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Having the winter blues? Don’t worry, we are sharing with you a cheerful children’s pattern collection from burda style magazine’s May 2012 issue. These little girl’s patterns consist of frilly little dresses, tunics, and shorts made in lace and gingham cotton. It’s never to early to start sewing for your little one’s spring wardrobe!

This cute tunic-style Dress is lovely with white edges and gathers. The yoke and pockets make the dress sporty and chic. We also love the Breezy Tunic. The cool sand beneath your feet is as refreshing as this breezy tunic from slightly transparent batiste. Bias strips form a decorative detail.

The flowers made ​​of scrap materials make this cute Girl’s Tunic extra special. Lace trim adorns the neckline and sleeve hems. What better to pair it with than these easy to make Elasticated Shorts. We love the elastics at the waist and legs, and we bet they are so comfy!

This Girl’s Underdress can also be worn solo! It has the cutest flounce at the hemline and a little bit of gathers into the yoke. To the right we have the adorable Wrap Dress made from gingham. We love the playful little ruffles along the V neckline and how the two buttons add a finishing touch.

This adorable bell silhouette Skirt fastens with a zipper at the back. The bottom hem peers out from a petticoat with delicate lace. Another great feature is the long side straps that tie into a bow.

This lovely little Checked Tunic can be buttoned up at the back from top to bottom. What makes it extra special is the lace frill at the hemline. It looks awesome worn with these Shorts, they are basic, so cute, and not to mention easy to sew!

Happy Sewing!


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    Mar 5, 2013, 12.16 PMby jolily

    Hi, The checked tunic #146, i’m so frustrated right now because i can’t seem to figure out how the lining yoke is sewn to the tunic. I have left the unfinished tunic on my desk for some days, read and re-read the instructions but to no avail. PLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLease any help? I need clarity on attaching lining yoke to outer back and front , aligning with centre back of upper back tunic.

    Thanks a million

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      Mar 21, 2013, 04.13 AMby Jul925

      Jolily, I agree! I am making the blue dress with the yoke, #148 same pattern u have except a dress and have walked away from trying to get the yoke and lining correct. Also the directions didn’t describe how to sew the outer back yoke to the top of the back dress joining them together with a finished edge for the button hole. Pattern could have marks showing where to join or overlap that edge. Such a cute pattern but instructions are a mess and I’m not a beginner! I also sewed the red checked wrap dress. It wasn’t quite as bad as far as instructions, but the edge where the button ended could have been tapered better instead of ending in a straight edge. I’ve ended up putting a decorative pin there because it is awkward. If it wasn’t that the styles of the little girls clothes are so much better than commercial patterns, I would never go to the trouble of printing and figuring out the Burda patterns. Maybe the adult Burda are made better. I have no clue on putting the back yoke and dress together and just winged it, but I think it will work to sew the yoke lining together at the shoulder seams, then sew the dress and yoke together at the shoulder seams, then put the dress and lining together right sides together and sew the round neck seam. Then turn all so that right side is facing outside. I’m going to iron seam allowance under and hand sew the lining to the dress covering up the joining seam of the yoke and dress.Not sure if that is correct, but going to give it a try. This probably is confusing and no help, but at least you know you are not alone. I’m extremely frustrated with this also.

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      Aug 29, 2013, 08.24 AMby jennykbe

      It’s been 2 days and I’m stuck with the same issue. I even have to buy more fabric cause I ruined the first time. I’m so frustrated but I’m glad I’m not the only one. I know that it’s an intermediate pattern but the instructions are horrible…..thanks for sharing. And I’m surprise that no one from burda had taken the time to contact you…..lame

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    Feb 11, 2013, 12.24 AMby Italyeileen

    Not in my daughters size. How can I make the pattern bigger.

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    Jan 23, 2013, 08.39 AMby liz1611

    this set is amazing. clasic,and modern at the same time. beautiful designs, each of them. Well Done!

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    Jan 22, 2013, 11.57 PMby ADR

    I want to make these for my little girl!!! Oh wait. I don’t have a little girl. They’re all boys! Waaaaahhhhh! NOT FAIR!!!! These are soooooo cute!!!!

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    Jan 21, 2013, 06.59 PMby greenladybug

    I need this for my granddaughter!!!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 05.41 PMby zaleysmom

    I agree with elaineren— I like all of these designs and the styling is perfect. Well done Burda!

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    Jan 19, 2013, 12.40 AMby carottesauvage

    hum …crazy how little girls are taking on adult poses (Lotita-esque: the ice cream, raised-up harms) these days No one seems to mind/care/take the offence for once on Burdastyle,…. c’mon… c’mon bring up the heat :)? Not being a puritain and in fact those patterns are really cute but I have red more outraged comments here…hey what about the ‘oversexualization’ of childhood… is it an issue or no-one seems to react/care about it? Is it already so deeply ingrained in our mindsets? I am just wondering, that’s all… not instigating the polemic for the sake of it :/

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      Jan 19, 2013, 04.31 PMby TequilaMockingbird88

      Don’t really see these poses as all that ‘adult.’ The whole ‘Lolita’ thing is actually purposefully childish mannerisms superimposed with sexuality (talking about the book-Lolita, not fashion-style-Lolita); post-pubescent girls and women taking on the mannerisms of small children for seductive purposes, not small children exhibiting the mannerisms of small children for ice cream and fidgeting purposes.

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    Jan 18, 2013, 07.15 PMby elaineren

    I want to make all of these for my grand girls!

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    Jan 18, 2013, 05.15 PMby Kasiorist

    aww these are soo cute, thanks for posting! great inspiration

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