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Check out these 4 new beautiful sewing patterns with influences from the far east.

Clockwise from the left: Kimono, Mandarin Collar Jacket, Silk Robe and Cheongsam Dress.

Check out our gorgeous Silk Robe made in a luxurous feeling printed silk satin. We love this classic look, not only for wearing around the house! If you want a bit of a sewing challenge, try your hand at some more detailed sewing with the Mandarin Collar Jacket, backed with batting for the right look and details with Petersham ribbon. If you’re more of a novice at sewing, the Kimono is more for you. It is very easy to sew and on top of that, Burda Style Magazine has given us easy to follow step by step illustrated instructions!

Left: Kimono Right: Mandarin Collar Jacket

Left: Cheongsam Dress Right: Silk Robe

These silk pants with front crease are based on the Wide Legged Pants. Perfect for looking stylish and elegant this spring.

Happy sewing!
-Jamie & Emmy


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    Mar 12, 2012, 05.17 PMby nouvellegamine

    first of all, i’d like to say that i have to alter every single pattern i make- & by alter i mean trace it, cut & lengthen it, make a muslin, alter that, & then cut out my fabric. a couple months ago i (along with her mom & sister) helped my friend make her wedding dress. she had a vintage pattern that she could only find in a 32 bust but she’s a 38 bust. i slashed & spread the pattern, cut, sewed, & pinned muslin to her. cut out & repositioned the shoulders (she has narrow, sloping shoulders). cut a new muslin, fitted it & made any other small alterations. it turned out beautifully :) patterns are just patterns. sewing is about being creative & making fabric representations of who you are. but it’s also a craft where you learn to make things fit you so you look your best. don’t let a number stop you. And i know that you feel discriminated against bc burda doesn’t carry your size. i would email the german site & ask for plus patterns to be made available here or for an english tutorial on how to buy from the german site (if that’s possible).

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    Mar 12, 2012, 01.53 AMby Renee Lincoln

    I was reading some of the posts regarding patterns not large enough. I recently found helpful books on pattern making at my local bookstore. Barnes and noble. I’m still new to sewing but I found that many of them are easy to follow as far as directions go. I hope this helps

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    Mar 7, 2012, 04.30 AMby lila-1

    I am actually in love with the silk robe and the kimono. But I do agree with Valentinau in that it would be nice to see patterns that are much more relevant and different. This is not just Burda though, I’ve noticed it with all the pattern companies and it’s unfortunate because I think it puts new sewers off a bit – they dont necessarily have the confidence and skill yet to redraft patterns to be more interesting. Keeping up with what fashion is actually doing (and Burdastyle did make an effort recently with their english countryside stuff) would be very nice to see from Burda, as well as more interesting clothes that dont look very similar to patterns we have already seen here.

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      Mar 7, 2012, 04.30 AMby lila-1

      Lovely photography btw :)

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    Mar 7, 2012, 01.41 AMby tinapickles

    Oh I love this!

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    Mar 7, 2012, 01.20 AMby arisaid

    I’m not fat but need a 46-48 pattern. So sick of things only going to a size 44! So many of the designs also only look good on someone over 5’6". I’m only 5’1" and want to look good too please.

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    Mar 7, 2012, 12.52 AMby susanne2011

    Oooh I love the fabric of that kimono (the black & white circles). Do you know what fabric this is? Who designed it?

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    Mar 7, 2012, 12.17 AMby cyndi-de-crafti

    I love that Kimono! I have been searching around for a cute kimono pattern. And this one is just in time to be my next project. Thanks!

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    Mar 6, 2012, 06.19 PMby valentinau

    I just wanted to ask Burda style if you plan to give us patterns that are relevant, stylish, trendy, different…. something like latest designers are doing these days…. Something like what you would find at boutique stores and patterns that are a little more complicated with more details… I had to stop my subscription because everything is the same all the time. Please, be more creative and give us less traditional ideas… There is enough of that everywhere else. I hope you could do something about it. Thanks

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    Mar 6, 2012, 05.51 PMby lovinfinity

    I want the cheongsom dress and a kimono! want!

