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Starting on the 1st of every month we will be releasing the latest BurdaStyle digital preview lookbook! The 05/2018 issue is all about dresses – and the grand dress collection includes both plus and regular sizes in trending dress styles and silhouettes including off-the-shoulder and laced up backs. Also featured is a lovely nautical themed collection and boho spirited styles that you’ll want to make and wear for everyday comfort wear with a western flair! Read on to flip through the lookbook and shop ALL the patterns…

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Click the above image to have the lookbook pop out for the full digital magazine experience – or flip through the embedded book below.


We also released each collection as a bundle for the lookbook launch, so if you LOVE every style in a collection you can purchase in bulk at a discount! Click the collections below to shop the bundles. Me personally, I’m all about the dresses in this issue – I literally want to sew them all.

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Cool leather, touches of embroidery and warm earth tones bring the Western feel to your wardrobe with these relaxed styles.

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The marine look is still a top trend on our wishlist for this season featuring new combinations of casually elegant retro cuts and sophisticated details.

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A range of styles from elegant to cool and from sexy to charming.

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This special collection of our favorite dresses just shows you how much of an impact fabric choice can make. For every figure and for every style – let’s go!

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It’s all about the fruit prints! These sweet basics in cotton and jersey prints are fun to make and fun to wear.

Which patterns are your favorite from the 05/2018 issue? Planning to sew any for Me Made May #MMMay18? May is such an exciting month for me, the weather finally starts to get nicer, and I always get this boost of inspiration and drive to sew even more.

Also don’t forget that our Dress For Success Sew-Along which is FREE to register for until May 15th.

Happy Sewing!

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    May 12, 2018, 01.22 PMby Pfgrunwald

    I love the patterns and the ability to download digital files. Can you show some of the patterns with older models? I hesitate to purchase some of the patterns thinking they will look ridiculous on my 60 something body.

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    May 7, 2018, 06.34 AMby red-lia

    Love this issue! it is your best in a while! I love the presentation of slim and full-figured models with the same item – keep on doing this. Gorgeous fabrics. Patterns are very wearable.

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    May 2, 2018, 02.16 PMby MegH

    Thank you all for your positive feedback :D

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    May 2, 2018, 12.07 PMby lisascarolina

    Cannot tell you how much I appreciate the opportunity to access the monthly Lookbooks this way!! As a Burda magazine subscriber, this allows me to organize and catalog which items I want to make much easier….. as well as to sort of ‘see in a different light’ those that might have skipped my attention in the issue, but now realize they need to go in the queue to. Thank you!! :)

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    May 2, 2018, 07.55 AMby mariesoubeiran

    Hi Burda! I just wanted to congratulate you for mixing wonderful pictures of “regular” size models and “plus” size models on the same pages! It makes a lot of sense, and it’s much more engaging and modern to see these beautiful women of all shapes and sizes , not being separated in different sections of the magazine! Well done!

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    May 2, 2018, 06.18 AMby IDia

    For long time I haven’t saw a burda issue to like so much like this one, it’s like being reinvented! Totally love it!

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    May 1, 2018, 03.26 PMby Evmorales

    I love it too. If I ever miss a magazine, now I can just buy the patterns I really like!

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    May 1, 2018, 03.06 PMby tessi

    I LOVE the idea of being able to take a peek at the magazine AND being able to order a pattern right through the “look-book”! This is a cost savings to those of us who can’t necessarily afford a subscription, but who might like to purchase a pattern or two from the fashions shown in the magazine. Thank you!

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