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The latest plus size collection is full of beautiful florals. Wear these dresses, tops, and skirts to your next art opening or afternoon at the museum. These designs are from the August 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.


Get volume without bulk in this Draped Skirt made from lightweight chiffon. It’s layered over jersey for a dreamy effect that’s easy to wear.


This sporty Blouson Jacket is made of high tech athletic fabric for an authentic look, dressed up with a pointed collar and blousy silhouette. Floral fabric makes it more girly, or just use your favorite team colors.


A zipper makes this lazy day Jersey Top edgy and cute. It’s a layering essential with a crew neck and long cuffed sleeves.

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Silk fabric is gathered at one shoulder for a sweeping Cowl Neck Blouse that’s slightly asymmetrical. Pair this beautiful basic with the Drawstring Pants. A satin panel on each leg dresses up easy jersey trousers so you can wear them out and about.


Close fitting to the knee, the Mermaid Dress hugs your curves and flatters an hourglass silhouette with a flounce at the bottom. The sleeves are sheer for contrast against floral satin.


Zip up collegiate style in this Track Jacket with contrast sleeves, a ribbed waistband, and contrast trim at the neckline pockets. There are so many options for customization.


Cuddle up in an extra long raglan Sweatshirt in quilted knit fabric or sweat shirting. It’s accented with an exposed zipper at one shoulder.


Mix high and low with Jersey Pants in a dreamy floral fabric. These trousers can be dressed up or down… they’re perfect for days when you don’t know if shopping may lead to dinner and drinks.


A floral Pencil Skirt gets a lot edgier with a full exposed zip at the front. This stretch jersey skirt is embellished with more decorative zips at the front and fully lined.


An asymmetrical gather creates a pretty Cowl Neck Shirt. It’s a lovely alternative to basic tees.


Stretch satin creates a shapely silhouette in this knee length Dress. The back is form fitting, but the front has an asymmetrical godet for movement. This dress also has removable cuffs and collar.

This collection is a fresh mix of styles, from sporty to flirty. Florals give any look a splash of femininity, so break out the blooms whenever you need a little pick me up for your wardrobe.

Happy sewing!


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    Aug 26, 2017, 12.06 PMby Laura Ford

    I agree, why can’t your regular designs come in plus sizes that go up ??? These are awful designs! Not to mention your plus sizes usually don’t go up enough for my 52" hip size….come on Burda!!

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    Mar 9, 2017, 06.32 PMby Sususews

    Came here from the Emma Watson post. I disagree with most of the negative comments about this collectio. A Pencil skirt and a fitted Mermaid dress are not fat sacks. There are some good designs here. I like the cowl top, drawstring trousers, the skirts, and the Mermaid dress. But, hooboy, that varsity jacket! Different rib trims would change that. In fact, that jacket (w/different trims) and the Pencil skirt would make a stylish suit.

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    May 27, 2015, 12.42 AMby joadl

    Thank you Burda, for giving us older and not so slim ladies some contemporary designs, I can see the advantage of these progressive styles in the line drawings, not confused by the current trends in fabrics. Many thanks again for the inspiritation.

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    Aug 18, 2014, 10.16 AMby Ezzles

    What a surprise, another hideous plus size collection from Burda! The cowl top is OK, but the rest is AWFUL. Get it together, Burda, and listen to your (potential, but until you get some decent patterns, not actual) customers. We make comments like this on EVERY plus size collection – why is there never any change?

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    Aug 17, 2014, 12.51 AMby Niecey Hedgepeth

    LOL These patterns are hideous!!! What the heck!!!

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    Aug 14, 2014, 12.45 AMby nrobson

    theres always such terrific plus size patterns

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    Aug 13, 2014, 02.11 PMby shirleyw6349

    I would not buy these patterns. They only go to size 52 and they are frumpy except for the cowl neck top. I want to look slimmer and stylish. Use vertical lines, v-neck and scoop necks. Surely, Burda can do better than this.

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    Aug 13, 2014, 02.48 AMby Ghana1976

    Since when is dressing like a clown fashion forward? We laughed at clowns because they wore funny clothes yet plus six women are suppose to embrace looking like a clown? And why don’t you use plus size models? Are you afraid plus size models won’t look good in your silly designs and therefore won’t buy it? Seems like Burda feels its OK to make plus size women look stupid.

