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This week we bring you a bright and cheerful pattern collection from burda style magazine’s July 2013 issue. These lovely plus size sewing patterns are just in time for summer sewing fun! As color goes, the more, the brighter…the better. From neon green and pink to turquoise and red, these patterns won’t go unnoticed. Try sewing these patterns for yourself this summer. A nice knit lace or shiny satin will work just great!

Just imagine…a skirt without zipper, facing or waistband. This Skirt is just that, plus it has a great flare. The top is finished off with lining and an elastic is sewn to the waist seam allowance to hug your waist perfectly. What better to pair this bright skirt than an even bright Gathered Satin Shirt.

This classic style Dress is made from stretch lace and has nice fitting darts at the bust. The 3/4 length sleeves makes this dress extra flattering and perfect for those cool summer night activities.

This fitted Top sewn in lace has extended shoulders and asymmetrical gathers under one bust. We love it in this vibrant green too! Try wearing it casual with a pair of cut-off denim shorts or long sleek trousers for a more polished look.

This shimmery Dress is sewn in sequin fabric and has a very unique gathering feature on the bust and opposite hip. The other bust is fitted with a simple dart.

This embroidered rhinestone halter Dress is just to die for! It is made in beautiful satin, and can also be shortened into a lovely top. Did we mention that WOW red color? Perfect for those summer outdoor cocktail parties.

Some days just call for 3/4 length sleeves…just make sure to apply sunscreen to those forearms! This Shirt has fitted bust darts and a facing on the neck edge that really gives a polished look.

This lovely Dress has a cowl neckline and 3/4 length sleeves. Since it is sewn in jersey it is incredibly comfortable to wear!

This Tunic is super stylish and flattering. It has a high empire waistline with gathers and a cool shoulder line that makes your neckline the center of attention!

Happy Sewing! Which color and style is your favorite?


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    Jul 9, 2013, 05.07 PMby lag21479

    Overall, I like this collection better than the last Plus size collections. I do agree with those who ask what’s up with the asymmetrical Top and Sequin Dress. I don’t need to look lop-sided.

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    Jul 9, 2013, 01.46 PMby PinupGal

    I adore the purple dress – its a must have for me! Rouging is so forgiving!

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    Jul 9, 2013, 01.44 PMby Sarah Jones

    I am with you, Jana, on the tunic. It looks as though one breast were highlighted. One? Just the one?? However, the dress version of the same design seems more wearer-friendly - the strip of gathers is mirrored on the opposite hip. I like that touch of whimsy very much. I also like the be-ribboned tunic, but fear that I (and every plus-sized woman I know) should have trouble finding a bra that would accommodate my needs without the straps showing. [yes, I’m old - I think it’s tacky to show one’s lingerie in public] The shirred dress, however, I love!!! I am ordering the pattern right now. {yeah — because I need more patterns!}

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    Jul 9, 2013, 12.39 PMby kellylynn

    I love this collection — it is classic and pretty, with just the right amount of tailoring. I might not make the asymmetric top or dress, but the rest are definitely on my to-sew list.

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    Jul 9, 2013, 06.00 AMby Jana Duplantis

    I don’t like this collection. Everything just hangs! And what is that Bizzare bust/side treatment on the Gathered Satin Top & teal colored dress. I know I don’t need any help to look misshapened! On the bottom turquoise top what is the need for the wide ribbon thing to hang down. The colors are beautiful but the styles are not!

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      Aug 5, 2013, 07.47 PMby ruthiesews

      OMG ! That’s the word I was looking for when I saw that awful MISSHAPENED asymmetrical top. For God’s sake, we plus-size gals already have enough to deal with. We don’t need to call even more attention to ourselves by looking weird too !
      Love the purple dress though, the gathers and cowl draping always soften a large bustline.

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