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Pick up fall shades like mustard, teal, and chocolate to sew this collection. Lightweight crepe de chine is versatile enough to start wearing these pieces now! These designs are from the September 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.


A sporty chic Jacket with an asymmetrical front zip. Zippered pockets, a high neck, and a snapped waistband are biker style details that get a new look in soft fabric.


Make a pair of straight cuffed trousers in cotton velvet for a luxe look. No matter what you pair with these Velvet Pants, you’ll be elegantly dressed.


Flirt a little in this Wrap Skirt with a wide waistband. Wool is great for fall and has a little body. Play up the texture with a silky blouse and opaque tights.


These full fashioned Crepe de Chine Pants get an extra dose of style from pleats at the waist and softly flowing fabric. Wear them for a little sophistication.


Make fall style quick and easy in a gem toned Wrap Jumpsuit with long sleeves and a V neckline. Customize your look with a wide or skinny belt. This style has pockets and pleats at the hip.


Get a beautifully elegant look in this Pleated Maxi Skirt even as a novice sewer. This flowing maxi skirt has a simple waistband and side zip and makes a wonderful beginner project.


Wool crepe hugs curves in this Geometric Dress with couture details. The striking neckline is an unusual way to draw attention to your decolletage. Stunning in black!


A soft crepe de chine tunic blouse with contrasting neckline. It’s a subtle version of color blocking for your favorite fall shades. Or, make the neckband in a print like leopard or an abstract floral.


Balenciaga and Givenchy created the sac dress in the 50s. Make your own Bubble Dress in a jewel tone for fall or a soft pink for summer. The looped fabric is secured with a bow.


This blouse is all delicate ruffles except for a full length zip at the front. The contrast is unexpected and a fun way to change up your plants-and-blouse combo.

Are you ready to sew with fall colors? Still loving summer florals? Or do you wear neutrals year round? Let us know in the comments!

Happy sewing!


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    Sep 10, 2014, 03.39 AMby OneMercilessMing

    The model has posed in some of the most grotesque positions I’ve ever seen. I’ve been working since 1962, and I’ve NEVER walked like that in any business or social setting.

    While the colors are lovely, combining them willy-nilly as you have done would sear the eyeballs of any who gazed upon thee.

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    Sep 9, 2014, 05.54 PMby sheezy

    Great fabric and lovely colours not so sure about the designs though. Just wish I could find fabrics like these in the Uk . Sheezy

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    Sep 9, 2014, 02.55 PMby maxermoo

    Love the colors! However, either the sewist or the stylist seem to have forgotten to press some of these garments. The seams of the jumpsuit and ruffled blouse look terribly puckered (like beginner home-ec sewing) and the garments themselves look like they were wadded up in the trunk of a hot car for a week. Was there not a steamer available for this shoot? Other than that, interesting shapes and textures—great transition pieces!

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    Sep 9, 2014, 03.49 AMby nrobson

    interesting shapes, necklines, and gorgeous jewel like colors

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    Sep 9, 2014, 02.43 AMby tika1210

    So this collection has some potential and the model is beautiful but a lot of the garments don’t appear to fit her very well. In particular the Wrap Jumpsuit and the Crepe de Chine pants which do absolutley nothing to flatter her figure. The Geometric Dress is lovely but the colour of the tights the model is wearing are horrible. I don’t understand why they didn’t use a coloured tight in this shot. Mostly this appears to be about styling which is very hit and miss in this instance.

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    Sep 9, 2014, 01.18 AMby izbott

    If I could get my hands on some royal blue silk I would make the blouse. The tunic pattern is great as it is simple and would work for me, some of my friends & my mom. The velvet pant is very cool. I wear skinny velvet pants to work during winter/fall; hence why I like the low high hem.

    I like the model, she has an olive skin tone, so yes color need this time of year. I look so pale so by using color I compensate. Interesting collection. Very do-able.

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