Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!


This new pattern collection from burda style magazine’s October issue is a must see. These fashions are out of the ordinary. Unusual lines and minimalistic looks in fabrics both classic and modern shed new light on drapings, A-lines, and pleating techniques.

This is the gorgeous Cowl Dress. A bias cut, cowl neckline and small waist gathers all work together to make the tweed fabric appear as light as a feather.

This Flared Skirt features unique pockets and is sewn in an ultra sleek techno-gabardine.

Just slip into this jersey Top – it only looks like it’s wrapped because the front pieces are caught in the side seams. This top is so figure flattering and accentuates the bust. We love it paired with this unique Hip Wrap which is an overskirt of leather, wool, ans felt that hugs your hips like a wide belt. The edges are left unfinished and it’s closed with snap fasteners. It looks great worn over slim trousers!

This double-breasted Illusion Jacket makes all the difference in the world! This lined jacket seems to be in two parts, but the slender long sleeves are firmly attached to the short wide sleeves.

Here is the Gathered Shirt Blouse. The pleat in the wide neck edge looks almost accidental. There are gathers at the waist an invisible zippers on the sleeves. All these details make this shirt blouse a real trend-setting garment. We love it paired with the Slender Pencil Trousers, with long legs and side zip mold themselves to the figure. They look and feel great when made in a 2-way stretch fabric.

This slightly fitted, long wool Asymmetric Waistcoat with inseam pockets is a prime example of understated style. Concealed snap fasteners emphasize the clean look.

This Folded Yoke Blouse has simple details that give it big impact. Folded yoke pieces are simply caught in the shoulder and sleeve attachment seams. They turn an otherwise simple blouse with V-neckline into a unique garment. We love it paired this slick Pocket Skirt! It has an A-line silhouette, and pockets that are hidden behind the darts.

This feminine Gathered Cowl Top flatters the body, and has a gorgeous cowl neckline. Wear with any bottoms to amp up the volume.

All these designs are ultra sleek and super classic with a modern twist. Try making one are all of these lovely garments.

Happy Sewing!


  • Missing

    Jun 30, 2017, 11.12 AMby VeroRom

    Will this collection be available again as a bundle? I love every piece!

  • Sept_21_09_2__large

    Jan 22, 2016, 07.05 PMby gtangel

    Love this collection

  • Missing

    Jan 15, 2016, 06.02 PMby bethhendrick

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these patterns! I would purchase if it were available. Please let me know if it is available, because there is not a purchase button on this page!

  • Missing

    Dec 18, 2014, 02.41 PMby brwnskngurl

    Is this collection available today? I’m not seeing an “Add to My Cart” button.

  • Missing

    Sep 27, 2014, 03.55 PMby SaucySewist

    I absolutely love the cowl tops and dress, the criss cross top and the illusion jacket. Wish they came in plus size.

  • Neil_adams_6__large

    Jan 11, 2014, 03.53 PMby Neil Adams

    This is Timeless, all of them can work…stunning!

  • Image_large

    Nov 1, 2013, 04.37 AMby valentinau

    Love this whole collection! Finally, something that is worth making! Thanks Burda

  • Newyears_eve_2012_002_large

    Oct 26, 2012, 06.31 PMby krunamagiar

    oh my my,…. love them all… I always love minimalis,…errr I actually also like the bold colour or colourful… ;p

  • Missing

    Oct 25, 2012, 02.26 PMby petsabock

    These are modern classics! Clothes are uncluttered with interesting structure and convey a strong, fresh, confident yet feminine sensibility. I am enamored of all of these and can not choose which pattern I like the most.

  • N218400046_198889_892190x90_large

    Oct 23, 2012, 11.55 PMby lime-blue

    Love! These are so me, colour pallete, interesting cuts without fiddly details… more like this please Burda Style

  • File0012_10_large

    Oct 23, 2012, 10.30 PMby jennyrecorder

    Love the understated elegance and glad to see asymmetry making a comeback, I’m seeing beautiful 1980’s Yamamoto style here. There was so much more to that era than pastels, aerobics and mullets!

  • Missing

    Oct 23, 2012, 10.14 PMby Brenda Verastique

    They are all so modern and classy. I love the style of every single piece.

  • Lania_4062_large

    Oct 23, 2012, 09.08 PMby laniarock

    love the simple lines of these looks and the fabrics used. I am definitely keen to make the gathered cowl top, cowl dress and jersey wrap look top. The skirt looks good in the photo but I would suspect the pockets could give an unflattering line in the front. Great collection Burda!

  • Dsc07056_large

    Oct 23, 2012, 09.05 PMby belfin

    Nice selection in a subtle muted palette.

  • 20120128154939_large

    Oct 23, 2012, 09.03 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    The Illusion Jacket is the one I NEED. Plus version please! I tire of buying a pattern only to completely rework it. Thanks.

  • Me_large

    Oct 23, 2012, 07.38 PMby BridgetDyer

    I love the cowl neck dress and top! Very cute.

  • Gma_puppet_large

    Oct 20, 2012, 03.46 AMby yelmore


  • Missing

    Oct 19, 2012, 02.46 PMby sengler

    I love the Illusion Jacket but am very disappointed that the largest size on the pattern is a 44 which is a size 12 in the US. It looks like it might be tricky to alter the pattern for a larger size with the curved seaming in the shoulder areas.

    1 Reply
    • Cotton_voile_smock_1__large

      Oct 19, 2012, 11.03 PMby avjames

      Being plus size I always have to enlarge patterns if I see something I love in a smaller size. One trick I have up my sleeve that may help you is that I calculate the increase in the size as a percentage and then print the pdf file that size (ie if the pattern has a bust size of 70cms and my bust is 77cms, then I need to make ti 10% bigger and print at 110%) on larger pages. It also makes the pattern longer, but shortening the garment can be an easier adjustment than increasing tricky curved seems by hand.

  • B13_large

    Oct 19, 2012, 09.14 AMby shilisha

    All gorgeous patternsLove the Illusion Jacket most!

  • 11258216_10206641305901111_7249394459930650298_n_large

    Oct 18, 2012, 11.20 PMby nouvellegamine

    love the pencil trousers with the ankle zippers! Love the cowl dress too! The illusion jacket- aka the “Blade Runner” is pretty rad.

    I’m intrigued by the pocket skirt. Could be really cute or could be an awkward sitting experience.

    Don’t love the wrap top (or wrap dresses) but they look wonderful on everyone else. I’m pretty sure I’m the only person on the planet that can’t wear them.

  • 405a_large

    Oct 18, 2012, 07.35 PMby MojoHollz

    THis is a fabulous collection! I don’t usually like so many items in a collection but this one I like almost every item. The only item I don’t like is the hip wrap, I just don’t “get” it. It seams to searve no function what so ever which (to me) goes against the minimalist idea/style. I love everything else and my esspecial favorties are the Illusion jacket and the cowl dress. Super funtional and very easy to wear day to night!

  • Fallsw2_large

    Oct 18, 2012, 05.08 PMby sewsweetviolets

    Very nice set, and flattering to so many body types. Great to see suck lovely items.

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post


  • Editors' Pick
  • Pattern Collections
  • BurdaStyle Academy
  • Burda Challenge
  • Backstage Report
  • Fashion & Trends
  • DIY to Try
  • Tips & Techniques
  • Member Highlights
  • Sewing Projects
  • Outta Town
  • Contests & Competitions
  • Archive
  • Guest Columns
  • Videos
  • Meg's Magazine Mash Up
  • As Seen In
  • Podcast
  • Holiday