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Check out this new pattern collection we are sharing with you. Modern Enchantment is a collection that blends romantic styling with stylized lines and luxurious fabrics. These styles are comfortably elegant and take on bold colors and opulent prints beautifully.

These enchanting patterns will add great color and detail to your wardrobe. From structured jackets and dresses to flowy tops and pants made in silk, this collection provides a variety of garments that you can make at home. Any of these styles will make you look and feel like a world traveler, take a look at all the patterns below…

We love this form-fitting Seamed Dress and think it has great style lines. This is an elegant dress that can be worn to a number of special occasions. You can sew it in a nice metallic like this one for an evening dress, or opt for a printed silk or cotton for a dress perfect for daytime.

Here is a lovely outfit consisting of the Shawl Collar Vest and a great pair of Wide Leg Trousers. The Shawl Collar Vest has princess seaming and a long attached scarf. Wear this vest over virtually any outfit for a pop of color. We love these easy fit Wide Leg Trousers that you can sew with or without a cuff. Cuffed or not, these comfortable pajama style trousers have nice wide legs and front pleats. You can make it in a classic solid fabric, or get wild by cutting them in a print.

We adore this Embellished Jacket and think it is a true piece of art. It has limited style lines and a lot of structure. This jacket features beautifully embellished sleeves and a clean center front opening. This jacket is sure to jazz up any outfit.

This is a simply elegant Scarf Top . This top is beautifully cut and we love the pretty attached scarf that ties in the back. This stunning top has a loose fit and side slits. Wear this top with all your favorite bottoms, like a nice pencil skirt or even a pair of jeans.

We love this classic 3/4 Sleeve Dress with shaped front and back darts. This dress has 3/4 length sleeves and a moderate hemline. Sewn in a sequin fabric makes this dress a great evening style, but try cutting it in a fun printed cotton for a daytime look!

Here we have a stunning Jacquard Jacket that has a lovely embellished round neckline and sleeve hems. It has a clean cut center front with no closers, and simple style lines. This jacket has just the right balance of style and sophistication and looks great worn over your little black dress.

This Two-piece Dress has the look of a top with an attached skirt. We love how this dress has a loose fitting silhouette and think it’s great for both day and night. You can choose to cut each piece in contrasting fabrics, or for a unified look sew in the same fabric.

For a fun addition to these great styles, try making this Crocheted Necklace that has an easy to follow tutorial.

These styles have a flair that will sure spice up your closet! Sew one or all of these patterns and utilize all your favorite bold fabrics. For an easy sewing project try making the Scarf Top which includes extra detailed sewing instructions, or you could sew up the Embellished Jacket if your feeling crafty.

Happy Sewing!


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    Sep 12, 2012, 06.39 AMby conejitoasesino

    I am totally making that jacket for when I need to carry around my big ass umbrella. All the Orientals in Orient town will love it! Hahahaha!

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    Aug 27, 2012, 03.48 PMby digitallux

    I am a bit late to the conversation but wanted to add my thoughts. I majored in art (and theatre) and the term ‘Oriental’ is NOT derogatory in this instance***. In fact, it is the correct term to describe certain styles of painting, dress, interior design, etc. The post by BurdaStyle was referring to clothing, so the term ‘Oriental’ was used correctly. If the post had been referring to the model then the term could have been construed as insulting. In this case, I think BurdaStyle got it right and the dissenters got it wrong. I am all for being sensitive to cultural differences and stereotypes, but we must also know our history and ALL the definitions/uses for words.

    (from various sources) Orientalism is a term used by art historians, literary and cultural studies scholars for the imitation or depiction of aspects of Middle Eastern, and East Asian cultures (Eastern cultures) by American and European writers, designers and artists. The real problem with Oriental is more likely its connotations stemming from an earlier era when Europeans viewed the regions east of the Mediterranean as exotic lands full of romance and intrigue, the home of despotic empires and inscrutable customs. Oriental should not be thought of as an ethnic slur to be avoided in all situations. As with Asiatic, its use other than as an ethnonym, in phrases such as Oriental cuisine or Oriental medicine, is not usually considered objectionable.
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    Aug 6, 2012, 07.54 PMby elisabetsy

    Love the crochet necklace tutorial! Great idea to add DIY accessories to go with the lovely patterns.

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    Aug 2, 2012, 06.26 PMby Moimisie

    Can’t wait to get my Burda style in the mail! they all look great. Nice use of colors and patterns!

