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This new collection from the August 2015 issue of BurdaStyle is filled with classic, sleek silhouettes. The use of color is creative and offers an added element of interest to pieces that might seem rather average, they then become quite interesting with a little play on color.


A suit is the must-have of the season. Here the jacket is collarless, with a clip closure and 7/8-length sleeves.

109&125 fabric
Olive Wool-Polyester Gabardine; Forest Green Wool Flanneled Coating; Kelly Green Stretch Cotton Sateen

Calf-length pants with pleats that fall elegantly downwards. The wide waistband emphasizes the waist. Make in a gemstone as shown for perfect fall pants, pair with statement leather loafer.

124B fabric
Walnut Stretch Viscose Jersey; Warm Beige Solid Jersey; Beige/Gray Striped Polyester-Rayon Rib Knit

This dress makes easy styling for semi-formal events or even to the office for a special meeting. It is knee length and has effective seams. Rear it is closed with a zipper and it has 3/4 sleeves. A great Fall/Winter item.

124A fabric
Black Matte Jersey; White Solid Jersey; White/Black Metallic Striped Cotton Jersey Knit

This form-fitting shirt is for experienced seamstresses who enjoy a challenge and possibly puzzles because all parts must fit together exactly right. It’s a structured top and much more than just your average “long sleeve shirt” as you can easily dress it up with a pleated skirt.

123 fabric
Whisper White Silk Wool; Bright White Silk Wool; Harvest Pumpkin Silk Wool

Simplify your life and your dress silhouettes. Here in the form of an easily and naturally falling dress with small pleats in the skirt and an increased waist seam. A pleasant contrast is provided by the aperture at the neckline and sleeves.

122B fabric
Heathered Wild Dove Stretch Viscose Jersey; Italian Steeple Gray Stretch Ponte Knit; Italian Bright Baby Blue Stretch Knit Pique

The dress made of high-tech double-face with small darts located just to the right, the slit is in front instead of back.Use your imagination and different fabrics colors for a color-blocking effect.

121B dress
Cafe Beige Viscose Jersey; Black Solid Jersey; Orange Solid Jersey

A great dress with a perfect fit and an extravagant detail. The round neckline and discreet 3/4 sleeves are quite classic, while the left side is left loose with a falling pleat. The sewn-on decorative buttons along the left shoulder seam make a nice extra detail.

120B fabric
Blue Lagoon Stretch Blended Rayon Ponte de Roma; Deep Teal Cotton-Polyester Knitted Fleece; Bench Green Stretch Viscose Jersey

This structured t-shirt features a front ruffle on one side and darts for a perfect fit. Add extra accent interest by using a contrast color on the collar.

117 fabric
Italian Sunflower Yellow Double-Faced Contemporary Jersey; Turquoise Stretch Rayon Jersey; White Modal Jersey

Wear the zipper closed all the way or slightly opened and this jacket with small cap sleeves is futuristic. Color accents the angled, welt and a bar at the waist. When the weather turns cooler, just wear a thin turtleneck underneath.

112B fabric
Bright Yellow Silk Chiffon; Angora Colored Floral Silk Chiffon; Buttercup Silk Crinkled Chiffon

Hip-length top with lush ruffle trim.


Happy Sewing!


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    Jan 17, 2017, 06.43 PMby Fashionistworld Fashionistworld

    Best collections. I love the way of explanation of Mood DIY. Best regards,www.fashionistworld.com

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    Aug 11, 2015, 01.59 AMby Melwyk

    I really like most of these — the white dress is the star for me as well, though. I’m short and not exactly model thin, but I think many of these could be made to suit me. I want to make that drapey-fold pull-over top right away!

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    Aug 8, 2015, 06.57 PMby Franci Kettman

    I really like the Sheath Dress with Front Slit 08/2015 #122B, Sheath Dress and Top with 3/4 Sleeves 08/2014 #124AB, and the ruffled top.

    I like this photo of the ruffled top better: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/ruffled-tank-082015

    And I think Elpida’s version of the ruffled top shows how versatile it can be. She made it in a print: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/ruffles-lace-and-pajamas-pants?image=409682

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    Aug 7, 2015, 02.13 AMby sewing fanatic

    interesting color blocking going on =D

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    Aug 7, 2015, 01.34 AMby Ivy Little

    I hate all these….im not normally a hater….blah!

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    Aug 6, 2015, 10.44 PMby staceyintheslc

    I love the coat – so modern and chic!! I think I would modify the pattern to nix the wierd neck part because let’s be serious, I’ll only zip it up to where it is in the picture….I’ll have to think on that one, but I’m VERY tempted to make this one for the fall season. I do like most of these, but I’m a sucker for color blocking.

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    Aug 6, 2015, 03.42 PMby Michelle Chen

    This gives me the idea that from one clothing pattern, we can have different feel by using different color or motif. Great. Thank you!

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    Aug 6, 2015, 02.37 PMby valenyachu

    I agree very much with some of the commentaries. I would like to see Burda not get too caught up with trendy rather with what actually looks beautiful in a woman and what is beautiful. I think it is great to be modern, but it has to be beautiful and embellishing. The point of fashion is to make one’s self more beautiful and to accentuate the good parts, because most of us were not born perfect. Most of the trendy styles in fashion today are made for some android species that is not a woman nor a man, we are still figuring out what it is ;) I liked many of the styles in this collection, but i am not sure many would look good in my body (medium height, hour glass body, don’t have super long thin legs, and definitely have a but!)

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    Aug 5, 2015, 09.43 PMby whoiscathy

    I don’t like this collection. Most of these are rather baggy. The two I could maybe imagine sewing and wearing are the long sleeve “puzzle” top and the colorblocking dress. Maybe that fitted dress too (#3), but not in such a flat and boring color. Those cropped trousers… I don’t know :( (shaking head in disbelief)

    Not my Burda this time…

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    Aug 5, 2015, 06.27 PMby nouvellegamine

    That white dress is why I bought this issue. So incredibly versatile. I’m probably going to swap out the sleeves for something with tucks and fullness, but the rest is great!

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    Aug 4, 2015, 03.46 AMby Manic Pop

    At first, I wasn’t really sure of the side pleat dress but for some reason I can’t stop thinking about making it! I think it needs to go on my list of things to make.

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      Aug 4, 2015, 10.34 PMby TyMarie

      Would love to see you make it!

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    Aug 3, 2015, 09.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Fabulous! Very interesting patterns!

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    Aug 3, 2015, 04.31 PMby emmiesix

    I don’t like the ‘new’ trendy shapes much, so most of this is “miss” with me (I am an hourglass—-most of these would look fffffruuuummmpppy). HOWEVER, that white woolen dress is awesome and on my to-do list for fall. I do appreciate that Burda is trying to follow the trends, I just wish it were more balanced with some ‘classic’ patterns, because a lot of times the trendy stuff doesn’t look that good on a lot of bodies.

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