PMby Maureen Kubisz

    Fitted contemporary patterns allow us to make the most of our sewing skills.

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    Jul 30, 2013, 06.30 PMby Jana Duplantis

    Love the coat!

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    Jul 30, 2013, 03.10 PMby sanyhuis

    Another great collection……that’s 3 in a row……everyone is super!!

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    Jul 30, 2013, 12.15 PMby pchikata

    love it every bit of it

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    Jul 30, 2013, 10.39 AMby ruthw

    Great collection. Both skirts, the scarf top and the coat go onto my to-make list.

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    Jul 30, 2013, 05.08 AMby luna3

    yes, yes, yes! finally a collection I am excited about : ) It has been a while

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    Jul 29, 2013, 11.55 PMby TerriGardner

    This collection is a winner. Now, I don’t care for the sweatshirt-but that is just me. Everything else is fabulous!

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    Jul 29, 2013, 10.49 PMby nouvellegamine

    oh, the scarf shirt, color block pullover, and the overlap skirt are super cute!

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    Jul 29, 2013, 10.48 PMby purplegoat

    Don’t mind these but they are not my style. Not one thing I’d make in this story (which is rare there is usually something I’d like to make).

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    Jul 29, 2013, 10.06 PMby corinneski

    Love it all especially the leather jacket.

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    Jul 29, 2013, 09.25 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Bravo! :)

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    Jul 29, 2013, 07.56 PMby MojoHollz

    The scarf top is cute and casual and the and Asymmetrical coat is simple and elegant. The collar on the coat would be a fun place to add some militaristic details (tassels, patch, trim etc.)!

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    Jul 29, 2013, 05.21 PMby red-lia

    The Scarf Top is genius! I love it!

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