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This collection is made for city streets and fabulous nights out. The 9 new patterns in the Haute Stuff collection have fierce style. Strut your stuff in chiffon blouses, leather and satin trousers, dramatic outerwear, and beautiful flowing dresses. These new patterns are from the August 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine.

The Wrap Maxi Dress has all the boho style of the swinging seventies. Channel your inner hippie goddess or rock chick in this flowing dress. The flowy shape and fitted cuffs have a gypsy vibe, and look amazing in patterned chiffons.

The start of cooler weather won’t get you down when it means you get to wear the Chain Jacket. The boxy shape gets a pop of rock star glamour from the chained front. Make this style in metallic fabric or suede for an edgy look.

Make power dressing a little sexier in this pretty chiffon blouse. The Chiffon Blouse gets plenty of drama from the sweeping oversized tie neck. Wear it with a pencil skirt or cigarette pants for serious office style. Make sure to pick cute closures for the cuffs… pearl buttons would look great!

Be daring, and give these Leather Pants a whirl. The sleek legging shape is flattering and simple, so they go with almost any top. Whatever you wear them with, you’ll feel like a rock star!

The slim fitting Elasticated Dress has just a hint of 80s style, but none of the bulk. An elastic waist, fitted cuffs, and deep split neckline are slim and stylish. This piece looks great in slinky fabrics with a wide belt.

This stylish Cape with Scarf will keep you warm in style, and is a great piece for transitional fall weather when you’re not quite ready for a heavy coat. The big attached scarf is cozy and cute, and can be worn in a variety of ways to complement your outfit.

Add a little polish to your outfit with the Long Blazer. This clean lined style is sleek and professional. Make it in a wild fabric like this funky metallic animal print for rocker chic, or classic black for all your work ensembles.

Look sharp in the Creased Pants. These front creased trousers make a statement, and the roomy fit and front and back pockets keep you comfy. Make them with the Chain Jacket in matching crushed satin to really make your outfit pop.

Nothing says feminine glamour like a leopard print chiffon shirt. The Leopard Blouse has a dramatic tie and keyhole neckline and a front seam. Pick glitzy gold buttons for the cuffs if you’re feeling extra fancy.

The mix of soft chiffon and tough leather will challenge your sewing and look amazing in your closet. This collection is absolutely gorgeous in rich gemtones like amethyst and emerald. Put on some Stevie Nicks or Pat Benetar, and get sewing!


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    Oct 10, 2015, 09.09 AMby RomRom

    Love this issue!

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    Aug 11, 2013, 05.53 PMby Kasiorist

    I thought I missed the magazine but found one of the last ones today. I’m absolutely in love with the puffed sleeves leather jacket and see-through chiffon blouse. So excited!

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    Aug 10, 2013, 08.15 PMby threespirit

    Love the cape and the chiffon blouse. I do wonder what some people expect Burda to produce, there is only so much you can do to a garment and still make it fit and flatter. Anything can be made more edgy by the choice of fabric etc and in the styling, surely?

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    Aug 9, 2013, 12.50 PMby CarolynD

    These patterns are beautiful! Interesting and pretty.

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    Aug 9, 2013, 06.37 AMby tika1210

    What is edgy/ Well you can look at street style for example Madonna in the early 80’s was edgy maybe or you could look to designers like Alexander McQueen or Marc Jacobs or I would also include John Paul Gaulitier. The designers mentioned and for that fact Madonna have all played with what is acceptable in dress and pushed the boundaries. While ordinary everyday women may not adopt all of a look they will adopt parts and thus push out the boundaries of what is acceptable dress. Some things we thing of as edgy at the time are in fact are not, for example Boho Chic came straight from the 1960’s and this collection clearly comes from the 1970’s. Is it edgy well it may depend on where are you located because this is not edgy where I come from. To be fair to Burda when you are a mainstream publisher of patterns you are only ever going to be in a position of following edgy without actually being edgy because you can’t make massive sales on that basis. It is the same in most fields of design. Do I like this collection while I myself like a bow it is not enough to get me to buy a pattern.

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    Aug 8, 2013, 11.26 PMby margbel

    Love the cape! Thanks also for the ‘Alfatex’ information. Good fabric shops are becoming an endangered species where I live and I know that I may have to go to Internet shopping to find the variety of fabrics that are obviously still out there.

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    Aug 7, 2013, 09.37 AMby hinon

    I like the chain jacket, the cape, and the chiffon tie-neck blouse very much – a nice collection.

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    Aug 7, 2013, 04.43 AMby AmyNicoleStudio

    I like this collection, I dont know why so many people are hating.. but then again slap a tie neck on anything and I’m in!

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    Aug 7, 2013, 12.40 AMby purplegoat

    I find many of these patterns a bit dowdy – definitely not “edgy”.

    As usual though there is always 1 or 2 things I’d quite happily make – love the cape pattern, however will be changing the collar to a peter pan collar. The long wrap dress is also nice (I’d cut it at a shorter length though).

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    Aug 6, 2013, 10.31 PMby Marie Coffin

    Love the short jacket! From looking at the line drawings, I would not have described it as “boxy”. I have some great poly suede; this should be the perfect project for it. I will definitely be making one of these!

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    Aug 6, 2013, 06.45 PMby calicocouture

    I really like the cape pattern…I think it would work as a good maternity winter coat alternative. =)

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    Aug 6, 2013, 06.03 PMby bubbieone

    hhhmmmm……I sadly have to agree, that this is a boring old fashioned collection. Nothing to say WOW! I am aware that this stuff is new for 20 year old sewers who were not here the first time they came out…….but come on!!!!!!!!! Boring

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    Aug 6, 2013, 06.02 PMby sanyhuis

    I’l give it all my approval….especially the leather pants and the pants with the back pockets…….Rather than edgy, I would call it good taste and fine fabrics……nice to see……thank you

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    Aug 6, 2013, 06.02 PMby kellytuttle

    These are just styles that i cannot pull off. Im sure they look good on someone, just not me.

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      Aug 6, 2013, 07.18 PMby StylishMimi

      You could always modify your pattern and choose a different color, print or pattern. Happy Sewing!

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    Aug 6, 2013, 03.48 PMby ell-in-or

    Sooooo old fashioned. Nothing new here. If you’re going to copy the 70’s, could you at least freshen it up? Nina would totally put this collection in the bottom 3.

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    Aug 6, 2013, 03.43 PMby Amber Lee

    I’m going to try my hand at the maxi dress. I’ll make it into a mock wrap, and put in a modesty panel up top (big busted). I spy pockets, which is ALWAYS a plus!

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      Aug 7, 2013, 12.57 AMby nouvellegamine

      sounds cute. I really like the yoke. A lot of cute contrast or piping possibilities :)

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    Aug 6, 2013, 02.59 PMby Jacquel1ne

    I don’t think you understand the word ‘edgy’, there is nothing edgy about these patterns they are very old fashioned. Sorry Burda, very disapointing.

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      Aug 6, 2013, 03.37 PMby Amber Lee

      So give an example of edgy.

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    Aug 6, 2013, 02.55 PMby lonelyacrobat

    Just another dumb yankee here… but could somebody please interpret these sizes? I’m inclined to just substitute the 30’s – 40’s for the 70’s – 80’s, but I’d hate to find out later that it’s all different somehow…

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