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This new collection from the April 2016 issue of BurdaStyle features 10 new plus size sewing patterns for women including jumpsuits, dresses and a chic tunic. Blue and white… put them together and experience the great feelings of uncomplicated days by the shoreline. Sexy draping and elegant seam details make the styles beautifully unrestrained and sensual – a look that simply always feels just right.

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This shawl collar jacket features decorative sleeves.


This babydoll dress features sweet lace trims, a high neck, gathered waistline and short sleeves. It’s girlish and flattering!


The side panels of this dress are cut on the bias so that the dress flares downward to form a sexy silhouette.


This kimono jacket is perfectly paired with jeans and a loose tank for spring days.


This ’70s style maxi dress has a modern-day interpretation with puff sleeves and a maxi skirt topstitched with ruffles reminiscent of the wild woodstock era. The silk batiste and shaping aperture at the waist give it a flattering fit.


This fancy jumpsuit made using a crepe material transitions perfectly from the office to cocktail hour or can even be worn to a nicer event if you dress it up with jewelry.


This comfortable and chic tunic features a v-neck and flowing sleeves. Pair with skinny pants to offset the silhouette.


This easy dress features a v-neck, a loose fit and capped sleeves. The extending seam lines swirl gently around the body.


This flattering dress features short sleeves, a keyhole opening at the front, and short sleeves that are reminiscent of a romantic peasant blouse.


The draped neckline of this stylish jumpsuit adds sexiness and the wrapped belt emphasizes the waistline.

Happy Sewing!


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    Mar 29, 2016, 08.33 PMby Tessellator

    Ooohhh. The patterned jumpsuit is gorgeous and in heavier navy fabric is so classy. Love the sheath dress with flip hem – how it skims the figure without grabbing. Also the surprisingly novice-level shawl collar jacket – your choice of fabrics and trim really light up the imagination :) Was musing about the tunic which showcases the strong print … and learnt what faconne is :) Even the butterfly sleeve kimono and the empire line dresses (with thinner waist band for my tending-to-apple figure) are growing on me!

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    Mar 29, 2016, 03.42 PMby lisashep

    Love the jumpsuit!

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    Mar 29, 2016, 03.37 AMby nrobson

    nice styles, prints, and photos x

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    Mar 27, 2016, 08.49 PMby Sususews

    Blue is my favorite color, and I love the shades used for these fashions. I like most of the designs, including the sleeveless ones. But the dresses(with sleeves) are just dowdy looking.

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    Mar 27, 2016, 02.36 PMby claimed1

    Although I am a plus size woman, I appreciate sleeveless summer dresses and tops. I get overheated easily and hiding my upper arms isn’t an option when experiencing unendurable overheating! It’s good to have an option where sleeves can be long, short, or sleeveless on the same pattern—which gives everyone the option to be comfortable in their own way. This isn’t always possible, I understand that. But to assume that all of us have a priority to hide our upper arms is a mistake.

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      Mar 29, 2016, 02.59 PMby valentinau

      It is very easy not to use the sleeves with these designs and just finish the arm area the way you like

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    Mar 26, 2016, 07.52 AMby Sharon Munsey

    I like them but they arent for me apart from the v neck tunic maybe). Most plus size women do not like sleeveless as we want to cover our upper arms/bingowins.

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    Mar 25, 2016, 10.01 PMby ANR

    I think I love all of these except the blue tweed jkt – nice to see a jumpsuit and some easy warm weather dresses!

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    Mar 25, 2016, 07.37 PMby tudorrose69

    I like a few of these (the pantsuit and the white dress and the jacket) but the rest seem dumpy and old-ladyish. I don’t think it is flattering to see hanging fabric, better to be cut closer to the body even tho we aren’t teenagers anymore it isn’t flattering to wear baggy clothes.

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    Mar 25, 2016, 04.31 PMby nmcl

    Good job Burda, love all of the choices this time! Especially the flare bottom dress and jacket with big sleeves, spring sewing coming on!

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    Mar 25, 2016, 12.26 AMby jailbirdjubie

    I actually like most of these.

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