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We have gone back in our archives and are publishing this lovely dress pattern collection from burda style magazine’s November 2010 issue. These gorgeous gowns are flowy and have great movement. They are perfect for any special occasion and will keep you on your feet!

This Evening Gown has a corset like bodice and will make you the belle of the ball. The straps tie in pretty bows and the skirt is fully pleated and narrows at the hemline.

This wrap effect Dress with empire waist line is super flattering on the bustline. The cap sleeves and knee-length hemline makes this dress perfect for a cocktail party!

This Chiffon Dress with high waist seam is ideal for a dinner date or even a warm summer evening. It has a calf-length hemline, so it’s perfect for showing off your shoes!

This Cocktail Dress is a real eye-catcher. The bronze-colored fabric looks great on this dress that features a tight-fitting bodice and full skirt with inseam pockets. You can also wear this dress casually in the summertime.

This Long Wrap Dress sewn in mauve emphasizes your waistline to create a flattering silhouette. It has a wrap style and 3/4 length sleeves with a lovely bow.

This is a long, straight-cut Dress made in a beautiful deep-colored fabric. It also features an asymmetrical neckline and gathers at the shoulder seam.

This luxury-feel silk satin Long Sleeve Dress is perfectly fitted to your figure. It has panels on the shoulder so you can give the dress some contrast, and the long sleeves really make this dress shine with elegance.

In this lovely V-Neckline Dress you appear light on your feet. It is sewn here in beautiful deep purple and the layers are shorter in the front than in the back, which give the dress a lovely shape.

Happy Sewing!


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    Mar 24, 2014, 07.25 AMby maggiemc

    Very beautiful… all of it!

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    Apr 25, 2013, 06.30 AMby jadedseas

    I like the one shoulder dress. Just wish there was more than one photo, as you can’t see enough with her sitting down.

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    Apr 11, 2013, 05.50 PMby emmyport

    Why are the patterns in size 12 & under so much more attractive than those for sizes 14 & over on this site?

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    Apr 11, 2013, 04.30 PMby tasnim80

    I love it.verygood

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    Apr 11, 2013, 04.30 PMby tasnim80

    I love it.verygood

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    Apr 11, 2013, 04.30 PMby tasnim80

    I love it.verygood

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    Apr 10, 2013, 10.24 PMby simpleadditions

    It sure would be nice if those of us who wear larger sizes could get a few patterns tossed our way now and again. I’m about to un-join this site. I’m tired of seeing patterns that end with a size 12. I haven’t been that small since I was in junior high school and due to a medical condition I won’t be headting that way any time soon. It really makes you feel like a pariah when you see all these small patterns and none for larger women. Size discrimination is the last legal form of discrimination left here in the good old USA.

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      Apr 11, 2013, 07.56 AMby loulourosa

      Some of these patterns have appeared in other issues of BWOF in larger sizes, but you are right it would be nicer to have more sizes for each pattern.

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      Apr 11, 2013, 05.02 PMby TequilaMockingbird88

      The last plus-sized pattern collection was posted less than two weeks ago, and they are pretty regularly featured. Whether people actually like the patterns or not tends to be pretty divided, but a lot of that is just personal preferences. This site itself is fairly limited to the patterns released by the (German) magazine, which is primarily in standard sizing, usually with one plus-size collection. For what it’s worth, many of these standard-sized collections don’t actually feature the smaller sizes in their range, either.

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    Apr 9, 2013, 06.19 PMby plethora

    At first I thought with time I would come to find the lower hemline in back attractive on shorter dresses, but it’s been months now and I’m still finding it just odd looking. Especially in the shorter version here where we have a horizontal line under the bust, a horizontal line at the first layer of fabric, and then the longer in back hemline. The hemline looks like a mistake. But that’s just me.

    The long wrap dress is lovely and looks wonderful in that fabric.

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      Apr 9, 2013, 06.29 PMby twilao

      I agree. I can’t get myself to like these mullet dresses.

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    Apr 8, 2013, 07.58 PMby liliv-1

    I love them all and I have this burda issue, but still I haven’t even traced any of these. But I think they are classic lines so maybe I’ll use them in the future!

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    Apr 8, 2013, 07.40 AMby Cheegii

    i like these dresses

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    Apr 5, 2013, 10.49 PMby Kim Mullins

    i think the chiffon dress is lovely but would make me look pregnant so it would make a glam maternity thing, but seeing as i am not pregnant i wont be making that! but i like the drop hem double layer idea, might have to find a way to turn that idea into something i like….. i like the other dresses too but i cant see my self wearing any of them. but you do get a big thumbs up for lots of dresses women who have boobs can get into. will probably down load a pattern just to get the big boobie bit of the pattern! :)

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    Apr 5, 2013, 04.48 PMby nouvellegamine

    Elsewhere in this issue the sundress was shown in plaid wool & it actually looked amazing.

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    Apr 5, 2013, 04.47 PMby nouvellegamine

    There’s a part of me that loves the 2 chiffon dresses just because they’re so Xanadu. I think this wrap dress is probably one of the few wrap dresses I could ever look good in because of the high, tight waist. I love the shoulder detail on the long sleeved dress. This would be so cute color blocked.

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    Apr 4, 2013, 02.39 PMby Gurda8

    Very wear-able for almost any figure….very nice. I like them all!

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    Apr 4, 2013, 11.44 AMby limer

    I really like the long wrap dress and the long-sleeved dress!

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    Apr 4, 2013, 09.18 AMby Cristina Staicu

    Wonderful! I’d use prints on some of these patterns.

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