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The Golden Hour is that beautiful time of day just as the sun sets, and this collection is just as pretty. Slip into comfy sweaters and flowy skirts in this dreamy collection from the January 2012 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Get a sweet, princess look with a lovely Romantic Maxi Skirt. This romantic design highlights your hourglass shape and has just a hint of medieval style, whether you pair it with a simple tee or a soft sweater.

Throw a cozy, swingy Square Cardigan over any dress or tank to make an easy fall look. This design is great for layering over other flowy pieces for a little boudoir style. Pour yourself a cup of tea and let your hair down in this fluffy sweater.

Switch up your standard blouse for this sweet and structured Tiered Tee. The tiered shape looks a little fancy, so you can wear it with pretty skirts or pencil pants. The shape is totally feminine, with tiny cap sleeves and a ruffled hem.

Instead of a boyish oversized sweater, why not try this Flutter Pullover The oversized shape is super comfy, but gets an extra dose of pretty from the fluttery front embellishment. This sweater looks great over slipdresses or shorts.

Cozy up in this cocoon like Cozy Sweater. Zippered front pockets add a sporty touch to this comfy design you’ll want to curl up in.

A fancy Ruffle Neck Coat is just the thing to brighten up dreary days. You’ll get lots of attention in this detailed coat. The slim shape makes the super ruffled neck stand out even more.

Bare one shoulder for a look that’s half sweet and half sexy. The Ruched One Shoulder Dress has flattering ruching on the side and one flowing loose sleeve for an angelic effect. A great piece for all seasons!

Ballerinas are so classically beautiful, and you can steal a little of their style in this Wrap Sweater. The short design with long ties and back darts is totally feminine.

Take a stroll through a flower garden or dance the night away in this frothy Gathered Maxi Skirt. Lots of gathers give this skirt swingy movement that looks so pretty when you walk.

This is a great collection for enjoying the fall. Put together a soft and comfy outfit that still has plenty of feminine charm.

Happy sewing!


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    Mar 23, 2014, 08.49 AMby textilet

    Please can everyone note that I did not mean to report a comment on this as being inappropriate… It’s my stupid mistake…..thought that pressing the little logo under the message would allow me to reply…it didn’t!! How was I to know? Note to self…….ensure that you know what you are doing before you press anything!!!!! Applies in life too I suspect!

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    Feb 23, 2014, 08.13 PMby Truddie Reif

    What about a tutorial for that ruffle umbrella shown with the cardigan wrap?

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    Oct 4, 2013, 07.33 AMby conejitoasesino

    wow! These are so lovely! I would like these in black of course. And they seem easy enough to alter for more curves.

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    Oct 1, 2013, 10.53 PMby kellywoj

    Great collection! Love the square cardigan!

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    Oct 1, 2013, 06.41 PMby magpiebard

    Not normally an extremely ‘girly’ gal (hard to be when I’m 6’2 and built like a Valkyrie on holiday) but for some oddball reason, several of these are ringing some bells in the back of my head. I’ve gone from a size 22 to a size 8 since the last time I stocked my closet and as it gets cold it’s suddenly occurring to me I truly have nothing to wear (1 pair of jeans, 2 shirts & a dress – that’s all that is currently in there.) … and I also have no clue how to dress/what looks best on this new weird shape. Does anyone have any idea if the ballet/wrap sweater, cozy sweater, romantic maxi skirt and/or the square cardigan would look okay on a 6’2, 34DDD size 8 gal? I am totally at a loss as to how to dress now – and have had zero luck buying clothes because of my height & chest. Help for the totally clueless Amazon?

