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Many thanks for the spring flowers and fashions! Floral prints are sprouting up everywhere now – on dresses, shirts, and even accessories. Here is the new pattern collection from the May 2013 issue of burda style magazine that feature wonderful styles for your wardrobe. We love all the variety, check it out below!

This comfortable Jumpsuit is not intended for working in the garden, but simply for pleasure! It fits casually and is closed at the waist by a tie band.

Perfect for the garden party, but also for the office. A yoke at the waist, ending in a point at the bust, adds a classic touch to this sleeveless Dress. Two angled patch pockets on the front provide storage space for small change, keys, and business cards.

This flowery knee-length batiste Dress brings back memories of childhood days spent in your grandmother’s garden. Its figure-hugging bust section is embellished at the back with little buttons and lace, while on the skirt, stitched-on lace gives the impression of hemstitching.

This Long Shirt with low-cut armholes is a romantic eyecatcher for the beach, picnic, or garden party. An Underdress like this one is a must beneath the transparent chiffon.

Short and sweet is this loose fitting Short Jumpsuit. Here’s an airy alternative to a long jumpsuit, and when it gets particularly hot, the knee-length legs can be turned up to form shorts.

The highlight of this sexy Dress is its low-cut back. At the front it is rounded off in a boat neckline adorned with gemstones. The flounce sewn to the hem edge flows with each step like a sea of blossoms.

These loose Pants are comfy and easy to slip on when running out into the nice weather. They can be shaped at the waist by an encased tie band. These sewing instructions have step-by-step images and instructions, which make them easy to sew!

This slightly transparent, floral print Top just oozes summertime! It has airy details such as spacious armholes and a drawstring at the neckline.

If you like to show some skin, you’ll love this fitted Mini Dress. At the back it’s low-cut and gathered in the center. Lace blossoms are sewn-on with a few hand stitches that scatter all over the dress.

Happy Sewing!


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    May 14, 2013, 12.51 PMby mcclxix

    I’m young, average-sized, style-conscious, and employed(as in, I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to sewing) and Burda is the only major pattern company that caters to my needs. There are plenty of patterns for plus-size women(Simplicity, McCalls, Butterick), older women(Vogue, Butterick), and advanced sewists (Vogue). This is the pattern company for the next generation of sewists and I’m not sure I would have gotten into sewing at all if not for Burda, even though I use plenty of other-brand patterns now. I love Burda’s overall aesthetic and I hope it doesn’t get diluted; even if I don’t get the patterns I feel like I get at least one great idea from every blog post. That jumpsuit is cool and like the relaxed styling, and I think the tiny florals are great.

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      May 14, 2013, 09.34 PMby lovefromsf

      I love the aesthetic and hope it doesn’t get diluted either. I’m busy, too, so it’s nice to have easy to sew patterns as well as the more time consuming ones. Nobody does what they do, that’s why I subscribe.

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    May 11, 2013, 05.10 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    Love that short jumpsuit! And the gathered top. :)

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    May 10, 2013, 10.46 AMby sewingfan1

    The great thing about making your own clothes is the fact you can take a pattern and completely change it to suit your style just by using a different fabric in a lot of cases. For example in a previous recent issue there was a ‘skateboarder’ jersey dress which was really casual and not really to my taste how it was styled in the magazine but I’ve seen it made up on the German version of this site in a blue silk, part with the shiny side showing, part with the matte and it has completely transformed it into a beautiful evening dress which I would love to wear..

    Apart from the pyjama style jumpsuit above which has been on a lot of catwalks recently and which I still haven’t taken to I think all the pieces look great on the models and the fabrics are well chosen for the article. They wouldn’t necessarily be the fabrics of my choice if making for myself (as a 43yr old, fulltime-working girl who still wants to dress fashionably but with my own twist added to things if you want my demographic) but there are endless variations and possibilities which can be done to any pattern with a bit of imagination and the use of different techniques or added embellishments. You can take the basic pattern provided by Burda and style it to exactly how you want it.

