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This collection from the June 2017 issue of BurdaStyle magazine includes feminine retro look dresses, tops and skirts sewn with delicate lace and breezy cotton for romantics – and some floral looks for young girls’ sizes, as well.


Purely feminine: The design with an extended V-neckline sewn in a delicate pink Guipure lace gets an even finer finish with the opulent peplum. For those finding the featured look paired with the skirt too voluminous, this top can also style well with a pair of pencil trousers.


Super romantic and feminine. The line of this dress is slightly flared and it is sewn with a cream eyelet fabric. It closes in back with a small button and is decorated in front with a double-sided ruffle band. Pair it with chic slingback pumps and a blazer for a grown-up touch as a great look for the office, or wear sneakers for a cool style statement.


A shirt to make you feel luxurious. Sweet ruffles decorate the spaghetti straps – a look that visually stretches the bound neckline. Sun-kissed shoulders peek through sexy cut-outs, while the upper arms stay elegantly covered.


A delicate scalloped edge is the hem on this self drafted panel skirt – bonus: quick to sew – for a look that is both modest and elegant. Wear the skirt with the peplum blouse to have the look of a dress.


A sweet look. This dress features raglan sleeves that have a similar drape as the girls’ style. The skirt is drawn in with inverted pleats for definition at the waistline and then sewn onto the bodice.


A cool retro look for this dress with the uncomplicated lines that has fun details like ruffles along the sleeve openings and along the middle front, as well as a paisley design fabric in a 70s style. A pleated skirt worn underneath skips this outfit to an absolutely modern look.


Designed to follow the figure at the bodice and then cascade into extra volume toward the hem with the set-in godet panels on the sides of the skirt. The look creates a dreamy silhouette thanks to the deep V-neckline and laid-in pleats at the shoulders. A blouse in a similar floral print worn underneath is a trendy choice. Also a super look for a party or on hot summer days on its own …


A maxi dress is the highlight fashion of the season. This retro look design with the oversized flounces is a pattern from a BurdaStyle of 1975 that gets its fluttering charm update when sewn with viscose. And, it is a look that works for lots of occasions: on holidays, for birthday parties and weddings…


Pull it on and be ready to go in style. This design holds its own as a fashion leader without fuss! The XL flounces along the surplice neckline double as sleeves and a wide tying belt wraps the pleated skirt for definition at the waistline.


So simple and yet so beautiful. The blouse is sewn with a splendid cotton fabric that is like jewellery in itself, and the design includes popular sleeve flounces that begin at the elbows for the perfect amount of volume. An inverted pleat in the back gives room to move.


Sews together in around two hours: A perfect choice for the beginning sewist – or as a first sewing project with kids. The airy dress includes sewn on lace at the neckline for a fantastic last-minute piece. The attached straps decorate the back with a cute bow.


When you want to feel like a princess … quite possible in this dress sewn with eyelet. The sleeve caps and skirt are gathered, the waist is decorated with a simple ribbon or a purchased belt.


We want to be just like the big girls! The jersey top is in the same style as the adult size version – though with wider straps, sleeve hems with elastic and a charming bow at the back neckline.


The swinging skirt for girls also gets a decorative wide bow from bands that are sewn into the side waistband seams.

Want to sew this entire collection? You can download every pattern included in this collection with the discounted pattern bundle here!


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    Jun 11, 2017, 09.07 AMby nrobson

    Sweet femininity

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    Jun 7, 2017, 01.14 PMby Stacyco

    Very nice dresses for woman <3

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    Jun 7, 2017, 01.15 AMby Pam Roberts

    I love these patterns. Popped out to buy some fabric today. Beautifull designs.

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    Jun 6, 2017, 09.46 PMby calendar

    I think I like some of the patterns like the V-neck dress, but the photography doesn’t show off the dresses properly, so I don’t know. I think the styling is a little off.

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    Jun 6, 2017, 09.04 PMby jenine5

    Sorry Burda, you have offered many wonderful patterns, many of which I’ve happily purchased, sewn, and worn. But in my opinion this is an awful pattern collection. All look like they were pulled from archives of the 40’s or 50’s! No shape, boxy cuts are not my cup of tea and using the floral fabrics does not disguise the fact that these patterns aren’t going to yield anything I’d want to sew, let alone wear.. disappointed because I am always excited to see what’s new, but these, these look old and dowdy. Only my opinion… ;-)

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    Jun 6, 2017, 10.02 AMby Deanna31

    Wow I love these! Especially the inverted pleats dress!!

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