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      Oct 6, 2013, 11.20 PMby kirst11

      Hi Magpiebard, I dress people for a living and without seeing you its a bit hard to tell but i’ll do my best. I would say that that the ballet wrap is perfect for you. A lot of people wear these way too tight, if you want the girly, romantic look, i would go for a soft knitted fabric (i dont mean a t shirt knit! But you could do that also) A small pattern does wonders to disguise curves too. Anything that gives you a vertical visual will help with a large bust but also can make you look taller, which you may not want. So you could meet i/2 way and go for low scoop necks instead of v necks. Probably best to accentuate your curves rather than hide them under boxy clothing such as the square jacket. Unless you do it in a very drapey fabric. And the cozy jacket would be a no go unless you want to re cut with a nipped in waist and wider around the hips. Its a fine line though to change things and make them sit properly. I might make that pattern myself and ill be making those alterations. In general a jersey floral dress with draping in the front is a great base dress. I wouldn’t go too high towards the neck in any clothing. and nothing that falls of the bust making it look like a shelf. I dont know about that maxi skirt. I think you could find a better pattern than that and again it would depend if you have good hips for it. It would also elongate the body so if you dont want to look taller??? i would be interested to know your age and measurements as that could change everything stylewise in my mind! Im a bit of a 40’s/50’s kind of woman myself, which suits my figure perfectly thankfully.

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    Sep 30, 2013, 06.12 AMby Okara42

    Oh, I like these! Loose and comfy – the cardy and pullover especially. Not too thrilled with that one-armed thing though. Or maybe it’s just the photograph. Make’s the poor model look like she’s hiding a coffee table in there. LOL Fix the sleeve please. Otherwise, a sweet dress.

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    Sep 27, 2013, 08.19 AMby cascadia

    This is what I’m talking about! I love the soft, feminine, romantic style of these pieces. Now… Why aren’t these available in plus sizes? None of the really pretty, romantic pieces are ever in larger sizes.

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      Oct 1, 2013, 01.16 PMby poppyliz

      I like looking at the Burda site, but have switched to the new McCalls, Vogue, Butterick website. Great new approach to presenting their patterns & ALWAYS the option of larger sizes. They get it!!

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    Sep 26, 2013, 12.01 PMby marrrija

    Such a pretty romantic vision.. it made my day brighter. The Ruffle Neck Coat is a dream.. and I have found the similar pattern in the old Budra magazine, and I might even dare to make it some day.. soon.

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    Sep 26, 2013, 08.58 AMby textilet

    Believe it or not- I think some of these have potential ! I do not like all the frills- but that is because I’m not a frilly person anyway- and some not exactly ok for Autumn here where I live in North Wales- but the overall look is ok for the most part. Just got to look now how many of them are available in Plus size- so am I doomed to failure? Hope not!

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      Oct 1, 2013, 01.18 PMby poppyliz

      Try the revamped McCalls/Butterick/Vogue site. They have their patterns sorted so that everyone can wear & sew them – all large sizes available. I’ve been buying heaps from them & they just post them out quickly to you. Burda really needs to get this. The approach is outdated.

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    Sep 25, 2013, 11.06 PMby beausew

    Interestingly weird shapes. Not for me though.

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    Sep 25, 2013, 10.27 PMby nouvellegamine

    I kind of like the Cozy Sweater. It’s actually the weird, uncommon patterns that Burda puts out that keep me coming back.

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    Sep 25, 2013, 10.05 PMby purplegoat

    Pretty colour palette, fabrics and horse, but unfortunately none of these patterns make it to my sewing list.

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    Sep 25, 2013, 07.35 PMby burda-user-721564

    I would love to have pattern for that parasol

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      Sep 25, 2013, 08.59 PMby sewsweetviolets

      I thought the same thing! Now that would be a great pattern to sell.

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    Sep 25, 2013, 06.41 PMby celloraisen

    Wow. I see the wrap sweater and the ruffle coat in my future. That coat would look so awesome in fleece (and super easy to sew it too). I love the long skirt, but am not slender enough to pull off those ruffles… especially where they are placed! LOL! Burda, I really wish you would include size 44 in all of your non-plus size patterns… I’ll try to up-size the sweater myself, but sometimes that doesn’t go too well for me being mostly self-taught. :(

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    Sep 25, 2013, 05.09 PMby Mia Poulsen

    Omg, I looove all these! :o

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