    I’d started checking the studios of some of the people who posted really negative comments on the blogs to get an idea of what actual style(s) they were into, and none of the ones I looked at had posted anything of what they had made which would maybe give a more helpful idea of what kind of styles they are actually hoping to see in the magazines? Just a thought.

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    May 9, 2013, 06.38 PMby lovefromsf

    I always look forward to the new issue of Burda. Burda has beautiful fashion shoots that inspire me to sew. In fact, there are so many things I want to sew from previous issues, that I really don’t need another issue, but I love Burda so much I always subscribe. Summer issues are always my least favorite because the styles are more simple, which makes sense if it’s hot where you live, to sew up something quickly and get outside. (We don’t get hot here, maybe for a week or so, in SF) Lately it seems like there have been more loose/simple garments, and I agree, they’re not as thrilling, but still there’s always something I love and can’t wait to sew. For me Burda is like buying a fashion magazine with the option of sewing what’s inside, and I hope that doesn’t change. If the sizes would start at 34 that would be even better. (I tried scaling a size 36 blouse down to a 34 in January because I loved it so much, won’t try that again! I didn’t think it would be that much different from a 36, but it was, and unfortunately I had to give up on it) BTW I’m a busy 50 yr. old mom of a 6 yr. old, living in the middle of San Francisco, and I love fashion. I mention all this because of the previous posts, suggesting a poll, change of styles, etc. I don’t want to sound ageist, but I’m not ready to start dressing ‘older’ yet, but obviously not like a teen either, and I’m sure you guys are sick of hearing my requests for xs by now, but here it is. Thanks!

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      May 10, 2013, 12.01 AMby nouvellegamine

      Awesome comment. I totally agree with what you said about Burda being a fashion mag you can sew from. The summer issues do generally feature simpler patterns and I often give them a skip. I LOVE Burda, but I haven’t purchased an issue since January. The patterns seem to have been a lot of basics, & I already have so many basic patterns that it hasn’t been worth my while. It usually picks up again with their August issue fingers crossed. I’m 40 but I usually feel their patterns are adaptable to all ages, depending on how you style them & what fabric you choose :)

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    May 9, 2013, 05.28 AMby miausiau

    I’ve made up the trousers and they are easy but well cut. I would like to see more unusual items that needn’t be overly complicated. Some issues are better than others but I always look forward to the next one. I subscribe to other pattern magazines for a wider selection.

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    May 9, 2013, 04.08 AMby meadowbelle

    The question is, what is the market? Are there more sewers who are young and skinny or older and plus sizes? Whoever buys the most patterns and fabrics etc. is the target. I sew for these reasons:

    1. For pleasure!

    2. I am older and petite-plus size.

    3. I never buy shop stock and use only natural fabrics, threads.

    4. I enjoy experimenting.

    5. No sausage skin styles for me. I wear lots of full fabric clothes (Wuthering Heights, Victorian rag bag mode).

    With my style I don’t expect to be catered to, so I relish the making of bits and pieces and thus get my way of satisfaction.

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    May 9, 2013, 01.24 AMby fabulousfake

    I’m thin and still the patterns never fit me. I’m not perfect hour glass figure… I wish!

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    May 8, 2013, 11.44 PMby Vesnić

    Hi, there, I haven’t recovered from ’’Burda Easy S/S 2013’’ yet and now THIS. What an ugly clothes! I can’t believe that some people actually got paid for their work on this issue. Especially designers and stylists.

    You know, I started sewing mostly because of unquality, tasteless and expensive clothing in shops (greetings from Serbia :) . Now you’ve inspired me to take lessons in Pattern Making.

    Thank you for that :).

    p.s. Burda Easy s/s 2009 was a very good one. A few nice patterns were published in 08/ 2012-02/2013 issues. Street Style section could be better. Someone mentioned classic-movies style, 50’s and 60’s style. Not bad idea at all. Pin-up fashion was also very chic, especially underwear.

