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Enhance your upcoming spring wardrobe with this calming collection. Classic designs are made unique with subtle style details and feminine fabrics. These patterns are from the 07/2011 issue of Burda Style Magazine, and have all updated sewing instructions.

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Scalloped edges add a feminine touch to this pretty lace dress with 3/4 length sleeves and rounded neckline. A layered skirt with front hip pockets completes the look.

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The perfect choice for a day lounging around the house or running errands in town, this overall dress has a casually chic vibe with a flared, unfitted silhouette, side seam pockets, buttoned straps and a layered lace hem.

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This classic double-breasted blazer is the perfect wardrobe staple with its sophisticated notched collar, contoured bodice darts, front flap pockets, and professional paneled sleeves.

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This draft-it-yourself bubble dress is fun and unique in style. Even the most beginner or sewers can easily draft and sew this dress themselves.

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You’ll be the picture of style in this sleek satin trousers! The wide, flared legs are defined with a crisp center crease and a rolled cuff. Front pleats, a straight waistband and hip pockets give the trousers a tidy, tailored finish.

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Stand out in this stunning lace kimono with traditional rectangular sleeves, flowing silhouette and banded neckline. A scalloped edge softens the squared silhouette.

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Sheer flutter sleeves add intrigue to this charming style, taking the basic sheath dress from simple to sultry with the help of the matching sheer hem ruffle. Buttons add a touch of embellishment to the center front neckline.

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Romantic ruffles decorate this beautiful sleeveless blouse, while front shoulder yokes extend from the back, highlighting the arms and neckline.

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A traditional short-sleeve t-shirt gets an update with an enticing off-the-shoulder neckline adorned with a fabric rose, raglan sleeves, and loose-fitting silhouette.

Happy Sewing!


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    Jan 22, 2015, 06.35 PMby citymove

    Just an observation. I knew as soon as I started looking at these designs that there would be very favourable reviews and the other series not so much. I personally don’t like any of these designs, I am not a lacy person at all but many of you are. I feel Burda gets a bad rap because they try to cater to all tastes.

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    Jan 16, 2015, 06.10 PMby Kasiorist

    I love the bubble dress and the lace kimono, nice pieces.

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    Jan 15, 2015, 11.18 PMby nouvellegamine

    That Lace Dress has been on my “to make” list for the last couple of years. It’s just gorgeous.

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      Jan 16, 2015, 09.42 AMby Inkstain1

      Mine, too, but I’m never good at piping. :<

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      Jan 16, 2015, 10.05 PMby nouvellegamine

      @inkstain1 I have to hand baste mine, but then it works out pretty well :)

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      Jan 21, 2015, 04.58 PMby Kim Grant

      I’m in the process of making this. The pattern isn’t that well drafted — the front armscye is about 1" shorter than the back, so if you set in the sleeve with the cap and shoulder seam correctly aligned, the front of the sleeve has to be eased more than the back — resulting in puffy sleeve seams in the front.

      That said, this is a fairly easy fix. Walk out the back armscye seam and add the difference to the side front bodice. Don’t lengthen the side front — just alter the shoulder slope. I think I added 3/4".

      As for piping — here’s a tip that makes it easy!! I use a welting foot when make pillows, so I wondered if I could use an invisible zipper foot with piping. Works like a charm! just pin in place and install like an invisible zipper. When you put the opposite facing fabric on, use the same approach and sew through all three layers (face fabric + piping + opposite face fabric)


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    Jan 15, 2015, 07.12 PMby Inkstain1

    My blog with illustrations on how to sew the kimono above is my most popular post ever. Here it is, for anyone who would like to make this fabulous pattern with minimal handsewing and optimal authenticity.


    Happy sewing! Hope you enjoy it! (I’m linking to the Part II of the three-part series, the how-to sew it best section.)

    Part I is my comparison of various kimono patterns.

    Part III is a post on ways of styling a kimono look once you’re done.

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    Jan 15, 2015, 06.18 PMby Ivy Little

    The last 2 are gorgeous!

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    Jan 15, 2015, 05.47 PMby Trudy McGrath

    This is dreamy, the model is beautiful so is the styling! Bravo!

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