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This week we bring you the new plus size pattern collection from burda style magazine’s January 2013 issue. Soft mint, gentle shades of beige, a touch of gold and glitter are presented in these feminine styles with casual vintage details. It’s a look that is casual – but also suitable for more elegant occasions.

This is a comfy and body-hugging Wrap Top. There is something seductive about this wrap-around shirt in super soft lightweight jersey, with its low-cut neckline and its neat fit around the waist. We love it paired with this full-length Pleated Skirt that goes great with any form-fitting top, and not to mention its lovely ribbon waistband.

This is the fastener-free Printed Tunic in lightweight, nostalgically patterned batiste with cleverly laid front tucks, is so sweet! Simply wear it with jeans to give it an everyday look.

Femininity and sparkle, but not overdone. This Sequin Coat is super glamorous, the straight cut ans softly draped collar also give it a less formal appearance. It looks fabulous worn with this full Tulle Skirt.

This vintage-style lambskin Vest with brushed surface, lends a casual touch to any outfit. But we especially love it worn over this Clean-Cut Dress with its high waist seam, low-cut slit neckline and wide sleeves that gather at the hemline.

This Jacket in softly draped jersey with integrated shawl collar is an all-rounder. It has certain elegance but also something comfortable and relaxed about it. It combines well with a sparkling top and casual jeans.

The many metal zips and topstiching give this fitted Zip-Up Vest in white leather a skilfully created shabby style.

A Loose Jacket that is so simple, yet it has such an impact! It is straight-cut, has no fastenings, and its edges are unfinished. The over sized integrated collar is a real eye-catcher as well.

This Jacket is made out of lovely mohair knit fabric. At the hem and pocket opening edges, stitches of the knit fabric are picked up on a knitting needle, then cast off.

Happy Sewing!


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    Jan 10, 2013, 01.26 AMby Chequita Jubitana

    I don’t like the patterns.

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    Jan 9, 2013, 06.30 PMby karasumegami

    Is there a nonplus-sized version of the Zip-Up Vest? Cuz I am in love, but my pattern altering skills are non-existent :/

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    Jan 9, 2013, 03.59 PMby celestialarcher

    The tops, jacket, and dress are just my style and I love the zippered vest. Some of us like loose, comfortable clothing!

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    Jan 9, 2013, 11.08 AMby lizhonnun

    I agree with with you all. Not flattering at all…… just maybe the vest and the wrap top…..none of the other stuff. Burda did a lot better last time on the plus sizes (at least I think it was the last time…) . What happened since then ??

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    Jan 9, 2013, 08.35 AMby textilet

    Well- it’s so nice to see that designers feel that wearing a piece of old carpet will do for us “Plus sizers”!! I’ll even be able to do a bit of recycling and use one of my old rugs!!! Come off it Burdastyle. Could you ask someone who designs for plus size to actually find out what sort of clothing styles suit us? I cannot be the only bigger lady- or gent if you ever get around to it- who knows “if you wear baggy you tend to look baggy”!! I too do like the sleeveless waistcoat with the zips a bit of style and shape, but I’m sorry to say that I don’t really rate much of the other stuff.

    Goodness knows why my comments have a line through them? Answered my own question when I posted this- silly me!

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      Jan 13, 2013, 12.36 PMby flowergirl22

      as I asked on an earlier comment ,, they need new desingers,, maybee set up a competition for plus size or, just ask for idears.

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    Jan 9, 2013, 05.36 AMby Vanessa Leigh

    The vest is fantastic. I would have liked to see more patterns of such a fitted and stylish vane.

    I have nothing but love for you and your efforts, its just that a plus size model begins at size 8 in this ridiculous world. The average woman being a size 14/16 and you can see where readers of the plus size variety like myself may be irritable, month after month, editorial after editorial. If you are going to have an editorial, please make sure your clothes FIT the models. That is all I ask. Size 12, size 18, or gosh forbid a size 22, the clothes should Fit the model.

    Something than a drape cardigan three times in three fabrics would also be appreciated. It can’t be pleasant for Burdastyle month after month you may find the same criticisms, pleas and suggestions again and again. Will you be taking any of our comments into account at any point?

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    Jan 9, 2013, 05.34 AMby skyemom

    I am disappointed in these styles. They would not flatter my round figure at all. I would love to see more fashionable patterns, the only thing that came close to interesting was the zippered vest. I would love to see something that would suit a goddess figure modeled by a woman with one.

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    Jan 9, 2013, 04.40 AMby francomakeup

    I am a Fashion Stylist/Coach and plus size garnments does not mean putting on loose clothing. I suggest there are a bunch of current patterns which should be made available to develop plus size projects.

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      Jan 13, 2013, 12.38 PMby flowergirl22

      Its the pits, if you have big boobs, I purchase a dress in a size 22, and my bottom half is an 18,, you can immagine what that feels like,, so I dont do that anymore,, I get a top and a skirt, or trousers now.

      oh especially if you are only 1.60 sm tall.

