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This collection is for bombshells at the beach. A pinup worthy halter dress, high waisted trousers, and essential short shorts are made for fun in the sun. These patterns are from the June 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine. All instructions for previously published patterns have been updated.


Brigitte Bardot would love this retro inspired Halter Dress. Contrasting fabric at the neckline highlights your bust and makes the halter neck pop. Cinch your waist with the matching belt and hit that boardwalk in full pinup style.


Your inner diva needs this Kimono. Cover up walking from the beach to the hotel in style with this short kimono in cozy terry cloth. You could also make it in a printed cotton for wearing around the house.


This playful Strapless Bubble Dress is suitable for the most beginner sewers. The strapless style lets you enjoy the summer sun, either over a bikini or just with sandals. It comes with a belt pattern so you can change up the voluminous bubble silhouette.


A leg baring pair of Short Shorts is absolutely necessary for summer. Show off your stems in this cute pair with a side zip and back pockets. They’re extra cute in a fun trendy color. Pair it with the Top with Back Zipper for a playful effect. It’s a fun new take on a regular tee that makes your summer outfits a little more unexpected.


A Cross Body Bag keeps everything close at hand and doesn’t get in your way during the summer. This handbag has designer style with metal hardware.


Time to hit the pool! This Bikini covers in all the right places with mid rise bottoms and an adorable ruffled top. Mix and match prints, or make it in bright red or black for a more retro look.


Get that iconic vintage silhouette with front pleated High Waisted Trousers. They’re wearable for every day with an ankle length and side pockets. Tuck in the Three Quarter Sleeve Top with Zipper for a full vintage look. The wide boatneck is classic with a bouffant hair style.


The Peasant Blouse is simple femininity at its best. A wide boatneck is almost off the shoulder, and the blousy sleeves have a bohemian feeling. Tuck this top into high waisted pants for the Brigette Bardot look, or go boho with a prairie skirt.


Bamboo handles give this structured little Bucket Bag island flair. Fill it with your summer essentials and toss it in your bike basket for the perfect summer accessory.

This collection mixes structure with playful femininity. Relax in the Bikini and Strapless Bubble Dress, then slip into the Halter Dress and platforms for a night out.

Happy sewing!


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    Jan 30, 2016, 09.18 AMby seg91

    so Brigitte Bardot style <3

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    Jun 26, 2014, 04.30 PMby Alisa Michael

    I love the bikini, the black trouser & d top, the beach bag & all. Infact I love all of them. Where can we buy the magazine or patterns?

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    Jun 4, 2014, 02.14 AMby calatrava92

    Oh and I forgot , I love the cross bag . That’s a must!

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    Jun 4, 2014, 02.09 AMby calatrava92

    Love it!!! So many cute things! I really like the retro bikini. The cute top and shorts are really practical. The black pant outfit is sexy and elegant and if worn with the blouson it has a more casual vibe. I think it a great collection to take on Holiday. Well done!

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    May 29, 2014, 08.52 PMby tika1210

    Lots of the designs are really great but the Strapless Bubble Dress yikes! The bad eighties are flashing in front of me!

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