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Flapper style, made modern. Look for flirty dresses, a cropped chiffon cami, and one gorgeous pair of pants. These designs are from the October 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

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Layered crepe de chine flutters and flirts in this cute Strappy Chiffon Tank. Wear it with shorts in the summer and let it peek out from under a blazer in the fall. The girly style works perfectly with feminine pants, like the softly tapered Pants with Sash in wool or silk crepe.


Wear this detailed Tie Neck Dress with Pockets to the office for functional style. It mixes structure and grace with an extra long bow collar, folded cuffs, pockets, and a drawstring waist. This dress is cut slightly longer in back.


Flutter and flounce in this Ruffled Peplum Top. The criss cross front creates a V neckline accentuated by the wide ruffle.The ruffles extend to the back for a pretty rounded collar.


The Tiered Flapper Dress is made for dancing! Three different layers are joined at the top with delicate criss crossing spaghetti straps. Make it sexy and modern with lightweight glitzy fabrics.


You won’t need jewelry in this embellished Ruffled Jacket. Lots of ruffles in raw edged organza are a little Victorian, especially against gem toned Duvetine or corduroy.


Here’s how to wear a Wraparound Skirt without worrying about it blowing open… sew up a straight skirt with a separate wrap layer. This skirt’s hand tied shape is relaxed and elegant.


Customize the look of this Baby Doll Dress in so many ways. The sweetheart neckline could be made in sheer fabric for an illusion neckline, or make the underlayer in black for a more subtle peekaboo effect. You’ll love the sweet baby doll shape, but you can also nip in the waist with a ribbon belt.

Borrow from the glamorous 1920s for these beautiful looks. You can make them modern with bright new colors, strappy shoes, or a flowing hairstyle.

Happy sewing!


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    Jan 18, 2015, 06.25 AMby cupandpenny

    I love that last blouse!

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    Oct 4, 2014, 12.33 PMby cupandpenny

    Beautiful, I especially love that tiered dress with tone-on-tone materials.

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    Oct 1, 2014, 05.42 PMby MistressPimperella

    Love the Ruffled Jacket and the Baby Doll Dress. Another couple for my endless list of things I should be making for My daughter and Me.

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    Sep 26, 2014, 01.26 PMby Bayougal13

    LOVE the wrap skirt idea! Will definitely make; would be great a contrasting fabric/texture!

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    Sep 24, 2014, 04.10 AMby hello Itsme

    totally nice selection

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    Sep 22, 2014, 07.19 PMby lucielaurier

    wow this I love! And I have to say the colors are divine!

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    Sep 22, 2014, 07.18 PMby femkevr

    oooooo the strappy chiffon tank top ,, like like :-)

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    Sep 22, 2014, 05.45 PMby billiethekid

    Another very pretty collection in this month’s magazine! I got a question though. Since I don’t really like the unfinished ruffles, is there any way to finish them other than serging?

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      Sep 22, 2014, 07.30 PMby nouvellegamine

      Maybe a rolled hem?

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      Sep 23, 2014, 09.08 AMby billiethekid

      Wouldn’t the rolled hem make the edges stiff? (I’m a newbie, I’ve never done a rolled hem)

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      Sep 23, 2014, 09.44 PMby nouvellegamine

      ohhhh, maybe. It probably depends on your fabric. Maybe do a test first?
      Otherwise, depending on the fabric, I think the other option is to add seam allowances, make some bias binding and roll it to the back. Here’s a tutorial:

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      Sep 24, 2014, 07.12 PMby billiethekid

      Thank you very much! I’ll keep this technique in mind for finishing, it looks very pretty

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