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These little girls are adventurous and on the lookout! We are sharing this new children’s pattern collection from burda style magazine’s November issue. Casual cuts are seen in fabrics that play between the contrast of shiny and matte fabrics. Many cozy knit fabrics are used for those cooler days and we see lots movement in the designs for the little girls who want to play.

Batiste and sequins, just like what mom would wear! This T-shirt, with its wide neckline, hangs loosely and is trimmed in sparkling sequins. We love it paired with these comfy Sweatpants that are styled and made from sweatshirt material. The narrow hem bands are cut especially high to them a cool look and keep legs nicely warm.

This is the adorable Pleated Dress sewn from a matelassé. The dress has front pleats at the yoke, which give it lots of room for free movement. And the balloon style silhouette gives it a great look!

Stretch out your arms and let the wind catch you! Go for it with this hooded Poncho. The wide raglan sleeves allow totally free movement and four horn buttons hold the front firmly closed. It nicely contrasts with these Cuffed Shorts that have a fitted cut-on waist, with sewn-in pleats for comfort. They also include a tie belt for extra style!

Catching the light. Sequins are magically cheerful here in this lovely little Sequined Dress. They’re dazzling on this 3/4 length sleeve dress with snap fasteners on the left shoulder.

Relaxed and casual best describes this Knit Pullover. Embroidered epaulettes adorn the shoulders of this pullover, which is sewn from knit fabric. We love it worn with these little Leather Trousers that are so adorably chic! They are wide and sewn in a nice nappa leather, the cut-on waistband is very comfortable and the slanted hip-yoke pockets have plenty of room.

The weather won’t bother you in this Asymmetric Coat! This snuggly tweed coat doesn’t just have a trendy, asymmetrical button fastening, but it also has a wide standing collar lined inside with soft imitation fur.

Happy Sewing!


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    Nov 5, 2012, 03.55 AMby cequimby

    It’s not really the feather that bothers me… Mostly it’s just the chanting thing. That silly hand-over-the-mouth chanting was invented by a dominant culture to poke fun at a minority culture… it’s a rude approximation of how another language sounds. It suggests Native languages are just babbling. It’s like faking a ridiculous Chinese accent… or any number of other accents. Yes, political correctness can get old, but it’s worth discussing where these stereotypes come from and why we might want to be careful.

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      Nov 5, 2012, 07.51 AMby jelena bjelivuk

      hand-over-the-mouth seems to me like she is going to send a kiss… why, oh why, some people always thinks that everything is provocation? think positive… life is better that way… :D

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      Nov 6, 2012, 09.21 PMby pauline

      I agree with Jelena – I would interpret the gesture as blowing a kiss if I thought about it, Actually until I read the comments I never even noticed the gesture or the accessories, i was simply looking at the design shapes and construction.

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      Nov 7, 2012, 12.09 PMby ichigogirl

      Hi! Interesting points.
      I’d like to tell you about my childhood (a little), to maybe give another perspective.
      When we played indians and cowboys, I always wanted to be an indian. I was fascinated by native americans (or “indianer” as we call them, people from India are “Indier”, so it’s not the same word here) and by our own native Sames. I think many children are. I wanted to BE one, rather than just a boring swede in a city (I loved nature, still do, and I liked their close relationship to the natural world). I’m actually named after a same girl, btw.
      So, my view of them is not the least condecsending, and I would read the references to “indianer” in the pictures as a tribute, not at all the way you do.
      Though I agree stereotypes can be a real problem. But even stereotypical portraits can be more of a tribute than an exploitation. It’s a delicate line to tread, though.

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    Nov 4, 2012, 10.59 PMby Maggie Champaigne

    Eep no, “playing Indian” is not okay (even though you can find at least one person of any group who thinks it’s totally peachy to do anything, it behooves anyone to err on the side of caution).

    And if “political correctness” means “not being a jerk to people of colour”, then I’m all aboard. I know it’s a pretty astounding notion.

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      Nov 5, 2012, 04.44 PMby carottesauvage

      Well, I am not a jerk.

