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Today we are sharing with you this unpublished pattern collection from burda style magazine’s August 2011 issue. We love this fifties revival theme, and think all the silhouettes are right on trend! Day dresses are made in wool and have that fifties flair, while separates are made in textured fabrics like bouclé that are perfect to mix-and-match.

This Short Jacket with collar is 50s’ style and certainly has flair! The edges have leather piping to give it that extra something special. It looks so chic paired with this tight little pencil Skirt that sits at natural waist and has a lovely box pleat. The simple cut of this skirt emphasizes the houndstooth pattern beautifully!

Not everything is as it seems, this Dress may look like a separate skirt and top, but it is actually a dress! The top is sewn in jersey and has a plunging deep V-neckline, and the bottom is made from a heavier-weight bouclé fabric.

Now this is what you call a day dress! Here is a perfect example of a classic Dress sewn in a modern fabric to bring it to that next level. It has a beautiful shawl collar that ties in the front, and a lovely flared attached skirt.

Jacket or cardigan? Why can’t it be both! This Jacket is sewn from printed knit fabric, so it is so comfy to wear all day long. It also features edgy leather piping and a front separating zipper. What better to wear it with than a go-to Panel Skirt! It is form-fitting and sized in petite. The inseam pockets on the front are practical without being too bulky.

How elegant! This shift Dress made of wool flannel has a wonderful shawl collar that ties in the back. Side gussets also give this dress a unique touch.

This Checked Cape is for the modern women who likes style and couture details. It has concealed buttons and a beautiful cutaway collar. We can see this cape being worn over a dress or even a pair of jeans.

What an elegant Dress this is. It has raglan sleeves that lead into a back turtleneck. The front top pleats flatter the bust line and the skirt has that perfect flare silhouette!

Whether you are just entering or existing the winter season, this Trench Coat is the perfect thing to wear! It embodies the classic trench styling, such as the wide back pleat and matching belt.

This effortlessly beautiful Dress is made in a lovely crepe satin and features a waterfall collar that is perfect for soft flowing fabrics.

Happy Sewing!


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    Feb 13, 2013, 11.17 PMby Vintagerockchick

    Was excited at the thought of vintage-style 50’s patterns – until I saw them. The black and white dress would have been good except for the hideous lumpy tied collar. No, I’m disappointed to say I wouldn’t bother with any of them.

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      Feb 14, 2013, 01.14 PMby barkcloth

      I made the dress without the lumpy collar and then it’s quite cute.

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    Feb 13, 2013, 05.19 AMby Melanie Elron

    I have to agree that calling this collection “1950s” is a very loose term. The only one that I would be keen on is the purple wool Joan Holloway frock. But isn’t the dart supposed to point to her bust point? The modern rounded boobage (is she braless?) on the models in all these designs kills the look completely. That turtleneck travesty does nothing for her bust and she’s a model! I was really hoping for some awesome looks here, but sadly disappointing. This is why the vintage pattern market is growing – they just don’t make them like that anymore!

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    Feb 12, 2013, 11.11 PMby ahaulo-1

    DISSAPOINTED! Seen all patterns in earlier numbers. Not inspiaring at ALL.

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    Feb 12, 2013, 02.54 PMby crazihippichic

    I LOVE the purple shift dress. So chic! I’d also make the cape. Not crazy about the rest. The pink dress is all baggy in the midriff.

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    Feb 12, 2013, 10.24 AMby barkcloth

    These are not new patterns at all. They are all from Burda Magazine August 2011. This site is dissapointing me more and more. Where are the original patterns, especially made for this community!????

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    Feb 11, 2013, 11.30 PMby bluetalmeida

    The effortless dress has serious defects on the shoulders area and you can clearly see than in the model wearing the piece. On the other hand if you have more than a size 4 ,will make you look enormous .It’s not flattering at all.

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    Feb 9, 2013, 08.56 PMby RomRom

    Although I love this collection I do agree with ya tika, on the mix and match of eras! Burda team, aren’t you one of the pros in this industry? We home seamstresses take sewing seriously too. The collection is gorgeous but your title is a bit misleading. I think the title “nostalgia” would have made more sense since bits of the past definitely is in there. Still love your work though ;)

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    Feb 8, 2013, 12.28 AMby nouvellegamine

    I love Burda’s retro inspired pattern collections. Nearly every pattern in this set was a hit. The two fabric v-neck dress, the pink dress with neckline gathers, the houndstooth dress with the shawl collar, the swing back coat with the front belt, and the gorgeous purple wiggle dress with neck scarf that ties in the back- Hello Joan Holloway! Why yes, I will read Paul Kinsey’s crappy play!

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    Feb 7, 2013, 08.14 PMby carolynsuzanne

    These are all so lovely and wearable (with the exception of the houndstooth dress with the shawl collar, difficult to layer.) I especially like the dress with the complicated – and very pretty! – neckline.

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      Feb 11, 2013, 09.06 AMby temwapo68

      I have sewn that one but really I had a hard time but it came out well! It’s a nice dress!

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    Feb 7, 2013, 08.09 PMby kisses

    Very fond of the collection…especially like the black and white dress but is unable to find this fabric or a nice fabric to do the style.

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    Feb 7, 2013, 05.17 PMby tika1210

    Hmmm while I wouldn’t expect Burda to simply go for a straight forward copy of the shapes of the 1950’s some of these designs look more like the 1960’s and the 1980’s thrown together. I am not loving this; in particular the second and last photographs show dresses which look like a variation of the Burda theme of tunic/slash jumper with little to no shape. I remember the 1950’s being much more about structure than that. I know that it doesn’t need to be literal but it should at least be in the ballpark.

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      Feb 8, 2013, 05.19 AMby jenss-1

      I pretty much agree. Not many A-line skirts in the 50s. I guess ‘early 1960s revival’ isn’t such a catchy title!

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