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Indulge in feminine ruffles and lace in these 11 new patterns. Midi length dresses in lace and chiffon, fitted jackets, and pretty blouses fill the sweet New Victorians collection. Toughen up these uber girlie pieces with leather boots and laidback accessories, or put together a romantic look. These new patterns are from the August 2013 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Make the high necked Ruffle Neck Blouse for just a hint of Victorian style. Sweetly detailed with ruffles at the neck and a pleated front, this blouse is elegant and feminine. Wear it with a skirt or high waisted pants, and show off the neck detail with a fun updo!

For a dressier take, make the Ruffle Neck Dress. This proper style gets a little sass from sheer chiffon. Make it in a bright color for a pretty day dress that can go from fall into spring. This dress would look great with folk-y boots, or a cute vintage heel.

For a little structure, make the One Button Blazer. This versatile jacket looks great with dresses, but would also work well to dress up a pair of jeans. Try the lapels in a contrasting color duchesse for a different look.

Make the Soft Leather Pants to create unique outfits. These soft pants are relaxed and easy to wear, but are dressed up in soft leather. Front pleats and back pockets add a little tailoring to the relaxed silhouette. Wear with the silky Wrap Blouse or other flowy top.

Doll yourself up in the High Neck Lace Dress. This fitted dress is a mix of old and new. An old-fashioned high necked dress gets modern style from sheer panels and a super flattering cut. This folk style looks sweet in linen and batiste with chunky boots or gladiator sandals.

This knee length dress with 3/4 length sleeves and a demure split v neckline is so versatile! The Split V Dress is simple and stunning. Allover lace makes a fancy dress for parties, but this design looks just as pretty in knits for work. Or, mix colors and fabrics for the skirt and bodice for a totally customized look.

Relax in the carefree Wrap Blouse. This wraparound top is sweet and comfy, perfect for wearing to Sunday brunch. This design has sheer sleeves, a skinny sash and slits at the hip, and looks cute with skinny pants or leggings.

This little Puffed Sleeve Jacket is sweet with puff sleeves and a nipped in waist. The short collar has a hint of motorcycle jacket style. Make it in leather with a contrast satin lining for a style that’s tough and girlie at the same time.

Sheer sleeves and a bodice that buttons all the way down give the Button Front Dress old fashioned style. This is a great piece for occasions that need a little modesty, like important work dinners! Bring in the waist with pleats and a sash to show off your waist.

The Lace Panel Shirt goes modern with a squared off front panel and big buttons at the shoulder. This is a fun sewing project for mixing texture and color, and would look super cute with boyfriend jeans and a messy topknot. Make a stunning statement piece for your next cocktail party!

Finish your look with the Long Military Coat. This military inspired jacket has a midi length and high collar for extra warmth. Extra deep pockets have utilitarian style, and fit your gloved hands plus keys and a phone. This is the perfect coat to wear over all your winter outfits, and looks great with leather boots.

These sweet designs make great layering pieces for fall. Play up the feminine style with heels, undone hair, and a little cardigan, or go bohemian with leather boots and a boyfriend sweater. Either way, these ruffled and lace designs are fun inspiration for bring out your ladylike side.

Happy sewing!


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    May 8, 2018, 09.53 PMby Chiomzie Chifrost

    these look so beautiful

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    Aug 16, 2013, 12.06 PMby freakusbzzz

    So fantastic that these patterns have details in them instead of previous shapeless boxy clothes


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    Aug 15, 2013, 11.40 AMby lila-1

    i actually like this collection. i can see where they took themes from victorian fashion. a lot of these would not suit me but its a lot more interesting than most of the patterns ive seen from burda this year, and the two jackets are fabulous. the leather jacket is better than fabulous its freaking awesome and id love to make that.

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    Aug 14, 2013, 04.29 PMby Sandi Cunningham

    Edwardian, Victorian?? but both are likes. Would like to see more heirloom sewing details like this! Love pintucks, faggoting, insertion, etc. Especially love the all white dress, but after they pointed out the granny panties OMG! I see it too. (Hey! I wear those—HUSH up!)