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    Mar 6, 2012, 11.03 AMby jaie

    You know, it’s really too bad that Burda has a pattern chart that goes up to a size 60 (US 28) but rarely does a pattern come above a 44. But oh please, keep giving us frumpy ugly clothes that all us fat girls clearly want to wear instead of cute stuff like this that we apparently aren’t entitled to.

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      Mar 6, 2012, 01.57 PMby luxperdiem

      I agree! How hard would it be to include all patterns in all sizes?

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      Mar 6, 2012, 02.08 PMby burdastyle


      We are sorry that not all patterns come in sizes above 44. Unfortunately, we here at burdastyle.com, are currently restricted to the patterns from the Burda Style Magazine, which every month includes some, but a limited amount of patterns in a larger size. We will forward your request to the magazine in Germany. Hopefully, there will be some nice plus size patterns soon! Best, BurdaStyle

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      Mar 9, 2012, 01.55 PMby jaie

      That isn’t a great answer. I’m sorry, but if you only have styles up to a certain size (in your case rarely above a size US 16) then why include a chart that goes to size US 28? It’s misleading. The few clothes above these sizes are frumpy sacks. Very and I mean VERY rarely do you have a bigger size of something cute, and then it’s not an every day dress, for example, the Weisen dirndl, not exactly something for daily wear. . Some of us have boobs and a large bottom. Magazine or not, it’s a shame that Burda only caters to the slimmer sewers. I can’t be convinced that you don’t have bigger women in Germany. I’d love a chengosam pattern, and can get one from the Big 4 or another smaller company but I like Burda. But when you ignore the larger sizes then it’s you who lose business. Not me.

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      Mar 11, 2012, 03.12 AMby Ashley Doll

      We should go rogue and make our own site specifically for curvy women! All the patterns would be flattering on curvy shapes. I wish I could do this, but I don’t know anything about uploading patterns or making them or anything. :(

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      Mar 12, 2012, 04.12 AMby sew4my3

      So sorry that Burdastyle’s patterns are not meeting the needs of curvy figures, but there are several sites that could help.
      1. Sewgrand Patterns

      2. My Sisters Patterns

      3. My Pattern Designer

      4. Petite Plus

      5. Connie Crawford Patterns

      Happy Sewing Dear Friends!

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      Mar 12, 2012, 08.41 PMby jaie

      I shouldn’t have to jump from site to site gathering patterns. Nor should I have to learn how to draft in order to scale up patterns designed by professionals that should know better. I am not buying a Burda pattern so that I can have the joy of rescaling it.

      Burda has patterns that are “plus size” but they are all potato sacks with armholes. How about when you develop a pattern, develop in all sizes. It is sheer laziness to not go all the way up your own size chart with these patterns. I want Burda patterns because I like them. I like that they are trendy yet classic. I’d have loved to make some of these designs on this page but instead I’ll have to use Chinese inspired designs from another company. But hey, if you want someone else to have my money, that’s fine.

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      Mar 18, 2012, 08.01 PMby burdastyle

      Hi again Jaie,

      We are working on expanding our pattern store but it unfortunately takes some time due to working out license and distribution agreements. Soon, we are hoping to have more plus size patterns available on our site but at the moment, as mentioned before, we are restricted to the ones from BurdaStyle Magazine.

      We agree that it would be great if all patterns could come in all sizes and can only keep forwarding these requests to Germany.

      In regards to the size chart, we obviously need to offer a size chart that includes all sizes we offer on the site, even if some of these sizes are offered less than others. We currently have approx. 30 plus size patterns available on the site and thus need to offer a size chart that includes sizes for these patterns. We apologize if this causes any inconvenience.

      As soon as we have more plus size patterns we will do a separate blog post with these. We hope you check back for that and again, we are sorry that we can not accommodate for everyone’s needs at the moment. All the best,


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    Mar 6, 2012, 09.58 AMby dresspatterns

    Kimono is a beautiful!

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    Mar 6, 2012, 02.29 AMby nouvellegamine

    that Cheongsam Dress is to die for. so totally beautiful!

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