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We bring you this new festive pattern collection from burda style magazine’s December issue. It’s cold outside and the air is clear. Inside it’s warm, cozy and festive. Feast days as we love them. These new patterns include styles for both men and women that are pure, natural and have subtle sparkle.

On the quiet days of the year we get even closer. She is wearing a fitted Jacket with puffed gathered sleeves of blouse fabric. The sleeves are cut casually wide, and rolled loosely up for a classic look. And he looks simply great in this Rustic Worker’s Shirt with a plastron inset and button up closure.

This dainty Two Look Dress in embroidered batiste and wool crepe is just right for dignified occasions. The primness of the rounded collar is counteracted by the swing in the full, gathered skirt. This style, with its low waist seam, has a lengthening effect, which makes it ideal for shorter women.

Refined puritanical elegance. The Double-Layered Tunic with generously draping hem edges is Victorian-style and oh so lovely to wear. We love it with this draft-yourself lovely Ankle-Length Skirt. It is full-bodied and a great layering piece and is finished off beautifully with a ribbon waistband.

Fine crepe satin and rib knit fabric for the cuffs and hem combine to make this festive Shirt. It looks great this Flounce Skirt in wintry loden fabric that falls elegantly below the knees. The side flounce adds a theatrical touch.

Elaborate, contrasting white piping on seams and edges are a big attraction on this black Dress. The perfect garment for a festive occasion! The skirt section is widely flared, with inverted pleats.

This fitted Button Up Waistcoat in ribbed ottoman creates a sharp contrast with its low neckline and narrow shoulders. What better way to wear than over this lovely Lucia Dress. It is delicate, feminine and made in a pale satin with bell sleeves and an empire cut. The V-neckline ends playfully in loose ribbons at the front end.

This Long Wool Coat with an asymmetrical row of buttons is the ideal accompaniment for a quiet walk. It looks just as good over jeans as it does over a dress or skirt.

This long Man’s Knit Cardigan, knit with 2 strands of yarn is a cozy winter garment perfect fit for a man. She is wearing this lovely straight-cut velvet Jacket that features striking edging on the hem and a drawstring waist casing.

Sweet. Both the holiday baking and the Tweed Dress! It is fitted on top, ans has a full skirt section. Narrow satin piping discreetly emphasizes the waist seams. The lace collar is simply button on and so sweet.

The Man wears this Knit Jacket that makes him a fine specimen! The leather bands and pocket edges are original rustic details. She wear a this fitted Jacket with full peplum that is just lovely. It is made in pin-striped wool that is so classic and it has great features. We love it with these riding-style pair of Trousers. They have pig skin inserts and contrasting side bands that give the trousers a slimming look.

The bramble stitch pattern on this Knitted Cardigan is reminiscent of small snowballs, but still keeps you warm with virgin wool and cashmere mix.

Almost tinsel. Three rows of fringe on a self-made Leather Bag.

Happy Sewing!


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    Dec 2, 2012, 04.27 AMby Shoofiend

    I find the collection very….Laura Ingalls

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    Nov 30, 2012, 03.10 AMby grimfrosties

    I really love the men’s cardigan, but when I downloaded the pattern, the gauge info seemed to be missing. Will this be fixed anytime soon? It’s pretty essential for yarn substitution and yardage…

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    Nov 29, 2012, 11.20 PMby passthepins

    Loving the black dress with white detailing and Lucia dress. By using light fabric and shortening, I could definately make them work for summer in Australia. :)

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    Nov 29, 2012, 02.18 PMby devoec

    i must say the styling and way these outfits are put together does nothing for me. however separately a few of the dresses and shirts are beautiful. the styling just makes them look off. also too much layering as people have said.

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    Nov 29, 2012, 11.41 AMby pambox

    Where’s the colour? When I think cheer, I don’t think grey, black, white, black, navy, black, and black.

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    Nov 28, 2012, 09.35 PMby uniquelyme

    I like the velvet jacket and the long wool coat though I would leave off the epaulets. I live in a cold climate,and the jacket would be something different to wear if inside temperatures weren’t as warm as I like.

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    Nov 28, 2012, 08.24 PMby foteini

    I like all collection!!! Which project will be first to do? I have to deside.

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    Nov 28, 2012, 04.33 PMby thehouseofjanes

    As much as I love Burda, I just don’t know about this collection. Maybe the styling? Some of it is just too cutesy and young (by this I mean tween-ish). Separately MAYBE, but cramming all of this together, layering and layering, does the patterns no good and just looks messy. It’s like Minimalism meets Annie Hall (Google it, youngsters) meets Ren Faire with the not-best of all.

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      Nov 28, 2012, 07.05 PMby Nutpen

      I feel the same way – There’s just something off about all of the outfits.

      I wouldn’t make any of these.

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      Nov 28, 2012, 10.26 PMby ell-in-or

      OK – I’m not THAT young, but I googled. OMG! You’re right. Annie Hall DOES meet Ren Fair. LOL

      A couple of pieces could stand alone nicely – I like the velvet drawstring jacket and the military coat. That black & white dress is striking and may be okay on it’s own – especially as a tunic or perhaps with DVF mixed prints? but grouped with the others – Ren Fair!

      I’m afraid Michael Kors and Nina G would say “Costumey” on this collection.

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    Nov 28, 2012, 01.24 PMby lincatz

    I’ve already downloaded the instructions for the bag and plan to start this afternoon! I love the men’s shirt with it’s button detail and i think my hubby will also like it. We’ve been looking for men’s shirts with design details that aren’t classic dress shirts. I have some light chambray and some shadow stripe cotton that should suit this slightly rustic looking shirt. The knitted snowball jacket is also on my must make list.

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    Nov 28, 2012, 12.10 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    cool & inspiring collection

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    Nov 28, 2012, 10.39 AMby flowergirl22

    oh i apsolutely love the peplum jacked, there are 90% of patterns i would love to have in my wardrobe

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    Nov 28, 2012, 04.06 AMby lmndrp1234

    I would never have guessed that someday I would covet a puffy sleeved vest/jacket, but Burda has made a believer out of me. The military coat is simply impeccable. Also love the black dress with white piping and the floaty long dress with pockets. Last but not least, the fringed cross body bag idea is perfect for upcoming holiday gifts!

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    Nov 28, 2012, 03.50 AMby ladyshape

    I am a fan of the tweed dress and the fringed bag. White leather makes me very happy.

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    Nov 27, 2012, 09.52 PMby Stitcher75

    I like most of these. The wool coat is really sharp…might need to make that one. And the tweed dress, puff-sleeved jacket and drawstring jacket are all right in line with what I like to wear.

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    Nov 27, 2012, 03.59 PMby beim-zahnersatz-sparen

    I love this kind of fashion style… omg I cant sleep today..

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    Nov 27, 2012, 12.53 AMby sewster55

    Adore everything here! Wish I had time to make them all!

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    Nov 26, 2012, 11.34 PMby nouvellegamine

    I am all about the Two Look Dress & the Black Dress with white piping. So cute!

    I love the Scandinavian influence!

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    Nov 26, 2012, 09.57 PMby najmawhatley

    I love it!!!! completely unpredictable. My ideas are racing- najma

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    Nov 26, 2012, 07.05 PMby alekat

    Some nice stuff here. Lots of textures too which my brain kinda melted over. That long coat is going on the sewing pile for sure

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    Nov 26, 2012, 05.14 PMby Jamie Grace-Duff

    Wow, what a great collection. Definitely going to be adding some new pieces to my wardrobe!

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