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    Jul 26, 2012, 02.22 PMby Angie Grenier

    Seriously, folks…this is a pattern site with clothing STYLES. Oriental is a STYLE. Celtic is a STYLE. Hawiiam is a STYLE. Indian (as in India) and Mexican are styles. It’s a descriptive term for clothing, culture and yes they came from different races of people. It immediately communicates the style to your brain. You should be happy that your heritage is alive and remembered because not all are. No one is saying “Oriental- people style”. The terms used here are not slanderous, mean, racist, or prejudiced. There is no degradation here and no insults to people. It’s about CONTEXT!! Is your ancestry so fragile that you can’t be proud of sharing it with the world? Doesn’t it contain beautiful patterns and colors and shapes? Imagine what we can create in the future with all these beautiful cultures to inspire us.

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    Jul 26, 2012, 06.16 AMby Lois Tye

    Love the clothes but am curious as to what the model wearing the embelllished jacket, which I particularly love, is wearing on the lower half of her body. Gorgeous fabric, is it pants or a skirt and is it made of pieces of exotic fabric. Tell me more please.

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      Jul 26, 2012, 03.46 PMby nouvellegamine

      she’s wearing pants made form the “Wide Leg Pants” pattern in the same collection. in the magazine the fabric is listed as a print, so it’s not patchwork :)

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    Jul 26, 2012, 02.58 AMby Welanie

    Perfect pre-fall colors

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      Jul 26, 2012, 03.34 AMby n45

      The colors are great! I love this matte mettalic/jewel tone mix.

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    Jul 26, 2012, 02.27 AMby n45

    For the “get a life” “get over it crowd,” why not actually listen and understand before you dismiss and get defensive? This could be an opportunity to become better educated about people outside your small (relatively speaking) frame of reference in life. We live in a global society, but all have culturally specific lenses that we see the world through. Education and empathy are really becoming the dirty words . Carry on un-pc warriors. That’s exactly what the world needs more of- people that don’t want to pause, listen, and possibly reflect. It’s ok to make mistakes out of ignorance (that’s life). The problem is willfully staying ignorant. Thanks to all who educated ME about why this term is problematic. I honestly did not know, though I have raised an eyebrow about everything non-European being called “ethnic” in Burda for a very long time. I love Burdamoden anyway!

    Imagine if we told all the plus size women on this site, “just get over it” whenever they voiced concerns that there weren’t patterns in their sizes? I’ve yet to read that here on Burdastyle.

    Patterns: Like them a lot! I’m happy they are not just boxes with pretty ties. The seamed dress is lovely.

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    Jul 26, 2012, 01.27 AMby Timea Schmidt

    Ok, here is my two cents! Get a life, a new sewing machine, some fabric and start making something beautiful! Stop making issue out of nothing. They made a mistake and that is the and of it. The scarf top altered into a dress should make everyone feel a lot better and a lot less offended. Have a great evening:)))

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    Jul 26, 2012, 12.31 AMby Barbara Hewitt

    Love the new patterns—can’t wait to make them

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    Jul 25, 2012, 08.06 PMby joen

    I love the purpose and turquois color pallet!!

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    Jul 25, 2012, 04.30 PMby sewkitties

    You have got to be kidding me about political correctness- REALLY?? This is a SEWING WEBSITE FOR PETE’S SAKE. Save your breath for editorial websites.

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    Jul 25, 2012, 02.46 PMby sanyhuis

    Also, some beautiful patterns and beautiful fabrics presented here. Thank you.

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    Jul 25, 2012, 02.45 PMby sanyhuis

    I think this whole conversation is out of line. Asian / Oriental people are loved and their culture is loved, all around the world. Stop making something out of Nothing. They have a wonderful culture to offer to the world and the world has received it in the manner in which it was offered. ….What are we supposed to called Chinese food? for crying out loud! How else do you describe Oriental cooking? Gorgeous silk? And many more things. I don’t know of any Orientals that are ashamed of who they are. They are treasured friends and family everywhere around the world………my two cents, for what it’s worth, and that of many different nationalities in the world.

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    Jul 25, 2012, 02.04 PMby limer

    I really want to make the Jacquard Jacket [but put a zipper in it], the Seamed dress, and the Shawl Collar Dress. Now, I just need the time to sew, lol.

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    Jul 25, 2012, 01.38 PMby limer

    I like this collection. The using of the term “Modern Orient” is unfortunate, and that has distracted from the pretty patterns.

    Of course I don’t think using the term was meant to hurt anyone, and it was probably a mistranslation [if not a mistranslation, I’ll admit, I would be very surprised]. To all those who say “get over yourselves” and the like: People are not being overly-sensitive when this is known as a racist term [at least, this is how I was taught].

    So, if you didn’t know before, at least you know to be careful not to use it, now. It’ll make you sound tone-deaf. But I don’t think people will assume that you’re racist if you use it, just that you are using terms not really accepted in general society anymore.

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