      Lighten up girl as suggested by Justine

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      Nov 7, 2012, 12.15 PMby ichigogirl

      The problem is that the only reason we all have to be so extremely careful not to insult obese people, people of other races than white, gay people, you name it, anyone who is not of the white, thin, bright norm in society is that it’s only allowed to hit upwards.
      For me and many others, even though we’re very aware of the issues around this (black history,for example, and yes, it’s still most often easier to be bron white because of peoples prejudice, which is a shame, wrong and strange), that’s annoying, for me because I don’t agree that whites are any “better”. We are all people and should be equal. It shouldn’t be worse to portray black stereotypes than white stereotypes. We should be equal.
      I can’t wait for the day when this kind of thing doesn’t make people hit the roof, not because I like the use of stereotypes but because that will only happen when society rank people equal regardless of race or cultural background. And that will be a good day (as today is, Obama-day!).

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    Nov 4, 2012, 08.20 PMby carottesauvage

    ZZZZZZzzzz zzzz…it is just a featherrrrrrrrr polical correctness is really going too far on this site. I shall call upon the United Nations each time an Anglo Saxon uses the expression “pardon my French” or poses with a bagette to mock my nation because it is not even cultural appropriation…. but I can’t be bothered :) I remembered some people pondering about the denomination of a recent Burda collection that was described as “French style” (but in not the French Burda edition surprisingly). Had the model worn a beret, no one would have said a thing.

    This said… nice collection: delightfully tomboyish. It is a feminist imperative to teach our girls that natural is beautiful (let me remind you that the term “native” is not even mentioned on this post, don’t even start making a fuss).

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      Nov 5, 2012, 02.55 PMby Jennifer Williams

      i totally agree with what @cequimby said.

      at least in the united states, feathers are deeply associated with the stereotype white people have created/appropriated of the native american. whats offensive about it is 1) there was genocide (which people mostly pretend didnt happen- the holday thanksgiving, for example) 2) white people created a stereotypical image of what it means to be native american and now 3) white people put on this costume/fashion accessory without the thought of the history, without seeing past the stereotype or past the fact that oppression occurred and is occurring.

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    Nov 3, 2012, 06.03 AMby camelia-crinoline

    I agree, @cequimby. Maybe the Burdastyle team should visit http://nativeappropriations.blogspot.com/ to see why this shoot might be considered offensive cultural appropriation.

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    Nov 2, 2012, 06.10 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    So nice to see some really chic kids clothes that aren’t too babyish for my 9 year old!

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    Nov 2, 2012, 08.18 AMby RuthT92hw

    Quite amazing collection!The girls’ clothes are so cute!And the little model is so lovely!The coat,poncho are all great!

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    Nov 2, 2012, 01.55 AMby Anniemollison

    Great collection, so wish I had a girl right now…I might try the sweat pants for my boys.

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      Nov 2, 2012, 02.45 AMby nouvellegamine

      I have a son too. I think the coat would be cool for boys with straight sleeves. And definitely the pants :D

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    Nov 2, 2012, 01.55 AMby cequimby

    Uhhh…. cute patterns but…. are ya really gonna throw some Native American stereotypes into a photo shoot when the “Orient-look” collection didn’t go over so great last summer?

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      Nov 2, 2012, 06.11 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

      Dang, lighten up girl. Im half Native American and don’t find this offensive at all. Just kids playing pretend!

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      Nov 3, 2012, 02.27 AMby cequimby

      Really? Maybe I am reading the photo wrong, but in the top photo it looks like she’s making that generic “Indian chanting” noise. And while a kid might not know any better, the adult who chose the photos probably should. You may not find it offensive, but I do. And I’m surprised no one else does.

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      Nov 6, 2012, 09.01 PMby Alexis Augustine

      I agree totally Cequimby with the the over use of the excuse of the stereotypes of Natives. I am a FULL Native from the Navajo Nation and Santo Domingo & Cochiti Pueblo. So point blank – Yes it is offensive but at this point I can see those who do this type of thing don’t have a clue about Native Culture or my People.

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    Nov 1, 2012, 06.55 PMby nouvellegamine

    these are so cute. I love the poncho, coat, & trousers!

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