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    Jan 9, 2013, 03.35 AMby conejitoasesino

    The only thing I like is the vest and the tulle skirt. The rest looks kind of… meh. I agree they need a real plus size model to show of the clothes better. The model they used is very beautiful but there are so many great plus size models out there Burda can’t find a single one? Really? Athough I guess it makes sense. If most people consider size 12 “plus size” I guess it can’t be helped. Foolish mortals.

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    Jan 9, 2013, 03.14 AMby dikayess

    Plus sized girls are not shaped like beach balls. Where are the darts and other tailoring features to shape the garment to the body?

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    Jan 9, 2013, 01.44 AMby seamspossible

    Have you tried these fashions on an actual plus size model? The hem lines leave much to be desired and the shapes are less than flattering. The Printed Tunic is cute but why do the rest look so droopy and worn out? Where’s the style , where’s the excitement, where’s the va-va-voom?

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    Jan 9, 2013, 01.41 AMby bubbley74

    what you have to think about is if the clothes look that bad on her what the hell are they going to lok like on us.

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      Jan 13, 2013, 12.40 PMby flowergirl22

      I find that no matter what,, there is always an out of shape cardigan included.

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    Jan 9, 2013, 12.37 AMby thehouseofjanes

    Here’s the sad thing: This IS a plus-sized model. Yes, she looks like most of the regular-sized women we see every day and nothing like what we expect for a “plus size”. Sometimes I get a sneaking suspicion some of these patterns are just made bigger; not re-cut or re-fashioned for the more voluptuous (and common) woman. Just bigger. We’re expecting our fourth in April and I’d look like a galleon in some of this stuff, HAHA!

    I love the printed tunic; SO forgiving!

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    Jan 8, 2013, 11.16 PMby cloff

    The batiste blouse is nice. I’ll give the rest a miss.

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      Jan 13, 2013, 12.40 PMby flowergirl22

      I love the vest with the zippers,, but I find it hard to get the material,

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    Jan 8, 2013, 10.35 PMby lag21479

    I also agree with FeraL Clothing. Can’t you find a size 48 model? It’s hard to tell how the clothes would hang on someone who is truly full-figured with a small model, and with the vests and coats covering the tops.

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    Jan 7, 2013, 08.03 AMby kkatushka

    totally agree FeraLClothing!

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    Jan 7, 2013, 03.01 AMby FeraLClothing

    I prefer clothing that enhances and harmonizes with my curves, rather than boxy shapes and awkward hemlines ending at widest cross-sections of the body. For example, skirts look dowdy when hemmed at the thickest part of the calf. Far better to cut the hem at the narrow place just above or below the knee. Heavy draping and bulky pleating also effectively adds pounds all over the figure. It does not flow or gloss over “problem areas”. The model looks as though she is swimming in excess fabric in every look shown here. I can’t see her pretty curves, and the blocky styling completely hides a full-figured woman’s most beautiful features.

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    Jan 5, 2013, 08.18 AMby chloewatts1276

    I quite like the model- I don’t think plus size means rounder than the smaller sizes. I am tall so buy the larger sizes for length (and I guess I am proportionly larger than shorter people). Love the patterns!

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    Jan 4, 2013, 08.34 PMby nookie

    Yes, real plus sized ladies would be much better. She doesn’t have any of the issues that most plus sized people would have. I know in the modelling world she might be plus size but frankly, if I looked like that I would not be complaining…and I am not plus size!

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    Jan 4, 2013, 08.31 PMby guineveresmom

    LOVE the printed tunic pattern. I have this issue of the magazine and have plans to make up one in a purple plaid flannel (assuming there’s enough fabric since I bought whatever was left on the bolt). I love the diversity in your “plus size” patterns. Even though a tulle skirt might not be the most conventionally “flattering” for a curvy girl, It’s great that it’s included as an option for those of us who like the idea of wearing one anyway. Please, please tell me you have plans to grade up the super-awesome peplum top from August so that this size 44 seamstress doesn’t mangle the pattern in an attempt to do it herself.

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    Jan 4, 2013, 05.16 AMby emglynn

    Plus size models should be used for plus size clothing, agree with Yesterday. Also not sure how flattering the gathered and pleated skirts will be…

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    Jan 4, 2013, 12.14 AMby avjames

    I like some of the tops and the loose jacket/sequin coat!

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    Jan 3, 2013, 07.02 PMby razieh khalili

    In these models, the coordination is a beautiful connection between colors.

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    Jan 3, 2013, 06.51 PMby mudmaven

    Real plus sized women modeling these would be much more helpful.

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      Jan 13, 2013, 12.43 PMby flowergirl22

      these ladies might look large to the designers, but to us its not like us,, is it? the little extra 5g of fat they have , is just a joke,, get real and find a proper person to design for.

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