    This blogger is well-known for her reviews on Burda issues. I found them very funny and they getting right to the point http://paunnet.blogspot.com/2013/04/burdastyle-magazine-052013.html

    Sometimes I wish you had read them.

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    May 8, 2013, 10.59 PMby Saeriu

    I like a couple of the dresses, especially the second one—very cute! Looking every where I understand skinny leg jeans are in style right now. It is hard to find a nice style of pants that are not skinny at the ankles. Maybe I’m style stuck…a decade behind on my fashion…but skinny leg pants scream “I have a big butt” no matter what size a girl is. I just can’t do 80’s….ick. Searching on line—ebay, etsy…sellers cannot get rid of the 80’s patterns…there’s a reason for that—right?

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    May 8, 2013, 05.16 PMby soulsurfersteph

    This isn’t just about having more tailored items to sew…how about finding some designers with some actual taste? Who on earth thought that a full-pants jumpsuit would look cute with a tiny floral pattern? Or that drawstring pants would look good in bright pink with blue flowers on it? The same person who thought it was a good idea to dress a model in a sheer see-through top with no bra on in a previous photoshoot? How about you sit your designers down in front of some old classic movies with Katharine Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, and Audrey Hepburn vs. whatever cheap floozy reality show they are watching now. Taste…class…style…all things that Burda"Style" has been missing in a lot of these shoots.

    More on those horrible jumpsuits/pants: These are “scrubs” (baggy uniforms for nurses) that you might see on a Barbie doll. And I don’t care how skinny and young the models are, these clothes look horrible. Tiny flower prints also need to be used with care. They do not work on larger ladies and personally I don’t like them much on smaller women either. I would not have worn that jumpsuit even when I was in my 20s in the 90s…I would not have been caught dead in it!

    Now, I do like the patch-pocket dress, but I’m definitely not sewing it in a tiny floral. Count me in as another over-40 but not OLD woman who wants classy styles that are comfortable and in various sizes because I have ample over-40 HIPS going on. Thank you!

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    May 8, 2013, 03.22 PMby barkcloth

    I agree with most of the comments. This is all too easy and bulky for me. I want well fitting garments, not two panels with a string attached. I turn to Vogue more often lately. More expensive, but well worth it, even with the cost of shipping. They have great sales, btw. Oh, I long back to the time when the site was new and filled with stuff you could never get elsewhere…

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    May 8, 2013, 02.07 PMby kisses

    Burda use to be very avantgarde and different. Super chic and sophisticated with there designs. Now I am seeing patterns that are on a clothing rack in store. Why bother????I like being different and this does not scream different. Not really feeling them anymore. I think they should go back to the drawing board and fix the issues before it is too late

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    May 8, 2013, 01.35 PMby janabg16

    I strongly disagree with most of the previous comments. I love the fact that Burda provides us with simple yet elegant and modern patterns. It’s great that there are patterns for beginner sewers, too. This is how you encourage young people to engage themselves in sewing, and there aren’t many of them interested in it nowadays, believe me. In every Burda issue there is something for everyone, you can find both advanced and simple patterns, casual clothes, but some classic pieces as well. I think they are doing a great job, because the point is to teach people how to sew some basic patterns, and not only amazing, complicate garments, that can obviously be managed only by very experienced sewers. All of you out there, complaining about the latest patterns being “too simple” or “boring” for you, obviously forget you were beginners once, too.

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    May 8, 2013, 12.30 PMby sewcialdistortion

    I love the romper and like the styles. I like that Burda have styling that makes the patterns look like something I would want to wear and buy rather than something I made just because it could be made. I agree the styles are a a bit on the simple side. I think this is because people think home sewers don’t want complicated things or can’t handle them. I feel that there are other pattern companies catering for older looks, fuller figures and more suburban looks and very few, if any, doing what Burda are so I’d be very disappointed to see Burda change what it is doing now….although it would be nice to see stylish older models and more interesting people as models. Advanced Style can manage it: http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/dont-try-and-look-younger-just-look-as.html

