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Moody blue drama adds something extra to sleek work separates. Fitted pants, a batwing dress, and flattering skirts are perfect for client meetings. These patterns are from the January 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions have been updated.

Voluminous sleeves flow into the bodice of this satin Batwing Dress. The batwing shape has lots of movement and room at the top, but hugs your hips and doesn’t overwhelm your frame.

These slim Linen Pants are the perfect pants for work. Stretch linen crepe keeps the look sleek and tailored but they aren’t too tight to wear with a flirty blouse and heels.

A lacy Pencil Skirt is totally feminine. Show off your curves and get ladylike style in this knee length skirt with a flattering pointed hip yoke and walking slit.

Who needs a plunging neckline when you can show off your back with this alluring and understated V Back Dress A casual updo is a must to highlight the low back neck.

Keep it together on casual Fridays with a little Cropped Jacket, This piece has just enough structure to polish off laid back pants and a tee shirt for the office.

Close up this wool coat with a stylish sash or belt. The buttonless silhouette is nice and streamlined, so easy to throw over slacks and a blouse and run out the door.

Make any outfit into a party with this sparkly little mini skirt. A pointed hip yoke gives this sequined skirt a little structure.

A mod sixties Babydoll Coat looks darling over short dresses and tights. This swingy babydoll silhouette is cute and feminine, perfect for casual days or transitional weather.


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    Jan 15, 2014, 02.44 AMby cupandpenny

    These are beautiful!

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    Jan 10, 2014, 04.26 PMby anjagriessmeyer

    Love the pencil skirt and the cropped jacket… ah! I need time to sew these!!

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    Jan 8, 2014, 02.46 AMby Deanna31

    I would love to have the pattern for the top that goes with the mini skirt!

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    Jan 8, 2014, 01.04 AMby bjc7834

    I would love to have the blouse pattern for the top shown with the lacy pencil slim skirt. Is it available anywhere?

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    Jan 7, 2014, 11.39 PMby missmissjane

    This collection is lovely, i think this collection can be adapted to most shapes and sizes, I particularly love the batwing dress!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 04.27 PMby alaskapsych

    I agree with Kitchenfairy! There are few young girls small enough to fit into these patterns who actually sew! Even your plus patterns are young in heart. I’m almost 60 years old, overweight and out of shape! Can’t you find something for me to sew that will look classic, classy and appropriate for a business casual lifestyle? Thank you!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 04.02 PMby kitchenfairy

    Sigh! Burda never, ever has patterns for the Mature Plus Sized woman. Everything is geared towards the young and slim. I have news for you the world is getting older so you’d better start making some patterns for older people. Other pattern companies do at least for plus sized women. I would love to find some of these patterns for mature plus sized women. These Navy patterns look lovely, but aren’t for me because of the size.

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      Jan 12, 2014, 02.44 PMby Sofia2011

      I agree. Most of the plus size Burda shows are not flattering to a plus size. nor to anyone over 50.
      When Burda does show a pattern that is classis, elegant, or innovative, they only make for small sizes. Why can Vogue, McCalls etc have patterns from small to 3x in the same envelope? Why have different patterns for petite, plus, tall?
      I think Burda needs to look at the statistics for who is buying their patterns or was buying their patterns.
      I love the batwing dress, both coats and the top with the sequined skirt, but will find similar in another pattern company, easier than redoing burda
      Wake up Burda, that 3 requests from 1 collection

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    Jan 7, 2014, 02.43 PMby pemirobin

    Finally someone is showing navy! My favorite color and very hard to fine in ready-to-wear. Oh, and I love the skirts, jacket and wool coat.

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    Jan 7, 2014, 02.25 PMby Tatiana Laremore

    Awesome collection, the skirt is my favourite!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 01.55 PMby periwinkle

    Navy rules! Better than black on most people and still sophisticated and sexy!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 01.29 PMby isartzazoune

    pourquopi ajouter en email des post sur des patron datant de janvier 2011 que je ne peux pas avoir merci les patrons peux t on les trouver ??

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    Jan 7, 2014, 01.25 PMby dbronkowski

    I love this collection however where do I get the blouse pattern for the shining little skirt I really like that it pulls the outfit together. Navy is classic :)

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    Jan 7, 2014, 01.02 PMby Grace Dressmaking

    I have to find time for at least one of these!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 08.40 AMby arete999

    I"ve made the jacket,pants and skirt from this collection :) Love these patterns/styles

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    Jan 6, 2014, 08.41 PMby Sophie Hardisty

    Where can I find the pattern for the bow blouse shown with the slim trousers?

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