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Spring has sprung and it’s all about floral print and light fabrics! This new pattern collection from burda style magazine’s May 2013 issue has gotten us thinking about the nice weather and bright colors that come with spring. Check out the new styles!

This summer Poncho in cotton lace fabric exudes a relaxed southern feeling. Even beginners can successfully sew it, and wear it over your favorite swimsuit!

This open, solid-color Jacket with patch pockets creates a calm contrast to any pair of bottoms.

This Lace Floral Top is easy to sew, and makes a huge impact. Two shirts in one – a short one in jersey and a longer on in tulle lace are sewn together at the bateau neckline. A glimpse of the tummy makes this a great beach, or going out top!

Whether at the local pool or in a luxury resort, you’ll be a real hit in this 50s’ style Retro Bikini. Narrow lace trim decorates both the knotted top with its wide, shaped straps and the bottom with elastic waist and mini bows.

This open Jacket with its wide shaped band is both casual and romantic! The two layers of batiste, sewn as one, add a real touch of sophistication.

Comfortable for short breaks, this straight-cut Sweat Top is lined with a lace top which peeps out at the edges of hem and sleeves. The neck is embellished by a sewn-on lace triangle.

Happy Sewing!


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    Jun 7, 2013, 04.24 PMby purldiver

    I don’t need challenging patterns, but I do need things that would look flattering on. These are mostly fabric boxes! Exception: The bikini is SUPER cute, but I can’t use it. How about something exciting, inspiring, or something that wouldn’t make you look like a cross between a hippie and a hooker???

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    May 18, 2013, 05.35 PMby LorKla

    Wow now that I’ve read all of these comments I’m really bummed out. I’m going to go eat some ice cream…

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    Apr 30, 2013, 09.13 PMby karasumegami

    Ummm, am I the only one who sees absolutely NO discernible difference between the Open Jacket and the Batiste Jacket.

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      Apr 30, 2013, 09.20 PMby karasumegami

      Looking at the pattern pages, I see that it says that they in fact are the same pattern.
      A different fabric does not make for a whole new pattern, Burda!

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    Apr 28, 2013, 10.14 PMby estilosalome

    The black blazer is nice to do project.

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    Apr 28, 2013, 01.22 PMby mcclxix

    You know, I’m really tired of reading comments to the effect of “but this collection isn’t styled for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! It’s terrible!” Not everything is for you, just move on. You’re over 50 and don’t like sack dresses? You’re an advanced sewer and like challenging patterns? You’re plus-size and this pattern doesn’t run all the way to size whatever? Looks like… this collection isn’t aimed at you or your needs! Next we’ll have a dude stroll in complaining how the bikini isn’t masculine enough for him to wear to the gala ball.

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      Apr 29, 2013, 12.05 AMby nouvellegamine

      “Next we’ll have a dude stroll in complaining how the bikini isn’t masculine enough for him to wear to the gala ball.”

      That pretty much happened last month.

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      Apr 29, 2013, 01.58 PMby ksew

      i love the style it’s totally cute and me.

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      Apr 29, 2013, 09.18 PMby ccsinspirations

      Then don’t read them. Everyone has a right to express how they feel about any collection. Stop insulting others by parodying their words.

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      May 7, 2013, 10.31 PMby ellesleeper

      But if the collections are consistently failing to meet the needs/want/demands of their target market, then they need to know in order to fix it, reassess their market positioning etc. Its marketing 101, they wouldn’t host comment threads if they didn’t want to receive feedback on their product, and everyone member’s opinion counts- whether it annoys you or not.

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    Apr 27, 2013, 05.33 PMby gigiwenz

    I have not been successful locating batiste like the open jacket. Any suggestions?

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    Apr 26, 2013, 12.33 AMby sewdarnlong

    These are very pretty on a teenager. Some can be adapted and the coat is ageless. But I am 50 something and my lovely size 8-10 figure disappeared years ago and then I could get away with being long waisted and short legged. Now I need something to minimise or flatter my size 16 figure and stockier frame. Get real Burda – a bit of style and thought to deal with the not-so-perfect not- so-young things!