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    May 8, 2013, 07.15 AMby textilet

    I have to admit that I agree with all previous comments- but in the mags defence surely they are just trying to reflect the up to date styles on the catwalks- and if u look around shops etc the styles are all the same- shapeless, block colours , 60 ‘s styling with a vague twist sometimes etc. easy fashion at the moment I think. Everything is 50’s based( or thereabouts) and there is no way that I want to go back to these styles. With my shape?? Been there , done that! So how does the mag get around this? If any editor is worth his/ her salt they would take on board what we are all saying and get back to the source and ask them about supplying what their customers want- ASWELL AS creating styles that appeal to the masses( particularly as I don’t see that many youngsters having any time, skills or inclination to spend their time trying to make what is easier n cheaper to buy in the high street). By all means we want to encourage youngsters to sew- and there will always be those who want to be different and will do that by creating their own versions of the on trend stuff. It’s just that I would love the mag n this site to accept the older consumers who want to be individual, need the patterns for their sizes and are prepared to make something other than throw away fashion.

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    May 8, 2013, 06.56 AMby KIMAIS

    nice but nothing special I agree deeply with all the other complaints – within the last years the quality of the patterns and the magazine has declined. My mum and I do not buy the magazine anymore since sometimes the pattern start at European size 36 or 38 – no XS anymore. Although they do more plus sizes nowadays – at least that#s good for some. Burda people think about it – who is the crowd sewing – those who cannot buy from the rack!!! I am sick of altering every pattern – more petite please! (there used to be special magazine for us tinies – just shortend patterns form by than older regular magazines) common it cannot be a big deal for you to make the pattern available in all sizes!!! I want to shred the magazine when I see that it not available in XS

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    May 8, 2013, 06.47 AMby biodagar

    It’s not often I comment on a collection, but the stories the comments have told this time around simply kept me reading. I’m a novice sewer, who sews rarely (ha!), but this collection, and the subsequent remarks, make me wonder whether that’s because I’m not excited. I agree with everyone; I don’t need plus sized patterns, but I would really like to see something that isn’t drawn on basic styles from the 80s that dominate sewing catalogues everywhere, and which are everywhere on racks. I like style and detail, and would happily learn trickier things if it meant I had something amazing to wear at the end of it. Something that you can’t get instore somewhere.

    Love to see a response to this, Burda! This feedback is what companies pay research companies to tell them.

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    May 8, 2013, 06.35 AMby Jenn Stone

    I agree with a lot of the comments here and am disappointed in this collection. We are not all skinny little hipster girls wanting to look like we shop at Aritzia. I want to see some more fashion forward, sofisticated, modern pieces that will work with any body type. I buy your BurdaStyle magazine every month for the patterns, but I think I will pass on this one tyvm!

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    May 8, 2013, 06.33 AMby Jenn Stone

    I agree with a lot of the comments here and am also disappointed in this collection. We are not all skinny little hipster girls wanting to look like we shop at Aritzia. I want to see some more fashion forward, sofisticated, modern pieces that will work with any body type. I buy your BurdaStyle magazine every month for the patterns, but I think I will pass on this one tyvm!

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    May 8, 2013, 05.37 AMby yasuka

    Could you tell me how I can get these patterns ? I cannot find the page or link where I can ask these patterns…. Please teach me.

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      May 8, 2013, 09.10 AMby nieke

      On each of the photos the is a drawing of the garment on this drawing in a little ring or circle, click on the circle and it will show from which Burda Mag it was taken from eg 5/12/11 5th/December/2011and hopefully you have that mag in your collection

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      May 8, 2013, 10.20 AMby Jezek

      Click on the underlined text in the description and this will take you to the pattern download page. Then you click on “add to cart” and go to your shopping cart to pay. Some of them patterns are free – instead of “add to cart” click on “get it now” – it will appear in your pattern liberary and then just print them out.

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    May 8, 2013, 04.05 AMby robbex

    I love all these designs!!! I just don’t know which one to start with!!! Thanks Burda!

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