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Break out the floral prints for this casual and retro inspired collection. 1940s dresses and separates have great detail, like buttoned bibs and Peter Pan collars. These patterns are from the April 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

This dress has all your favorite retro elements: decorative buttons, a stylized collar, and a cute fit and flare shape. Make it pop with polka dots or gingham.

Get feminine style in a wraparound blouse with a wide Peter Pan collar and drawstring waist. It looks fresh in country fabrics like gingham and floral prints, especially with high waisted pants.

This craft apron has bespoke style. It’ll put you in just the right mood for gardening, working outside, or running a little cafe.

This dress has such sweet details. Tiny buttons set off the bib V neckline, and it has cute little pleats at the back and waistline. It’s a demure look with a little country style.

This could be your favorite dress for running errands or throwing a barbecue picnic. It has a sweet Peter Pan collar and drawstrings at the waist and sleeves.

Sweet details give this blouse adorable country style. Tiny buttons set off the V neckline and empire waist.

This soft and dreamy Puff Sleeve Dress has hints of the 1940s, with lots of volume at the shoulders. Puffed sleeves are closed with buttons at the sleeve cuff and the flaring skirt is perfect for swing dancing.

Make a Short Blazer that matches everything with contrasting denim patch pockets and a floral lining. It has a little tomboy style for your spring looks.

A hip yoke with tiny pleats makes these Pleated Straight Leg Pants so flattering to your waistline. They’re fitted with a side zip for a smooth line. Cuff them with oxfords for a cute tomboy look.

Slip on some oxfords or cowboy boots to get a down home look with these new designs. They’ll put you in the mood to pick some flowers or take a road trip to the closest small town diner.

For girl’s patterns in a similar style, try Country Style Kids.

Happy sewing!


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    May 26, 2014, 09.37 PMby derpypterodactyl

    The detailing on some of the dresses are very nice. The styling is retro but also modern a the same time. Very well done. When I am out of school I will to try to sew some of these up in wool.

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    Apr 3, 2014, 05.54 AMby cascadia

    Oh goodness… LOVE these. I love the retro styling here. Make more!

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    Mar 23, 2014, 12.15 AMby rhubarbcrumble

    I love ALL of these. Hit it out of the park, Burda!

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    Mar 19, 2014, 05.01 AMby Debbie Florez

    Sweetest little dresses I’ve seen in quite a while…long overdue!!! Perfect for Summer!

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    Mar 19, 2014, 04.53 AMby Denise Wild

    Love this collection! The checkered top is adorable!

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    Mar 18, 2014, 11.57 PMby arisaid

    Nice collection BUT the hems on spotted dress and green dress are dreadful! What is wrong with the stylist?

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    Mar 18, 2014, 07.58 PMby kayemme

    really excellent collection! i spy 3 i’m in need of buying…

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    Mar 18, 2014, 03.46 PMby Tatiana Laremore

    I need to take 2 weeks off at my day job and make one of each!!! LOVE!!!

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    Mar 18, 2014, 07.24 AMby RomRom

    So cute! The photo shoot makes me want to live in the prairies.

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    Mar 18, 2014, 04.28 AMby purplegoat

    Really love the pants in this issue – can’t wait to make them. All the dresses are a bit to retro mumsy for me.

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    Mar 17, 2014, 10.12 PMby kelerabeus

    I’m so stoked with this new collection, I love all of the dresses! Can’t wait for the new Burda issue to hit the stands!!!

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    Mar 17, 2014, 10.07 PMby byVA

    Pants on my To-Do list, on top :)

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    Mar 17, 2014, 09.23 PMby cathysews

    I want to make it all, really nice collection

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    Mar 17, 2014, 07.28 PMby KayBarn

    Best collection in awhile! Love it, can’t wait to make some of these.

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    Mar 17, 2014, 07.21 PMby Candy Lomas

    Ditto to loving the entire collection! Just learned I am hibernating Baby #3 and this collection is perfect maternity wear with a simple adjustment of the waist (empire) line.

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    Mar 17, 2014, 07.04 PMby LakeWylieMom

    Oh, my so CUTE!

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    Mar 17, 2014, 04.42 PMby nouvellegamine

    These are so cute. Perfect for spring and summer! I love the wrap blouse and pleated pants combo is so cute! I think the pleated pants would be amazing in the right fabric- in fact, I love the fabric used in the editorial. The puff sleeved dress is really pretty. A nice nod to the 40s without looking like you’re wearing a costume. I think the peter pan collar wrap dress would look better in contrasting fabrics. I really like the stitched down collar on the empire waist dress. Please give us more patterns like this with cute, unusual details.

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    Mar 17, 2014, 04.32 PMby dutch83

    ditto to what kknight said – ADORE every single one of these – love it!!

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    Mar 17, 2014, 04.31 PMby kknight

    I love EVERYTHING about this collection! Best burdastyle collection in a long time. Home run. Thanks!

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