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This new pattern collection is well tailored with a nod to French styling. These styles are nostalgically inspired with a forties retro feeling. We see knee length skirts, emphasis on the waist and romantic details.

This collection will take you back to a French café in the forties. These designs will beautifully transition your wardrobe into fall, with the longer hemlines and sleeves. Subdued colors dominate this collection, with hints of vintage floral prints. We love the simplicity and elegance of this pattern collection, and how classic the styling is. Scroll down to view all the patterns in this collection.

This Tucked Dress will make you have the winning move! The shaped waist yoke sculpts a slender waist. Puffed sleeves, deep neckline, and lovely tucks at the shoulder seams give feminine details to this dress. We love this dress made in a pretty floral like above.

Here is the bold and straight-cut Snake Skin Coat with long dramatic lapels. It is a homage to women with poised elegance and we think this is the perfect coat for fall. Made in a beautiful faux snakeskin like this will be sure to catch attention!

This outfit is simply a joy to wear! This Godet Pencil Skirt gives a basic pencil skirt extra freedom of movement. It is a classic shape and pairs pretty with a matching blazer. Here it is paired with a comfortable Sleeveless Pullover that is sewn in a knitted fabric.

This Empire Dress is figure accenting and will turn every woman into a muse! Shoulder pads give the slightly puffed sleeves a little support. We love the empire waistline!

This stunning Fur Collar accessory is a great addition to any fall outfit. This collar ties together with a ribbon and gives a luxurious touch when added to a coat.

Simply enchanting, this Lace Collar Top with peplum gives a romantic feeling. Lovely contrasts are created with the addition of the lace collar, which we think makes this top a statement piece.

This Coat is oversized and fantastically feminine. A straight-cut coat with wide band and flattering, full, set-in wedge sleeves gives this coat great detail. This coat looks great cinched in at the waist with a matching tie belt.

This is a pretty Floral Blouse that is flattering on women with fuller busts. The darts created a great shape and the detachable Peter Pan collar adds a quirky touch. Tuck it into a hip hugging pencil skirt for a style fit for any occasion.

This is a slightly fitted Novelty Jacket is short in length and beautifully finishes off any suit. We adore the Peter Pan collar and lovely rounded peplum.

These styles are luxurious and fit the body beautifully. Try making one or all of these romantic styles that will leave you feeling trés chic!

Happy Sewing!


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    Mar 20, 2014, 11.53 PMby SaucySewist

    The coat is just gorgeous.

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    Aug 17, 2012, 03.04 PMby Carolyn Reilly

    I love the fabric. And….. Where can I get the fabric at? Really love the floral fabric. And all the new patterns!!

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    Aug 16, 2012, 02.40 AMby Barbara Hewitt

    Love all—now to decide what to make first

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    Aug 14, 2012, 08.53 AMby shilisha

    Such an amazing collection!These clothes are gorgeous!Love every piece of them!

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    Aug 11, 2012, 07.07 PMby missjackieo

    Wow , this is a such a lovely collection , its nice to have vintage styles which are not novelty -pin up or florally twee but a mature ,sexy and classy style . I like them all !!

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    Aug 11, 2012, 11.46 AMby mary serah koroma

    Wow! i love this collection. They so sweet.

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    Aug 10, 2012, 03.07 AMby szeplany

    lovely, classy, elegant.

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    Aug 8, 2012, 11.31 PMby mwelland

    So nice to see these classic shapes coming back in to the collections. These styles would look good on anyone!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 10.54 PMby eghbravo

    I concur with the other comments, this is by far my favorite collection!!! Simple elegance with a splash of retro is def more my style.

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    Aug 8, 2012, 10.35 PMby pomondy

    Thinking of making the Godet with a contrasting fabric in the inset…perhaps chiffon? Gorgeous collection.

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    Aug 8, 2012, 08.27 PMby janul

    I love the jacket (the last one)!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 07.26 PMby woman

    Favorite collection to date!!! Classic cuts, can’t wait to try them out!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 03.38 PMby Brenda Verastique

    These are all great styles that I would love to make someday. I always look forward to your new patterns.

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    Aug 8, 2012, 01.55 PMby shaydaisy

    I like all of these patterns but why are they only offered thru size 10? One of the reasons I make my own clothing is because I am larger than a size 10…as is the average women! Would it be that difficult for Burda to offer the patterns up to a size 20? Please?!?! Thank you.

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    Aug 8, 2012, 12.39 PMby textilet

    I like all these – apart from the bit of fur around the neck – not good at my age!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 12.37 PMby textilet

    Are you sure that after last week’s debacle, calling them French is a wise move?

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      Aug 8, 2012, 12.59 PMby heidilea

      Hahaha! This was my thought, too.

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      Aug 8, 2012, 01.23 PMby burdastyle

      The inspiration the designer had for this pattern collection was France in the 1940s and therefore the title.



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      Aug 8, 2012, 11.03 PMby mamsie

      French debacle? Did I miss something important?

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    Aug 8, 2012, 03.47 AMby colorwild

    Great one guys!!!!! Love all these patterns!!!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 12.34 AMby snowwhite4965

    Do you think the Empire dress could be made in a double knit? Thinking it might be perfect for a Fall wedding I need to attend.

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    Aug 8, 2012, 12.16 AMby tinapickles

    These are BEAUTIFUL! Classy, sassy, and lovely! I can see myself in most of these..

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    Aug 7, 2012, 11.56 PMby Couture Academic

    OMG! I’m making ALL OF THESE!!! Can’t wait to buy the hard copy :)

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    Aug 7, 2012, 11.23 PMby ndimi

    These are gorgeous patterns, and I can see these on everyone, from petites all the way through to plus sizes. Fabulous collection. Such a joy to be moving away from the shapeless sacks we’ve been getting.

    Thank you! :D

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      Aug 8, 2012, 07.13 PMby ANR

      Yeah, it’s just too bad they never actually make the best patterns in extended sizes……

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    Aug 7, 2012, 10.34 PMby nouvellegamine

    the retro inspired patterns are always my favorites. Pure eye candy. I love details like the interesting seams on the Novelty Jacket or the tucks on the Tucked Dress.

    i love the Novelty Jacket, Godet Pencil Skirt, Sleeveless Pullover, Tucked Dress, & Empire Dress.

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    Aug 7, 2012, 09.41 PMby carlamari1

    I love every single one! Please tell me these are from the September hard copy :)

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      Aug 7, 2012, 10.29 PMby nouvellegamine

      they’re from the August 2012 issue.

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      Aug 8, 2012, 04.27 PMby carlamari1

      @nouvellegamine – thank you!

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