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This new designer pattern from burda style magazine’s November 2013 issue is fluid in silhouette and classic in style. The best part about this designer pattern by Alessia Giacobino is that both the blouse and skirt pieces are included, it’s like you are getting two patterns in one!

The blouse is long and loose in silhouette and has voluminous sleeve with gathers and pleats. Although the skirt embodies a straight silhouette, the center front fabric cascade adds a lovely touch of style that you could sew in a contrast fabric. I love the neutral colors that these garments are made in, and the lightweight nature of the fabric makes the style details flow together.

Alessia Giacobino attends L’Officiel Italia cocktail and dinner party during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear S/S 2013 on September 21, 2012 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Here Is how I would style these pieces together, but they could easily be worn as separate. The blouse would look fabulous with a sleek pair of skinny jeans, and the skirt would look so elegant with a sparkling tank tucked in under a blazer. Above is a great way to wear these designer pieces to the office. Pair with a pointy pair of flats, some gold jewelry and a bold lip. How would you wear these pieces?

Happy Sewing!



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    Apr 5, 2014, 11.35 PMby llunette

    Is this pattern still available? The links from this article aren’t working for me. :(

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    Oct 31, 2013, 10.23 AMby razieh khalili


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    Oct 25, 2013, 04.40 PMby nouvellegamine

    now this is a great designer pattern.

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    Oct 25, 2013, 03.38 PMby MandieW

    I adore this skirt, and love the styling. I wonder how it would look with the flounce placed on the hip? I am the opposite of hourglass and can always use a little help in the curve department. Hmm…

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    Oct 25, 2013, 02.02 AMby tika1210

    I love this and I love the simplicity with which it is presented. I think the nude shoes are a beautiful and sophisticated choice. I like that the designer has resisted the temptation to embellish what is a beautiful outfit in its own right. The lines of the blouse and skirt speak for themsleves. These are patterns that I have to have.

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    Oct 24, 2013, 09.05 PMby sewsweetviolets

    I really like this, I think it is actually designed well and realistic. The sleeves are wide, but the length is the same as a suit jacket, I have blouses that have the same kind of sleeve and length and I find it doe snot get in the way or most of my daily work, I would not cook in this blouse, but I would be able to do most of my desk work, even some of my sewing work wearing the blouse. But I am used to wearing this style.

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    Oct 24, 2013, 05.58 PMby JillStraw

    This was a fabulous article! I’ve already bought my fabrics for this beautiful duo. Clean, direct, simple lines – I’d love to see more from her (hint, hint). Alessia and her design work have slipped under my radar somehow – thanks Burda for bringing a new (existing) designer to my attention, whose work I absolutely LOVE!

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    Oct 24, 2013, 01.15 PMby Agnese More

    I was really looking forward to this pattern! After I took a look, I mean the pattern ir so simple, but still so WOW! Love it!

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    Oct 24, 2013, 10.39 AMby purplegoat

    This is a lovely outfit. Although realistically those sleeves just have too much fullness at the cuff. Hopefully shortening them and cutting out alot of the extra fabric would mean I could wear that blouse to work AND be able to use my keyboard/mouse.

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