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    Apr 25, 2013, 02.10 PMby lao0215

    Agree with ‘disapointed’ posts. Challenge us Burda designers! I have a pattern collection dating back some 20+ years and I could have had the rectangles, squares department covered by now if I had so desired. I agree with a previous post that yes fabrication is key, but I want chic, sophisticated, timeless in beautiful fabrics. I do not want to look ‘home made in an hour or less’. Been there, done that!

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    Apr 25, 2013, 06.34 AMby arisaid

    Very very disappointing. :-(

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    Apr 24, 2013, 09.47 PMby Salwa Khodair

    A great failure as usual !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Apr 24, 2013, 08.15 PMby amandabowen7

    Just bought this cute twist skirt that reminds me of early spring :) http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/twisted-skirt-062012

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    Apr 24, 2013, 01.04 PMby Amy Gannon

    wow, these patterns are perfect…for my 8 year old daughter to sew! These ar all lazy patterns , why not save some time and just throw a curtain over yourself.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 10.23 AMby purplegoat

    Love the unstructured blazer. Will definitely be putting that on my list of things to sew.

    Everything else isn’t really my style – but there is some cute things for a tween market here – my 12 year old niece would look great in the lacy t-shirts.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 08.25 AMby Mia Poulsen

    The only thing I like here is the bikini.. The rest is pretty dull :/

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    Apr 24, 2013, 07.35 AMby milnay3

    Lace and floral print! So in love right now!

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    Apr 24, 2013, 06.00 AMby Karen Fletcher

    Edgy, on-trend, easy. Love. Love. Love.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 05.23 AMby deids

    I really like these. I love burda because they come up with new ideas and fresh ways to use fabrics. Take them or leave them, not every single pattern is meant to look good on every single person. I find a lot of women are very quick to slate them though. Thanks burda for making sewing pattern easily accessible and I always LOVE your shoots :)

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    Apr 24, 2013, 03.56 AMby ell-in-or

    Why don’t I just go cut some holes out of a pillowcase and save myself some sewing time?

    Who is your market? I think you’d do a lot better if you had named collections for your different sewing markets. The barely sewing teenager set is much different than experienced sewistas who want sophisticated fashion (not rectangles) and they are different than the retro chic crowd.It’s almost like you’re randomly trying to hit someone with your collections while knowing nothing about any of us.

    I really like many of your patterns but the last year or so has been incredibly random. I really want to like your collections.

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      Apr 24, 2013, 04.55 AMby StylishMimi

      I totally agree. They need a designer for the creativity of the garments and a patternmaker to draft the patterns. They are two totally different entities.

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      Apr 24, 2013, 06.45 AMby Misokizen

      I too agree with you.A conceptual soloution on this might be an idea.Rather than give us a collection in big sizes,long,petite etc. I would prefer a “dressy collection”,“Boho collection”,“beginners collection” AND that each of this collection has all sizes, big,petite,long,normal.This,having each collection in every size,cannot be a problem with the sophisticated technique there is today.

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      Apr 24, 2013, 11.51 AMby bel-parrot

      Agree completely with this comment.

      I can only obtain Burda magazine by subsciption and feel “cheated” when many of the designs are so lacking in challenge and finesse. More of the design features that have always made Burda designs distinctive, different and wearable would be very welcome – not loads of shapeless square or draped garments that would make most non-tiny-sized women look like a sack of potatoes!
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    Apr 24, 2013, 02.32 AMby Vineca

    Like the poncho very much – the fabrication is key. Everyone who thinks a rectangle is boring might want to look up Yves St. Laurent…today a very vintage feel.

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    Apr 24, 2013, 02.27 AMby sydneysewing

    These patterns look like an eighth-grade home economics class designed them.

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