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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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    Aug 6, 2013, 02.21 PMby loribee

    Hey Burda, just wondering if it’s possible to list the fabric you used on the designs? I find myself often wishing I knew where to get the fabric you used in the sample.

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      Aug 6, 2013, 03.06 PMby riotpoof881

      I second this! I often love the fabrics, but it’s so hard to find anything similar at my local big box fabric store.

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      Aug 6, 2013, 03.38 PMby Amber Lee


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      Aug 6, 2013, 07.47 PMby JillStraw

      Often times you can find most of the original or other suggested fabrics at http://www.alfatex.de/modestoffe/burda-style/ – where each fabric listed for a pattern from the issue you’re lookng at will say either “original” or “ersatz” depending on whether or not they still have the original in stock. Those marked ersatz are suggestions by Alfatex that are similar to the original Burda sample suggested fabric. HTH! [Note: I use this only as a source for suggestions – most of the fabrics €/meter are not cheap to buy from the site – especially when shipping to the US and any taxes or customs duties are factored in.) – Jill

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    Aug 6, 2013, 02.01 PMby Couture Academic

    Love love love the cape with scarf, leopard blouse and chain jacket…all sooooooooo chic and sophisticated but relaxed. Too bad we’re going into summer in Oz! Better sew fast!

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    Aug 6, 2013, 01.21 PMby bluetalmeida

    Ugly collections, very old styles and patterns that we already have. Burda, you could do better than this

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      Aug 6, 2013, 03.39 PMby Amber Lee

      What’s an example that you have of a better pattern?

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    Aug 5, 2013, 08.30 PMby alekat

    Oh man that dress is exactly what ive been looking for… but its a wrap! Does any one know if its very hard to convert a wrap dress to a normal dress?

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      Aug 5, 2013, 09.46 PMby nouvellegamine

      you can sew it partially together and then put elastic in the waist. If you google “mock wrap dress” you’ll probably find a couple different versions that might give you an idea of how you’d like to put it together.

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      Aug 6, 2013, 02.31 PMby barnyoka

      Cut the center front on the fold, then find or make some other way to get into it (zip up the back?). Good luck!

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      Aug 6, 2013, 07.01 PMby StylishMimi

      Find the center front of the pattern. Follow your center front grain line and draw a long center front line up to the point of your ‘V" neckline (be sure that your center front line is perfectly straight and parallel to your straight grain line). Make sure you add seam allowance (5/8"). Finally cut off the extension that created the original wrap design.
      Keep the elastic waist. You won’t have to worry about a closure. Happy Sewing!

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      Aug 8, 2013, 08.54 PMby alekat

      thank you everyone!

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    Aug 5, 2013, 04.57 PMby Elina Krasteva

    Great collection! I like every piece of it.

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    Aug 5, 2013, 04.30 PMby nouvellegamine

    While I dislike animal prints, I LOVE the patterns. Hurray for Burda Autumn! I wait all summer for the August issue and it didn’t disappoint. The cape is lovely. I love the scarf and the saddle shoulders. The neckline of the chiffon blouse is pretty & I like that it can be either a blouse or a dress. The leopard blouse pattern is gorgeous. I love the princess seams. And finally the jackets are very nice. I like the minimalism of the long blazer and the chain jacket. The creased pants are gorgeous- even the fabric is beautiful!

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      Aug 6, 2013, 03.40 PMby Amber Lee

      Same here, I’ve always been “out of style” when animal prints come around, but that doesn’t mean the patterns can’t be used in other ways!

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