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Presenting…..this elegant new pattern collection from burda style magazine’s December 2012 issue. Whether it’s a night at the Opera, or a holiday party, these styles are a perfect fit for those special occasions. We see soft flowing fabrics with shiny and matte finishes in powdery colors that are ultra feminine.

This sleeveless Tank is very classy and makes a great evening layering piece. What better to wear it with than this timeless Godet Skirt that is made in beautiful crépe satin. We love the one godet fold at center back and small rear gathers that makes for a very feminine silhouette.

Tired of your stole or trench? This fleecy Belted Coat is the perfect alternative. It has a beautiful cut and trumpet sleeves.

We love it, both the fabric and the silhouette. This Velour Jacket has a beautifully pleated collar and sleeve hems. It looks great with this fun and flirty full-bodied Skirt. It has an under layer of shot taffeta and a beautiful gathered outer layer of tulle lace.

Each step you take this long skirt swings at your feet. This classic Empire Gown is stunning especially in this eye-catching combination of shiny satin and chiffon. It is beautifully finished off with a brooch.

The simple design of this Blouse lets your fabric shine! We love it paired with the Sash Skirt with waist sash that is very flattering. This versatile skirt can nicely complete any outfit and it features a lovely center back godet and gathers.

This Gown is the essence of elegance. The silk crépe makes this gown shine and has a mysterious waist gather that draws the eye. Narrow sleeves hug the body and make for a perfect evening dress.

Blue as the sky is this shiny duchesse blazer and skirt. The Blazer has a wonderful cut, double-breasted closure, and lush 3/4 length sleeves with flouncy gathered cuffs. Worn with this Darted Skirt makes a stellar outfit fit for an evening out.

Happy Sewing!


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    Sep 27, 2014, 04.33 PMby SaucySewist

    Love love the tan gown. Please make this in plus size. I already bought the pattern, but it would be so nice not to have to size up.

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    Nov 30, 2012, 06.06 AMby conejitoasesino

    I like the jackets. Both are really lovely. The godet skirt and the lave tulle skirt are fantastic. But the gowns seem a little “junior” to me. Yeah, I’m totally quoting Project Runway. Haha! I really don’t like all the shiny satin, though. It may be a personal preference but it always seems cheap and wrinkles terribly.

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    Nov 27, 2012, 11.17 PMby laniarock

    Love it all, the elegant lines, the fabrics and colours used. Nice to see some style. The two gowns are lovely and tempting to make for upcoming christmas functions!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 03.38 PMby PinkMuffin

    So nice ! I love it ! Do you have some more ?

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    Nov 22, 2012, 10.55 AMby arisaid

    So that you know all is not negative from me, I love the shaping on the jacket and coat.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 10.48 AMby arisaid

    I have some wonderful silk velvet I bought in London a few years ago and would look great in a short version of the beige dress if only it was in a PLUS and Petite size. Please help!!!!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 02.16 AMby Irina Schwab

    I am in love with the Empire Gown. I am sooo going to make it. ah, i need so much fabric!

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      Nov 22, 2012, 10.50 AMby arisaid

      But with that gown the amount fo fabric would be worth it!

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    Nov 21, 2012, 03.27 PMby lauraj-1

    I see these plus size comments in every collection I view. Why is it so difficult to grade up to an 18 or 20?

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      Nov 22, 2012, 10.50 AMby arisaid

      Drives me NUT!!!!

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      Nov 22, 2012, 10.52 AMby arisaid

      Hear, hear.

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    Nov 21, 2012, 02.32 AMby Gen Van-Catledge

    I, too, would love the empire gown in plus sizes.

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    Nov 21, 2012, 02.10 AMby arisaid

    Please can we have theser in plus-size and petite sizes as they would certainly be on my list, especially the knotted dress. Am in love with it.

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    Nov 21, 2012, 12.12 AMby plethora

    Wow. Several things I love.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 10.20 PMby sajatha

    I am sew in love with the beige gown……

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    Nov 20, 2012, 09.42 PMby craftycatgal

    the last pattern seems very dated, esp the jacket with the ruffle sleeves. Im getting flashbacks to the 80s here.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 09.08 PMby Cherie Van Der Schoot

    I absolutely LOVE them! I’m going on a fabric hunt!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 07.46 PMby JCM Collections

    very easy designs to make with my eyes closed, I like the beige dress is more fashion forward.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 11.26 AMby Karen Thoonen

    So beautiful! Can’t wait to get my December issue of burda!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 09.44 AMby quiltsewsewsue

    Loving a couple of these – the blue long gown may be my next evening dress, love the skirt with the godet and the lace overlay….

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    Nov 20, 2012, 06.12 AMby littleladyluxe

    The knotted gown would make a stunning winter wedding dress!

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      Nov 20, 2012, 09.44 PMby craftycatgal

      Thats my favourite piece in this collection! That would be stunning as a wedding dress. good thinkiing

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      Dec 3, 2012, 10.01 AMby pambox

      My first thought on seeing it, too.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 05.49 AMby Marusya Grace

    oh love these!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 03.47 AMby freakusbzzz

    It’s nice to see a couple of patterns with some details in them this time.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 10.49 PMby nouvellegamine

    very pretty. I’m really into the dart placement on the velour jacket/belted coat. And the gown, shortened to knee length is pretty much perfect winter holiday wear.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 09.06 PMby Danela Novakovic-Djordjevic

    I think Simple Blouse 12/2012 #119 would be also great if it is made of lycra, and that beautiful Belted Coat made of bouclé fabric.

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