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This collection explores bold patterned silks and rich textures in a plaid coat, silky dresses, faux fur wrap, and more. These patterns are from the December 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine, and go well with an evening of theater or drinks with friends!

Don’t be afraid to mix prints in this little Jacket with Trim. The clean lined cut gives structure to novelty fabrics, and will make an attention-getting layering piece at your next party. Mix up your outfit with the simple A Line Skirt in patterned silk.

Light up the room with a bold pleated Sequin Skirt. Patterned jersey peeks out from underneath for a playful party look.

This essential Bodice Dress will take you from dinner parties to late night dancing. The body skimming silhouette looks good with any shoes and jewelry so you can personalize your look. For a regal outfit, slip on the Faux Fur Wrap like a Hollywood starlet.

Metallic fabric makes this simply cut Grecian Cowl Dress totally regal. Choose a fabric with plenty of drape to show off the cowl neckline. A long sleeved maxi dress is unexpectedly glamorous.

Patterned jersey fabric makes this comfortable silhouette into a real statement top. Stretch jersey has lovely drape around the neckline to flatter your shoulders

Faux fur with a rich flat pile gives this coat a luxurious feeling and lots of warmth. Throw it over your cocktail dress and make a noteworthy entrance at your next party.

The sixties are back in this mod Paisley Blazer. Long, deep lapels with hook-and-eye closures and buttoned cuffs add a little modern style.

Bright plaid boucle gives this coat a fresh, fun feeling and is sure to brighten up your commute. Roomy pleated pockets and belted cuffs ad modern detail.

The rich colors and textures in this collection shine in evening wear. Try a bold new pattern or textile, like faux fur, patterned silk, or bright paisley. You might find a new favorite!

Happy sewing!


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    Dec 11, 2013, 06.09 AMby Regan Mackenzie

    love the choice of fabrics Burda match their patterns to. A creative angle often, enjoy seeing everything on this site, whether it suits me or not. Often it isn’t so much the pattern ladies, as is the fabric you choose, to ‘pop’ a garment. Burda uses different fabrics to showcase similar/same garments.

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    Dec 11, 2013, 05.49 AMby yogamom

    I love the Grecian cowl dress and top; I might try them in silk velvet, even though it’s not stretchy, I think it will be very luxurious.

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    Dec 11, 2013, 02.09 AMby RomRom

    January need to make up for this bland line of already-seen cuts!

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    Dec 10, 2013, 09.32 PMby Brenda Verastique

    I agree with many of the comments. I would expect a bit more from the December issue as this is the holiday season and we want to look festive and not so blah.

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    Dec 10, 2013, 07.54 PMby tika1210

    There are some elements of this collection I really like particularly the coat which works well and I would make this. That being said I think the fabric choices and the colours are unflattering for the most part and this in fact is a big chunk of the issue with this collection.

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    Dec 10, 2013, 08.34 AMby looneysanja

    love this collection… although it is simple and easy to make, that IS the thing I like here… I don’t have too much time for sewing these days, and this is a perfect opportunity to make something quickly for holidays and still feel pretty. :)

    p.s. Why is always so much bad energy in comments on burda? Really, women! Why so negative?

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      Dec 11, 2013, 02.55 PMby Trudy McGrath

      Negative comments are allowed as long as they are not hurtful. Women are also allowed to express their view especially on something that they have to pay for.
      I’m disappointed to receive cuts that I have already purchased at least two times. (as a subscriber to the magazine for years) I can only speak my own behalf.

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    Dec 9, 2013, 10.45 PMby purplegoat

    This is the weaker set out of December 2013. I’ll be flicking over these pages and onto the other lovely things in Burda 12/13!

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    Dec 9, 2013, 09.03 PMby Trudy McGrath

    I’m failing to see what’s new in the same old patterns… :S

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