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Sexy cuts that accentuate beautiful curves. These plus size looks from the November 2016 issue of BurdaStyle are just right and look great!


A cool effect of the cut-on kimono sleeves of this blazer is how they wrap with the pinstripes around to the sleeve hems. The bands at the waistline are placed with strategic stripes, as well.


A casual blouse that is sexy, too, thanks to the draping tie at the neckline and the dotted chiffon fabric.


Look stylish and sexy – especially when you pair it with jeans – wearing the silk blouse with the asymmetric flounce along the neckline. A perfect choice for a meal at our favorite Italian restaurant, Seerose, in Munich.


This dress transforms fashion into artwork. Braided petersham ribbon forms the yoke and the panels at the hem of this figure-hugging dress that gets its shape from perfectly placed darts.


A boring classic? Not with this version! This dress is styled to fit perfectly – and highlighted by a plunging V-neckline decorated with a playful flounce.


A look inspired by the fiery secretary chic styles of the 70s, the blouse is sewn in a sheer leopard print with a tying loop and gathered sleeve caps. In order to minimize the underside seams from showing, cut back the seam allowances and neatly finish them together!


Parisian chic with this relaxed fit coat sewn in a posh bouclé. The dropped shoulders and the deeply set sleeves are made to fit perfectly – cleverly avoiding the need for shoulder pads.


A striking coat sewn in an animal print with lapels and with tabs on the sleeves. It pulls together in front with a belt – so it can be worn relaxed and open, or snug against the body.


They have the proper look for business wear – yet they are incredibly relaxed and comfortable. The straight leg trousers include a comfortable elastic waistband.


A romantic dress that is also beautifully spicy when sewn in bordeaux and the viscose crêpe fabric lends an especially delicate cascade to the flounces at the neckline and the 7/8 sleeves.

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  • Julie_zammarchi_large

    May 17, 2018, 12.12 AMby juliezee

    These patterns are so nice. Is it hard to re-draft them for a size 38 or 40? Where does one start if they want to do that? Will Burdastyle ever release these in a smaller size range?

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    Dec 3, 2017, 02.06 AMby Tabitha Jones

    I’m in love with this collection. Very sexy and chic.

  • Simba_nov_06_large

    Oct 28, 2016, 10.33 PMby nrobson

    quite lovely

  • Purplefan_large

    Oct 27, 2016, 09.54 PMby purplefan

    Love the colour variations in the fabrics used for this collection. The first jacket, the tie blouse and last dress (fabrics and colours) are the immediate quick picks I can envision for Mom. Would not mind a dress for myself.

    Need to figure out how to modify the sleeves and upper back of the jacket to accommodate a wider back but shorter and maybe narrower sleeves. Love the hi-low hem on the jacet. Feminine details. Mom could use a scarf around the jacket neckline to fill in the V-neck. Does crowdfunding exist for fabric shoppers? That would be me. The patterns do sparkle in the fabrics shown but I know some woolens would do the trick too.

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    Oct 25, 2016, 12.53 PMby lovelylinda1950

    I also count less than 10 patterns. I count 8 with 2 variations, the long coat and the ruffled neckline dress. I also never wear sleeveless dresses. I am plus sized and I find sleeveless fashions unflattering. I immediately envisioned hacks for every sleeveless pattern, even the lovely petersham ribbon woven yoke.

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    • Cat4_large

      Oct 26, 2016, 12.24 AMby Friskysquirt

      See I’m the opposite, I have to have sleeveless as I am permanently too warm lol.

      I’d love to see your petersham ribbon dress hack. That dress has me intrigued.

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      Oct 26, 2016, 03.00 PMby TyMarie

      If you look to the pattern store page it indicates: “This pattern is a variation pattern with instructions for both styles A & B”. We just like to show all the variations in the post because of the great photography. It is also accounted for in the bundle price.

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    Oct 25, 2016, 03.05 AMby Kasiorist

    The dress with braided ribbon looks very nice, lovely idea The one with flounced neckline is quite elegant, too

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    Oct 24, 2016, 11.24 PMby ndimi

    Is it just me, or is the black dress with the flounce neckline the same pattern as the red dress with flounce neckline, just sleeveless? Why should we pay twice for a pattern with just a sleeve variation? Did I miss something?

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Oct 25, 2016, 03.23 PMby MegH

      You don’t pay twice, that is the great thing about variation patterns they come with both instructions in one. If you look to the pattern store page it indicates: “This pattern is a variation pattern with instructions for both styles A & B”. We just like to show all the variations in the post because of the great photography. It is also accounted for in the bundle price.


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    Oct 24, 2016, 08.21 PMby lj1958

    Burda, the designers for your Plus range hit the ball out of the park again! Thanks for a mostly great year of Plus designs, and keep up the good work!

  • Pollymaggooicon_large

    Oct 24, 2016, 06.58 PMby pooka

    1. I love this collection because the patterns are all very beautiful in an understated way.

    2. I love this collection because it references a Federico Fellini film in its title and I’d love to wear some of these garments, pretending to be Anita Ekberg.

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