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      Aug 18, 2014, 02.27 PMby Jennifer Schee

      44 isn’t exactly plus sized. The Burda patterns that you buy at fabric stores usually go up to a 48, so I agree with the others- add a couple of sizes to the range of the regular sizes and we would be happy! :)
      I modified a regular pattern and added some width to a top. It worked OK, but it wasn’t simple.
      I like the zip skirt and the sweatshirt in this collection, but like the others have said, the floral isn’t great.

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    Aug 13, 2014, 01.28 AMby alicarleton

    Totally agree with everyone. These are truly awful.

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    Aug 13, 2014, 01.01 AMby micksmom2

    Whoa—seriously unfortunate fabric choices and patterns. Way to make me look like a hideous floral sofa circa 1985. Won’t be making any of these things.

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    Aug 12, 2014, 09.35 PMby rosarini

    Dreadful ,unflattering & I wonder if a stick did the designs as they certainly don’t give the cuddly a great look & make the most of our curves.I want some lovely lingerie with a bigger cup too.How about doing a survey as I am sure if you take notice of the results you will sell more patterns as like others have switched to other firms after 40 years

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    Aug 12, 2014, 09.28 PMby TatianaDelices

    I agree with Briefigs!! Why won’t you expand your size range in all your patterns so we can have the same great styles as your other customers?

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    Aug 12, 2014, 05.38 PMby lstrom2

    These clothes are SO unflattering, very frumpy and not slimming in the least. No sale, here.

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    Aug 12, 2014, 04.32 PMby briefigs

    Burda! Please listen to us! Why do you make such strange & awful plus size patterns? Why won’t you expand your size range in all your patterns so we can have the same great styles as your other customers? I’m not looking for patterns that obscure my waist – I want to define it to create flattering proportions. If you’re going to make ‘plus only’ styles, they should be specially designed to make current fashion look great on plus size figures. I want beautiful lingerie with large cup size options & ways to build in support! I want current pant styles with fabric suggestions to flatter thick legs. And I definitely want coat & jacket patterns designed to reduce bulk & create flattering lines. Please please please start surveying your plus size customers in North America about what they want! (I keep assuming that these patterns are based on European styles that don’t translate well over here??) Anyway, right now my $ for patterns is going to StyleArc, Colette & Vogue because of the superior styles they offer. But I prefer BurdaStyle’s downloadable format so I truly hope that you will change your plus size pattern options soon! Thanks!

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    Aug 12, 2014, 04.26 PMby fabricat

    Really, why can’t the cute regular size patterns just come in plus size too?

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    Aug 12, 2014, 02.52 PMby jaqact

    I totally agree with everyone else. These are horrible and unflattering designs for plus sized women and too much crazy print! Also, every pattern seems to come straight up to the chin and down past the knee! Plus size women aren’t allowed to be sexy??? Hideous and so disappointing.

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    Aug 12, 2014, 02.37 PMby periwinkle

    Who decided that the baseball jacket with floral sleeves and red, white & blue cuffs and neck was a good choice with that floral dress? Are you trying to make full figured women look like clowns? I am very disappointed in many of the choices for this collection…don’t even wear this size. Some of the looks are nice, but the poor ones overshadow them! My eyes hurt looking at all the craziness!

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    Aug 7, 2014, 02.51 PMby Susan Ross

    I am surprised so many do not seem to like this collection. I like it all! I particularly like both the dresses and will make both. Compared to what I am usually faced with when selecting ready-to-wear, WOW! This is a real step up for me. Finally something fun. I think that drawstrings, etc., are only frumpy if they are made too big. Just my $.02. ;)

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    Aug 7, 2014, 11.28 AMby Caitlin Moose

    I continue to be disappointed by the Burda plus size collections. These are all about hiding curves and putting comfort over good looks. This isn’t what Burda is supposed to be about. I am young and beautiful. I want to show my curves off to the world, not hide them under drawstrings and frumpy designs.

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    Aug 7, 2014, 10.13 AMby ruthiesews

    I like the Cowl Neck Shirt and the Jersey Pants because both garmets look great on a top-heavy , long-legged figure. THANK YOU BURDASTYLE ! The Sweatshirt is interesting as well, but only in the right fabric so as not to add bulk to the look. The zipper can be put on the other side at one’s own personal chioce. On the other hand, both the Mermaid Dress and the Asymmetrical Godet Dress look a bit crazy because there is too much detail and it all adds up to FASHION OVERKILL. Just my personal opinion.

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    Aug 7, 2014, 04.45 AMby Michelle Snyman

    Burda come on you can do better than this seriously the designs are terrible

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    Aug 6, 2014, 09.31 PMby jayney

    I can safely say I will not be making any of these fat sack patterns

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