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Hit the city streets in tough, adventurous looks with utilitarian details like cargo pockets and structured shoulders. This collection is perfectly styled with white tees and gladiator sandals. These designs are from the May 2010 issue of Burda Style magazine.


Cropped Harem Pants are a laid back trend to wear out on the town. These have a full waistband and zip fly to dress up the baggy silhouette. Pair them with a loose tank and sandals.


Get desert style in a cute Tie Front Dress. This one laces up the bust for a utilitarian look like your favorite hiking boots. Finished with button pockets and cuffs.


A utilitarian Jumpsuit is so cool and tough with a pair of chunky stilettos and some aviator glasses. This is the only piece you’ll need to hit the city streets looking fierce.


Menswear gets a luxe touch from metallic fabric. This unique Vest with Pockets is a fun addition to spice up those khaki basics. Slip it on to instantly change your look.


Cargo pants mean business for you weekend. This design is cut nice and narrow for a woman’s figure. Just tuck in a white tee and you’re good to go for a casual day of shopping or sight seeing.


Military inspired details put this Belted Military Jacket a cut above the rest. Structured lapels, crisp pockets, and a wide waist-cinching belt command attention in khaki.


A Khaki Skirt is anything but basic in this skirt with pleated pockets and a button tab waistband. It’ll be part of your new urban uniform.


The Trenchcoat Vest is for women who want the classic style of a trenchcoat on warmer days. This short sleeved jacket has all the crisp detail, minus the sleeves and length.


This Sleeveless Blouse makes utilitarian details totally feminine. It’s fitted at the waist to flatter your curves and has a deep V neckline framed by sharp lapels. Make military style your own in this top.

Designs with military edge give your wardrobe a little toughness that gives great contrast to bright summer jewelry and sandals. Rotate these pieces into your sundresses and shorts for something a little rougher that looks so chic.

Happy sewing!


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    Apr 29, 2014, 09.30 PMby churpina

    Now this is boring..

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    Apr 25, 2014, 09.57 PMby PatinWisconsin

    OK. I am new here and now I have discovered how to find the patterns!

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    Apr 25, 2014, 09.42 PMby PatinWisconsin

    What are the pattern numbers for these great items? I like them all!

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    Apr 25, 2014, 04.10 PMby Denise Wild

    I’m obsessed!!!!! Love this collection!!!!!! Adding nearly all of these patterns to my favourites list!

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      Apr 27, 2014, 04.48 PMby Mokara

      Thanks for reminding me to do the same :)) I am just waiting for a package deal to buy all of them.

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    Apr 25, 2014, 09.35 AMby judyamy

    I love the wrap shown with the Harem Pants. Is there a pattern available?

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    Apr 25, 2014, 08.43 AMby qerran

    Nice ;)

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    Apr 25, 2014, 07.35 AMby olac

    Was this shoot done in South Africa? Everything in the background looks so familiar…

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      Apr 25, 2014, 09.34 AMby judyamy

      Yes it is in Cape Town!

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      Apr 28, 2014, 09.06 AMby olac

      I thought so! Cool!

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    Apr 24, 2014, 08.41 PMby Mokara

    Excellent collection, I love every item (minus the harem pants). Any chance you’ll be offering the collection as a package at $24.99? Like you do sometimes. I’d love to purchase it.

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      Apr 25, 2014, 03.28 AMby RomRom

      Love this collection too! And yup I’m up for a $25 deal!!

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      Apr 25, 2014, 08.45 AMby Inkstain1

      Yes, Mokara, the harem pants are the exception to a great collection. Ironic that in Switzerland we pay less than nine francs or about $US10 for a mag that contains around 50 styles each month and in the States, they’re flogging just a handful of patterns in these ‘packages’ for twice that much money and you still have to download? I’m really glad that here in Europe, we get the magazine on all newstands monthly for a reasonable price. When Burda offers a US edition as complete and off-the-runway as the German and French magazines, I think they’ll really crush the older pattern companies.

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      Apr 25, 2014, 08.00 PMby MandieW

      We’ll be launching new collections all summer, so it’s definitely possible. Thanks for the feedback!

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    Apr 24, 2014, 07.50 PMby Dominica Briscoe

    I look forward to making quite a few of the items! Good job with this collection.

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    Apr 24, 2014, 07.14 PMby calatrava92

    I really like it b/c it’s comfortable and casual yet work appropiate. I can totally wear that sleeveless trench at work!

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    Apr 24, 2014, 02.45 PMby Inkstain1

    I sewed the Trenchcoat Vest years ago (http://chanelno6.blogspot.ch/2010/10/what-ive-sewn-over-last-few-yearsall.html) look for picture 20 out of 24!, and by coincidence, I just traced the safari ‘blouse-vest’ late last night!

    I also sewed the safari cargo pants. (http://chanelno6.blogspot.ch/2010/10/what-ive-sewn-over-last-few-yearsall.html) photo 18 out of 24, and am still wearing them, although I find the waistline a bit too high for my taste.

    All in all, I think this is one of Burda’s best collections ever, and I’m still hoping to sew the skirt, the classic jacket and the jumpsuit.


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      Apr 24, 2014, 08.20 PMby IDia

      Thank YOU for sharing your version of some of these paterns! ITS very nice to SEE it made by Burda members!

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    Apr 24, 2014, 02.16 PMby IDia

    This is a such great Colection as well as an inspiration! I loved it since I saw it in magazine! YOU only reminds me to start making what I want for long time!

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