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Dance and flirt in a collection of sexy skirts, bustier tops, and full skirted dresses. These designs are from the February 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions have been updated. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.

Take on this ultra feminine business look. A high waisted Pinstripe Pencil Skirt slims your waist and flatters your bum for the ultimate bombshell silhouette.

One of our most loved patterns! Draft your own full skirt to go with the darling cap sleeve bodice to make this dress. White organza makes a gorgeous party dress, but you’ll want to sew one up in every day cottons to wear all through the spring.

A body skimming Floral Jersey Shirt is an essential layer for skirts and high waisted bottoms. The basic crew necked shape is perfect for those big prints you can’t resist at the fabric store.

Show some skin in this decolletage baring Bustier Top. Cap sleeves take it out of the bedroom and into candle lit restaurants or a romantic picnic. Looks great with high waisted pieces.

The essential Stretch Pencil Skirt in a bright floral. Brighten up any outfit with this bombshell staple. Features a fun riff on the kick pleat.

Draft your own full skirt to go with a pretty tank bodice to make this summer dress. You’ll want to wear this dress to tiki parties, spring weddings, and afternoon dates. Pick a bold floral to get noticed!

Gathers won’t overwhelm your frame with a high nipped in waist. This peasant skirt is fun to wear with a small sexy blouse like the sweet Scoop Neck Top. Don’t forget bombshell curls and some plum lipstick.

A Cropped Jacket with hidden buttons covers up skimpy tops without throwing off your look.

Tie it up or tuck it in… this Three Quarter Sleeve Blouse is so versatile! Make it in a bright floral for a Hawaiian style shirt that’s cut for a woman.

Finish your look with a bold floral Jacket with Buttons. An empire seam line adds shape.

Eyelet lace and satin make a lightweight Short Coat you can throw over skirts and dresses. It’s ladylike enough to wear with all those girlie outfits when there’s a breeze.

Flirt away an afternoon or evening in a Bustier with tank straps. Toss it over cutoffs for a casual daytime outfit, or vamp it up with a high waisted skirt and retro hairstyle.

This collection has fun construction details to keep you busy until spring arrives. Warm up with some bold florals, pretty eyelet lace, or sexy curve-hugging silhouettes!

Happy sewing!


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    May 2, 2018, 12.53 PMby FluffyBottom

    Beautiful collection… ♥

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    Feb 6, 2014, 11.46 PMby Christy Packard

    I think I may be purchasing my first Burda collection; or two…..

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    Feb 5, 2014, 04.35 PMby Donna DiVito

    I wonder if the Havana Nights collection is going to be available in one of the subscription magazines (Euro or US) and I should just wait a few days instead of downloading one of the patterns I like.

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    Feb 4, 2014, 07.33 PMby mayeya

    I’m cuban from habana and i feel very happy with the name and obbiusly with the outfits of this colection !!! :D

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    Feb 4, 2014, 04.38 PMby anjagriessmeyer


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    Feb 4, 2014, 04.01 PMby tbrathwaite

    Love these outfits,especially the Bustier!!!!…..mmm mmm mmm…

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    Jan 31, 2014, 08.43 PMby Tatiana Laremore

    The entire collection is such an eye candy!!! I love every piece of it! The model is perfect and the atmosphere, oh my… Love, love, love!!!

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    Jan 31, 2014, 07.04 PMby MaZeLiving

    I remember this issue (and yes, I believe it was italian collection). I think I also remember that a small inset photo of the back of that pencil skirt was so dark, I couldn’t tell what was going on there. The sewn up versions of it started appearing in the blogosphere and some people would iron the godet inside and others would just omit it after trying to tame it. I would guess fabric has to be soft and “flowing” for that to look good. I also thought that in today’s fashion transparent fabrics are often used in combination with main material. I wonder what it would look like if the godet is done in a matching silky or transparent fabric.

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    Jan 31, 2014, 02.01 PMby Deanna31

    I love the peasant skirt :D

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    Jan 31, 2014, 05.20 AMby Inkstain1

    I made this skirt and call it the ‘shark fin’ skirt because it needs a little ironing and tacking down not to simply stick out like a shark’s fin at the back. (This was in a black cotton.) The waist is very high indeed, so if you are short-waisted like I am, you might want to check the waistband for a little reduction.

    If you’re long-waisted, this model is perfect for you.

    Here’s my review with a photo of my finished version:


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    Jan 30, 2014, 11.58 PMby jenss-1

    I made so many of the patterns from this issue. One of the best “collections.” I think it was originally branded as “Italian” and I wonder why it’s now Havana. Just curious.

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    Jan 30, 2014, 11.09 PMby nouvellegamine

    This was a fun issue. I think it was supposed to be Italian and somewhat Sophia Lorenish. I loved the capped sleeve dress and the cropped jacket. So cute! And I keep telling myself that one day I’ll use that bustier pattern to make a long line bra.

    On a side note, I thought the styling on this was lovely- the model’s hair and eye makeup are perfect!

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    Jan 30, 2014, 10.42 PMby lottacurls

    LOVE THESE ♥! Must have that skirt!

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    Jan 30, 2014, 10.32 PMby purplegoat

    I like the two dresses from this story – but that’s about it – I just can’t pull off va va voom like some of you ladies can!

    Here is my review of the entire Feb 2011 issue….http://veryvintagevixen.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/burda-style-february-2011/

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