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Season-spanning essentials help extend your wardrobe in the months between hot summer and cooler weather. These blouses, jackets, and bottoms go with everything. These patterns are from the September 2011 issue of Burda Style magazine.


A stripped down, modernist take on the white blouse. The Asymmetrical Blouse is closed with a pleat at the front.


A Double Breasted Jacket fastened with hidden hook-and-eye closures rather than buttons. It’s a minimalist look that works with silk scarves or an unfussy outfit.


A beautifully simple Shirt Dress cut away from the body and tapering slightly at the knee. This dress is like wearing a men’s shirt, but more chic. The neckline is shaped with pleats at the front shoulder.

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Elegant and classic, this Knee Length Skirt has a slight tulip shape for an hourglass silhouette. Use a fabric with some stretch for a slim fit. Make it a suit with the minimalist Asymmetrical Blazer.


This Sleeveless Blouse keeps you looking crisp on hot days. This blouse is cut without sleeves or collar for a sharp summer look and just has a pleat at the shoulder for detail.


An essential pair of Trousers with tapered legs and pleats at the waist. Sew them up in crepe for an elegant feel.


Wide bell sleeves have high drama in this delicate crepe Dress. It’s finished with a wide gathered neckline and side pockets.


Step into fall in a shortened classic Duffle Coat. It has all the traditional details: a hood, patch pockets, and toggle closure.


This Jumpsuit is an understated version of the eye-catching trend. This all-in-one piece has a blouson top with a V neckline, relaxed fit, and hip pockets.

Neutrals look appropriate in any weather. Use these timeless basics to bridge the gap between summer style and fall’s full fashioned outfits.

Happy sewing!


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    Jun 6, 2017, 04.50 PMby FluffyBottom

    LOVE the gauze dress and the duffle coat!!

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    Aug 29, 2014, 02.36 PMby nrobson

    pretty cool collection, interesting shapes going on…my two cents XD

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    Aug 29, 2014, 11.13 AMby ruthiesews

    How wonderful to see a sewing detail that works with a large bust ! The pleats at the front shoulder.of the Sleeveless Blouse is a must for a woman that wears a C cup bra or more. The pleats soften the whole look of the garmet. And the simple lines make it super easy to wear with any outfit.

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    Aug 29, 2014, 02.07 AMby purplegoat

    The sleeveless blouse, tapered trousers and duffle coat are lovely. I think the jacket looks like you made a mistake when cutting it then just decided to bunch up one side to make it fit!!

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    Aug 28, 2014, 09.17 PMby ArcticFox001

    Really?! I love the neckline pleats!

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    Aug 28, 2014, 07.49 PMby thisdamselflies

    Love the asymmetrical blouse in that lightweight white. It’s rare that I see a pattern here that I must have, but that’s definitely one. Also, I’m super sad that the twist-neck top that’s shown with the double breasted jacket isn’t included in the patterns. Is that a Burda pattern as well? If it is, is it on the website? It’s gorgeous!

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    Aug 28, 2014, 05.16 PMby LakeWylieMom

    The neckline pleats are not okay….

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