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    Aug 14, 2013, 03.03 PMby purplegoat

    Yes to the leather jacket, leather pants (although not in leather), high neck lace dress, button font dress (without contrasting fabric), and even yes to the structured blouse – in a black with contrast grey fabric this would be really modern and cool. Not a fan of a ruffled collar – the look kind of itchy, and very hard to pull off. but a bunch of really interesting patterns that feel fresh and new.

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    Aug 13, 2013, 11.10 PMby petunia65

    I love all of them. That coat is great.

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    Aug 13, 2013, 11.02 PMby myang12003

    The Split V Dress, love the shoes! What is the brand of the shoes?

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    Aug 13, 2013, 06.42 PMby HeatherBell111

    I love these patterns especially if you can look beyond the fabric chosen for the models and see the potential of using the patterns for all kinds of situations. P.S. Where is the Smocked Smocks? Okay, I admit I’m biased – check out my website to see why. http://www.craft-fair.co.uk/honeycraft/index.htm

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    Aug 13, 2013, 05.23 PMby dmnb

    The lace insert on the hips of the High Neck Lace Dress is unfortunate. It looks as if underwear is attached to the dress as a decoration. It would have looked better with the lace V shape inverted.

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      Aug 13, 2013, 07.36 PMby nehozack

      Oh No! You are so right, just a little more thought, and the detail could have been lovely…

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      Aug 14, 2013, 06.57 AMby freenifitsa

      My thoughts exactly! Granny panties.

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    Aug 13, 2013, 04.44 PMby Maureen Kubisz

    Love the coat pattern. And the blouse with the lace panels and insertions is on trend for Fall 2013,

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    Aug 13, 2013, 04.12 PMby heartsabustin

    I got that puffed sleeve jacket pattern – I’ve got a gorgeous microsuede already to make it with. DROOL

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      Aug 13, 2013, 06.07 PMby MandieW

      Oooh, suede would be so pretty!

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      Aug 13, 2013, 07.37 PMby nehozack

      oh… that’s such a good idea – I almost always bypass leather looks because I don’t want to sew leather…

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    Aug 13, 2013, 03.54 PMby wolfm

    Puffed sleeves!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 03.32 PMby cupandpenny

    Ooh, these are fun! I like the idea of feminine froofy old-fashioned silhouettes with polka dot fabric! I like the puff sleeve jacket and military coat.

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    Aug 13, 2013, 12.40 PMby patty72

    Dissapointing – boxy a not flatering at all. The V split dress and the dress with buttons are missing charme and chik – not even my granny vil wear it. The coat is totaly without a ny form and shape. Please Burda designers – put your selv together and get inspiret ! this is to bad.

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    Aug 13, 2013, 12.06 PMby Cristina Staicu

    I love all of them!!!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 09.27 AMby Emily Munton


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    Aug 13, 2013, 08.41 AMby karancsi

    My favourite is the Split V Dress, elegant and not too sweet :-)

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    Aug 12, 2013, 11.06 PMby nouvellegamine

    I love nearly all of these. Esp the ruffle neck dress, the one button blazer (love the matte/shiny fabric contrast), split v neck dress, & button front dress. The high neck lace dress is what I’ve been looking for to make some 1930s-esque dresses. I’ve been watching too much Poirot. And the lace panel shirt would be nice color blocked in something other than lace. It’s very 80s version of the future :D

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    Aug 12, 2013, 11.02 PMby carottesauvage

    Great collection! I wouldn’t deem some of those patterns as ‘victorian’ though( wrap blouse, military coat,V neck dress..) Those August issues of the magazine are always outstanding!

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      Aug 12, 2013, 11.08 PMby nouvellegamine

      Yes, August is always great!

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      Aug 13, 2013, 10.08 AMby pambox

      I agree, it’s not really victorian, but edwardian.

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      Aug 13, 2013, 12.49 PMby goldiiloxxx

      I agree also, most don’t look “Victorian” to me. Which is probably a good thing. That being said, I like most of these. Especially the one button blazer.

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