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This week we have 8 brand new patterns with a hippie-chic vibe. Perfect for making Spring/Summer maxi dresses and laid-back boho looks. Read on to get the patterns + get inspired to sew!

Scroll through to see which looks catch your eye! Are you a hippie-inspired dresser? Love maxi dresses or flowing, bohemian looks?

Maxi dress

A-symmetric ruffled top

Caftan and the Caftan with ties for a more done-up look.

Tunic dress

Boho trousers

Mini tank dress

Empire waist mini dress


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    Apr 21, 2011, 05.29 PMby karasumegami

    Can anyone find the true pattern for that technical drawing of the empire waist mini dress?

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    Apr 13, 2011, 03.26 PMby bootycrewqueen

    I can’t wait to get to the fabric store tomorrow!

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      Apr 13, 2011, 07.56 PMby alisondahl

      YES! That’s what I was just thinking too ;)

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    Apr 13, 2011, 07.53 AMby TashaDax

    The pattern picture for the empire waist mini dress is wrong, but anyway, if anybody has the pattern, could you guys tell me why the middle of the back part needs to be cut out and sewn back on? Or am I reading the pattern wrong?

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      Apr 13, 2011, 07.58 PMby alisondahl

      No, that’s the correct technical drawing for the Empire Waist Mini Dress. The photo of the dress in the middle of that picture is just an inspirational image, of a dress by Halston.
      The pattern is like a cape, but with sleeves, waist tie and a front placket.

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      Apr 17, 2011, 07.48 PMby Dani Restercher

      Hey the technical picture is for a different variation of the dress, the dress has sleeves and the tech picture is the cape style, is that what you meant tasha? You can find the right tech drawing in the patterns sect.

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    Apr 13, 2011, 12.45 AMby Alicisa Nelson

    must have those pants

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    Apr 12, 2011, 08.16 PMby nyphertiti

    Love the inspiration shots and love the new caftan pattern. Soooooo cool!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 06.52 PMby ana aranda

    ohhh, i love boho trousers!!! specially blue ones!!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 03.28 PMby tinybows

    so fun! i really want to make the tank dress!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 03.10 PMby freaky-philomeen

    Has anyone tried to make the boho trousers up here, from Burda style 04/2011. I’d love to make them but I’m a bit intimidated by the many parts of the pattern…or in other words: how difficult are those extra-parts at the inside of the leg? I could manage the rest :))) Thanks!

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      Apr 12, 2011, 04.11 PMby alisondahl

      I was wondering about those— the back view of the technical drawing indicates that the insert “flaps outwards”. I am not sure how this look would fair. Check out this post did on Trousers for some similar renditions. Then there’s the Harem Trouser if you dare…

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    Apr 12, 2011, 02.29 PMby monibug

    I love all of this …..thank you for the ideas….my summer sewing has started up !!!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 01.26 PMby anuchka

    O yeah, this is definitely mine!!! I love everything here.

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    Apr 12, 2011, 01.00 PMby Dani Restercher

    AAAAHHH eeeee! My loan is going on this!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 11.13 AMby tilshmil

    This is my favorite style for summer! Easy and comfy, but pretty is what I love about it.

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    Apr 12, 2011, 05.35 AMby SweenyBov

    ohhh!! free and floaty. Beautiful

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    Apr 12, 2011, 01.29 AMby SewnLovely

    Wow, so inspired!

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    Apr 12, 2011, 01.07 AMby ladyshape

    Love the maxi, the caftans and the mini tank dress. That middle full length caftan is exactly what I need for my summer mischief. That and a large can of Special Brew. A multicoloured ASBO! (That stands for ‘Anti Social Behaviour Order’ by the way. It is a special award that the police give naughty people here in the UK. It means that you are the best at being bad).

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    Apr 12, 2011, 12.08 AMby jobell

    get sewing

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